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FFRF brings Solstice display back to Olympia 0

FFRF brings Solstice display back to Olympia

Are there nativity displays on Maine public property? Let us know, we will put up this “Let Reason Prevail” banner as we did in Sanford. The Freedom From Religion Foundation’s non-theistic Winter Solstice sign returned to the Washington capitol this year. The sign went up this week thanks to Darrell Barker, president of FFRF’s chapter “Unfettered Freethinkers of South Sound” and reads: “At this season of the Winter Solstice, Let reason prevail. There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves...

PLEASE ALLOW FOR DEATH WITH DIGNITY BY MAUREEN O’NEAL. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR – POSTED DECEMBER 23, 2018 0

PLEASE ALLOW FOR DEATH WITH DIGNITY BY MAUREEN O’NEAL. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR – POSTED DECEMBER 23, 2018

This letter is in respectful support of the Maine Death with Dignity Act (“Supporters of ‘assisted dying’ work to get referendum before Maine voters in 2019,” Nov. 1). As a retired family nurse practitioner, I can testify to the fact that all end-of-life pain cannot and is not appropriately managed by health care systems currently in place. Religious reasons for not allowing the terminally ill to end their lives in the manner they choose are a contradiction to the basic principles America is founded on — the separation of church and state. Safeguards from abuse included in this legislation are working...

Death with Dignity

Death with Dignity

Death a personal choice IN REASON WE TRUST Tom Waddell Volunteers are gathering signatures right now to protect the end-of-life plans you make with family, friends and your doctor. If successful, the “Death with Dignity” measure would go on the statewide ballot next November. Despite the fact that a strong majority of people from all faith traditions generally support such an initiative, the greatest opposition comes from institutional religion. But while some religions oppose the measure, characterizing it as a morally bankrupt practice, other religions believe allowing one to make one’s own end-of-life decisions honors the individual and a faith...

Save us from the Federalist Society

Save us from the Federalist Society

The Federalist Society is an ultra-conservative right-wing political organization. They are very successful at getting judges appointed to the Supreme Court whose decisions on key issues will be an almost forgone conclusion. It was responsible for getting at least seven activist conservative justices confirmed to the Supreme Court: Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas, John Roberts, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch and, finally, Brett Kavanaugh. Five of those justices remain on the court today, and for the foreseeable future their decisions will determine what kind of society we live in much more than who wins elections. (more…)