Tolerance Does Not Equal Approval

As you may already know, the month of June has been taken hostage as “gay pride month.” Gay pride marches and rallies are being held every weekend of the month in cities all across America and around the world. Chances are, you probably don’t even have to go outside your front door to experience “gay …

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It’s Not Hateful to Believe People Who Say They Want To Kill Us

As I’m sure most of you have heard by now, the London Bridge was the scene of yet another terrorist attack last Saturday, when a man carrying an Irish identity card and driving a rented van drove into a crowd of pedestrians. The details are all eerily familiar. Men jumped out of the van and …

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Deconstructing Deconstructionism: Exploring a philosophy that undermines itself

If authors write with biases, and the words they use don’t have any real, absolute meaning in the first place, how should one go about reading and interpreting literature? Deconstructionism says that each and every text has multiple meanings with multiple equally valid but also incompatible and contradictory interpretations.

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The Importance of Free Speech in Academia

An essay I wrote for a contest a month ago… The right to free speech is almost universally accepted as a basic, essential right of man. From the ancient Greek philosophy that the right to free speech is critical to a free society, to today’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognizing freedom of expression as …

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