I have come to a conclusion: Marijuana should not be illegal

First, let me be clear: I am not advocating the use of marijuana. Now that my position on marijuana use is clear (somewhat), let me tell you why I don’t think marijuana should be illegal. Marijuana does not induce violence like another legal intoxicant: alcohol. I grew up with an alcoholic parent who was generally a loving father and good […]

God, Hurricanes and Ray

I am always wary of people calling God to their side in any conflict, from sports to war. Now Ray Nagin, mayor of New Orleans, has spoken as though he knows the mind of God. God is sending hurricanes because he’s mad at America. (see http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/01/17/nagin.city/) As with most leaders who invoke God in this way, Mr. Nagin’s opinions are […]