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God Won’t Let You Down

You’re grabbing a drink at Starbucks, and you’re waiting to the side of the register when you hear in the background “So don’t let me, don’t let me, don’t let me down. D-Don’t let me down.” The beat drops, and you find yourself bobbing your head to the “electric dance music” or “EDM” for short. That was a catchy song, you thin... »

Equality, Justice & Love

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” 49ers Colin Kaepernick told media last month, explaining his belief in not standing during the national anthem preceding a game on August 26. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getti... »

trump vs hilary

Paper View Plain Text View Richard Nicholas Swizek Foundation of christian thought Impact blog post 09/12/2016 The presidential race is something as Americans we all should be paying attention to. As americans especially the younger generation, this political race should be a primary focus and deserves a lot of thought. The reason this deserves so much attention is because the next leader of our n... »

Death Row

Are you pro-life or pro-choice? One of the heavily debated topics going around this country is should mothers and parents be able to have the choice or not to keep their unborn child. This debate has plenty of support for both if its arguments but which side is truly the best decision? A 2014 study shown by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention said that women 15-19 gave birth to 249,078 b... »

Safety or Equality?

  In the past year, the world, and more specifically the United States, has been on a rant to treat people equally and to exclude discrimination. It is always a good thing to treat one another with equality and respect their values, but sometimes we have to question if their “beliefs” are placing more harm on other people than it is good. Is it causing the majority to fall, especially the you... »

Abortion

Abortion has been an issue in the United States for a while now. The first abortion case was in 1652 in Maryland with the “intention to abort”. Abortion has been a sticky subject for hundreds of years. Whether the abortion is for the women’s health, the baby will be born with too many disabilities, or the mother does not feel qualified to be a mother at the moment it is all legal. My personal stan... »

Human Trafficking: Closer than We’d like

Human Trafficking is all around. Trafficking has become a major global issue, despite its predominance in third world countries it can occur anywhere in the world, even urban, first-world areas such as San Diego. My hometown, San Diego, is known for the sunny weather and beautiful beaches, the perfect place for tourism. People travel from all over just to come to this lovely city. According to the... »

Charity Corruption

As we watch tragedies occur around the world such as life-threatening earthquakes and tornadoes, America does it’s best to provide aid.  Commercials flood television screens and radio stations asking Americans to help these devastated areas by donating money.  In response, charities raise hundreds of thousands of dollars from Americans who are eager to help.  What these donators don’t know is that... »

Love Lost?

The word “Love” is such a easy word to throw out and say, but at times really hard to mean. In life today there has been some constant battle between the gay community, and the church for admission to a christian university. Feeling as the church is judging those who are in the gay community the right to attend because of what they believe is right. Many of us get so caught up with wha... »

America’s Rising Trend of Corrupt Charities

This past weekend I have spent some extensive time reading about fraudulent charities. I recently became aware of this topic. Fraudulent charities collect money telling the public that they will give back to the community by donating to a certain cause, but instead end up mishandling most, if not all, of the charity’s funds. The government, which is supposed to monitor charities, is not doing its ... »

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