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Veritas Libertas is dedicated to commenting upon those issues that serve to either limit or promote truth and liberty in our society. The blog asserts that truth in media, politics and government promotes liberty whereas deception and spin contribute to enslavement and tyranny. Consequently, this blog provides a commentary on local, regional, national and international issues where truth and liberty are at stake. Edward T. Wimberley is an educator and Presbyterian minister. He specializes in a number of areas involving public policy to include aging, health policy, environmental health, environmental policy and law, ecological philosophy and ethics, human ecology and more. His newest book is with Johns Hopkins University Press and is entitled Nested Ecology: The Place of Humans in the Ecological Hierarchy. He has also co-authored a text on health policy and published more than 50 articles in a variety of professional journals. Dr. Wimberley holds a B.A. in psychology from Stetson University, a M.Div. degree from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, a M.S.W. from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Social Work, and a Ph.D. in public affairs from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Wimberley has taught at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, and is the Founding Dean of the Colleges of Education and Professional Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University. Dr. Wimberley is also a 1989-1990 Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow.
Posted 9/2/2012 at 2:14 p.m. 0 comments
When university faculty insert actual voter registration into an academic curriculum that narrowly embraces distinct ethic then how can it be construed as being anything but the partisan coercion of students beholden to their instructors for their grades?
The FCAT Writing Exam
Posted 5/15/2012 at 8:23 p.m. 0 comments
College students are increasingly unable to demonstrate even basic literacy skills and the State of Florida wants to dumb-down the essay assessment on the FCAT because it's too tough. Makes you wonder just how illiterate our citizens will ultimately become.
If You Kill a Huge Exotic Snake ....
Posted 3/30/2012 at 7:35 p.m. 0 comments
Posted 3/23/2012 at 8:38 p.m. 2 comments
At a time when cool heads and calm hearts are needed to heal the wounds of the Sanford community and the state and nation, we can ill afford divisive voices.
Military Technology Threatens Public Assembly
Posted 3/16/2012 at 11:55 a.m. 0 comments
A new military technology capable of fully dispersing any group or assembly threatening the nation or its military could also, in the hands of oppressive political forces, be used to completely eliminate lawful public assembly.
Over His Head
Posted 2/5/2012 at 2:21 p.m. 1 comment
A truism of life is that one should be aware not only of what you know but also of what you don't know.
Posted 2/5/2012 at 2:21 p.m. 0 comments
Minimize Economic Threat
Posted 9/19/2011 at 1:17 p.m. 0 comments
Without question, the world economy is in chaos, and there is much that lies beyond the control of the efforts of citizens and our governmental leaders.
Potomac Fever Innoculation
Posted 11/3/2010 at 11:18 p.m. 0 comments
Potomac Fever can be Alleviated by Bringing our Congressional Representatives Home to Work and Serve
NPR & Juan Williams
Posted 10/22/2010 at 5:46 a.m. 0 comments
So much for the much touted tolerance of dissent by the mainstream media.