Football and the Culture Wars

October 5, 2017 Lucius Vorenus 15

The Culture Wars in America continue as more than 100 NFL players protested by kneeling, sitting, or raising their fists during the national anthem. The display was very clearly motivated in response to remarks made by President Trump in Huntsville, AL (and subsequent tweets), where he expressed his desire that players who disrespect the flag and the anthem should be punished by team owners. Trump’s remarks reignited the debate around the place of politics in sports a [Continue reading]

The Morality of Monuments

August 22, 2017 Lucius Vorenus 18

In the aftermath of Charlottesville, over what started as an attempt to protest the removal of a statue, the United States has once again become embroiled in a debate on the ethics of public monuments. Cities like Baltimore have even preemptively removed Confederate statues to avoid them being taken down extra-legally as happened in Durham, NC. Should we continue to allow monuments to stand that honor historical figures who fought for morally repellent causes? President [Continue reading]

More on Transgenderism and Birth Certificates (Part I)

July 19, 2017 Lucius Vorenus 163

Since joining the gang here at Rightly Considered, I have been waiting for a suitable topic on which to make my first post. That opportunity came with the news that mere weeks after Canada’s Bill C-16 passed, there is an effort in British Columbia to remove sex/gender markers from birth certificates, allegedly because such markers constitute human rights violations. Alas, Catholic Hulk beat me to it, but I thought I would make a post anyway [Continue reading]