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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Should Gay Marriage be Legal?

It seems like every year when the New Mexico legislature opens, there is some gay rights bill. Last year the gay rights bill that they were trying to pass got stopped in committee, but this year the conservative community is not sounding too optimistic about Senate Bill 12.   When I received an email from …

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Heil Obama!

“Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results. “ -Machiavelli   Sometimes …

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