A Liberal Double Standard

Understanding, Optional

**I first published this five, almost six, years ago, while I was teaching senior high school students. I am no longer a teacher, but the subject is still relevant so I am reposting it today.**

Let me first start, right from the top, by saying that this has nothing to do with political parties and everything to do with the small erosion of our rights.

Recently in class we have been studying the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments added to the Constitution in 1791. This is a yearly occurrence in my classroom with seniors and I try to get them to think about their rights in a different ways. I also try to point out areas in our society where the Constitution, specifically the Bill of Rights, makes the news almost on a daily basis. I try to impress upon them that this is still a living and active…

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Refueling…

I took these photos while refueling in the middle of the Pacific ocean. I’m on the St. Louis, not sure what the refueler was. It’s hard to see in the pictures but some of the sailors had on yellow slicker suits. I laughed thinking how on earth that could keep them dry when a salty Marine informed me that it wasn’t to keep them dry, it was so they could be seen if they got washed overboard…

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