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"There is no room for play in Islam. Islam is deadly serious...about everything." -- Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini How do we get *Muslims* to find a sense of humor?
Five home truths, the sort of "obvious" observations that should stand as a permanent reminder: *** "Obvious" really means "overlooked." ***
"The chasm between the American public and the current occupant of the White House has never been so obvious, so wide, and so unrepairable." This sentence is **appalling.** And it's the lead sentence of the article, at that. I agree wholeheartedly with the columnist's sentiments, but great God in heaven, doesn't TownHall have an editor stashed away somewhere?
The "subdivision of America" is not a new phenomenon. Indeed, it's a *recurring* phenomenon. Remember "Sectionalism" and the Civil War? All the same, the thesis of this article, though it's a bit behind the curve, is correct -- and the sole remedy is a renewed insistence upon assimilation. Unfortunately, the social impetus and moral courage that would require appears to be in short supply.
Charges such as these should be dismissed in the interests of justice, especially as Bosworth consulted an attorney and was given bad information. Was she expected to be a lawyer herself? Was she expected to collect a second and third opinion, and go by majority vote? If this fine woman suffers ANY penalty for following the well-meant but erroneous legal advice of her campaign attorney, justice in the U.S. is dead. It will be time for South Dakotans, at least, to take the musket down from the mantel.
Bravo! It's been said that political correctness is principally an attempt to use censoriousness to make important facts unspeakable. Satire is one of the strongest and most effective countermeasures. (It's *way* better than ibuprofen.) Satirize! Use your enemies' own words and behavior against them! And when the laughs are on you, be sure to laugh along, shake your hear ruefully, and say "You got me. I'll mend my ways." That's what one who follows Christ is supposed to do.
"...deserve to be respected for their position..." In this phrase we find a classic error. **No one** "deserves" respect. Respect is a thing awarded by one person to another on the grounds of character, values, and achievements. It's based entirely upon the opinion of him who **awards** it. Thus, it cannot be "deserved," nor "earned." We can hope for it, and in some cases work for it; that is all.
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Francis W. Porretto Wrote: Jan 07, 2015 2:44 PM
"There is no need in human life so great as that men should trust one another and should trust their government, should believe in promises, and should keep promises in order that future promises may be believed in and in order that confident cooperation may be possible. Good faith -- personal, national, and international -- is the first prerequisite of decent living, of the steady going on of industry, of governmental financial strength, and of international peace." -- Benjamin M. Anderson, "Economics and the Public Welfare: A Financial and Economic History of the United States, 1914 - 1946"
This is merely par for the course for the Times, which ceased to be an organ of news reportage or trustworthy commentary on the arts long ago. The book review section is an excellent demonstration of how thoroughly politicized it has become. It would be folly to suggest that it will deviate from that orientation on any occasion, or for any reason.
These are important subjects. They bear on the emergent Culture of Death that's striving to displace the traditional, life-affirming norms of Western culture. More, there are many individual battles to be fought: those enumerated here and others. Here's my checklist: -- Abortion without restrictions. -- Assisted suicide. -- Involuntary euthanasia of those deemed untreatable or having "no quality of life." -- Compulsory surrender of the organs of the deceased for transplantation. -- Creation of embryos for research and therapeutic purposes. -- Government-enforced "triage" to conserve medical and financial resources. -- Compulsory acceptance of specified therapies. -- Procreation licenses. -- Government eugenics programs: At first, as subsidies to couples with favored genetic characteristics; Later, as compulsory donations of gametes for use in government-supervised breeding programs. -- Conscription for military purposes. -- Conscription for non-military purposes. The overarching theme of all these measures, about half of which are already in place in various Western countries, is that human life has no intrinsic value and bears no intrinsic rights. By corollary, the individual's life does not belong to him, but to the State. Watch for all of them.
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