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"The time has come, the walrus said, to talk of many things...."

News and views about current affairs, religious freedom issues, and the fight against euthanasia. Also the latest about my cats, goats, sheep, geese and chickens, life in Menominee county, and whatever else is on my mind.

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Location: Wallace, Michigan, United States

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These blogs are the work of Nissa Annakindt, writer and farmer from Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

My poetry and prose have been published in: Struggle, Above the Bridge, HEATHENzine, Idunna, Marklander, Asynjur and PanGaia.

I also was editor/publisher of the Nine Virtues News in its print incarnation, which ran weekly for a while.

Contact me at: Nissa Annakindt PO Box 95 Wallace, MI 49893 USA

"My strength is the strength of ten, because my heart is pure."

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Supreme Court upholds religious freedom of prison inmates

Link goes to story on the case.

A personal comment: as an Odinist who ran a newsletter for several years, I have had a lot of letters from prison inmates who say that they are denied the right to wear Thor's Hammer pendants while Christian inmates can wear crosses, denied the right to have a copy of the Poetic Edda while Christians can have Bibles, and so on.

Prison inmates are there because they immorally flouted the laws of the land. How are they to learn moral behavior when they are treated unfairly?

While I don't like to coddle prisoners, this ruling is a good thing.