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Church-canadaOur friendly northern neighbor is often touted by American liberals for their free universal health-care and left-leaning tendencies. What they constantly forget to mention is that the country they claim to be so perfect also lacks the “separation of church and state” that they so passionately profess their love with.  Not only is their no implied legal separation, but their constitution appoints their government as an official sponsor of the Church of England, and therefor it’s child, the Anglican Church of Canada. Their country’s Charter of Rights and Constitution explicitly states “Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law.” Their Head of State, the British Monarch, is also the Head of the Church of England and official “Defender of the Faith.” Read more…

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gayguysAccording to Dr. Neil E. Whitehead, PhD, homosexuals aren’t born with their sexual orientation, but they don’t choose it either – they discover it. Six studies were performed over an 11-year-span regarding the relationship between a person’s genes and their sexual orientation. Dr. Whitehead has a PhD in biochemistry and has been employed as a scientist by the government of New Zealand (for over 20 years) and the United Nations, but currently works as a scientific research consultant. His studies analyzed same-sex orientation among identical twins. This is because identical twins share the exact same genetic code (e.g. DNA). Read more…

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Why Suicide is a Cardinal Sin

↳ Posted on February 4th, 2014 by Ben Spera

circumcellions1The belief that suicide is some kind of cardinal sin in which you can’t repent of isn’t mentioned in The Bible or any of Jesus’ teachings. This belief stems from a 4th century group of Berbers obsessed with martyrdom. The Circumcellions, based out of North Africa, were so fixated on dying as a martyr that they would attack innocent travellers (and even Roman legions) in an attempt to force the traveller to kill them. Their attacks became such a problem that the church condemned their actions and guaranteed them a direct path to hell.

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Einstein Atheism

↳ Posted on January 9th, 2014 by Ben Spera

einstein-prayI’ve always had a lot of respect for Albert Einstein, but more personally, his views on the existence of God. Einstein was an atheist, but not the vindictive, spiteful atheist that seem to have overtaken the label. He actually made a deliberate effort to disassociate himself from the label ‘atheist’ because of that reputation. He continually referred to himself as an agnostic.

A recent article on The Blaze talked about an interview with Charles Krauthammer, a conservative columnist. Krauthammer referred to Einstein’s views on religion when explaining his own.1 It was refreshing to see someone else who appreciated Einstein’s perspective and respect for others’ beliefs. Read more…

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Public Enemy No 1: Fear

↳ Posted on December 18th, 2013 by Ben Spera

windowblindsAmerica’s number one enemy? Fear. Not an exclusive fear of terrorism, crime or anything inherently scary. Just fear of everything. Fear of going outside, fear of traveling, fear of exploring and learning new things. Fear of simple fundamentals like communicating with your neighbors. Fear of making decisions. Fear of believing in something, and more importantly: fear of standing up for that belief. This culture of fear has soaked through the fabric of our country and has become a more frequent trait Americans find in-common than liberty and freedom.

I’ve watched the recent news coverage of this “knockout game” that some teens are playing. I can’t believe this is really news! Adults in America are living in fear of children. That is how weak our nation has become. The subject here is not Russia, communism or even an alien invasion. Our country is now living in fear of its own children. It’s an undeniable testament to just how weak Americans, as individuals, have become.

We are America. The land of freedom fear. Read more…

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A Libertarian Case for Net Neutrality

Posted on January 25th, 2014 by Ben Spera

14137_large_net_neutralityAs a libertarian you may be uneasy with the concept of net neutrality. Like me, you feel inexplicably drawn to this neutrality but feel guilty for it. You think to yourself, “I’m a free-market libertarian, by God! Regulation is wrong! Why is my instinct betraying me?” It’s because we don’t live in perfect world. We live in an economy that is far from free and is infested with government regulations and corporate manipulation. The internet service industry is a picturesque example of this.
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Congress Took over 200 Years to Ratify Amendment Regulating Pay

Posted on July 1st, 2014 by Ben Spera

MediumThe 27th amendment to the United States Constitution was submitted to Congress for ratification on September 25th, 1789. This amendment, which added limits on how Congress could give themselves pay raises, took an unbelievable 202 years, 7 months, 12 days to finally be ratified. Even then, it seemed only to be ratified unintentionally. The average ratification time of the remaining 26 amendments is only 1 year, 8 days. This disparity makes it hard to dispute an apparent double standard when it comes to congressional self-regulation. Read more…


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