The manner in which a society treats human life says a lot not only about that society but about each individual who makes up that society. How a society treats convicted murderers says even more about a society. But what does it say about a society when that society gives exponentially more consideration and protection to convicted murderers than it does to innocent human life?
Elevating the rights of women in Muslim Countries is a cause that should galvanize Liberals and Conservatives, Christians, Jews, and American Muslims – indeed, anyone who is interested in equality and liberty and justice for all. The blessing of a free society is that our citizens are free to speak out on this issue even though our public officials can’t find their voice. Is our love of gas-guzzling SUVs and our wrongheaded sense of “multicultural sensitivity” preventing us from giving this issue the attention it deserves?
Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has drawn some media flak about her views on the minimum wage. She has said that the minimum wage is a bad idea and that getting rid of it would bolster employment. If there is anything radical about Michele Bachmann’s stand on the minimum wage, it’s not what she has said, but that she has had the courage to say it, for a considerable body of academic literature and a whole lot of common sense supports Bachmann’s view.