Tag Archives: Religion

Time to Put Christ Back in Christmas

By Diane Rufino, December 24, 2016 In the 1984 case Lynch v. Donnelly, the Supreme Court was asked to consider if the First Amendment prohibited the municipality of Pawtucket, Rhode Island from including a Nativity scene, in its annual Christmas … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: “If You Can Keep It: “The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty” by Eric Metaxas

            by Diane Rufino, July 11, 2016 I just finished reading the latest book by New York Times #1 Best-selling author, Eric Metaxas, entitled “If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty.”  … Continue reading

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How a Republic Dies

        by Diane Rufino, December 30, 2013 One of my all-time favorite HBO series is ROME, starring Kevin McKidd and Ray Stevenson.  Borrowing on a theme similar to Forrest Gump, the series follows the journey of two … Continue reading

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Two Ways of Educating

          by  Diane Rufino, December 24, 2013 At some schools, usually independent (not accepting federal dollars) and religious, students read old books, including Plato’s Republic.  In the Republic, they read the story of Gyges’ ring that makes the … Continue reading

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Self-Governing Individuals Are Necessary for a Self-Governing Society

            by Diane Rufino Self-governing individuals are necessary to have a self-governing society. That is, only a moral and disciplined people are capable of being governed by a limited government. Those who are not need … Continue reading

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