On Nov. 2 President Bush won a second term in office. This should not have come as too much of a surprise.
Historically it has been very difficult to defeat a wartime president. What is truly shocking, however, is that the majority of people voted based on their moral values, not the war on terror or the economy.
The recent findings about "hook-ups" at the College have attracted quite a bit of publicity. Many are shocked that such a large number of people are engaging in meaningless sexual activity.
I, however, think it is important that we now move beyond all of that and examine the human effects of this practice.
I like to read. I suppose this is why I enjoy being a history major so much. At the start of college, when I discovered that I could make a productive four years out of reading and writing (with a few math courses slipped in at community college over the summer), I could not have been happier.
It is not difficult to see that our society does not value chastity. Most modern movies, television shows and books are saturated with sex.
For many, waiting until marriage to have sex seems outdated and overly puritan.
Even so, the benefits of remaining chaste are very great and I would like to outline some of them here.
Even in our highly relativistic age we hold some moral values to be universal.
Some things are just acknowledged to be wrong; the varieties of time, place or culture have little to do with it.
As G.K. Chesterton commented, "Men do not differ much about what things they will call evils; they differ enormously about what evils they will call excusable.