Great. Now you have to worry about sending your son into a public restroom.
It's no joke. I brought my sons into a public restroom on the NY Thruway, and had to back out fast. This is a sure indicator of the decline of morality in our nation. It's an abuse of my rights and these people should be arrested and punished.
Catholics (including our bishops and priests) should have the courage to stand up for our beliefs, regardless of what vitriol we might be subjected to. If Christ could take torture and death, we can certainly take a little argument, or even vituperative remarks, on this forum! We should stop whining and get on with the witness of our faith.
In hindsight, that's how the Old Testament writers explained cataclysms.
I believe that a good many of those were brought about by God, and that He, the Creator of this universe and of us, is able to step into this world in a forceful way when He sees fit. He did so in the great flood, when He took Moses to the top of the mountain and gave him the 10 Commandments and when He sent His son to this earth in human form - and directly intervened in many other cases in the Bible. Our nation and world, in terms of Christian morality, are in a hell-hole of sin (like other certain historical periods), and it wouldn't suprise me in the least if God brought about cataclysmic events to shake us up. But there is no point arguing about it, since what will happen, will. The difference is, you'll be surprised; I won't.
You're right, Desdemona. Bush simply believes (as do I) that we need to get them (and they are a form of evil - that wishes to kill us and our wives and our children) - before they get us. He is right.
In point of fact, it is the French and Germans who have taken the stances they have taken for the sake of countless illegitimate commercial contracts with Iraq on terms incredibly favorable to the French and Germans.
True. And the French are very afraid of their soon-to-be exposure as an illegal nuclear weapons provider to Saddam.
So, having been attacked, not once, but multiple times, can someone in clear, concise terms explain to me how neutralizing a dangerous dictator violates the Just War Doctrine?
It doesn't. If a madperson has killed many, has several loaded machine guns, wants to kill you and your family, and is stalking in your neighborhood (as Hussein et al have the capability of doing by transporting their weapons of mass destruction), you have the obligation to go out and to try and protect your loved ones from an attack of unrepentant evil.
I could live with a little hardship if that's what it took to uproot the culture of death and return this country to its Christian roots. It looks as though only Divine Intervention will straighten out the moral sewer this once great nation has become.
Second, it's easy to blame Bubba for the present international messes since he was too busy with Monica to look after national security.
No one bears more blame for 9/11 and our deplorable world vulnerabilities than Bill Clinton. In short order, he 1) sold out our nuclear secrets to China; 2) appeased Saddam Hussein by completely giving up on the inspections process; 3) ordered pinprick operations against Osama bin Laden, for domestic political consumption only, while letting the madman organize and prepare 9/11 (and failed to identify and fight true evil); 4) entered into a paper-only appeasement agreement with North Korea, and was stupid enough to trust the North Koreans (or more likely, didn't, but just foisted the problem to the next president). We are in grave danger today because of Bill Clinton. He was the most feckless and cowardly president we've had in my lifetime. It does indeed border on treason.
The Demautocracy at work - They won't relax until you are forced to know how many calories you're eating at every meal (and being chided for it), until cars are banned, until your kids know every detail of perverted sexual acts, until you can't smoke a cigarette in your own home, until home schoolers are regulated (though they provide consistently better results), until every judge agrees that mothers should be able to kill their own unborn and partially born children (without the father's say), until you have to pay $300 to have someone figure out how to do your tax returns, and until you're forced to feel guilty for attacking Saddam Hussein. The Democratic Party = tyranny