Posted: July 3, 2015 in Uncategorized
Tags: Alex Lifeson, American Revolution, Exceptionalism, Founders, Founding Fathers, Fourth of July, Geddy Lee, Independence Day, lyrics, Music, Neil Peart, Red Sector A, Revolution, rush
Are the liberators here?
Well, tomorrow is Independence Day. As some might tell from my writings I am in perpetual awe of the magnitude of what our country represents.
Unique among nations, we exist due not to random events, actors or actions – most nations being formed as a result of wars, seizure of land and the vagaries of personalities – but rather due to the deliberate intent to found a country based on an idea and because the men who founded the United States had had enough and had grown weary of tyranny. The risks they took and their willingness to suffer the consequences amazes me. I am thankful that I was not among them, deciding whether I would take on that risk for myself. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: July 2, 2015 in philosophy, politics, religion, Spirituality
Tags: Christian, christianity, Conservative, gay marriage, God, liberal, liberalism, Libertarian, marriage equality, relationship, religion, solemn
Well, it’s official.
Marriage equality has arrived in America. It seems appropriate to mark the occasion, seeing as the issue hits so close to home.
Where to start? First, I’ll begin by saying that I am happy beyond words that gays and lesbians throughout the Nation, finally, will have the exact same civil benefits and responsibilities everyone else is afforded. It is proper and right that we should have them.
No government of a nation dedicated to treating its citizens equally under the law should be allowed to discriminate against its own citizens. Moreover, no nation that claims to pride itself on valuing property rights can dare to deny to citizens the basic right to enter into a contract. That being said, this decision, the debate leading up to it and the aftermath that has followed, is not something I feel like dancing and smiling about. You will not find my profile pic draped in a rainbow flag. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: June 7, 2015 in philosophy, Spirituality, Uncategorized
Tags: advantage, betrayal, brother, character, context, deceit, decisions, experience, family, forgiveness, Homelessness, honesty, judgment, legacies, legacy, lies, loyal, loyalty, perceptions, perspective, relationship, self interest, trasformational, truth, value, values
Four years can make a big difference. In a mere four years much can change in one’s perspective and approach, provided one has gained some insight and/or knowledge. Change will only come, though, providing that one finds proper motivation. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: May 16, 2015 in Uncategorized
hunter at large
In keeping with Hunter’s change in focus and priorities, Sniperhunter2012 is being reimagined. Hunter will place far less emphasis on politics and national or state current events, focusing instead on more practical concerns as well as on inspirational and motivational ideas and stories. When major news events of the day warrant, Sniperhunter2012 WILL take notice, however, inasmuch as how the event directly impacts the reader.