News about President-to-be Obama’s planned agenda for the immediate future is certainly making for a lot of speculation in political circles. Indeed, during his campaign Obama made a lot of promises to the various interest groups who helped him reach the White House. Over the next couple of weeks, I plan to write a series of postings about what we ought to expect from the Obama administration. Today’s posting will feature his agenda on social issues. Continue reading
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Here’s the latest from JayÂ Madison:
The Conservative Heritage Times changed their name from The Conservative Times.  It appears that name change was necessary; because neo-conservatives transmogrified the good name genuine conservatives once had. But thereâ€™s nothing new about counterfeit conservatives contaminating society. Their illegitimate currency flooded the market place of ideas in the 19th Century.
Robert Lewis Dabney served as pastor, professor, Confederate Army chaplain, and Stonewall Jacksonâ€™s chief of staff.  Dabney used slightly different terms for the neo-conservatism and liberalism of his day; but his definition of the counterfeit conservatives in his day accurately describes the neo-cons of today:
One would have thought the Democrats would have learned their lesson and not place another Catholic on a presidential ticket. Instead they are gluttons for punishment.
If Geraldine Ferraro or John Kerry didn’t teach them already, Joe Biden will certainly reinforce the message that Catholics on a Democratic ticket have to endorse the party’s pro-abortion plank regardless of their personal views on the issue or their religious faith and this simply creates a campaign distraction where bishops or politically active lay Catholics take pot-shots at the candidate forÂ his abortion views or deny them communion, whichever comes first.
All of this simply tears the larger Catholic community apart sadly. To me, it’s weird that there is this obsession in some quarters over the “Catholic” vote. A long time ago, when Catholics were more culturally coherent and united, there was such a thing. Now Catholics vote just likeÂ any other Americans. The more religiously inclined vote conservative and the not-so-religiously inclined are more independent. Isn’t that true for pretty much all religions?Â The divide isn’t between different groups of religions, it’s between those who are more serious about their faith than others.
Joe Biden is probably a better Catholic than I am. But so long as Catholics like him think they can somehow separate their faith from the judgement they use to decide upon the issues of the day, just to please a minority ofÂ shrill feminists,Â it will not save them from criticism. And he certainly should not say his faith leads him to oppose capital punishmentÂ or environmental activismÂ and yet doesn’t lead him to oppose abortion like Kerry did. That makes no sense.
If Barak Obama picked Joe Biden as his VP becaue he thinks that will pull more Catholics into his column, he is sorely mistaken. He simply going to bring a lot of unecessary griefÂ upon himself the way Ferraro did for Mondale and Kerry for himself.Â
If we as a society cannot agree upon a definition of Art, that’s fine.
But why then should Society be compelled to subsidize something, if no one can tell us what it is?
Art major Aliza Shvarts ’08 wants to make a statement.
Beginning next Tuesday, Shvarts will be displaying her senior art project, a documentation of a nine-month process during which she artificially inseminated herself “as often as possible” while periodically taking abortifacient drugs to induce miscarriages. Her exhibition will feature video recordings of these forced miscarriages as well as preserved collections of the blood from the process.
The goal in creating the art exhibition, Shvarts said, was to spark conversation and debate on the relationship between art and the human body.
There’s a victim aborted every minute.
The National Right to Life Committee has announced it is supporting eventual Republican nominee John McCain for president. Officials from the prominent pro-life group told LifeNews.com the difference on abortion compared with the pro-abortion Democratic candidates is significant.
The announcement of support came after a unanimous vote of the group’s board of directors.
“National Right to Life supports Senator John McCain for election as President of the United States and strongly opposes both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and urges all pro-life citizens to do likewise,” the group told LifeNews.com on Monday.
Reminiscent of how the Confederate flag has been handled in numerous Southern states.Â “Progressives” are all for representative systems — except on those occasions when such systems might fail to come up with a “progressive” result.
The Government is heading for its biggest confrontation with the Roman Catholic Church to date over its controversial new laws which will allow the creation of human-animal hybrid embryos.
A senior Cardinal condemned the plans as â€œmonstrousâ€ and of â€œFrankenstein proportionâ€.
Hereâ€™s a prime example of how self-defeating and blind single-issue political activism is.Â In a hit piece entitled, Ron Paul: is pro-choice state by state, American Right-to-life Action not only slams Ron Paul, but goes so far as to attempt to de-legitimize Statesâ€™ Rights as a moral and proper channel for pro-life activists. Continue reading
This is a good articleÂ on libertarians and abortion. Contrary to popular belief, libertarians are not unanimously “pro-choice.” Some recognize that killing innocent babies does not squareÂ with their statedÂ dedication to non-aggression.
I disagree on a couple of matters. For example, the Libertarian Party Platform is not neutral as Vance claims but is effectively pro-choice.
Recognizing that abortion is a sensitive issue and that people can hold good-faith views on both sides, we believe that government should be kept out of the matter, leaving the question to each person for their conscientious consideration.
We oppose government actions that either compel or prohibit abortion, sterilization or any other form of birth control.
Sorry, but that is pro-choice. Anyway,Â the article is well worth a read.Â
It looks like she will tomorrow.Â Serious pro-lifers understand that Paul’s bill to strip the Supreme Court of jurisdiction over abortionÂ is one of the few actions thatÂ could actually save some babies now.
Because he is the only one who actually wants to change the current abortion status quo by stripping the Supreme Court of jurisdiction.
If Mitt Romney, John McCain, Fred Thompson, and Mike Huckabee are truly “pro-life,” they need to do more than just talk. They need to put up or shut up!
Ladies and gentlemen, it doesn’t take some magical Supreme Court appointment to overturn Roe v. Wade and end abortion-on-demand. If all the Republicans who keep telling us that they are “pro-life” (including President George W. Bush) were really pro-life, then why, in spite of having had ample time and opportunity to end the abortion holocaust, have they not done so?
In fact, the GOP has controlled the U.S. Supreme Court since the infamous Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion-on-demand was handed down in 1973. That means GOP appointments have dominated the Court for over thirty years, and yet abortion-on-demand is still the law of the land.
Beyond that, for six years (2000-2006), “pro-life” Republicans controlled the entire federal government. And, for six years, millions of unborn babies cried their silent screams as the abortionists’ scalpels ripped their little bodies apart in abortuaries throughout America. And to use my opening analogy, all these “pro-life” Republicans did was stand by the side of the lake and talk “pro-life,” while the youngsters drowned in front of their eyes. During all this time, the life raft sat unused on the shore.
Dear reader, the life raft for the millions of unborn babies victimized by abortion-on-demand is the U.S. Constitution. However, we have a bunch of arrogant and conceited imbeciles in Washington, D.C., who have neither the smarts nor guts to use this wonderful life raft. It seems that the vast majority of them have absolutely no knowledge of the Constitution–even though each and every one of them takes an oath to preserve, protect, and defend it.
The only presidential candidate who has a commitment to saving the lives of unborn babies and who understands the constitutional authority of Congress to end abortion-on-demand is Texas Congressman Ron Paul (with the exception of Alan Keyes, who recently announced his candidacy). You read it right. At this point, John McCain is all talk; Mitt Romney is all talk; Fred Thompson is all talk. And even Mike Huckabee is all talk.
I love Chuck Baldwin.
In the shameful tradition of Abraham Lincoln, Ted Kennedy, and Hillary Clinton, hereâ€™s yet another politician claiming his enhanced sense of morality somehow trumps the law of the land:
Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee rejects letting states decide whether to allow abortions, claiming the right to life is a moral issue not subject to multiple interpretations.
â€œItâ€™s the logic of the Civil War,â€ Huckabee said Sunday, comparing abortion rights to slavery. â€œIf morality is the point here, and if itâ€™s right or wrong, not just a political question, then you canâ€™t have 50 different versions of whatâ€™s right and whatâ€™s wrong.â€
â€œFor those of us for whom this is a moral question, you canâ€™t simply have 50 different versions of whatâ€™s right,â€ he said in an interview on â€œFox News Sunday.â€
Whatever Huckabee might have once been, his record reveals that of a pagan worshipping at the altar of the secular, globalist, superstate.Â
Hannity is such a GOP lapdog it makes me sick. Watch Dobson slap him down in this video.
If our long time readers will recall, I said from the start that Dobson would never support a pro-choice GOP nominee.Â The Religious Right has gotten the War and many other issues wrong. But there remain a few that areÂ sincere and not total slaves to the GOP. Dobson is one of them.Â
70,000 women allegedly die each year from “unsafe” abortions. Why no mention of the millions of dead babies. Is there ever a “safe” abortion for the baby?
I saw Pastor John Hagee on Tucker tonight. He said he is uncomfortable with Giuliani, but he said he would support Giuliani in the general if he is the GOP nominee because Giuliani is good on Israel. Well Tucker asked the obvious question. Is Hillary bad on Israel? Is any candidate bad on Israel?
I have often defended evangelicals saying that their politics is not as motivated by Israel as is often asserted by the rabid anti-dispensationalists. But Hagee really is that bad. He is a caricature.
Hagee needs some tutoring from Dobson, Perkins, and Burke as referenced below. Any Christian “conservative” who would vote for Giuliani should turn his card in at the door.
In a New York Times article, no less.
The Religious Right has many problems including inordinate support of the GOP in the past, but they are right to draw the line on Rudy.
Of course,Â U.S. researchers at the American Enterprise InstituteÂ have long since led the way on this work, via their development of the human-weasel hybrid.Â
More seriously, folksÂ – doesn’t the very existence of a “Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority” that provides a swarmÂ of overpaid managerial-technocrat weiners with a cozy hive sort of concede defeat on bioethics to begin with?Â
I’ll give you all three guesses where all the government-subsidies that pour into these sorts of Dr. Dementia projects ultimately comes from — hint:Â The correct answer rhymes with “the steeple.”
But no, no — the real danger to the West is radical Islam, which does not recognize the dignity & worth of the human individual.Â
Uh, I forgot.Â What exactly are those ordinary-Joe, old-fashioned country folks who get shipped to Iraq fighting FOR again?Â For Little Billy’s God-given right to have a proboscis?
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British regulators decided on Wednesday to permit in principle the creation of hybrid human-animal embryos for research into illnesses such as Parkinson’s, Motor Neurone Disease and Alzheimer’s. Â The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) said it had â€¦
Some “human rights” organization. I guess it doesn’t count if that human is still in the womb.
His campaign was hopeless from the start. You can’t run as the conservative candidate and be pro-choice on abortion in the first trimester.