At college (Ricks College, which really dates me!), one of the oddest controversies I encountered dealt with students complaining that the DJs were playing a filthy, dirty song about sex at every dance. Now, I have no complaints about people actually complaining about songs that are actually and explicitly about sex, but this one was a bizarre one: “Life is a Highway” by Tom Cochrane (this also dates me, since most people are more familiar with the recent Rascal Flatts in the Pixar Cars movie).
Title: Standing on the Promises, Book Two: Bound for Canaan
Publisher: Zarahemla Press
Genre: Historical Fiction
Number of pages: 413
Cost: $18.95 Continue reading
In 2007 on our adoption trip to the Peoples Republic of China, we toured our newly adopted 3-year-old daughter Hong Mei’s orphanage. We had considered Chinese adoption for many years and had seen many photos, a documentary, and videos of what we might encounter in a Chinese orphanage. Despite my preparation, I found myself completely overwhelmed by the experience.
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