Contracts, the black church, and homosexuality

November 12, 2014 § Leave a comment

If there is to be any government, be it the present one or one of your liking, the minimal role it should play in society is to enforce contracts. That is apart of upholding the law.

The features of the contract or what it involves is irrelevant.

I don’t care if it is between a loaner and a loanee, a prostitute and a trick, a pimp and a prostitute, a drug dealer and a purchaser, or a gay couple and a Christian photographer. I don’t care about any of that. So long as it is a voluntary agreement, the contract (and by extension the transaction) is legitimate.

Some people don’t care if a transaction is voluntary. Think of the pushy watch seller in Manhattan…but worse: the pushy watch seller taking $1,500 from you with impunity and even support!

What was once a fear is approaching reality. Two farm owners were fined for “discrimination” for refusing to host a wedding. The couple were lesbians and the farm owners were Christian but these are peripheral issues; property owners were forced to pay money for utilizing their property the way two women didn’t like. In 2014, where the craze is anti-discrimination, equality, civil rights, gay rights, everything is for the taking, private property is not yours, and hurt feelings warrant a payment to the victim.

Heed this warning, reader: this isn’t the first time and won’t be the last. I saw this coming years ago and remain confused why black folks support the Democratic Party. What will black people do when their church is fined for refusing to host weddings and related events between homosexuals? Will they stand with Christian principles and their pastor–or the LGBT community and Democratic Party?

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Wendy Davis and the New Black Wall St.

October 22, 2014 § Leave a comment

It’s about that time again!

We are two weeks away from midterm elections, the time of the year you root for the biennial horse-race. Voters and pundits alike clamor over which ruler is the best; and politicians make their normal promises and campaign gaits. Here in Dallas, known as the Blue Island in the Red Sea, Congresswoman EBJ will keep her position as she faces no Republican opponent and no serious Democratic opposition. « Read the rest of this entry »

Cracked screen iPhone entrepreneurs

August 11, 2014 § Leave a comment

This one goes to the entrepreneurs making million dollar deals on their cracked screen iPhone while it is prompting you to connect to wifi for an update. Yup, this one goes out to you, too, college student who found their Android calendar far more useful than a menstrual cycle reminder or gym day. « Read the rest of this entry »

Illegal immigration: a non issue

July 22, 2014 § 2 Comments

The main issue with immigration is the same issue with other government edicts. A group of suited men and women come together and declare it illegal to cross a line over a piece of land they don’t own. Who put them in charge? « Read the rest of this entry »

Writing less, Hobby Lobby and entrepreneurship

June 30, 2014 § Leave a comment

Recently I have been engaged in other activities that have evidently taken time away from Minds Alike. In addition, I didn’t follow the news enough in May and June to comment on current events. I supposed not much has changed, though. « Read the rest of this entry »

Obama, Boko Haram, and #bringbackourgirls

May 6, 2014 § Leave a comment

As a first generation American whose parents and older brother was born in Nigeria, current events in Nigeria and Africa in general have a somewhat immediate effect on me. Nigerian-Americans are fond of saying “Nigeria is so corrupt,” as if Nigeria has a monopoly on corruption. That is neither here nor there. « Read the rest of this entry »

The After Party: new group in Detroit with old ideas

April 30, 2014 § Leave a comment

Today I received an email with the subject “New Political Populist Party Launching in Detroit” from a group named he After Party. Slightly interested in the new developments of any city but especially the rapidly-changing Detroit, I clicked on the email and read what the After Party had to offer.

The first thing I read was the AP “will work for a guaranteed basic income for all Americans, removal of corrupt politicians.” The latter I can stand with, I guess, though “corrupt politician” repeats itself (have you ever heard of an “honest politician”?). « Read the rest of this entry »

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