A tiny little tidbit of totalitarianism|
The growing trend in today's politics: the totalitarian impulse. Quietly, behind the scenes,
it's rearing its ugly head again, this time in Oklahoma. The teacher's union are working to block democracy from
taking its course.
Military chaplains told to shy from Jesus|
To pray -- or not to pray -- in Jesus' name is the question plaguing an increasing number of
U.S. military chaplains, one of whom began a multiday hunger strike outside the White House yesterday.
"I am a Navy chaplain being fired because I pray in Jesus' name," said Navy Lt. Gordon Klingenschmitt.
How the 'Christmas Wars' Began|
In a country where 96% of Americans celebrate Christmas in some form, according to a 2003
Fox News/Opinion Dynamics poll, it’s worth exploring how “Christmas” has come to be replaced so quickly in
recent years by "holiday." [12/13/2005]
The campus crusade for Christmas|
Campus speech codes were not designed to preserve our Judeo-Christian heritage through an equal
application of rules. They were designed to destroy it through a selective application of rules.
The annual effort to neuter Christmas, to insist in the name of "inclusiveness" and
"sensitivity" that a Christian holiday celebrated by something like 90 percent of Americans not be
called by its proper name or referred to in religious terms. We all know the drill by now. Instead of
"Merry Christmas," store clerks wish you a "happy holiday." Schools close for winter break. Your office
throws a holiday party.
The media's war|
The media seem to have come up with a formula that would make any war in history unwinnable and
unbearable: They simply emphasize the enemy's victories and our losses.
'Fossil fuel' theory takes hit with NASA finding|
NASA scientists are about to publish conclusive studies showing abundant methane of a
non-biologic nature is found on Saturn's giant moon Titan, a finding that validates a new book's
contention that oil is not a fossil fuel. [12/1/2005]
Jews who support the Christian right|
Just as the left sees conservative blacks as traitors to African-Americans, so it sees
conservative Jews as traitors to the Jewish people.
If you're thinking of marrying: Part I|
Dennis Prager - Decades of radio counseling, personal experience, and public and private
discussions about marriage prompt me to write this list of questions for anyone contemplating marriage.
Republicanism in decline|
The Republican Party in Washington is in trouble not because it's overrun by crooks, but because
it's packed with cowards -- and has degenerated into a caricature of the party that swept to power 11 years
ago promising to take on the federal bureaucracy and liberate the creative genius of American society.
ACLU: Modern Day Scrooge|
Chief among those who would sanitize the culture of any public reference to God at this time of
year are the American Civil Liberties Union and Americans United for the Separation of Church and State. Both
have systematically sought to force the narrow viewpoint shared by the groups’ members on the rest of
the country, whether the nation likes it or not. [12/12/2005]
Global Warming Is Real, So Get Over It|
Yes, the Earth is warming, but human activity has nothing to do with it. The Earth’s climate
has been growing warmer since the end of the last Ice Age, around 10,000 years ago, long before the
internal combustion engine, Exxon, SUVs, Halliburton, Democrat congressmen, or other alleged human
sources of so-called greenhouse gasses. [12/5/2005]
Bush Hatred - The real pandemic|
What to do when you encounter someone who instinctively, pathologically hates President
George W. Bush? Larry Elder tries to reason with a hatred-filled public school administrator and university professor.
Misplaced sympathy for killers|
As cofounder of the deadly Crips street gang in 1971, "Tookie" Williams's criminal legacy goes
well beyond the four murders for which he was convicted. The gang violence he unleashed 34 years ago has
destroyed thousands of lives and left countless other victims scarred by rape, assault, and armed robbery.
A war of values|
Considering that America is at war with the forces of Islamofascism, and that for 25 years
Americans have been bombed, hijacked, kidnapped, gunned down, beheaded, and otherwise attacked and killed
by radical Muslim terrorists, the president's words about Islam were remarkably benign and uncritical.
The left hates inequality, not evil|
If you want to understand the Left, most of what you need to know can be summarized thus:
The Left hates inequality, not evil.
California's assault on the family|
Now, in the state of California, a 15-year-old girl has full and exclusive sovereignty over the
production and destruction of life. However, her 40-year-old parents have only limited jurisdiction over
the values that this child learns and how she lives her life.
Parents take another hit in the culture wars|
In a recent ruling, a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (that be the Left
Coast) determined that parents do not have a fundamental right to control when, where and how their
children are taught about sex.
NCC Delegates Question Council’s Political Focus|
Delegates, including Orthodox clergy, at the latest NCC General Assembly openly questioned the
ecumenical body’s focus on political activism and the ways in which that activism has been expressed. [11/29/2005]
Saudi Arabia: 1.2 trillion barrels of oil, or more|
Saudi Arabia now has 1.2 trillion barrels of estimated reserve. This estimate is very
conservative. Expert analysis gives the world reason to be very optimistic that even more oil
can be found. [11/9/2005]
The ANWR Debate|
Listening to various environmental activists, one might get the impression that allowing oil
drilling in the ANWR would do nothing to meet our nation’s growing energy needs, while at the same time
devastate the environment. Such nonsense, though, has nothing to do with economic or environmental reality.
Who believes in American Exceptionalism?|
The cultural civil war in which America is engaged is, in large measure, about American
exceptionalism. Conservative America generally believes in the concept; liberal America generally finds
it chauvinistic and dangerous.
The incumbent protection act|
Only an unusually well-funded candidate can challenge the establishment. Campaign finance
reform or, rather, establishment politicians' protection acts, has eliminated such challengers.
Opponents in capital punishment have blood on their hands|
Thanks to their opposition to the death penalty, innocent men and women have been murdered by
killers who would otherwise have been put to death.
When Someone Tells You He Wants to Kill You - Take Him Seriously|
Last week, Iran's president talked about his "struggle" – the word translate into both Arabic
and Persian as "jihad" -- his desire for revenge against America and the West, the Islamic nation's need
to control more land, and the means by which his Militant Islamist movement could gain global power.
Granny deserves self-defense|
If seniors are the most likely owners of firearms in this country, then they’re also the most
likely victims of gun control laws. Without an equalizer, most seniors would have no chance. Because that
equalizer was a firearm, many are still alive today.
China jails three for illegally printing Bibles|
In atheist China, printing of Bibles and other religious publications need special approval
from the State Bureau of Religious Affairs. Bibles cannot be openly bought at bookshops in a country
long criticized overseas for intolerance of religion. [11/8/2005]
Are you now or have you ever been a second-rate filmmaker?|
Decrypted Soviet cables and mountains of documents from Soviet archives prove beyond doubt
that Lawrence Duggan was one of Stalin's most important spies. "McCarthyism" didn't kill him; his guilt did.
The feminist left is outraged that judge Samuel Alito voted in 1991 to uphold a Pennsylvania
law that would have required married women to notify their husbands of a decision to abort.
Black support for Bush drops to two percent|
So much for the Republican "outreach" to black voters, with only 2 percent of blacks "approving"
of the president's performance. If only blacks knew of the true history of the Democratic Party.
Michael Moore owns Halliburton stock!|
Moor owns tens of thousands of shares – including nearly 2,000 shares of Boeing, nearly 1,000
of Sonoco, more than 4,000 of Best Foods, more than 3,000 of Eli Lilly, and more than 2,000 of Halliburton,
the company most vilified by Moore in "Fahrenheit 9/11." [11/1/2005]
When Muslims attack... France|
France's greater "tolerance" does not translate into peace and goodwill. Shying away from an
ideological conflict does not prevent that conflict from taking place -- it only allows the enemy to run
roughshod over you. [11/9/2005]
Paris Burning: How Empires End|
We're witnessing the next chapter in the history of the West. The rioters are of Arab and
African descent, and Muslim. While almost all are French citizens, they are not part of the
French people. For never have they been assimilated into French culture or society. [11/7/2005]
The difficulty of intellectually engaging the Left|
One of the more appealing aspects about being on the Left is that you do not necessarily have to
engage your opponents in debates over the truth or falsehood of their positions. You can simply dismiss
your opponent as "anti."
The immorality of 'hate crimes' legislation|
When it comes to crime in America, far too many lawmakers believe not all of us were created
equal. In fact, thanks to the multicultural cultists in government and the federal judiciary, some Americans,
it seems, are so threatened they deserve special "victim" status and treatment. [10/15/2005]
PBS Peddles New Online Leftist Indoctrination to Children|
When a government-owned network spends so much of its efforts attracting an audience of children,
this moral issue is magnified substantially. Telling my children what to think about political issues is
just plain wrong. It should be stopped. The government should get out of the broadcasting business
entirely, and let PBS be funded solely by "viewers like you." [10/17/2005]
'Us' or 'them'?|
Environmentalist true believers don't think in terms of trade-offs and cost-benefit analysis.
There are things that are sacred to them. Trying to get them to compromise on those things would be like
trying to convince a Moslem to eat pork, if it was only twice a week.
How the Left harmed America this week|
Dennis Prager - Not a week goes by that some part of the Left does not hurt America.
But in the past two weeks, three examples stood out for the degree of such harm. [10/11/2005]
Dying to be politically correct|
DDT can save lives, but it's "politically incorrect." So while the U.S. and Europe have escaped
the ravages of malaria through the internal residential spraying of DDT, some continue to promote policies
that deny DDT use to other countries. In effect, it is a death sentence for millions,
made for political reasons, without any basis in science. [10/16/2005]
The cultural left has a new tool for enforcing political conformity in schools of education.
It is called dispositions theory, and it was set forth five years ago. It uses communist tactics to silence
any dissenting voices in an academic institution.
Some liberal commentators mistakenly view the passionate debate among conservatives over the
Miers nomination as a "crackup" on the right. They are giddy about "splits" in the conservative base of the
GOP. They are predicting doom for the rest of the president's term and gloom for Republican electoral
chances in 2006. As usual, liberals don't understand conservatives and never will. [10/17/2005]
Pucker. Release. Pucker. Release.|
In order to succeed at acquiring a sucky existence, you must remember that getting along is more
important than what’s right or wrong—no matter who or what you have to sell out. Your focus should be on
being cautious about preserving your reputation and social standing, not righteousness and truth.
Islam Insulted in Egypt: One Stabbed, Three Killed|
The Muslim Brotherhood has threatened to kill the Coptic Pope Shenouda III. A nun was
stabbed by a Muslim who burst into a Coptic church shouting "Allah akbar." Three people were
killed as thousands of Muslim protestors rioted outside a Coptic church in Alexandria, Egypt. [10/27/2005]
More than 100 arrested after deadly Egypt riots|
A deadly Muslim protest in front of a Coptic Orthodox church in Alexandria has deepened the
resentment of Egypt's Christian Coptic minority, which has long complained of systematic marginalisation.
Three killed in Egypt church riot|
Three people have died during a riot outside a Coptic church in Alexandria, Egypt, after a protest
against a play accused of offending Islam. [10/22/2005]
Britain’s Disappearing Pigs|
Pigs are disappearing all over England, but not because of some porcine variant of Mad Cow
Disease: rather, the most implacable foe of the swine is turning out to be multiculturalism. Sensitivity
to Islam now means any pig representations are banned at work. [10/6/2005]
Want good kids?|
Have dinner with them. Regularly. If you get the families you work with to just eat dinner
together regularly, this by itself will do more good than anything else and you will
have helped immensely. [9/22/2005]
First fight yourself, then society|
That the Left is more concerned with social change than individual change and the Right is more
concerned with individual than social activism can be seen in many areas. Judeo-Christian values have always
understood that the world is made better by making people better.
Babies Show Signs of Crying in the Womb|
Yet another nail in the coffin of the ACLU's and the liberal-left's wholesale support of
unrestricted abortions up until the 9th month of a woman's pregnancy (even 1 day before birth) and their
vigorous defense of partial-birth abortion with no restrictions. Let's hope that science will continue to
add to the mountain of evidence and truth and stop this insanity once and for all.
Riding the Storm Out|
Don’t curse God when things go south. Keep up your worship, confession and obedience when
the stuff is hitting the fan. We’ve got to learn to be faithful storm travelers who’ll be just as on fire
for Him during and after our storms as we are when the sun is shining, the birds are chirping and we
just got a raise.
Let's have some new thinking on fighting poverty|
More than $7 trillion has been spent on poverty programs since Lyndon Johnson declared his "war
on poverty" 40 years ago, with effectively zero impact on overall black poverty. Yet 40 years of failure
doesn't seem to be enough to suggest to liberals, black and white, that their approach to poverty might
The left and hysteria|
If you want to understand the Left, the best place to start is with an understanding of
hysteria. Leading leftists either use hysteria as a political tactic or are actually hysterics.
Take almost any subject the Left discusses and you will find hysteria.
The Communist Holocaust Museum|
Take a moment to imagine the impact of such a museum. The atrocities of Stalin could be outlined
in the Stalin Room. The atrocities of Mao could be displayed in the Mao Room, and the atrocities of Pol Pot
could be shown in the Pol Pot Room. Think how difficult it would be to teach communism on a campus with
such a museum standing as a guardian of truth, justice, and individual liberty.
Why Christians are the 'first responders'|
Christians were the first to arrive on the scene—literally the first responders—the first to help
with the devastation in New Orleans, even before the first government assistance arrived. And Christians
shouldn’t be surprised at this, even if reporters are.
The Wages of Socialism|
Nothing warps human nature like the belief in "being owed" combined by the feeling, left by
paltry welfare payments, that the debt "owed" is never paid. Thousands of welfare recipients are used to
having everything given to them–albeit in insufficient quantity to be satisfying. Thousands have no concept
of working for wages, much less building a business. [9/3/2005]
The Republicans promised to change the culture. But once Republicans were in power, they started
spending money even faster than the Democrats did. So much for conservative values and limited government.
Let the market do its job|
Why don't people trust the market? Schumer thinks congressionally appointed "experts" are the
answer, but imagine how much gas would cost if the government produced it! At least $20 a gallon. Gasoline
isn't easy to make. [9/28/2005]
We're All in the Same Bloat|
Republicans have abandoned small government. Why shouldn't voters abandon them? [9/20/2005]
New Orleans Tests Moral Mettle|
Fr. Johannes Jacobse - We saw the great socialist experiment that started in the 1960s
come crashing down when Hurricane Katrina roared into New Orleans. The Great Society was ostensibly created
to help the poor, but has in fact institutionalized poverty with the most devastating consequences reserved
for the poor themselves.
They shoot schoolteachers, don't they?|
What can be the excuse for so many media heavyweights continuing the cover-up now -- overlooking documented
history, soft-peddling the murder of innocents by Saddam loyalists and al-Qaeda invaders, and shifting blame from
terrorists to those fighting them? [9/29/2005]
Iraqi President: "We Need American Troops"|
Thank you for liberating my country. Please don't leave before the job is done.
While the problem of some of our neighbors supporting terrorism is bad enough, we can only imagine what our
neighbors might have done if American troops had not been present. Most likely, Iraq would have been
transformed into a regional battlefield with disastrous consequences for Middle Eastern and global security.
Complacency and survival|
Putting aside, for the moment only, which individuals are guilty of malfeasance in office, it is
undeniable that the system America established for disaster relief failed miserably last week -- and
thousands of Americans died because of it.
The image of the truth|
They say that one picture is worth a thousand words. No doubt this is true. But what is the
guarantee that those words are truthful?
Katrina and the Poor: A Teaching Tool|
For far too long, charlatan ideologues and dishonest politicians have sold the concept that
government can and will make your life better. Well, if a cot in the Astrodome is the standard, maybe the
promises are true. But if you expect the government to provide you comfort and protect you -- P.T.
Barnum had your number when he said, "there's a sucker born every minute." [9/12/2005]
Mike Adams - My weekend in the mountains reminded me that liberalism is not really a
political philosophy. Instead, it is a state of arrested emotional development. It is a way of thinking,
which leads to no place in the real world. It is a place existing only in the imagination.
What Are the Darwinists Afraid Of?|
If, we are told a forest is uninhabited and, while walking in it, come across a garden,
with plots of tomatoes, beans, corn and cabbage, reason tells us someone lives here. The garden presupposes
the existence of a gardener, for it reflects intelligent design. Though we know not how it was done,
an intelligent being did it. [8/5/2005]
Generations of Faith|
There is one glorious favor that we can do for our children, however, besides teaching them the
Bible, taking them to church, and praying for them. Read Tolkien and Lewis to them. Over and over. This will
suffuse their imaginations with the capacity to recognize, and to love, splendor, majesty, valor, courtesy,
purity, fidelity, and, most of all, glory. [July-Aug 2005]
Designing an intelligent debate|
When George W. Bush remarked to Texas reporters the other day that he thought the belief in
"intelligent design" a fit subject for polite conversation, his critics accused him of trying to reprise
the Scopes trial. Haven't we argued enough about God vs. monkeys?
The value of private charity|
Private charity develops a sense of personal responsibility for recipients, and it
does something similar for donors, too. When you rely on the government to help those who need it,
you don't practice benevolence yourself. You don't take responsibility for deciding whom to help.
Just as public assistance discourages the poor from becoming independent by rewarding them with
fixed handouts, it discourages the rest of us from being benevolent.
God has given us the power of Love. With His love guiding us in our lives, we are capable
of everything and that includes overcoming evil.
Michael & Me -- The Movie (Larry Elder)|
"Michael & Me" asks why, if America possesses "too many guns," is the murder rate among
Japanese Americans actually lower than in Japan? And why, in England, with severe gun restriction, is
the English murder rate growing, and the violent crime rate -- assaults, car thefts, hot
burglaries -- now exceeding ours?
Exploiting the Right|
As funding from its member denominations continues to decline, the National Council of
Churches (NCC) is increasingly relying on support from liberal foundations and polemical direct
mail campaigns. A recent fundraising letter from NCC General Secretary Bob Edgar blasts "Jerry Falwell and
his friends," "hard-right fundamentalists," libertarians, President Bush, Rush Limbaugh, the
Heritage Foundation, and the organization for which I work (the Institute on Religion and Democracy). [8/4/2005]
America Was Always the Best Hope for Peace|
Instead of using our nuclear weapons to conquer, we offered to disarm ourselves of our nuclear
weapons. We wanted to create a world where nuclear energy was used only for peace. Yet, some say, both at
home and abroad, that America is militaristic and imperialistic. We are lectured that we are a nation
whose only concern is controlling the world. It is said that we have a history of world conquest. That is
a bold-faced lie! [8/2/2005]
Using faith to validate extremism|
Those who think Islam is the only religion that gives rise to extremism and carnage need
to think again. But let’s be clear, Islam is not – as has been repeatedly claimed -- a “religion of peace.”
Indeed, the idea is absurd, considering that Islam’s founding prophet also was a warrior -- among
the most successful in history, establishing an empire ranging from Spain to the South Pacific.
Let's face facts, Europe's being run by cowards|
What atrocity must occur before the European public and its political leadership understands
what is really happening in the world? There is a sort of crusade under way; an especially perfidious
campaign consisting of systematic attacks by Islamists, focused on civilians, that is directed against
our free, open Western societies, and that is intent on their utter destruction. [8/1/2005]
Stem cell research without limits is a bad idea|
It is a good idea to expand federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. It is a bad idea
to do that without prohibiting research that uses embryos created specifically to be used
in research and destroyed.
Climate change sceptics bet $10,000 on cooler world|
Two climate change sceptics, who believe the dangers of global warming are overstated, have put
their money where their mouth is and bet $10,000 that the planet will cool over the next decade.
The pair, based in Irkutsk, at the Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics, believe that global temperatures are
driven more by changes in the sun's activity than by the emission of greenhouse gases. [8/19/2005]
Millions all over China convert to Christianity|
Chinese are embracing Christianity in a social revolution that is spreading through
town and countryside to the point where Christians already may outnumber members of the
Communist Party of China. [8/3/2005]
The A-bomb was a lifesaver|
President Truman's decision to use the new weapons stopped a war that would otherwise have
raged savagely on, and made possible the transformation of Japan from vicious aggressor to peaceful
democracy. Six decades after August 1945, it is clear: The bomb made the world a better place.
Who speaks for Casey Sheehan?|
Casey Sheehan's deeds were heroic. By laying down his life for this nation, he delivered the
kind of message that is written in blood, that lives forever. Why on Earth would a loving mother choose to
refocus the nation's attention onto her words and away from his deeds? [8/19/2005]
How to get fired|
Michael Graham: "I made the one move certain to endanger my career: I told the truth
about a minority group. And in the politically correct nation we live in today, that's the fast
track to the unemployment line."
Michael Graham, spiked by ABC|
With their firing of Michael Graham, it's clear that the timid ABC brass wasn't listening
to what he actually said or defending free speech. It was listening to the Council on Islamic-American
Relations, a radical lobby that fights so-called "Islamophobia" in the media.
'Aggressive secularism' threat to freedom, says Ratzinger|
God is being pushed to the margins of society, thwarted by an "aggressive secular ideology",
according to Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
Secularism was no longer a neutral influence which opened up space for religious freedom. [7/5/2005]
Freedom breeds generosity|
As we celebrate the 229th birthday of the United States, we should remember two things. First,
we are the most generous nation in the world. Americans delivered $80 billion to the developing world in aid
and assistance last year. Of this $80 billion, over $60 billion came from private rather than government
sources. Second, Americans have the capability to provide this largesse because we are free and freedom
is what produces prosperity everywhere.
Global Warming: Religion or Science?|
The theory that humans are causing global warming does not work this way. No matter what the
climate phenomenon, if it can in someway be presented as being unusual by global warming alarmists, it is
argued to be "further evidence of global warming," even if it contradicts earlier phenomena that were
pointed to by the same people as evidence of global warming. [7/27/2005]
Why we need conservative judges|
In the conservative approach, the law we have is a product of the wisdom of the ages, and the only
surprises today are how the law might apply in new situations. In a liberal world, we live forever in a social
experiment and our reality is the result of whatever thinking happens to be in vogue among the social engineers.
Dying To Be Martyrs|
The four London bombers that died voluntarily in the blasts did so simply because they aspired
to be egg timers. It was, apparently, the only role in the attack that they could imagine for themselves
in which they got to die. And a glorious death was the goal around which everything else was planned. [7/25/2005]
What the world owes Palestinians and the Left|
In the last few weeks, innocent men, women and children have been blown up, paralyzed, brain
damaged and otherwise had their lives ruined by Muslim suicide bombers in Britain, Egypt and Iraq. Who can
we thank for this man-made plague? Palestinians and the Left.
Communist Threat - China Tells Congress To Back Off|
The Chinese government on Monday sharply criticized the United States for threatening to erect
barriers aimed at preventing the attempted takeover of the American oil company Unocal Corp. by one of China's
three largest energy firms, CNOOC.
The Left doesn't support the troops and should admit it|
Liberals, Democrats and others on the Left frequently state that they "support the troops." For
most of them, whether they realize it or not, this is not true. They feel they must say this because the
majority of Americans would find any other position unacceptable. Indeed, for most liberals, the thought
that they really do not support the troops is unacceptable even to them.
We’re at War and the Left Plays Word Games|
It’s only a three-letter word, but since the left gets confused over the two-letter variety,
their being clueless over what "war" means is no surprise. They also can’t fathom that a megaton of
munitions are enough to cause mass destruction.
Killers Not Deterred by Democracy|
The terrorist attacks in London a week ago undercut two theories about Islamist terrorism:
That it is caused by poverty or by undemocratic political systems. Three of the four bombers have been
identified as native-born Brits. A fourth is reported to be a Jamaican-born Brit. [7/15/2005]
The Rise in Dependency|
Is the American tradition of self-reliance disappearing? That’s a painful question for conservatives
to ponder. After all, we’re dedicated to reducing the role of government and promoting individual freedom and
opportunity. But the facts, while sad, are clear: More Americans today depend more heavily on government than
Prayers for Peace|
The problem with many church institutions, especially those in the progressive wing, is
that they regard war -- any war -- as the greatest possible evil. They ignore centuries of Christian teaching
about the ethics of war, otherwise known as the just war tradition. It argues that governments may, and
sometimes must, wage war to restrain the violence of wicked men. This is Christian realism: the
proposition that evil is a fact of human nature and that, in its advanced forms, it will not yield to
dialogue and diplomacy. [7/14/2005]
Dying for Liberation|
The fact that PETA kills animals may surprise people. It shouldn’t. Even though animal
shelters that do not kill are the newest rage in animal-welfare advocacy, PETA isn’t in the
animal-welfare business. Rather, it seeks complete and uncompromising “animal liberation,” a vastly
different concept from animal welfare that demands the end of any and all uses of animals by humans. [7/13/2005]
Good intentions often go bad in Africa|
Africa is filled with good intentions that ended badly. Half-completed hydroelectric dams
covered with weeds, empty irrigation pipes decaying in the equatorial sun and roads that literally lead to
nowhere dot the continent, testaments to corruption and bad judgment. Despite billions of dollars in aid,
Africa has gone backward since the 1970s on every measurable level.
Aid to Africa redux|
Without question the issue at hand is poverty in Africa, but overlooked by well meaning
rockers is that as long as tyrannical governments control the distribution of funds those targeted
for relief never get it.
Slaking a thirst with a fire hose|
Unless Europe and the West accompany aid to Africa with the kind of supervision nobody has the
courage to impose, the aid will wind up in the usual Swiss banks, and 20 years from now another generation of
children will die while naive hearts bleed.
Holding the Line: The American People Must Set the Standard|
One need not be a proponent of the war in Iraq or even the War on Terror to believe that
Senator Durbin’s remarks are so wrong, so unfair and so damaging that he cannot be allowed to remain
in office. It is time for all of us to call for him to resign or to face censure by the U.S.
Senate – and continue doing it until we see results. [6/22/2005]
High Court to homeowners: Stick 'em up!|
We live under a regime that can and often does grab our homes and small businesses to
create what politicians call "economic development." The process is simple: the government takes our
property, pays us what it thinks the property's worth, and then hands our property — in finely
crafted "sweetheart deals" — to developers and big corporations that will produce greater tax revenue.
Your house could be a parking lot|
Think your house is your castle? Our country's Founders thought so. They put three
provisions into the Bill of Rights to protect it. But last week, the Supreme Court said the government
can take away your house just because it thinks someone else could make better use of your home or
business than you can.
You may own your own home and expect to live there the rest of your life. But keep your bags
packed, because the Supreme Court of the United States has decreed that local politicians can take your
property away and turn it over to someone else, just by using the magic words "public purpose."
The real outrage isn't the affront to the "dignity" of suicide terrorists being interrogated
and kept alive against their will by our military at Guantanamo; the greater offense is our mainstream
media's lack of context for what transpires there -- and the apparent disregard for the consequences of
such revelations during a time of war.
When Justices become dictators|
The Supreme Court of the United States has once again proved that it is a feckless,
dictatorial and altogether ridiculous body. Its latest spate of decisions reveals legislative
usurpation, disingenuous deference and silly inconsistency.
Developer seeks Souter's property|
Could a hotel be built on the land owned by Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter? A new
ruling by the Supreme Court which was supported by Justice Souter himself itself might allow it.
A private developer is seeking to use this very law to build a hotel on Souter's land.
High court's property decision stirs anger|
We are one step closer to communism becoming a success in America. The US Supreme Court
has now allowed property rights of private citizens to be subject to the whims of local bureaucrats.
Our sacred Bill of Rights is being erroded away by a handful of justices who seem unable to understand
what the term "judicial restraint" means anymore.
TB or not TB?|
If anyone needs another reason to oppose illegal immigration, to which the Bush
Administration continues to turn a blind eye, how about the spread of a deadly communicable disease?
Nigerian Corrupt Rulers Stole $380 BILLION|
The scale of the task facing Tony Blair in his drive to help Africa was laid bare yesterday when
it emerged that Nigeria's past rulers stole or misused £220 billion ($380 billion US). That is as much as all
the western aid given to Africa in almost four decades. The looting of Africa's most populous country amounted
to a sum equivalent to 300 years of British aid for the continent.
The wage gap, give me a break|
"Women and men look at their life," said Farrell, "and women say, 'What do I need? Do I need
more money, or do I need more time?' And women are intelligent enough to say, I need more time. And so
women lead balanced lives. Men should be learning from women."
School choice threatened|
Those who oppose school choice clearly have other goals than creating the best schools and
turning out educated, skilled children. This is particularly sad given the obvious and massive problems
we have in our inner city public schools nationwide. It is painfully obvious that anyone motivated
by achieving excellence would remain open to every path that may lead to achieving it.
Orthodox Church in America (OCA) considers withdrawal from the NCC|
"It is clear that these organizations [NCC, WCC] are still far from ideal venues for
inter-Christian dialogue. As we look to the future, two options present themselves: a) a focused and
intentional program to improve these organizations and our participation in them, and/or b) the
development of viable alternatives to these organizations. [6/14/2005]
The left's war for international affection|
The Left steadfastly chooses to ignore the positive, hype the negative and presume American
culpability. They deny their reflexively anti-American instincts and congenital softness on terrorism,
insisting they are more committed to winning the war than even the evil "neocons." It's just America's
methods they disapprove of.
The myth of DDT versus the reality of malaria in Africa|
Contrary to expert testimony that DDT was not harmful to humans, animals or the
environment, in a raw exercise of arbitrary power in 1972 the Environmental Protection Agency
banned DDT, and it has continued to be banned in most of the world. Since then, more than
50 million people have died from malaria.
Pope condemns gay marriages as 'anarchy'|
Pope Benedict, in his first clear pronouncement on gay marriages since his election,
on Monday condemned same-sex unions as fake and expressions of "anarchic freedom" that threatened
the future of the family.
A Conservative's Journey|
Conservatism is rooted in realism about mankind's capacity for both good and evil.
The main political philosophies that contend with conservatism in the U.S. today libertarian and
modern-day liberalism fail to to fully grasp the evil in human nature. For those of us who acknowledge
the sinful aspects of human nature, conservatism makes sense as a political philosophy. It recognizes
the need for checks and limits. [6/8/2005]
Only Koran desecration receives Left's ire.
Amnesty International and moral idiocy|
Like almost all international and most domestic groups, the Left took over
Amnesty International, and it devolved into another predictably anti-American, morally destructive
organization. That devolution was most apparent years ago when Amnesty International listed the
U.S. as a major violator of human rights because it executed murderers.
Judge rules sex-education curriculum violates First Amendment|
A federal judge has issued a temporary restraining order to stop the teaching of a sex-education
course because it violates the First Amendment. The decision found that the curriculum "presents only one view
on the subject - that homosexuality is a natural and morally correct lifestyle - to the exclusion of other perspectives."
Will the real gulag please stand up?|
If the Left could bring itself to take a hiatus from its hyperbole in redefining "torture" so as
conveniently to encompass the detention practices of the U.S. military in Guantanamo and elsewhere, perhaps
it could rediscover the true meaning of torture by perusing the pages of Solzhenitsyn's gripping account.
Rich people are government’s best friend|
These entrepreneurs use their God-given talents within the Reaganesque free-market framework
that deregulated, slashed tax rates, and provided the first strong dose of economic incentives since the 1920s.
A rising economic tide over the last 20 years has lifted living standards, productivity, and employment
PETA's Dirty Secret|
Hypocrisy is the mother of all credibility problems, and People for the Ethical Treatment
of Animals (PETA) has it in spades. While loudly complaining about the "unethical" treatment of animals
by restaurant owners, grocers, farmers, scientists, anglers, and countless other Americans, the group
has its own dirty little secret.
Planned Parenthood Perversity|
Planned Parenthood in Indiana and Kansas is effectively fighting to protect child rapists
from potential prosecution in two high-profile legal fights. That an organization devoted to the
interests of women finds itself in this position is a cautionary tale of abortion-rights extremism.
A new generation of moral leadership|
Can the culture survive? Is there hope that a new generation will restore a moral framework
and return America to its founding principles? Fortunately, there is a growing generation that holds
firmly to a Christian worldview and desires that freedom and liberty flourish in America. [5/23/2005]
Seven 'Extraordinary' Idiots|
Human life is sacred, not something to be manufactured, used, and thrown away. What matters is
doing right by life itself—and we can start by not believing everything we hear on the news.
Study shows G-rated fare more profitable|
While the movie industry produced nearly 12 times more R-rated films than G-rated films from
1989-2003, the average G-rated film produced 11 times greater profit than its R-rated counterpart.
A relic of the recent past|
Even when they are proved wrong by inescapable facts, green zealots often fall back on runaway
extrapolations, claiming that they must stop development now or there will be ever increasing population
densities, more pollution, more this, more that.
The Politics of Embryonic Stem Cell Research|
In the public square, politicians and citizens often have to reflect upon, weigh and make
decisions about great moral issues. On such clear issues like embryonic stem cell research and abortion,
for example, where innocent life is being taken, the Christian Church and individual Christians have
a responsibility to speak out clearly and forcefully.
Cloning for dollars|
Human life is sacred, not something to be manufactured, used, and thrown away. What matters is
doing right by life itself—and we can start by not believing everything we hear on the news.
Connecting the dots|
Crammed upside down at the bottom of a trash bin with cement blocks piled on top of her tiny body,
yet another of America's little girls was seen as nothing more than garbage. Kidnapped, raped and left to die
a horrible death, the eight-year-old child is the latest in an ever-growing torrent of victims of a toxic culture.
Of Mice and Men: What it Means to be Human|
Whether it’s sheep with human organs or mice with partially human brains, the creation of human
and animal hybrids is the cutting edge of biotechnology. [5/26/2005]
Bordering on insanity|
Getting illegal immigration under control is a key mission in the war against terror.
After all, a country that doesn’t control its borders won’t be a country for long. Sadly, the
government’s plans to protect us don’t inspire much confidence.
The Republican sellout: Winners and losers|
Never has a majority party proved to be so spineless. Republicans, lest we forget, constitute
55 out of 100 senators and have the power to do what it right and just. Instead, they capitulated.
Bethlehem Christians Worry About Islamic Takeover|
Christians in Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, are concerned that their city may slowly
become an Islamic stronghold following recent municipal elections in which radical Islamic groups took a
number of seats.
What Left-Wing PBS Bias?|
Bill Moyers, the lamented, demented former host of the PBS program “Now With Bill Moyers,”
referred to the American-led war in Iraq as doing “to the people of Baghdad what bin Laden did to us.”
Report urges troops sent to border|
"The tide of illegal crossings on the borders of the United States is beyond unsatisfactory;
it is catastrophic. It does not ebb and flow — it only grows. It is rising without measure and eroding
the very fiber of our safety, life and culture," the report said. [5/23/2005]
The Christians are at the gates, but they don't want in|
All right, enough already. The Christians aren't coming to get you.
Why Islam is disrespected|
Christians, Jews, and Buddhists don't lash out in homicidal rage when their religion is
insulted. They don't call for holy war and riot in the streets. What Muslims in America and throughout
the world" most need to hear is not pandering sweet-talk. What they need is a blunt reminder that the
real desecration of Islam is what totalitarian Muslim zealots have been doing to innocent human
beings in the name of Islam.
Liberals, race, and history|
Many things that would advance blacks would not advance the liberal agenda. That is why the time is
long overdue for the two to come to a parting of the ways.
No Riots for Hollywood|
Hollywood makes lame jokes and harsh satires of Christianity all the time, figuratively and
literally tossing Jesus, the Bible and church figures into the toilet. Those alleged American interrogators
are pikers compared to Tinseltown. They could learn at the feet of the masters of mockery. [5/23/3005]
A seminar in old media liberal bias|
It would be nice if just once, one of these old media brontosauruses would do a story on the
greatness of America, the American military and democracy, including in the Middle East. They might emphasize
the contrast between Saddam's (and the terrorists') brutality and the magnanimity of the current Iraqi regime.
Rebuild Twin Towers Boldly--Not Just One|
Savages from a failed culture that could never have built the towers or even the jets that
knocked them down sought to lower us, so that they might believe they are our equals. Please consider
carefully your response to them. Show them that they must rise to our level –for we will never
decline to theirs. [5/25/2005]
Zarqawi Tape Justifies Killing of Muslims|
A tape reportedly recorded by terror mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi condemns the new
government in Baghdad and claims the killing of fellow Muslims is justified in attacks against U.S. soldiers
and Iraqi security forces. "God ordered us to attack the infidels by all means ... even if armed infidels
and unintended victims — women and children — are killed together," the speaker said. "The priority is
for jihad so anything that slows down jihad should be overcome." [5/19/2005]
Letting our friends down|
The persecution of the Hmong Christians in Vietnam starts with confiscating Bibles and quickly
escalates from there. The fortunate Hmong are “only” fined the equivalent of four months’ salary and have
their livestock confiscated. Beatings, imprisonment, and torture are commonplace.
Catholic Universities and Truth in Advertising|
The poet Robert Frost once described a liberal as someone who refuses to take his own side in
an argument. He could have been speaking about all too many Catholic universities today, where you’d have
about as much chance of hearing a commencement address delivered by a prominent Catholic who loves the
traditional faith as you would Ted Nugent doing a public service announcement for People for the
Ethical Treatment of Animals. [5/17/2005]
Newsweek dissembled, Muslims dismembered!|
Newsweek seems to have very different responses to the same reporter's scoops. Who's deciding
which of Isikoff's stories to run and which to hold?
Claiming that traditionalists have misinterpreted the gospel message over the last
2000 years is a familiar theme among revisionists, who seek a Biblical justification for actions that
have historically been judged incompatible with Christian teaching. [5/10/2005]
Saudis Shred Bibles|
Bibles found in the possession of visitors to Saudi Arabia are routinely confiscated by
customs officials, and in some cases copies allegedly have been put through a paper shredder, according
to religious rights campaigners.
The Coalition of the Evil|
As Saddam Hussein sulks in his prison cell, members of his Coalition of the Evil on the
outside have devised yet another grisly innovation in barbarism.
The Intelligent Design Controversy Returns to Kansas. Darwinists are choosing to not defend
their theories and instead are demonizing the Intelligent Design scientists who are trying to bring some
truth and balance to the classroom. Once again evolutionists have decided that the rules don’t apply
to them! [5/10/2005]
In defense of anger|
Ben Shapiro - Moral condemnation isn't only cathartic; it's the only way we can improve
our society. Attacks on our basic morality should breed anger; anger breeds action. Throughout our history,
Americans, driven by moral rage, have done right.
It's not just Newsweek|
If you want to hear an earful, ask an American soldier how he feels about our news media.
You will invariably hear an outpouring of dismay and outrage over antagonistic and reckless reporting.
A modern Auschwitz|
Sixty years ago, the Allies threw open the doors to Nazi-run camps—and were horrified by what
they found. Today, Auschwitz is a reality once again—in North Korea. And this time, we cannot claim we don’t
know what’s going on in these camps. The only question is: What are we going to do about it?
Liberals may think of themselves as people who believe in certain principles but, if you
observe their actual behavior, you are likely to discover that most liberals have a certain set of
attitudes, rather than principles.
Drag liberals into the light|
Democrats want to terrify people by claiming Bush's judicial nominees are nutcase extremists
hell-bent on shredding the Constitution – as opposed to liberals' preferred method of simply rewriting it on a
daily basis – but they're terrified that someone might ask them what they mean by "extremist." So let's ask!
Benedict XVI and Freedom|
In his work as a theologian, Benedict XVI places freedom at the core of his teachings. He has a
beautiful way of explaining creation, which according to him should be understood not with the model of a
craftsman, "but the creative mind, creative thinking." The beginning of creation is a "creative freedom which
creates further freedoms." [4/20/2005]
Pope Benedict XVI: Enemy of Jihad|
The new Pope Benedict XVI has been more forthcoming about the reality of how Islam challenges the
Catholic Church, Christianity, and even the post-Christian West. He has spoken up for the rights of converts
from Islam to Christianity, who live under a death sentence in Islamic countries and increasingly live in
fear even in the West. He has even spoken approvingly of Christians proselytizing Muslims. [4/20/2005]
Left never tires of Christian bashing|
If Christians are to honor Christ's Great Commission of spreading the Gospel to all nations,
they must engage in the political arena and governance if for no other reason than that the Gospel cannot
flourish as well in the absence of political and religious liberty. Christians have a duty to be involved
to promote liberty.
Abortion staff ignores baby boy born alive?|
A woman who was scheduled to have her 22-week-along pregnancy ended at a Florida abortion
clinic instead delivered the baby alive in a restroom and says her pleading for help from medical staff
went unheeded, even when an employee saw that the tiny boy was moving. [4/25/2005]
If you have been paying close attention to the rhetoric of most environmental groups, you
have already discovered that human well-being is decidedly secondary. When we’re told that global warming
or other “environmental degradation” can hurt people, it’s not an expression of concern; it’s more
like a threat.
An Asian student confesses -- 'we work harder'|
The diversity/inclusion/multicultural crowd wants not only equal rights. They want equal results.
But results require hard work, sacrifice and discipline. Either that, or a really good government program.
Some profound questions during exam week|
Have you ever thought that having so many liberal professors causes students to develop a skewed view
of the world? Do you ever think about the consequences of teaching students that there are no absolutes and that
there is no free will?
East of Egan|
Mike Adams - After spending two days at this "Catholic" university, I have come to the conclusion
that it is far worse than my previous articles had suggested. I use the term "worse," primarily to describe
Gonzaga's betrayal of Catholic principles - all in the name of tolerance and diversity.
OCA Bishop Trivializes The Pope's Death|
Bishop Tikhon: "I don't like much about our times. All this humbug about the corpse
of another Pope. The world is not that much diminished by his passing. The world was, however, diminished by the passing
of Ray Charles and J. Hunter Thompson."
Bishop Tikhon: Ray Charles More Important Than The Pope|
Bishop Tikhon of the OCA has given us another argument for his retirement:
"The world is not that much diminished by his [The Pope] passing. The world was, however, diminished by the passing
of Ray Charles."
Gay bishop backs Planned Parenthood|
Planned Parenthood should target "people of faith" to promote abortion rights and comprehensive
sex education, the Episcopal Church's first openly homosexual bishop told a gathering in the District
yesterday. "Our defense against religious people has to be a religious defense. ... We must use people of faith
to counter the faith-based arguments against us," he said. [4/16/2005]
Stark raving mad|
Is there any place in America where families are truly safe? Where children can grow up in
innocence? Where moms and dads can know that it is their influence over their children's lives that will
shape their values, choices, and futures?
Victims of the blackboard jungle|
The horror that happened at Mifflin High School in Columbus, Ohio, is happening in public schools
everywhere. While the names and ages of the young victims vary, one thing is constant across the country:
spineless education bureaucrats more concerned about covering their hides than protecting innocent children
College taught her not to be a heterosexual|
Dennis Prager - I interviewed Anna Montrose, a bright and articulate 22-year-old woman,
on my syndicated radio show. She is a fine example of the type of thinking and behavior a
homosexuality-celebrating culture -- such as that at our universities -- produces.
Bishop Hilarion Praises Pope John Paul II|
Orthodox Christian Bishop Hilarion - "He was the most influential religious leader of modernity,
and he made an impact on the entire human civilization. Indeed, his influence went far beyond the Roman
Catholic Church. He was an ‘orthodox’ Pope in the sense of preserving traditional attitude of his Church
to dogma and morality."
An anti-communist reading list|
We know who the communists are and where they come from. Most of them teach at American universities.
We work hard every day to pay the taxes which, in turn, pay their salaries. Meanwhile, they work hard to subvert
everything we do, everything we value, and everything we love.
Persecution Begins Against Priests Opposing Gay Episcopal Bishop|
Connecticut's Episcopal bishop has warned six priests in the state who opposed the election of the first openly gay bishop that they could be removed as rectors of their parishes by Friday.
And so, slowly but surely, the destruction of traditional Christianity continues. What communism could not
accomplish, radical secularism, leftist-liberalism, and depraved minds are gradually bringing forth.
Income Redistribution Day 2005|
The present tax codes ... inhibit the mobility and formation of capital, add complexities and
inequities which undermine the morale of the taxpayer, and make tax avoidance rather than market factors
a prime consideration in too many economic decisions.
Tax Freedom Day to Arrive April 17 in 2005|
The report compares the number of days Americans work to pay taxes to the number of days they
work to support themselves. Despite all the tax cuts that the federal government has passed recently,
Americans will still spend more on taxes than they spend on food, clothing and medical care combined.
Ownership: An unalienable right|
The 70-year-old Social Security structure and the 92-year-old income tax code thwart the natural,
individual motivation of citizens to use their God-given talents to pursue happiness and their respective dreams.
Any program that undermines an individual's liberty to create ownership is, then, by its very nature, immoral.
It's only funny until someone loses a pie|
Liberals enjoy claiming that they are intellectuals, thrilled to engage in a battle of wits.
This, they believe, distinguishes them from conservatives, who are religious fanatics who react with
impotent rage to opposing ideas.
Pandering to the crackpot left|
It looks like Teresa Heinz Kerry is rubbing off on her husband. And on Sen. Hillary Clinton.
For the Republican Party, this is a very good thing.
The divorce-threatens-marriage lie|
One of the most frequently offered arguments by proponents of same-sex marriage is that it is not
gays wanting to marry a member of the same sex that threatens the institution of marriage, it is the high divorce
rate among heterosexuals.
'The Planter of Crosses'|
John Paul II—a feeding tube in his stomach—died a natural and peaceful death just days
after the deliberate starvation of Terri Schiavo, whose feeding tube was callously removed. God in His
providence often uses events like this to teach the world the difference between Christianity and secularism.
Pope John Paul II|
History will remember many of the achievements of John Paul II, particularly his zealous
guarding of the church's traditional belief in the sanctity of life, not permitting it to be unmoored by
the fashionable currents of thought about abortion, euthanasia and ``quality of life.'' But above all,
he will be remembered for having sparked, tended and fanned the flames of freedom in Poland and the rest
of Eastern Europe, leading ultimately and astonishingly to the total collapse of the Soviet empire.
The Left's battle to restore chaos|
Judeo-Christian values: Part X - Good and evil: Central to the Judeo-Christian value system is that good and evil are polar
opposites and "Woe unto those who call evil good, and good evil" (Isaiah). Opponents of Judeo-Christian
values have made war on moral absolutes, on God-based moral values.
A Rabbinic Eulogy for The Pope|
Rabbi Lapin - Without Pope John Paul II the culture of death would have made far greater inroads.
For a quarter century, three ways in which the sanctity of life played the central part in the Pope's
world view have inspired me
He was often presented as a conservative, especially by liberal critics within the church.
But this was a misreading of his character and indeed of his record. This great pontiff was essentially a
defender, promoter, protector and enhancer of life: life in all its forms, as God created them, but
especially human life. [4/5/2005]
Truth to the World: The Life of John Paul II|
Rev. Sirico - One of the most important lessons that John Paul has left us is a renewed understanding that
things are not worthless simply because they are old (whether people or values). He showed us why we do not
hold to things simply because they are old, but because they are true.
The purpose-driven left|
Ashley Smith saved the soul of a man on a killing spree by talking to him about Christianity and
reading to him from the New Testament. But under ordinary circumstance liberals would consider this act to be a
violation of the man's Constitutional rights not to be bothered by religion.
The judicial fight against God and the people|
The people are prevented from bringing their moral beliefs to bear, while the elites
on our benches legislate their morality for the rest of us. These judges don't just want to prevent
Americans from bringing their Bibles into jury rooms; they want to prevent Bibles from entering
The ACLU vs. America|
On April Fools' Day, the American Civil Liberties Union will show us what a joke
its commitment to American civil liberties really is. As we already suspected the ACLU is biased and
hypocrytical in its "defense" of freedom.
Stop The Separation Of Scouts And School!|
Under threat by the American Civil Liberties Union, the Boy Scouts of America is formulating
plans to remove thousands of chartered troops from sponsorship by our nation's public schools. The important
partnership that has existed for 95 years between the Boy Scouts and public schools apparently is being
severed - by the Scouts themselves. It would be detrimental to America's communities. [3/15/05]
Rant and chant|
The question of “whether or not to welcome religion to the public square” is really about
whether or not to welcome Christianity to the public square. As the rites in Boca Raton demonstrate,
nobody is worried about Buddhism’s undue influence on our public institutions.
How Liberalism Failed Terri Schiavo |
Instead of sympathizing with Terri Schiavo -- a disabled woman, abandoned by her husband,
seen by many as a burden on society -- modern liberalism now sympathizes with Michael Schiavo, a
healthy man seeking freedom from the burden of his disabled wife and self-fulfillment in the arms
Killed by Euphemisms|
The court-ordered killing was carried out slowly, incrementally, over days and weeks,
with soft music, stuffed animals, and euphonious slogans about choice and dignity and radiance. By
the time it ended, no one really remembered how many days and hours it had gone on.
Schiavo: Awakening a sleeping giant|
It is just possible, contrary to my original thoughts, that the tragic Schiavo case will
not usher in a slippery slope toward euthanasia but cause a double-barreled backlash against both the
"Culture of Death" and judicial activism.
Meet Judge Greer's pastor|
Christians can go on blaming others for the problems we face in this country. Or we can go
into the churches and start cleaning up the messes we have in our own houses of worship. It's time to
take back the churches. It's time to renew the idea of standards. It's time to make church membership
mean something again.
Greek Orthodox Leader: Schiavo "deserves to live"|
Metropolitan Maximos of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Pittsburgh has condemned the
removal of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube.
Barbarity in the American Heartland (Terri Schiavo)|
I never believed that I would live in a country that would, in effect, execute a
brain-damaged woman who never hurt anyone in her life. The story of Terri Schiavo should outrage every
decent American. While our soldiers valiantly fight and die across the sea so complete strangers
can enjoy human rights, here at home an American woman who suffered severe brain damage 15 years ago
is being subjected to death by dehydration and starvation by order of a judge.
OCA responds to the case of Terri Schaivo|
"The removal of Mrs. Schaivo from feeding tubes as a means of hastening her death can
in no way be condoned or supported. Doing so constitutes a gross lack of wise stewardship of God's
sacred gift of life and an extraordinary means of hastening her death by starvation."
In Love With Death (Terri Schiavo)|
Why are so many liberals committed to this woman's death? They seem to
have fallen half in love with death. What does Terri Schiavo's life symbolize to them? What does the
idea that she might continue to live suggest to them? If you think Terri Schiavo is a precious human
gift of God, your passion is explicable. The passion of the pull-the-tube people is not.
TV ads warn of Iran nuke attack|
The scenario described in "Atomic Iran" shows that a 150-kiloton IND exploded in
New York would reduce much of the city to rubble. Some 1.5 million people would be killed instantly,
with another 1.5 million certain to die over the next few days.
An Atomic 9/11: When Evil Is Appeased|
Iran Freedom Foundation - see video.
The Case for Democracy|
Book Review: Democracy is a morally superior form of government because it promises
the concrete opportunity to live in freedom. Free societies should deal boldly with fear regimes by linking
diplomatic and economic initiatives to the lessening the grip of the tyrant's oppression. This brings
moral clarity into international affairs Sharansky contends.
Diversity means teaching students not to think|
Mike Adams - If you want to see how the diversity movement is eroding the critical
thinking skills of college students, just pick up a copy of your local college newspaper. Recently, I
picked up a copy of the UNCW Seahawk. I’m still recovering.
The Martyrdom of Terri Schiavo: Resisting the ministers of death|
Fr. Johannes L. Jacobse - Terri Schiavo, in her courageous struggle against the
ministers of death, is a witness for life. The public battle over whether she should live or die is a
titan struggle between those who reference that higher truth, and those whose value of human life is
determined by temporal expediency.
The marriage newspeak|
What is underway here is not simply a tweaking of legal terminology. The crusade for same-sex
marriage has never been aimed merely at adjusting the familiar boundaries of married life to make it more
inclusive. The real target is the significance of marriage itself.
Starving for a Fair Diagnosis|
Many people believe that Terri Schiavo has had “the best of care,” and that everything
has been tried by way of rehabilitation. This belief is false. In fact, Terri has had no attempts at
therapy or rehabilitation since 1992.
Lawrence Summers and the left's thought gulag|
The dirty secret -- at least it's a secret to liberals -- is that political correctness,
emanating as it does from a liberal mindset, is not open-minded, it's not inviting, and it's not progressive
or enlightened. It is the antithesis of what liberalism claims to be all about.
Thou shalt have no others gods before the ACLU|
There was a time when "fear of God" meant piety, or at least conscience. Today, it more
accurately describes the worldview of secular liberals who get itchy and twitchy at any reminder
of our religious roots as a nation.
The Arab Spring|
"At last, clearly and suddenly, the thaw has begun," said President Bush on Tuesday. Let us
pray that it continues, and that the long winter of Arab discontent is finally giving way to a summer of
liberty and human rights. There will be time enough for gloating if it does.
Murdering babies because they are disabled or dying is a profound violation of their human
rights. At least, it used to be. After all, German doctors who killed disabled infants during
World War II faced the business side of the hangman's noose for their crimes. This belief appears to be
changing, at least among elites. As a consequence, an effort appears to be under way to spread the
Dutch cancer to our own shores.
Michael Schiavo’s very strange lawyer who wants Terri starved to death, has some very
strange experiences and beliefs he holds. He is indeed a very disturbed individual!
Killing Terri Schiavo|
Thomas Sowell - People who say that the government has no business interfering in a private decision like
removing Terri Schiavo's feeding tube somehow have no problem with a squad of policemen preventing her
parents (or anyone else) from giving their daughter food or water.
Iraqis Citizens Wage a Successful Battle Against Terrorists|
Ordinary Iraqis rarely strike back at the insurgents who terrorize their country. But just
before noon today, a carpenter named Dhia saw a troop of masked gunmen with grenades coming towards his
shop and decided he had had enough.
Starved for justice|
As important as it was to enforce the constitutional right to desegregated schools, isn't
it also important to enforce Terri Schiavo's right to due process before she is killed by starvation?
More prayers For Terri|
The more I read about this case, the more it weighs on me -- the more a creeping feeling of
horror sweeps over me. If, in fact, Terri Schiavo wants to live and is going to be denied that right,
the prospect of a court-ordered removal of her feeding tube is no less horrifying than that of a
person being buried alive.
Blind feminists find nut, details at eleven|
Feminists occasionally make smart decisions. Even blind squirrels occasionally find nuts.
If you're wondering just what the world of academia is up to lately and what nuttiness and insanity you
can find on college campuses, this article will give you a strong dose of the truth.
Freeze! I just had my nails done!|
Ann Coulter - How many people have to die before the country stops humoring feminists?
Last week, a defendant in a rape case, Brian Nichols, wrested a gun from a female deputy in an Atlanta
courthouse and went on a murderous rampage. Liberals have proffered every possible explanation for this
breakdown in security except the giant elephant in the room.
Maximizing the minimum tax|
This Carter-Clinton tax has been creatively redefined as "Mr. Bush's" fault, even though
those making this accusation are vehemently opposed to repealing the AMT.
The radical homosexual agenda and the destruction of standards|
The BGLTSA, as a wing of the radical homosexual movement, is looking to broaden the definition
of normality to include deviant behavior. They're not looking for passive tolerance. They're looking for
active acceptance. Now, ignoring homosexuality is no longer allowable; we must instead champion it,
equating it with heterosexuality.
A vote for spending|
In a half-century of watching Congress, I have never seen anything like the unified
Democratic stand against any reduction in entitlements or discretionary spending. For all their lecturing
about restoring "fiscal integrity," Democrats in both houses of Congress support only tax increases
and provide no help whatsoever in cutting spending.
In praise of honest liberals|
Some liberals are willing to admit the truth! Gasp, yes it is true. The moral of this story:
Keep the faith. Even in American liberals. They may be the last to get it, but they're starting to.
California Dreaming - Stem-Cell Optimism Misplaced|
It takes very little technical investigation to see that California’s optimism is not
warranted by the facts we know. Most successful studies today are being done using non-embryonic stem cells.
Government by propaganda|
In an ominous survey, a good third of students said that the First Amendment "went too far"
in its language, "too far" defending individual rights. "Only half of the students," the AP story explained,
"said newspapers should be allowed to publish freely without government approval of stories."
190 Orthodox churches ruined in Kosovo since 1999|
About 200 Orthodox churches, mostly 10th-13th century architectural monuments, which
survived the 500 years-long Turkish yoke, have been destroyed in Kosovo since the KFOR international
peacekeeping force and police units arrived in Kosovo.
Rolling back the tide of tyranny|
Clearly, a new civil war is underway on America’s college campuses. It is a war between
sensible freedom-loving students and politically correct freedom-hating professors.
Greek church leader seeks nation's forgiveness as scandals deepen|
Greece's embattled Orthodox Church leader begged the nation for forgiveness Friday after a
blitz of allegations ranging from trial-fixing to purported sex escapades battered the church's reputation as
guardian of Greek culture and honor. [2/19/2005]
Academic Freedom Arriving in Ohio|
Should teachers spend class time talking about their personal opinions on things other than those
which relate to class material? How at all do these discussions help students learn other than affirming the
view that universities are stomping grounds for liberals?
Embryonic stem cell research as an obsession|
Rapid scientific advancements have made it possible to produce new human life in the laboratory.
We can no longer put off the ethical questions surrounding the use of embryos and clones. President Bush was
correct to address the embryonic stem cell controversy and to provide money to fund it with appropriate
limitations and safeguards. His courage to address problems quickly and definitively, and not defer them
to future administrations, may well be his greatest legacy.
Abstinence Education Works|
Whoever coined the phrase "you can't argue with success" never ran into the folks who run the
pro-abortion lobby. The representatives of these groups are willfully blind to the fact that more teens are
open to the message of abstinence and to incorporating it into how they lead their lives. [2/16/2005]
Raising pit bull children|
It seems that excellent and courageous kids are getting harder and harder to find nowadays.
More and more, we are seeing less and less of the scrappy little Pit Bull Braveheart’s in our schoolyards
So That’s What Freedom Looks Like|
The report is that 60 percent of the registered voters defied threats of violence and death
to exercise their newly bestowed freedom. Iraqis taking to the streets, dressed in their best clothes,
served as a defiant fist in the air to the terrorists who would try to prevent this day. [2/4/2005]
The liberal cliche of the time was that Third World people care more about food than about
freedom. This kind of contempt for the political and spiritual dignity of people who live in different
circumstances never goes away. It simply gets applied serially to different sets of patronized foreigners.
Freedom of speech|
Freedom of speech does not mean you can say or write anything without consequences. It means
the government can't prevent you from speaking or writing about what's on your mind. It does not suggest
there can be no penalties for doing so – particularly in an irresponsible manner.
12 Steps for Reformed Leftists|
In opposing Iraqi self-rule, the left must abandon one of its core positions: freedom from
tyranny for the oppressed. Those on the left cannot have it both ways, and in continually trying to do so,
they expose themselves as the intellectually bankrupt people they really are. Leftists ready to recover must
use what recovering alcoholics call rigorous honesty to rid themselves of the habit of "dual think." [2/21/2005]
A Campaign of Lies|
The Academic Bill of Rights are specifically designed to do just the opposite: to encourage diverse
views and to restrict none. They are aimed at an academic orthodoxy that currently suppresses opposition and
that makes frauds like Ward Churchill – the very antithesis of a scholar and teacher – chairs of academic
departments. Who could object to such legislation? Like-minded ideologues could.
Dr. Obvious goes to Springfield H.S|
List of things you will never learn in college due to the excesses of the political correctness
movement. All of the things covered in this article will either, a) have important implications for public policy, or b)
have immediate application to your everyday lives.
CAIR condemns '24'—but it won’t condemn Islamic terrorists|
Few of us need reminding that we are not simply waging a war against terror, but against the
radical Islam that animates the enemy. The enemy is not coincidentally Muslim, but they are the enemy
because their radicalized version of Islam tells them to be. "24," so far at least, understands that.
As in the cases of the federal judges and tenured professors, the guaranteed paycheck a
federal employee enjoys reinforces nothing in him but insolence and arrogance without accountability.
Defining monstrosity down|
In a society where everyone is a victim and it's not right to "judge" others, there's
just not much room left for real monsters, while society itself becomes monstrous.
What if Bush has been right about Iraq all along?|
Liberal Reporter: "After watching Sunday's election in Iraq and seeing the first clear
sign that freedom really may mean something to the Iraqi people, you have to be asking yourself: What if it
turns out Bush was right, and we were wrong?"
'Jane Roe' appeals to Supreme Court|
The woman known as "Roe" in the landmark case that struck down all state laws restricting
abortion is appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn its 1973 decision.
Bush's budget -- the welfare state lives|
Get ready for the interest groups and beneficiaries to squeal, scream, cry and ultimately
demean. The issue? Why, President George W. Bush's "lean" 2006 budget. Americans want their welfare state.
Not Crazy Horse, just crazy|
University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill has written that "unquestionably, America has
earned" the attack of 9-11. He calls the attack itself a result of "gallant sacrifices of the combat teams."
That the "combat teams" killed only 3,000 Americans, he says, shows they were not "unreasonable or vindictive."
The left is worth nothing|
"Someone who does not know the difference between good and evil is worth nothing." --
Miecyslaw Kasprzyk, Polish rescuer of Jews during the Holocaust. Since the 1960s, with few exceptions,
on the greatest questions of good and evil, the Left has either been neutral toward or actively supported evil.
Kerry reminds voters why they rejected him|
Ted Kennedy's contemptible foreign policy speech deliberately timed just prior to the Iraqi
election was bad enough. But Kennedy didn't just come within one state's electors of becoming president.
John Kerry did, and his regrettable remarks on "Meet the Press" demonstrate how scary that is.
Naysayers tight-lipped since success of Iraq vote|
Skeptics of President Bush's attempt to bring democracy to Iraq have been largely silent since Iraqis enthusiastically turned out for Sunday's elections.
Billionaire Bush-basher George Soros and left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore were among critics of the administration's Iraq policy who had no comment after millions of Iraqis went to the polls in their nation's first free elections in decades.
There are only two ways to allocate any good or service: through prices, as is done
in a market economy, or lines dictated by government, as in Canada's system. The socialist claim
is that a single-payer system is more equal than one based on prices, but last week's court decision
reveals that as an illusion.
Christian Persecution Looms in the West|
Despite centuries of Christian history, European countries and Western nations in general are
gradually turning from their Christian roots and accepting secularistic positions, according to the Religious
Liberty Commission of the WEA.
Judge Scalia: Faithful live for Christ|
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said Saturday that people of faith should not fear
being viewed by "educated circles" as "fools for Christ."
Our Worst Enemy|
Rabbi Daniel Lapin - For years the same Jewish leader has ignored Jews who flagrantly
and fraudulently defame Judaism but he incessantly continues to condemn Mel Gibson. He fails to realize
that it is his exaggerated attacks on Mel Gibson, whose movie recently took top honors at the 31st annual
People's Choice Awards, that do considerable harm to American Jews, not the film itself.
Animal-Human Hybrids Spark Controversy|
Chinese scientists at the Shanghai Second Medical University in 2003 successfully fused human
cells with rabbit eggs. The embryos were reportedly the first human-animal chimeras successfully created.
They were allowed to develop for several days in a laboratory dish before the scientists destroyed the
embryos to harvest their stem cells.
The Church of the Latter-Day Leftists|
The faith community has fallen prey to doubts about the NCC’s mission. Prominent religious figures
have voiced concerns that the NCC is less a spiritual than a political organization, consumed less with securing
the souls of its parishioners than in attaining a future in line with its leftist agenda.
Don't take the president's word for it - take Zarqawi's|
Al-Zarqawi, the "prince" of Al-Qaida in Iraq, appointed by Osama Bin Laden, came out and
agreed with President Bush. "We have declared a fierce war on this evil principle of democracy and those
who follow this wrong ideology," Zarqawi declared in a statement. "Democracy is also based on the right
to choose your religion," he said, and that is "against the rule of God."
College Bans The Passion of the Christ; Launches Campaign Against Free Speech|
Florida’s Indian River Community College (IRCC) is engaging in a campaign of repression against
a Christian student group for attempting to show Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ on campus.
Will U.S. Law Continue to Protect Our Children?|
Our society puts children in a position of far greater danger than we, their elders and guardians,
The faith of a President|
When the president takes the oath of office this week, he will, as 42 presidents before him have
done, place his hand on the Bible. This upsets some who want no public acknowledgment that ours is a society of
faith, freedom and family. Such dissent leads other Americans to think their faith is under attack
Professors as inquisitors|
Some more bad news from our universities. Harvard came out against seeking truth, and
academics throughout America came to its support.
A heartless homeland security screw-up|
What on earth is wrong with our federal government? Did homeland security officials learn
nothing from the dead hijacker visa letter fiasco?
Faithful Bush calls on God's blessings|
President Bush mixed images of the Almighty as a just ruler, as a judge, and as a freedom-loving deity in a speech
that surpassed his 2001 inaugural address in references to God.
FIRE Releases its Guide to Free Speech on Campus|
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) celebrated the release of its flagship
publication, FIRE’s Guide to Free Speech on Campus. Legal scholars from across the political spectrum have
hailed the new Guide as an invaluable resource for students.
Two major changes have occurred since those long-forgotten days when Democrats were identifying
Social Security as a crisis that had to be fixed immediately: The problem has gotten worse, and Democrats
have proven they weren't sincere in the first place.
Coptic Orthodox Christian Family Slaughtered in NJ|
Hossam Armanious, 47, who along with his wife and two daughters was found stabbed to death in
his Jersey City home early Friday, would regularly debate religion in a Middle Eastern chat room. Armanious, an
Egyptian Christian, was well known for expressing his Coptic beliefs and engaging in fiery back-and-forth
with Muslims on the Web site paltalk.com.
A change in the weather|
Maybe it is just the mild weather, but I have noticed a change in the atmosphere of Washington.
Even the press seems to have recovered from their post-election frenzy and depression.
It's our party, you can cry if you want to|
Hollywood liberals could not be reached for comment on the cost of the inauguration because they
were being fitted for gowns and jewelry worth millions of dollars in anticipation of Oscar night.
Publik Skule vs. Home School|
It’s been eleven months since we pulled our teenage daughters out of the public school system and
started to home school them, and I could kick myself for waiting so long.
A Death in the University|
Instead of being nurtured, this young Christian was savagely attacked, instead of being educated,
she was harassed and ridiculed and made to feel less than human because she dared to identify against the evils
she saw in the society in which she lived.
Mike Adams - It doesn’t bother me that liberal animal rights activists like yourself prefer not to
own guns. But it does bother me that you want to have my guns taken away by government agents wielding guns. When the
assumption that rights apply exclusively to governments and not to citizens goes unchallenged, tyranny is the
Dragging America through the mud|
Democrats have engaged in endless post-election analysis to determine why they are losing faith with the
majority of Americans. Here's a humble suggestion: Quit condoning your party leadership dragging this nation through
the mud for partisan gain.
Family of four found slain in N.J. home|
The victims were identified as Hossam Armanious, 46; his wife, Amal Garas, 36; and their daughters,
Sylvia Armanious, 16, and Monica Armanious, 8; all were Coptic Orthodox Christians targeted by Muslim extremists.
Slaying of Christian family may be tied to (Islamic) religious extremism|
Islamic extremists may have murdered four members of a Coptic Orthodox family found bound,
gagged and with their throats slit on Friday in their Jersey City home, a law-enforcement official familiar
with the case said.
Dissident Arab Gets the Treatment|
Week after week, I encountered a lack of intellectual and political diversity that I would have
more commonly expected to have heard on the streets of pre-liberation Iraq. In this particular class I heard only
one consistent refrain: America is bad.
America the stingy|
Last year, American government provided 35 percent of worldwide relief aid. In private contributions,
American individuals, estates, foundations and corporations gave over $240 billion to charitable causes in 2003,
according to Giving USA Foundation.
Liberals love America like O.J. loved Nicole|
America's stinginess is a long-standing leitmotif for liberals – which is getting hard to square with
their love for America. When it comes to heaping insults on America, U.S. liberals are the nation's leading donors.
When love matters more than blood|
This is what comes of attaching more importance to DNA than to years of devoted parenting. Only a
legal system that believes ties of blood are the truest expression of parenthood could order
a boy stripped of the parents who have raised and cherished him from birth.
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