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Saturday, October 04, 2003

Ralph Waldo Emerson did for education what Finney did for religion in America. Emerson, as the leader of the New England Brahmans was more enamored with Hinduism than he was Christianity--in fact he thought that Christianity could be reduced to a single emotional response, an qpproach that is still bearing bitter fruit in our churches. The perfect spokesman for his point of view arrived with the emergence of the poet Walt Whitman. Whitman's opus "Song of Myself" was the foreshadowing of modern preoccupation with self and bodily processes. If religion is self-absorption with feeling, then self-absorption triumphs in sexual pleasure, personal gratification, and complete selfishness.

Finney brought the same principle to evangelism and religion. Objective truth was abandoned in terms of preoccupation with man's decisions and feelings. In Finney's revivals Emerson's ideal came close to being realized as doctrine and church structure was abandoned for personal ecstasy and irrationalism. "Truth" was no longer defined in terms of propositions that can be contradicted and examined, but in terms of the "experience" of God. How you felt about religion was far more important than what you thought.

The modern deconstruction of doctrine and truth is the result. It is interesting that the church once confessed the truth in terms of creeds and doctrines that could be understood and preached. Modern protestantism has degenerated to where the greatest evidence of the Holy Spirits work is in irrational mutterings and peepings. Go figure.

I had rather be a Muslim that lives for something than a goofy Christian who will live for nothing. But I am neither. I am a minister of the Reformed Church in the U.S. who loves the truth of the creeds and the great doctrines of the Scripture, and am proud of the privilege to confess them.
From now on, this blog will be used for various personal and creative musings. I have created several other blogs: see the links at the right. The names tell what they are about, except that "badfigs" is for those things that show the stupid and outrageous side of human nature. There is plenty of material.
Usually a coverup does more damage than the deed itself to an administration. Arnold S. at least is giving the appearance of facing his scandals with honesty and transparency. Kristol has some good advice for the Bush administration. Reality Check: "Revealing the identity of covert CIA agents is a crime under certain circumstances. But given the strict stipulations of the relevant statute, it seems unlikely that the Justice Department investigation will ever lead to a successful prosecution of the leaker or leakers. That doesn't make the political reality or the moral responsibility any less urgent. Surely the president has, as the Washington Times suggested last week, taken 'too passive a stance' toward this misdeed by one or more of his employees. Surely he should do his utmost to restore the White House's reputation for honor and integrity by calling together the dozens of more-or-less 'senior' administration officials and asking whoever spoke with Novak to come forward and explain themselves. Presumably the relevant officials--absent some remarkable explanation that's hard to conceive--should be fired, and their names given to the Justice Department. "
Fall scandal season. Ho. Hum. Kathleen Parker: Fall scandals secrete the scent of politics: "Finally, all three scandals underscore the corrupt co-dependency of politics and media. Somebody circulates an anonymous rumor; TV invites 'experts' to speculate; pundits opine, indict, condemn, spin and recycle until no one remembers or cares what did or didn't happen."
The Fool's Prayer:

The Fool's Prayer
by Edward Rowland Sill

The royal feast was done; the King
Sought out some new sport to banish care,
And to his jester cried: 'Sir Fool,
Kneel now, and make for us a prayer!'
The jester doffed his cap and bells,
And stood the mocking court before;
They could not see the bitter smile
Behind the painted grin he wore.
He bowed his head, and bent his knee
Upon the monarch's silken stool;
His pleading voice arose: 'O Lord,
Be merciful to me, a fool!
'No pity, Lord, could change the heart
From red with wrong to white as wool;
The rod must heal the sin: but Lord,
Be merciful to me, a fool!
''Tis not by guilt the onward sweep
Of truth and right, O Lord, we stay;
'Tis by our follies that so long
We hold the earth from heaven away.
'These clumsy feet, still in the mire,
Go crushing blossoms without end;
These hard, well-meaning hands we thrust
Among the heart-strings of a friend.
'The ill-timed truth we might have kept-
Who knows how sharp it pierced and stung?
The word we had not sense to say-
Who knows how grandly it had rung?
'Our faults no tenderness should ask,
The chastening stripes must cleanse them all;
But for our blunders oh, in shame
Before the eyes of heaven we fall.
'Earth bears no balsam for mistakes;
Men crown the knave, and scourge the tool
That did his will; but Thou, O Lord,
Be merciful to me, a fool!'
The room was hushed; in silence rose
The king, and sought his gardens cool,
And walked apart, and murmured low,
'Be merciful to me, a fool!' "
The New Republic is definitely not my favorite reading, but this blurb may help explain the reaction against Rush Limbaugh and the McNabb incident. It's a more comfortable idea than conspiracy. Most things have a simpler explanation than conspiracy--we do more stupid things by stupid accident than by evil plans. [See the previous post] The New Republic Online: Easterbrook: " If fans aren't having fun--if Rush says things that make the audience squirm--this backfires on the league and on ESPN. Racial commentary may be necessary and even healthy in some aspects of life, but it is no one's idea of fun, and so antithetical to the first purpose of the NFL and of ESPN. Thus the sorts of comments that might be absolutely protected when the subject is politics might be verboten when the subject is entertainment. "
Are some of the French finally getting it? IHT Article Print Page: "The books, with titles that translate to phrases like 'France in Free Fall' or 'French Arrogance,' are merciless in their accusations of the fantasy-driven ineffectualness of French foreign policy and the extent of the country's economic breakdown."
Hey, you democratic candidates, what would you have done? "Given that the leaders of your own party (Clinton, Gore, Albright, etc.) agreed that Saddam was developing WMD, that his regime was a threat to world peace, and that he was flaunting UN resolutions and..."
"There is nothing more pathetic than a Christian trying to be something he is not. Or churches looking for love in all the wrong places."WORLD October 11, 2003: 'Build your own theology': "Be not conformed to the world," is the way Paul put it in Romans 12. This is a great article in World Magazine, my favorite media read after National Review. World echoes my theology better, but National Review is sooooo well written!
Watch out, Mr. Bush. You may think that this may help get judges approved that are nominated by conservative presidents, but it won't. I know you want to be gentler and kinder, but you need to know who your enemies are. Kennedy and his crowd have an agenda for America that is opposed what you say you believe in. They will never vote for that agenda. You do not want them to perceive you as the little boy on the playground who goes around saying, "Will you be my friend?" to the bullies. They will laugh at you, and your friends will no longer respect you. They will think that New England elitist Republicans will always support New England Democrats because they belong to the same club. However, the reverse never seems to happen.Kennedy To Receive Bush Public Service Award: "Former President Bush will present the award to the Massachusetts Democrat, who will join former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl as Bush Award recipients."

Friday, October 03, 2003

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Solomon said that the "tender mercies of the wicked are cruel." This is an example of misplaced "tender mercies," by the ignorant animal "rights" crowd. Mink eat each other after animal rights break-in: "The mink are fine when they're litter mates together, but when they're not they're quite vicious and they're cannibals," Roesler said. "They do eat each other, and that's what we're battling."
Hey! What happened to all the money that the UN received for seven years from the Oil for Food program? The thieves at the UN, led by German and French thieves, raped Iragi oil revenues, and hid the mondy, and didn't buy the food. These were the real WMD's and they need to be called to account. Mindi Beltz has the goods on the real gangsters. Do you wonder why they call Bush a cowboy? He cut off a very lucrative source of wealth to European gangsters who posed as governments. WORLD October 11, 2003: Beyond the nightly news: "Where is all the money from the UN's Oil for Food Program?"
Who pays the bill? and if it isn't paid, will good drugs be invented? The Property Rights Pill - Why It's Good Medicine: "These countries, however, do not have our constitutional freedoms, and are not based on the protection of private property rights as conceived by our country's founders. Unfortunately, they did not have James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, or Benjamin Franklin handy when they drafted their Constitutions."
One of my favorite writers, Thomas Sowell, who is brilliant and who also happens to be black, defends free speech. He shows the terrible things that have happened to black citizens because people are afraid to tell the truth. This is an important article by an important black thinker. Thomas Sowell: Racial censorship: "It is one of the sad signs of our times that a furor was created because Rush Limbaugh expressed an opinion as to why a particular quarterback seemed to him to be over-rated. In his view, it was because the powers that be in professional football were anxious to have a star quarterback who was black."
The approval of Judge Pickering by the Senate Judiciary Committee: Byron York on Charles Pickering on National Review Online:Senator Lindsey Graham: "Do you know what it must have been like in 1967 to get on the stand and testify against the Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi? Do you have any idea what courage that took? Shame on you."
So, what's the flap? Robert Alt on Rush Limbaugh & ESPN on National Review Online: " In 1998, for example, an average of two million more viewers tuned in on Monday nights when at least one quarterback was black. This difference translates into millions of dollars in advertising revenues."

Thursday, October 02, 2003

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has again slapped down the NEA for violating the rights of conservative teachers as a result of a suit brought by Dan Cronin of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation. American Family Association - AgapePress news: "'I think first of all, it's greed -- they like the money coming in,' Cronin says. 'Secondly, they're trying to intimidate teachers.' "
"Christians persecuted? In America? Open your eyes -- it's happening right now

'Buy this book, read it, and send a copy to every politician, judge, and Supreme Court Justice you
can find.' -- Sean Hannity, FOX News

Buy it here

Persecution -- that's the name for it. Tolerance might be the highest virtue in our popular culture, but it doesn't often extend to Christians these days.

Christians are increasingly being driven from public life, denied their First Amendment rights, and even actively discriminated against for their beliefs.

In this relentless exposé of political correctness run amok, best-selling author David Limbaugh rips apart the liberal hypocrisy that condones selective mistreatment of Christians in the mainstream media, Hollywood, our schools and universities, and throughout our public life.

In Persecution you'll enter the hotly contested battle for the soul of our public schools. Here are appalling -- but true -- stories of how anti-Christian social engineers not only prohibit school prayer and forbid students from wearing Christian symbols, like a simple cross, but even expunge the real story of Christianity in America from history textbooks. Worse still, in the name of "diversity," "tolerance," "multiculturalism," and "sex education," the social engineers actively inculcate hatred of Christianity as ignorant, repressive, and offensive. Not exactly the agenda of most parents whose tax dollars support the public schools.

Looking honestly at the dominant influence of Christianity in America's colonial culture and schools, where the Bible was routinely used as a textbook, Limbaugh makes a compelling case that the education students receive today is not what the Founders would have endorsed. Indeed, they would have been outraged at what is taught -- and what the courts say -- in their name, under the pretext of the non-constitutional and woefully misunderstood phrase: "separation of church and state."

Limbaugh zeroes in on how activist judges misinterpret and misapply the Constitution to eliminate Christianity from American government and public life. He reveals a society-wide disinformation campaign that has successfully obscured, for many people, what the Constitution actually says about religious freedom. While allegedly promoting religious freedom, liberals actually suppress it.

Providing details of case after shocking case, Limbaugh demonstrates that the anti-Christian forces now controlling significant portions of our society aggressively target the slightest hint of public Christianity for discrimination, yet ardently encourage the spread of secular values -- including "alternative sexuality" and promiscuity.

Limbaugh cuts cleanly through this confusion and distortion, exploring the deeply held Christian faith of the Founding Fathers, and showing that Christianity and Judeo-Christian principles are essential -- and were recognized by the Founders as essential -- to the unique political liberties Americans enjoy.

Persecution is an indispensable tool to help Christians reclaim their right (and duty) to enter the political arena and to try to influence the course of this country. It helps every liberty-loving citizen to champion what America is supposed to be about-religious freedom.

Among the evidence presented here that those who hate Christianity are firmly in power:

How the courts and the media establishment have established the modern idea of separation of Church and state, despite the fact that it's found nowhere in the Constitution or any other founding document!

Chief Justice Rehnquist's ringing (but unsuccessful) argument proving that the Establishment Clause didn't require the public sector to be "insulated from all things which may have religious significance or origin"

How the education establishment vigorously endorses and promotes values that most Christians find repugnant -- in violation of the Constitutional protection of free exercise of religion!

Three false assumptions you have to make in order to accept the Supreme Court's argument that prayer in schools is unconstitutional

Historians at America's best universities: obsessed with sex while busy purging all mention of Christianity from our history books

The California public school that forced seventh grade students to pretend they were Muslims, pray in the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful, and chant "praise to Allah, Lord of Creation"

Sex education in public schools: evidence that it has promoted, not prevented, sexual promiscuity among teenagers

Six ways the media establishment has energetically promoted homosexuality as normal

How colleges and universities regularly fire (or decline to hire) Christian professors -- and even Christian sports coaches

Churches: how anti-Christian bureaucrats have targeted them using fire, safety, and zoning laws -- and even sicced the IRS on them

California's state legislature: the law it passed allowing a teenage boy to report his foster parents for a civil-rights violation if they refused to let him dress like a girl

"With passion and precision, David Limbaugh provides overwhelming evidence of discrimination against Christians in America. From the courtroom to the schoolroom to the newsroom, Persecution exposes the hypocrisy and bigotry of the secular, anti-Christian Left. Limbaugh's meticulously researched book is a devastating indictment of liberal intolerance -- and a call to arms for all true believers of religious liberty to reclaim their rightful place in the public square." -- MICHELLE MALKIN
"David Limbaugh brings a lawyer's mind and a Christian's heart to his subject. While Jesus said to expect persecution if we live for Him, that doesn't absolve the persecutors from responsibility for their hypocritical actions, especially when they claim to be the champions of tolerance, diversity, pluralism and academic freedom." -- CAL THOMAS

"At last -- some sense in the Church/State debate! In his great new book Persecution, David Limbaugh shows how liberals have undermined our Constitution and are waging undeclared war on the very people -- Americans of faith -- who have made America the beacon of freedom and justice that it is. Buy this book, read it, and send a copy to every politician, judge, and Supreme Court Justice you can find." -- SEAN HANNITY

"Often the people who clamor for tolerance are among the most intolerant people in our society. David Limbaugh documents this in his new book, Persecution -- in particular, the intolerance against Christians. This book is sorely needed in our day when the only 'acceptable' prejudice of our day is the bias against Christians." -- D. JAMES KENNEDY

Christians are suffering persecution in India because they are telling the untouchables about the love of God. Pray for world missions, for the world is becoming a more dangerous place. WORLD October 4, 2003: 'Very difficult days': "The untouchables are slightly higher than cockroaches in native culture, but Christians touch them and treat them as human beings made in God's image."
Jonah Goldberg is fun to read, as usual. Here he takes on the whimpering over the Patriot Act--whimpering by those who voted for it, can you believe. Jonah Goldberg's Goldberg File on National Review Online: "What seemed to drive so many liberals nuts was not so much that the First Amendment was being burned — it wasn't. Or that the government was trampling on people's rights wholesale — it wasn't. No, what seemed to bother the Left crazy was that so few of them had anything of interest to say."
"In a statement issued Thursday, Limbaugh said he was unaware of any investigation involving him. 'No government representative has contacted me directly or indirectly. If my assistance is required, I will, of course, cooperate fully,' he said. "

Well, that is hardly a denial now, is it? Of course, as I have said for many years, "An idea is not responsible for the one who holds it." If the allegations are true, then Rush is in a mess of trouble. His ideas of limited government will still be around, though. Some of us were advocating conservatism long before Rush, and we will be long after. - Top Stories - Limbaugh Faces Drug Allegations:
BTW. Did you know that Michael Irvin on that same infamous show said after Limbaugh's remarks, "Rush has a point." Where is the outrage? Is it because Irvin is black? But everyone knows about the hypocrisy. We lived through the borking of Bork, the borking of Clarence Thomas, the vicious panning of Condoleezza Rice, and have learned not to expect fairness or even-handedness of liberals.
Arnold S. apologizes, but Peter Robinson of the National Review Online has some perceptive comments. Does this mean that Arnold out of guilt will cowtow to the whole feminist agenda. I, for one, am not enamored with Arnold, and would like to see McClintock as next governor. It would be better for Bush. The Corner on National Review Online: "An acceptable statement in itself, but one that raises questions about Arnold's political judgement. Since he knew all along that he has behaved like a boor--and done so with such frequency that accounts of his behavior were bound to come out--why didn't he issue this apology weeks ago, addressing the issue early to get it out of the way? And if Arnold thought it best to try to hide the issue instead, what else might he still be trying to hide? "
NAMBLA advocates and wants to legalize sex between men and boys. The ACLU is fighting to protect the "rights" of NAMBLA and tried to get a gag order to silence Mr. Curley, whose 10-year-old boy was raped two men, on of whome claimed he was influenced by NAMBLA to do it. The ACLU is doing this for nothing, so be careful if you give any money to them--they are not on the side of Christianity or decency or even morality. - The O'Reilly Factor - Transcript: Another ACLU Outrage: "If you're going to defend the First Amendment, then don't be hypocritical about it. You know, stand out there and defend the First Amendment and not try to silence other people because they don't agree with what you have to say. "
The tragedy about the Limbaugh/McNabb flap is the hurt done to every black citizen who has bought in to affirmative action. The virtual racism of affirmative action is this: black people cannot make it on their own, but have to be given preferential treatment. Then they have to be supported and their deficiencies covered up, given awards they don't deserve, and praised for things that they didn't earn. All the while the hypocritical liberals are laughing behind their hands. The New York Times just recently got burned for this.

All Limbaugh did was raise the question. There was no racism in what he said; just the opposite. The issue needs to be talked about if the real and solid achievements of our black citizens are to get the true recognition that they deserve. But as long as our black citizens get favored treatment, are admitted to colleges and programs with reduced admission requirements, and given racial quotas for jobs and positions, and as long as organizations like the NFL are questioned because they do not have enough black quarterbacks, there will be those who will question whether or not the achievements are real or overstated by those who want to defend the practice. It also results in the charge of racism against those who question the achievements.

Rush raised a legitimate question that needs to be addressed if we are to truly eliminate real racism, rather than just make gestures. No one would question the achievements of a Michael Jordan or a Jerry Rice--no one but a madman. But Michael Jordan didn't get his job because there were not enough black guards in the NBA, and Jerry Rice didn't get his job because there was agitation to get more black receivers in the NFL. But as long as the people who profit by shaking down businesses and organizations--people like Jesse Jackson, the achievements of quotas and set-asides will have their achievements questioned. There may have been a time when blacks were kept out of certain sports because owners would pass up excellence in order to preserve white domination, but that condition has not existed in sports for many years. The trouble with liberals is that they are still living in the days of Jackie Robinson, Dorothy Dix, and the Great Depression. Their solutions are outdated, outmoded, immoral and hurt the very ones they pretend to help. In reality, they do not care a bit about "minorities." They simply want to regain power.

BTW, Limbaugh's first commentary for his football job was in support of black coaches in the NFL. So who has the agenda????? See the next article.
How come Rush Limbaugh exposes racism and gets smeared and a liberal talk show host in Florida continues on ESPN? Of course, you know the answer. Hypocrisy. Inside Cover Story: "Does they like how you shine their shoes, Condoleezza?
Or the way you wash and park the whitey's cars."
How to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Republicans do it over and over again. - The GOP's At It Again In California - Steven Fantina: "With Mr. McClintock as governor, the state would immediately begin some painful belt-tightening amidst the howls of special interest bigmouths. However, the state would veer back on track and incremental improvements would be discernible to all but those incapacitated by ideological blinders. Under Schwartzennager's unqualified tutelage the Golden State's wayward drift is likely to continue unabated. "
They didn't answer questions when they were in, so why should they talk when they are out? Why Hil's Sorta Mum on Wilson: "Even with the press idolatry for her, it's very risky for Mrs. C to start demanding answers to a bunch of questions like this, because it was Billary that did everything they could to hide this kind of data when they were in the White House. They had the 500 FBI files"
Isn't this a wonderful country? I love it. Of course, a fellow can be a complete idiot if he wants to be. However, we wonder if there is any teaching in his school about the rational categories of "worse" and "better" and "less" and "more," especially as they apply to morality and such things. Probably not. The Left is the msot puritan, bigoted, and perfectionistic sect among us. "Barber was 16 when he wore the shirt on a day he was scheduled to present a 'compare and contrast' essay in English class. Barber had chosen to compare President Bush to former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. " Student May Wear Bush 'Terrorist' Shirt (
Women say Arnold groped, humiliated them The man is obviously qualified to be President of the United States, not just governor of California. All he needs now is to lie under oath, for "everyone lies about sex." This would complete his credentials for the highest office. Next should be a recommendation from Barbra, Martin Sheen, and Alan Alda. He will certainly have the support of the women's organizations who supported a former well qualified President. The only hole in his resume is that these acts were performed while a private citizen without the help of state troopers or the machinery of sycophant lawyers and media types to protect him. He would be much more qualified to be president if he had had experience in the use of government resources for his adventures. At least we know that he is not a pinched, repressed, and obsessed like Ken Starr. If he can just learn to weep on signal, he will be perfect.

Wednesday, October 01, 2003

Matthew has a great blog on being and function. My comment: Jesus did not think it robbery [correct translation] to be equal with God, but still washed the disciple's feet. The strength of His service came from His being and identity. This means that even a slave can be the Lord's freeman. Wheat and Chaff: "Jesus didn't say that it doesn't matter what you do, just love yourself, or feel good about who you are. The function is an extension or expression of being, and how I do whatever it is I'm called to do will say a great deal about what I am."
Bush a hypocrite for doing nation building in Iraq when during the campaign he said he was against using the military for such stuff? Hardly. Jonah Goldberg: Democrats take U-turn: "Also, couldn't Bush simply have changed his mind? After all, he did say many, many times that September 11 changed everything - including the assumptions that guided our foreign policy for decades."
Is the President in trouble? Nope. Who's Vulnerable?: "President Reagan's approval rating fell to 47 percent, but in 1984 he won in a landslide. The same was true for President Nixon, whose approval sank to 49 percent in 1971, only to be followed by an overwhelming re-election victory a year later. "
Can Bush and his team handle a scandal? They have no experience in their public or personal lives. Usually scandals hurt more in the way they are managed than in the scandal itself. Managing a scandal - The Washington Times: Editorials/OP-ED: "Mr. Clinton had been warding off scandal from his late youth (think about the phony ROTC application)."
Liberals usually lose the elections in America, but advance their agenda through the use of the courts and perverse interpretation of the Consitution by corrupt judges. By this method constitutional liberties have been steadily eroded over the past sixty years or so. -- Politics -- Democrats prepare post-vote challenges: "pro-recall officials said they still expected challenges from Democrats, no matter how the voting is run."
The myth is that you can be religiously neutral. "Fairness" always seems to be stacked against Christ and His church, doesn't it? It is a sort of back-handed compliment, perhaps. Offended Christians don't run suicide missions. WorldNetDaily: Christian soldier, Muslim soldier: "There's something terribly wrong when an American soldier overseas can't receive Scriptures in the mail, but a Muslim chaplain can preach freely among al-Qaida and Taliban enemy combatants at Guantanamo Bay. "
WorldNetDaily: New al-Qaida threat: 15-ship mystery navy: "capable of carrying cargoes of lethal chemicals, a 'dirty bomb' or even a nuclear weapon, according to G2 Bulletin's sources. "
Pray for the Boy Scouts. They are under assault by the sodomite community. If you think you will not affected by this, you are wrong, because the agenda of the sodomites is recruitment and acceptance, not just tolerance. Tolerance is an ploy to gain time and strength to destroy biblical Christianity. Tolerance of sodomite behavior is a denial of Christianity. Sodomite can be saved only through repentance and the abandoment of the lifestyle. American Family Association - AgapePress news: "And now the City of Philadelphia is threatening to evict the scouting group from city-owned land because of the organization's ban on homosexual adults serving as scout leaders."
Liberal groups, including the ACLU, have successfully pressured the Nevada to pull an ad promoting abstinence. Liberty is not the goal of these people but the silencing of other viewpoints. American Family Association - AgapePress news: "A candidate for the U.S. Senate is criticizing the Nevada State Health Division's decision to pull an abstinence advertisement from the radio."
A tongue-in-cheek lesson in how to con the system into allowing you to slip by the diversity gatekeepers in higher education. Peter W. Wood on Diversity & Higher Education on National Review Online: "The 'diversity essay' itself is a little lesson in how to shoplift from your store of memories. It asks you to snag bits of personal experience and fit them to into a politically correct diversity narrative, and it asks you as well to treat your friends and family, both real and imaginary, as resources to be exploited in the way to raising your own personal diversity quotient."
A review of Laura Ingraham's new book: What constitutes the new elite. those better than the rest of us, who want to decide what we think, what we eat, who we worship. David Limbaugh: Targeting the elite: "The elites -- according to the elites -- are brilliant, they eschew moral absolutes, disdain religion, particularly the Christian religion, and they hail (largely) from places outside 'fly-over' country and look down on those inside it. "

Tuesday, September 30, 2003

My favorite college professor's letter to a donor was not sent, but he wished it was. Americans should wake up to how their money is being spent in the ivory tower. "University of North Carolina's Letter to Alumni...NOT!" by Mike Adams: " In our eyes, diversity does not necessarily mean presenting more than one perspective on a given topic. We believe that it means simply presenting a perspective different than the one the average student encountered during their upbringing. "
Maybe its the influence of all the French in Canada. David Frum's Diary on National Review Online: "Canadians are gentler, more compassionate, and all around nicer than Americans, and if the Canadian economy malfunctions and young people flee the country, that is the price of Canada's superior virtue - and Canadians are happy to pay it."
It is important to have a moral man in the White House. President Bush laid a bombshell on the U.N. last week by exposing to the world the scandal of sex trafficking across the world. Chuck Colson: The Other Terrorists: President Bush said "Each year, an estimated 800,000 to 900,000 human beings are bought, sold, or forced across the world’s borders,” he said. “Among them are hundreds of thousands of teenage girls, and others as young as five, who fall victim to the sex trade.”

Monday, September 29, 2003

Of course men without faith think that we live in a stinking world that cannot possibly continue for very long. They are doom and gloom, because they cannot believe that "all things work together for good" to them that love God. | News | Turner not optimistic about world's future: "'Weapons of mass destruction, disease, I mean this global warming is scaring the living daylights out of me.'"
Are our memories so short, or does hatred blind and paralyze the mind? Did Bush ever believe that there was an "imminent threat" from Iraq? Was WMD the major reason for the war? No, on all counts. J. D. Hayworth on Bush Haters & War on National Review Online: "While the Bush haters can blithely overlook Saddam initiating two wars that killed millions, using poison gas on Iranians and his own people, and issuing payments to families of Palestinian suicide bombers, the American people are right to believe that Saddam ran a terrorist state that threatened American interests."


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