The First Amendment: A Tale of Abandonment

The First Amendment in the United States Bill of Rights ensures the following: “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 … Continue reading

What Does Universal Healthcare Mean?

A Canadian Physician’s Experience of the Current Healthcare System in America I am near the end of another busy shift in a major Canadian emergency department. The nurse in charge asks me to see two women in the minor care area – a daughter and her elderly mother. Both of … Continue reading

Won’t Get Fooled Again

This song by The Who is not just the theme song for the television series “CSI”; or one of the greatest songs in music history. This song is the anthem of the 2008 Presidential Race. The chorus of “Won’t Get Fooled Again” goes as follows: “I’ll tip my hat to … Continue reading

The Illusion of Freedom

I was reflecting on something Oprah Winfrey said about Barack Obama at a rally in California: “Being free means you get to think for yourself and you get to decide for yourself”. One does not have to search very hard to realize the 2008 American Presidential Elections are far from … Continue reading

Senator Hillary Clinton, An American Hero

The following is an open letter to Senator Hillary Clinton, a woman who I consider an American Hero.  I composed this letter with the hope that it might help undecided voters reach a decision. As outlined in the letter, I am Canadian and, therefore, have no personal gain from supporting Senator Clinton … Continue reading