This kind of policing creates within the church the proper fear of God. It protects the body of Christ from sexual predators and other miscreants.
It's rather amusing, frankly, to see certain Democrats trying to distance themselves from Howard Dean's latest round of vitriol against the Republican Party, when you consider the systematic slandering most of them have heaped upon President Bush for more than four years.
Any seasoned Washington veteran will tell you that a successful political movement frequently earns its victory thanks to the assemblance of strange bedfellows and partnerships.
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.
Columnists and reporters at The New York Times and Washington Post, among others, are dismayed that President Bush's appointment to head the Securities and Exchange Commission, Rep. Christopher Cox, R-Calif., actually believes in economic growth and free enterprise.
Last month, a federal judge found the Montgomery County School Board's sex-education pilot plan in Maryland so flagrantly in violation of the First Amendment that he had to hand down a restraining order.
A federal judge in Montgomery County, Md., has issued a temporary restraining order to stop the teaching of a sex-education course because it violates the First Amendment.
Former Clinton Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, writing in the New York Times recently, makes the case for fiscal austerity when he insists taxes must be raised or deficits will cause the economy to crumble.