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Equality Act, amending Civil Rights Act of 1964

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HR5 (David Cicilline, D- RI), known also as the Equality Act, seeks to “prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity and sexual orientation and for other purposes.”  Simply stated, HR5 would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act by adding sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes throughout the federal code.  This change […]

Editorials

Censorship is alive and well

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Our own Greg Wrightstone, geologist, patriot and local resident recently experienced the growing trend of silencing voices guilty of disagreeing with views of the liberal left.  Removal of the popular Inconvenient Facts smartphone app from the Apple App Store in late February fueled a media frenzy this week. The back story is that, after approving […]

History Bite

What is the Origin of Post-Modern Thought?

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What is at the heart of our cultural erosion? What is defeating the rule of law? What has happened to our foundation, our traditions, our social norms?  Numerous influences are at play but one of the most potent is the advance of post-modern ideology. This essay seeks only to address the history and basic concept […]

Stateside

Pittsburgh should stand with Philadelphia in the currency wars

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In this political climate finding points of unity is a little like panning for gold.  While the rally cry isn’t “gold, gold, gold,” it could be “got cash?”  Our eastern brethren have taken the step of officially keeping cash in play in their city.  Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed into law a bill introduced by […]

QVGOP Think Tank

Libido, Chastity and the Revolution

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Alongside a fundamental human need for food, water and sleep is the requirement to procreate. Nature, with cunning precision, laden all human beings with the condition of hunger, thirst, fatigue and sex drive.  As Nature would have it, males are predisposed with a biological inclination to engage in the endless pursuit of procreation  – this […]

Stateside

Parents of School-Age Children, Think About This

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Two bills introduced in the Pennsylvania General Assembly should be of interest to all parents of school-age children:  HB112 and SB199. HB112 lowers the compulsory schooling age from 8 years to 6.  There are pros and cons to this measure which should be carefully considered by parents.  Many citizens are under the impression that the […]

QVGOP Think Tank

Is the doctrine of Social Equality true or false?

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The Western mind has been made so inflexible by liberal thought that it has become an excruciating exercise to contemplate beyond the realm of liberalism.  Yet if we muster the intellectual force, shall we consider is the doctrine of social equality true or false?  Is it true that the perfection of society and happiness for […]

QVGOP Think Tank

Politics in the Classroom? Yes or No?

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Representative Will Tallman announced in September 2018 his intention to introduce legislation to create a Teacher Code of Ethics designed to constrain political and ideological influence over public school classrooms.  This Teacher Code of Ethics would officially characterize support, opposition or endorsements of officials, candidates, legislation, court cases, party platform and national policy as speech […]