Here’s a partial list of what I read this summer and am still reading:
My Disillusionment in Russia by Emma Goldman
The Heart Is A Little To The Left by William Sloane Coffin
Begin Again by Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.
The Soul of America by Jon Meacham
I graduated from the University of South Alabama with a major in political science and minor in sociology many years ago. I was a member of the debate team and awarded the John David Meredith Award. I studied Plato’s Republic, Aristotle’s Ethics, St. Augustine’s City of God along with various works of Kant, Hegel and Kierkegaard. While I could not quote from any of these writings today, political history, thought and behavior still intrigue me.
Perhaps knowing my background, you can better understand my concern surrounding the removal of nondiscrimination protections by the State of Texas last week. The State of Texas under the misguided homophobic leadership of Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick is deliberately endangering its LGBTQ citizens. Housing, employment, healthcare, spousal benefits among other LGBTQ discrimination bills are simmering on the desks of various Texas legislators. These bills, if introduced and passed, will legalize discrimination.