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True--ignorance of the law is no excuse, and your point is well taken, gun ownership is serious business. Why could they not fine her and be done with it?
*'doesn't need fathers'; 'higher on the liberal list of priorities'
I think perhaps the point is that the case is instructive---in liberal thought, women don't need men (or guns!), the black community doesn't fathers, and black single mothers are contemporary earth-goddesses. The fact that this woman may be made an example of proves that gun control is higher on their list of priorities than preserving their 'we love victimized-yet-somehow-liberated women' image. I don't think the writer would have advocated throwing the book at any law-abiding citizen with a CC permit in a case like this.
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Islamic Terror in the UK

Petronia Wrote: Aug 15, 2014 12:29 PM
Remember that this is a religion that claims 1 billion adherents, and that they are not all the same. Christians would not appreciate being judged based solely on the actions of fanatics (whom moderates would say are not 'true believers' in the first place). Plenty of Muslims know that there is a problem with the extremists in their camp; should they be more vocal in opposing them? Yes. But they have a spectrum of doctrines and adherents in their faith just like the other world religions. The depraved will find any way to excuse their behavior--contemporary Islam just happens to offer a lot of excuses for those who look for them. Sinners of every stripe need Jesus; in the meantime, victims of crimes deserve justice.
"Responsible sex without apology!" Oops, I forgot, these radical pro-choicers apparently don't believe we women should have to think and make choices *before* getting physical. That's empowerment, or something.
"in flee of"?
So glad Townhall is keeping Israel close to the fore of discussion. Living here on the other side of the Atlantic, I can't get away from the pro-Palestinian marches, BBQs and propaganda.
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The King of Bryan College

Petronia Wrote: Jul 29, 2014 5:08 AM
I should add, that in many cases, the heroes who won't resign know the above is the case--they know their fanbase is loyal, or that they can be intimidated into thinking that a demand for the truth is an offense against God or against the Church, because it could ruin a great leader, professor, etc.
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The King of Bryan College

Petronia Wrote: Jul 29, 2014 5:07 AM
"In twelve years of writing (almost always critically) of higher education, I have never seen this kind of totalitarian arrogance on behalf of a college president. And that includes my coverage of those not claiming to be Christians." That's because certain stripes of Christians carry loyalty to buddies even further than the secularists. It's frustrating that certain people in Christian academia can be thoroughly exposed for dishonesty, corruption, plagiarism, any number of things--and all the rest of the world can see it and wonder why we're not doing anything about it. But when people refuse to believe that their IDOLS have feet of clay, or when folks have been tooting the heroes' horns for years, they can't accept that they were taken in, and will fight the truth.
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The King of Bryan College

Petronia Wrote: Jul 29, 2014 5:00 AM
Great! Now that we're on the topic, perhaps we can talk about the funhouse of smoke and mirrors built by the powers that be over at Liberty University to distract, obfuscate and cover up for Ergun Caner...
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