And it’s not due to having very little extra money or dissapointment with my time at BYU. I rather enjoyed most of my time at BYU.
It is that time of year again, apparently, as I am asked through e-mail and over the phone to donate to BYU. So I’m going to put on record why I will not donate (not counting any tithing money that goes to BYU).
Author: David Clark
Title: The Death of A Disco Dancer
Publisher: Zarahemla Press
I rarely go political. I’m going to do so today, against my better judgment.
Illegal Immigration is justified Civil Disobedience on a massive scale.
A few points:
1. I refuse to use PC terms like “undocumented worker” or simply “migrant” (or “immigrant”); that robs it if the true power of what is happening. Yes – it’s illegal – and that’s the whole point. Civil Disobedience isn’t really civil disobedience if it isn’t breaking a law.
2. Opposition and a desire to enforce the borders is not, in my mind, usually racist. It’s a disagreement. Some people value keeping the law, and while I disagree in this one instance, I despise the constant accusations of racism that occur when this debate happens. Yes, there is racism, and I’ve seen it (I have relatives who hate Mexicans merely because of their darker skin and different language), but the accusation of racism is too casually thrown about.
3. Read this article (warning – some bad language) which only scratches the surface of what is wrong with current immigration law. I am not necessarily a totally 100% open border advocate, but our current immigration laws and policies are evil and deserve to be ignored.
I think that’s good for now. We’ll see what the rest of all y’all have to say.
[I saw that some permabloggers at BCC were posting their AML reviews, so I figured I could follow their lead and post my AML reviews here].
Title: A History of Utah Radicalism: Startling, Socialistic, and Decidedly Revolutionary.
Authors: John S. McCormick and John R. Sillito
Publisher: Utah State University Press Continue reading
I feel that sufficient time has passed since Geoff pointed out the interesting Mormon bits in the first Sherlock Holmes tale, A Study in Scarlet (interestingly, the first time I ever read that story, it was in an abridged version that cut out the Mormon bits. I didn’t find out about the Mormon chapters until college). Anyway, There is one other Sherlock Holmes tale featuring Mormons.
Except that there’s no Sherlock Holmes (but Watson is there). And it’s the same tale (sort of). Read on to find out more: Continue reading