I am part of a family that has had to face mental health head-on in a variety of ways.
When it’s come to our son—diagnosed with ASD in 2005—we have not had the luxury of denial, and we could not do our child the disservice of attributing his struggles to personality, quirkiness or behavioral problems.
It seems that most the people I know (in real life, not Twitter or Facebook friends) are both evangelicals and Republicans.
So often so, that the lines between the two are typically blurred for the individual (like Health Care reform is somehow an issue of personal and corporate morality and may or may not be a sign of the end times.)
and (this is sad but really true) most evangelicals I know are better versed in The Gospel according to Rush than any of the ones that happen to be about Jesus.
I heard a funny story on NPR’s On the Media this week…
Apparently a guy named Robert Ekas is suing his local police department, claiming his multiple moving violations are bogus and only issued because he is (apparently) committed to giving the police the finger.
Brooke Gladstone’s conversation with Ira Robbins about free speech, public obscenities and flag burning was funny and interesting.
A case that seems kind of silly is actually kind of a big deal…
What do you think? do we have a right to “salute” the police in whichever way we feel appropriate? (whether they deserve it or not?)
If so, do you believe it an important way to excercise your first amendment rights?