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Separation of Church and State — Worshipping at the Altar of Secular Civic Religion? by Miguel A. Faria, MD

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances” — First Amendment in the Bill of Rights An increasing …

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Faria: Opening Trade with Cuba and Letting the US Taxpayers Foot the Bill!

Much of the recent discussion among both Democrat and Republican members of Congress regarding the need to lift the travel ban and end the U.S. embargo of Cuba has revolved around the possibility of selling millions of dollars in agricultural products to Cuba. These politicians conveniently forget that the Castro brothers are dictators of the …

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The Electoral College and the U.S. Presidential Elections Revisited

The Founding Fathers in their wisdom established a Constitutional Republic with a federal system in which each and every state, large and small, has a major stake in the election of the chief executives, the President and Vice President, of the United States of America. This federal system incorporated an enduring system of checks and …

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‘Death and Taxes’ at the Turn of the Millennium by Miguel A. Faria, MD

[What are taxes?] The greedy hand of government thrusting itself into every cornerand crevice of industry[which] watches prosperity as its prey and permitsnone to escape without tribute.Thomas PaineThe Rights of Man (1791) George Orwell once stated there is no such thing as staying out of politics. And taxes are an enduring political issue. The issue …

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