Let me be clear at the outset of this commentary. I am not making an attempt to impress you with my piety. Heck, I’m just another old Pharisee trying to make my way through my remaining days on this confused, baffling, wondrous, puzzling, and often enigmatic little mud ball floating in third place from the […]
Archive for June, 2009
It is good to look back, but future generations will look back as well and wonder how such a great nation became such a silly nation, the object of scorn and ridicule around the world, challenged by every gangster nation that shares the planet; attacked by Al Qaeda, threatened by North Korea, mocked by Venezuela, insulted by Iran, and sustained by the wealth of China and other lenders.
In a single afternoon, if you were paying attention, you observed the possible death of American freedoms occur because of the words carbon dioxide, a naturally occurring gas required to sustain life on earth. If the Senate continues with this madness and passes the cap and trade bill, it will be the final knife in the back of our Constitution and the American way of life.
America is coming into a period of uncertainty and institutional erosion. To think that the national peril will be corrected by putting “liberals” or “conservatives” in the seats of power is foolish. Rebuilding the nation is a job best left to those with the desire to work and build. Both Neeson’s and Eastwood’s characters are such men of works. Both, too, were men of courage. More importantly, however, is that both were men.
Had Americans been able to stop obsessing over the color of Barack Obama’s skin and instead paid more attention to his cultural identity, maybe he would not be in the White House today. The key to understanding him lies with his identification with his father, and his adoption of a cultural and political mindset rooted in postcolonial Africa.
If we were to take the approach that the piece of paper granted us these rights, we would be in the precarious position of leaving them up to what ever men, legislative body or judiciary panel would decide to give us. This would return us to the plight of the colonists under King George.
I respectfully ask that you vote “no” on the Cap and Trade Bill when it comes before your legislative body in a few days. I can assure you, Senator; your constituents will be watching how you vote with more than casual interest. We will be watching to determine how we vote when next you stand for election.
The nation of Iran is presently balanced on the precipice of civil war over the recent stolen elections returning Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to a second term as president. And what do we hear from the leader of the free world, President Obama? Nothing but weak, tepid words amounting to acquiescence to mass slaughter by the autocratic mullahs who acutely feel their power slipping by the day.
A rational person in a rational world should be able to say that the premise and storyline of the latest book by author Gary Wolf is silly, ridiculous, and prone to flights of fancy. Unfortunately, in the first decade of the 21st century the subject matter and conjecture found in the pages of The Kicker of St. John’s Wood is not so far-fetched and is indeed instead a remarkably accurate and reflective look at the forces, feelings and mindset of the modern-day Left.
It seems that today, we have a difficult time thinking about and overusing the word “hate”. For instance, homosexuals believe that they are the victims of hate crimes whenever anyone opposes them or their goals. If a preacher tells his congregation about the sinful nature of their actions, they say he is preaching hate. They may be disingenuously playing the part of a victim …
July 4th is a good day to demand that President Barack Hussein Obama—born in Mombassa, Kenya, raised in Indonesia, and leaving no paper trail in America—resign before he does further harm to all Americans, to the American dream, and to the hope of freedom in the hearts of men and women everywhere in the world.
If Muslims are free to practice Islam, then the rest of us are deprived of the right to live in addition to our freedom of religion. Open your Qur’an to 2:216, which ordains Jihad for Muslims. Jihad is what a Muslim must do to avoid Hellfire and be assured of admission to Paradise. Open your Qur’an to 61:10 and read through the 13th ayeh. Muslims are obligated to fight in Allah’s cause.
Peace through strength are words uttered by President Reagan for the ages. They were the foundation of his foreign policy against communism and “the evil empire” – the Soviet Union. Enduring words that dismantled tyrannical nations, yet those words would amount to meaningless rhetoric and vacuous platitudes if Reagan didn’t back them up with a credible threat of punishment to those nations who would threaten America and her national interests.
Citing Tiger Woods and President Obama, a headline on page six of our local paper read: “Multiracial people now fastest growing U.S. group; California, Texas, New York, and Florida have the most multiracial Americans”. The article from the Associated Press begins with this statement, “Multiracial Americans have become the fastest growing demographic group, wielding an impact on minority growth that challenges traditional notions of race”.
Some interesting news coming through the usual sources tells us that the Obama administration is drawing up plans to take over any company whose failure would represent a substantial hazard to the US economy. White House spokesperson Austan Goolsbee contends that there are companies that have become such a part of the economic infrastructure that their failure could bring down the entire system.