Welcome to my website of Humanism.

Here you will find some of the views that Humanism has led me to, as well as some of my favorite humanistic quotes from others. My wish is that you will obtain something of value to take with you. And whether your own beliefs lead you to conclusions that are the same as or different from mine, I hope you always follow the humanistic polestar of Reason and Compassion.

- Joseph C. Sommer

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Columbus Adopts Horrible Campaign Contribution Limit Despite Citizen Outrage

After a second public hearing where citizens again strongly opposed the amount as way too high, Columbus City Council unanimously enacted a $12,707.79 annual limit on contributions to candidates for city offices. The fraudulent limit is useless for reducing the wealthy’s excessive influence on Columbus elections. This article was first published by The Columbus Free Press.

  • Ohio Dem Leaders Hypocritical on Campaign Disclosure (Republicans too protect culture of corruption)

    To remedy a broken campaign finance system, the 2016 Democratic Party Platform advocates a number of reforms, including ending “secret, unaccountable money in politics by requiring . . . significantly more disclosure and transparency.” In recent years, however, information has come out indicating Ohio Democratic leaders at the state level and in Columbus have acted to conceal sources of campaign funds. And Ohio Republican leaders have been no better on the problem of hidden donors. This article was first published by The Columbus Free Press.