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  • The lowdown about church & state separation

    02/01/2007 9:36:06 PM PST · by Amendment10 · 18 replies · 1,708+ views
    Ground zero for today's social unrest concerning c&s separation issues, in my opinion, is Justice Black. Justice Black made a career, it seems, out of rewriting history in order to misrepresent the intentions of constitutional lawmakers, both the ratifiers of the Bill of Rights and the post Civil War 14th Amendment lawmakers. He misrepresented their intentions concerning religious related statutes, particularly ignoring the 10th A. power of the states to address religious issues. More specifically, he misrepresented their intentions in order to sell his treasonous interpretations of both the establishment clause and the religious aspects of the 14th Amendment. The...
  • The Republic of Northern America (BARF ALERT!)

    12/26/2006 6:31:14 AM PST · by rasblue · 34 replies · 1,232+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | December 26, 2006 | Shephane Kelly
    Disenchantment and growing irritation with the U.S. South could lead northern American states to seek a union with Canadian provinces, writes Stéphane Kelly In 1891, the intellectual Goldwin Smith caused a furor when he published Canada and the Canadian Question. He suggested that if Canadians believed in the democratic ideal, they must accept the inevitable: Annexation of Canada by the American republic. The writer noted that the divide created by the English Civil War, which pitted Puritans against Cavaliers, had replicated itself in North America. Canadians embraced the aristocratic ideal of the Cavaliers while Americans held dear the democratic ideal...
  • Get Your JESUS Out Of My Politics!

    10/26/2006 6:19:51 PM PDT · by 1-Eagle · 1 replies · 313+ views
    The Great American Times ^ | Thursday, October 26, 2006 | Raymond Solomon
    EDITORIAL & COMMENTS PAGE Editor: Raymond Solomon NOVEMBER, 2006 Get Your JESUS Out Of My Politics! Here's a challenge to USA Today: "Just say it." No need for a calendar to know that it is an election season. The vast-mega-liberal-press is sprinkled, once again, with stories about how truly unfashionable it must be to include God in your political decisions. USA Today felt it necessary to hire a cartoonist to conjure up an image of the Cross of Christ for the occasion. The G.O.P. Elephant, graces the top of it. Squinting with narrow eyes, the little evangelical man holding the...
  • ACLU sues Wilson County over alleged religious practices [Tennessee]

    09/28/2006 2:09:02 PM PDT · by OrangeDaisy · 9 replies · 544+ views
    The Tennessean | 09/28/06 | ANITA WADHWANI
    The Tennessean is a Gannett newspaper and does not allow copying or excerpting of articles. Click on this link to read the article: ACLU sues Wilson County over alleged religious practices In my own words - the plantiffs are alledging a Christmas play, praying parents, national prayer day and teacher-led prayer in a public school have traumatized their child and they need attorneys’ fees and compensatory or nominal damages to get over it. The plantiffs are not named in the suit for fear they will be attacked and ostracized.
  • Don't Marry a Career Woman: The Debate Heats Up

    09/11/2006 10:39:33 AM PDT · by FreeManDC · 339 replies · 6,463+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | September 11, 2006 | Carey Roberts
    Wondering about that muffled howl you’ve been hearing the last couple weeks? It’s the sound and fury of feminists reacting to Michael Noer’s latest exegesis, Don’t Marry a Career Woman. Noer’s column, which ran at, surveyed marriages in which the wives doggedly pursue a high-powered career, all the while neglecting family and home. The research shows these women are more likely to be unhappy if she earns more than the guy, or if she quits her job and stays home. Either way, she’s going to be a grump. Her husband is more prone to be discontented if she is...
  • Plaintiff in landmark religion suit dies

    08/28/2006 11:30:26 AM PDT · by Borges · 129 replies · 2,280+ views
    UPI ^ | 8/28/06
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Vashti McCollum, the plaintiff in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case on religion in public schools, has died at 93 Champaign, Ill. McCollum challenged the religious education classes in the Champaign public schools. Her son, James, then in fifth grade, was required to attend a class against his will. In her lawsuit, McCollum argued that the classes were discriminatory because those for Protestants were held at the schools while classes for Catholics and Jews were held elsewhere. She lost in the state courts but won an 8-1 ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court. "The...
  • The Papers of Thomas Jefferson (Supreme Court got Jefferson's "wall of separation" wrong)

    08/26/2006 7:03:38 PM PDT · by Amendment10 · 409 replies · 5,946+ views
    "3. Resolved that it is true as a general principle and is also expressly declared by one of the amendments to the constitution that ‘the powers not delegated to the US. by the constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively or to the people’: and that no power over the freedom of religion, freedom of speech, or freedom of the press being delegated to the US. by the constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, all lawful powers respecting the same did of right remain, & were reserved, to the states or...
  • James Kennedy's Christian Crusade

    08/20/2006 9:09:33 PM PDT · by xzins · 12 replies · 582+ views
    Media Transparency ^ | Bill Berkowitz
    James Kennedy's Christian Crusade TV Evangelist's ministerial and media empire claim US a 'Christian nation', don't believe in the separation of church and state, and aims to extend political reach Although not nearly as well-known or flamboyant as the Rev. Jerry Falwell, Focus on the Family's Dr. James Dobson, or Pat Robertson, Dr. D. James Kennedy, who was recently inducted into the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB - website) Hall of Fame, has created a media and ministerial empire that is packing a powerful political punch.Kennedy...has created a media and ministerial empire that is packing a powerful political punchAs Senior Minister...
  • 'China-level' Christian persecution coming: court's ruling in Houston Bible case 'breath-taking'

    08/17/2006 8:21:56 PM PDT · by xzins · 238 replies · 4,735+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 17 Aug 06 | WND
    'China-level' Christian persecution coming: Pastors say court's ruling in Houston Bible case 'breath-taking' -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: August 17, 2006 5:00 a.m. Eastern © 2006 Houston's Bible monument A few more court decisions like this week's over a display of a Bible in Houston and the United States will be approaching the "China-level" for Christian persecution, according to a leader in the midst of that battle. The ruling from the Fifth Court of Appeals said the display of a Bible on public ground in Houston to honor the founder of a mission has to go, not because it was unconstitutional itself,...
  • Katrina memorial touts religion, ACLU says

    08/06/2006 8:07:44 PM PDT · by xzins · 27 replies · 707+ views
    M&C News ^ | 6 Aug 06 | UPI
    SHELL BEACH, LA, United States (UPI) -- A planned New Orleans-area Hurricane Katrina memorial showing Jesus` face and a cross is religious and unconstitutional, a civil liberties group says. The 13-foot memorial to 129 Katrina victims in St. Bernard Parish has government support and is set to be located at a public waterway, the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana says, the Times-Picayune reports, and should therefore be religiously neutral. The newspaper says parish President Henry 'Junior' Rodriguez had a simple reply to the assertion: 'They can kiss my ass.' Rodriguez said the memorial will be erected on private land...
  • New Deals & Old Answers. The key to the Democratic Party’s future may lie in its past.

    07/22/2006 6:38:42 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 31 replies · 841+ views
    The American Conservative ^ | July 31, 2006 Issue | James P. Pinkerton
    What’s wrong with the Democrats? In the May issue of The American Prospect, Michael Tomasky argued that his fellow Democrats need to develop “a politics of the common good,” the sort of majoritarian thinking that “made liberalism so successful from 1933 to 1966.” Today, Tomasky observed, Democrats lack “a big idea that unites their proposals and converts them from a hodgepodge of narrow and specific fixes into a vision for society.” Ouch. But Tomasky aimed still more rhetorical punches at his own team: Dems “don’t even think in philosophical terms and haven’t for quite some time. … They’ve all been...
  • Separation of church and State, Does the Left Really Want It?

    05/31/2006 3:47:32 PM PDT · by conserv371 · 14 replies · 407+ views
    May 31, 2006 | conserv 371
    I read much on the internet about the desire for the separation of church and state but do the liberals really want the results. One need to go to the New Testament to learn what is a time where there was this divide. So let's suppose suddenly any link there is, is severed. First of all, you will get a pure church. People who are scared of persecution will not come. The church will view the world system as something to totally avoid. Members will be willing to go to jail and even die for their beliefs. There will be...
  • New Martyrs of the East and Coming Trials in the West

    05/20/2006 6:36:41 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 8 replies · 1,502+ views
    The Chronicles Magazine ^ | Friday, May 19, 2006 | Srdja Trifkovic
    Persecution and martyrdom of Christians under 20th century totalitarianism - mainly of Russian Orthodox Christians under Bolshevism - is by far the greatest crime in all of recorded history. It is several times greater than the Holocaust in terms of innocent lives brutally destroyed. It has killed more Christians in a few decades than all other causes put together in all ages, with Islam a distant second as the cause of their death and suffering. And yet it still remains a largely unknown, often minimized, or scandalously glossed over crime. According to the respected and reliable OUP World Christian...
  • Howard Dean: Democrats Have Much in Common with Evangelicals

    05/11/2006 6:16:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 120 replies · 2,448+ views
    Dean said that "one of the misconceptions about the Democratic Party is that we're godless and that we don't have any values." The Vermont liberal is trying to change that. Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean told CBN News that his party has a lot in common with the evangelical community. Dean wants evangelicals and other conservative Christians to know that Democrats have something to offer them. "The truth is, we have an enormous amount in common with the Christian community, and particularly with the evangelical Christian community,” Dean said. But the Democrats’ record on hot political issues such as abortion,...
  • Brief on Separation of Church and State

    03/26/2006 6:58:25 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 24 replies · 1,463+ views
    Law and Liberty Foundation ^ | May 2002 | Tayra Antolick
    The current use of the “wall of separation” between church and state as a legal defense for the removal of the expression of American religious culture from governmental institutions and the prohibition of the free exercise of individuals working within them goes contrary not only to the original intent of the Founders and the Framers but also to the religious, political, and legal history and traditions of the United States of America. Courts, county school boards, teachers, and individuals, unwittingly devoid of the knowledge of the substantial role religion (primarily Protestant Christianity) played in the birth and formation of the...
  • Working women more likely to divorce

    03/08/2006 9:46:42 PM PST · by tbird5 · 11 replies · 677+ views ^ | 11/07/2005 | Sarah Womack,
    Women working full-time are 29 per cent more likely to get divorced than those who stay at home and raise children. Research to be published this week in the European Sociological Review finds that the probability of divorce is in direct correlation to the number of hours a woman worked. Marilyn Stowe, a female divorce lawyer, suggested that working women had the economic freedom to consider life beyond marriage. She added that they had greater confidence in their ability to make new friends and find new partners. "You suggest going out to work to a woman who has been at...
  • Analysis: 'Short and tight defensible borders' [for Israel]

    03/06/2006 2:28:25 PM PST · by anotherview · 8 replies · 421+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 6 March 2006 | YAAKOV KATZ
    Mar. 6, 2006 20:32 | Updated Mar. 6, 2006 20:36 Analysis: 'Short and tight defensible borders' By YAAKOV KATZIsrael's security fence. Photo: Ariel JerozolimskiAvi Dichter's announcement this week that Israel would unilaterally disengage from large sections of the West Bank if Kadima won the upcoming elections, brought to surface one of the most current crucial arguments within the IDF General Staff over the security importance of settlements in Judea and Samaria. While anticipating a second disengagement under the next government, some in the IDF were taken by surprise with Dichter's announcement that the disengagement would be a strictly "civilian affair"...
  • The Left’s Bogus Separation of Church and State Argument

    01/13/2006 1:18:29 PM PST · by carolinacrazy · 35 replies · 484+ views ^ | 1/13/2006 | Blake Elliott
    Separation of Church and State is meant to protect religion from government......
  • Tory campaign worker resigns after blog posting (on Free Dominion re: Alberta separation)

    01/01/2006 11:43:14 AM PST · by Heartofsong83 · 85 replies · 1,535+ views ^ | 12/30/05 | News Staff
    Tory campaign worker resigns after blog posting Updated Fri. Dec. 30 2005 9:12 PM ET News Staff The campaign manager for Conservative Party member Peter Goldring stepped down Friday, after writing a blog posting that called for Alberta's independence. Gordon Stamp, who posts under the pseudonym "Psycho," wrote on Free Dominion: "I honestly see no benefit for Alberta to remain part of Canada. Seriously, there is absolutely nothing that Canada as a nation offers me." He goes on to compare Alberta to "a battered wife who has not yet realized that being divorced is better than staying married." While...
  • It's 2006 and the Sky is Falling..............NOT !

    01/01/2006 5:16:54 AM PST · by genefromjersey · 16 replies · 1,207+ views
    The Morning Paper | 01/01/06 | vanity
    It’s 2006 and the Sky is Falling ……………………NOT ! The Media has been all-a-twitter over the following “breathtaking” news items: 1. The NSA (National Security Agency) actually keeps track of who tries to access its website, and, if its doesn’t like the looks of a “visitor”, it brazenly takes a closer look ! Egad ! , the Privacy People cry . They’re going to peer into all those dark and nasty websites we frequent ! Well, maybe so. If NSA thinks you might be a foreign agent, or a terrorist – foreign or domestic – out to hack into their...
  • Federal Court Rejects “Separation of Church and State”

    12/28/2005 10:51:54 PM PST · by TheAverageGuy · 28 replies · 1,611+ views
    Family Policy Network ^ | 12/20/05 | FPN News
    Informing Christians and confronting the culture on the important moral issues of the day Federal Court Rejects “Separation of Church and State”Conservative group leaders hail unanimous decision Tuesday News Contacts: Gary Glenn, President - AFA of Michigan: (989) 835-7978 Joe Glover, President - Family Policy Network: (202) 470-5095, extension 456 Ron Shank, Director - FPN of Tennessee: (615) 866-5242, extension 2 Mat Staver, President and General Counsel - Liberty Counsel: (407) 875-2100 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals: “The First Amendment does not demand a wall of separation between church and state.” (CINCINNATI - 12/20/05) — In an astounding...
  • Washington Monument - "Laus Deo"

    12/28/2005 11:01:33 AM PST · by torqemada · 53 replies · 6,420+ views
    Fr. Fitzroy Richards | 2002 | unknown
    Subject: Laus Deo Laus Deo I thought that you and others may like to see this. One detail that is not mentioned in Washington, DC, is that there can never be a building of greater height than the Washington Monument. With all the uproar about removing the ten commandments, etc... This is worth a moment or two of your time. I was not aware of this historical information. On the aluminum cap, atop the Washington Monument in Washington DC, are displayed two words: Laus Deo. No one can see these words. In fact, most visitors to the monument are totally...
  • Court of Appeals: Constitution "does not demand a wall of separation between church and state."

    12/21/2005 1:12:17 PM PST · by AFA-Michigan · 331 replies · 8,938+ views
    American Family Association of Michigan ^ | December 21, 2005 | American Family Association of Michigan
    Values group hails unanimous decision Tuesday CINCINNATI -- In an astounding return to judicial interpretation of the actual text of the United States Constitution, a unanimous panel of the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Tuesday issued an historic decision declaring that "the First Amendment does not demand a wall of separation between church and state." In upholding a Kentucky county's right to display the Ten Commandments, the panel called the American Civil Liberties Union's repeated claims to the contrary "extra-constitutional" and "tiresome." See Cincinnat Enquirer at: See U.S. Court of Appeals decision, page 13: "Patriotic Americans should...
  • 1st Amendment 'doesn't create church-state wall of separation

    12/20/2005 3:36:33 PM PST · by FLcitizen · 113 replies · 1,799+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 12/20/2005 | World Net Daily
    A U.S. appeals court today upheld the decision of a lower court in allowing the inclusion of the Ten Commandments in a courthouse display, hammering the American Civil Liberties Union and declaring, "The First Amendment does not demand a wall of separation between church and state." Article
  • Court Allows Church to Rent Space in Public Schools

    11/28/2005 6:16:53 AM PST · by xzins · 6 replies · 575+ views
    ChristianPost ^ | Jason Davis
    Court Allows Church to Rent Space in Public Schools Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005 Posted: 12:11:25PM EST Religious groups may rent spaces in public schools for meetings just as other organizations can, a federal judge ruled recently. The decision by Judge Loretta Preska of the Federal District Court in Manhattan, N.Y., allows the evangelical Bronx Household of Faith church to rent space in a public school for four hours every Sunday. “The government may not treat activities that are similar to those previously permitted as different in kind just because the subject activities are conducted from a religious perspective," Preska wrote...
  • Alito Debate Turns to Rulings on Religion

    11/25/2005 9:11:51 AM PST · by xzins · 4 replies · 452+ views
    LasVegasSun ^ | 25 Nov 05 | RICHARD N. OSTLING
    Though abortion has dominated the early politicking over Samuel Alito's Supreme Court nomination, another hot-button issue - religion - has cheered conservatives and worried liberals. In his 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rulings, Alito has shown a deference toward religious interests that some liberal groups think has allowed unwarranted government support for faith. Supporters portray him as a champion for the right to religious expression under the Constitution. Oddly, both sides in the debate say they're defending religious liberty. The Alliance for Justice says that as a federal appeals judge, Alito has "tried to weaken church-state separation." Meanwhile, Bruce...
  • Colbert Dings Crier Over Separation of Church and State on Colbert Report

    11/09/2005 5:09:17 AM PST · by Danno · 74 replies · 5,234+ views
    The Cobert Report - Comedy Central | 11/09/2005
    On the Tuesday evening edition (11/08/2005) of the Colbert Report I was surprised to see a normally super-liberal and irreverent Stephen Colbert seriously challenge Catherine Crier when she lamented that our country would soon start to 'revert' to prayer in school, public display of nativity scenes and menorahs, etc...because of the likes of the Tom Delays and others on the Christian right. There is not transcript available but Colbert slammed her and Crier was really caught off guard. He basically stated that it was foolish to abandon our moral conscious for the 'public good' and what was wrong with a...
  • Council backs separation of church and state (Norway)

    11/02/2005 4:06:22 AM PST · by Kurt_Hectic · 2 replies · 264+ views ^ | 02 Nov 2005, 12:57 | unknown (Aftenposten English Web Desk/NTB)
    Council backs separation of church and state A majority of the state Church Council is willing to separate church and state, but want the church to maintain a privileged position among religious communities in Norway. The Council wants this to be rooted in a Church Act, Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reports. The new 'red-green' left-center government has been unable to agree on the future organization of the Norwegian state church and in their government platform, the Soria Moria Declaration, decided to leave this stance until the Council had reached its own conclusion. A survey commissioned by Centennial Norway 2005 this spring...
  • EDITORIAL: Fuelling the separatists' fire (and more to come afterward...)

    10/30/2005 8:24:39 AM PST · by Heartofsong83 · 19 replies · 868+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 10/30/05 | Toronto Sun editorial
    EDITORIAL: Fuelling the separatists' fire According to Jean Chretien, today is the day that inspired him to come up with the federal sponsorship program, otherwise known as AdScam. After all, the former prime minister has always insisted that it was the narrow defeat of the separatists exactly 10 years ago today in the second Quebec referendum that prompted him to develop the sponsorship program. His brilliant idea? To fly the Canadian flag and display the Canadian logo prominently in Quebec in order to help keep Canada united. And we all know how that turned out. On Tuesday, Judge John Gomery...
  • Divided we fall: New deal needed to put unity issue to rest once and for all

    10/30/2005 7:56:43 AM PST · by Heartofsong83 · 18 replies · 573+ views
    Calgary Sun ^ | 10/30/05 | Calgary Sun editorial
    New deal needed to put unity issue to rest once and for all Divided we fall Calgary Sun October 30, 2005 One decade ago today Canadians coast-to-coast watched a cliffhanger vote on the fate of our country unfurl as Quebec separatists lost their bid for independence by just 1.2% of the vote. The nail-biting tally — 50.6% to 49.4% — shook our nation to the core. It also embittered Parti Quebecois Premier Jacques Parizeau’s supporters who came so close to fulfilling their dream to split from Canada. There were reports that had the PQ won by even the slightest margin...
  • Thaksin: We will retaliate (Thailand)

    10/18/2005 1:14:01 AM PDT · by Northern Alliance · 59 replies · 1,155+ views
    Bangkok Post ^ | 18 October 2005 | Yuwadee Tunyasiri
    he attack on a Buddhist temple and murder of a monk and two temple boys has pushed the government's patience to the limit and there are scores to be settled with the insurgents, Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said yesterday. The security forces had been too laid-back and would have to shape up. A review of tactics used against the insurgents was being finalised and a new phase of suppression would begin before the end of this month. The killings at Wat Phromprasit were more than anyone could bear. Until Sunday, Buddhist monasteries, being places of reverence, had been off limits...
  • Better with coke: Why Quebecers love their gay, drug-snorting PQ leadership hopeful

    10/03/2005 8:13:10 AM PDT · by Heartofsong83 · 15 replies · 5,209+ views
    Macleans ^ | 10/03/05 | Benoit Aubin
    Better with coke Why Quebecers love their gay, drug-snorting PQ leadership hopeful BENOIT AUBIN He's got the looks of a matinee idol, a grin that could melt icebergs, and, at 39, in a political formation made up mostly of white-haired veterans, André Boisclair still passes for young. So what better than a little political striptease to sex up his campaign for the Parti Québécois leadership even more? At the onset, he admitted he is gay, and "proud of living in such a tolerant society." Two weeks ago, he went on Tout le monde en parle, the province's hippest talkshow, and...
  • Woman charged with assaulting her husband's genitals using pruning shears

    09/19/2005 11:25:55 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 64 replies · 2,073+ views
    KFSM TV 5 ^ | 09-20-2005 | Ashley Beck
    Fort Smith (Arkansas) Police are investigating a case of domestic assault that severed a man's genitals, and landed his estranged wife behind bars. Police say the attack happened Sunday night just around 5:00 p.m. They say the couple have been separated for months, but were meeting to talk things over. Police say what happened next, is shocking and gruesome. The call came to 911. Dispatch took the information, “One of my best friends has been stabbed, there's blood running down, between his legs,” said the caller. And with the initial call, the initial thought, was a stab wound. But what...
  • Ted Byfield-Secession of the West-Is It Time

    09/03/2005 8:38:46 PM PDT · by Reform Canada · 9 replies · 540+ views
    Secession of the West: Is it time? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: September 3, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 Alberta and Saskatchewan marked their 100th anniversary as Canadian provinces last Thursday, precisely two months after a poll found that 41 percent of Albertans and 31.9 percent of Saskatchewanites thought that "Western Canadians should begin to explore the idea of forming their own country." The results in the other two western provinces were lower – 30.8 percent in British Columbia and 27.5 percent in Manitoba – but all four figures nevertheless ran much higher than anything shown in previous polls on "western...
  • Are Canada's days numbered

    08/09/2005 9:19:35 PM PDT · by Reform Canada · 26 replies · 1,094+ views A nation torn apart An exclusive Western Standard poll shows more than a third of westerners are thinking of separating from Canada. What’s dividing the country--and can anything be done to save it? Kevin Steel - August 22, 2005 It wasn’t just what the bumper sticker said, but where it was placed and what it was stuck on. The white rectangle that read, "One hundred years is long enough," followed by the website address,, was high up in the rear window of a shiny new, high-end SUV driving through supposedly Liberal downtown Edmonton-- not on a dusty old...
  • Getting your opinions--vanity

    08/09/2005 10:20:02 AM PDT · by Doug Loss · 5 replies · 189+ views
    Me | August 9, 2005 | Doug Loss
    Here's something that I posted a day or two ago on the forum site for my home-town newspaper, mainly to try to cause some strokes among the whacko lefties there: "OK, this is going to irritate a bunch of you I suspect. SGould [a leftie who admantly denies being one, and even denies being the person referred to in his listed email address :) ] is adamant that religion has no place in public discourse. I expect that view is generally agreed with by the liberal contingent here. Religion shouldn't be promulgated or exercised on public property, or in any...
  • Fried in Turkey: Is democracy on the outs?

    08/02/2005 1:15:57 PM PDT · by forty_years · 5 replies · 462+ views ^ | August 2, 2005 | Michael Rubin
    On June 8, 2005, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan visited President Bush in the White House. Among the topics the two discussed were freedom, democracy, and the rule of law. Speaking from the Oval Office, Bush declared Turkey's democracy to be "an important example for the people of the broader Middle East."Turkey remains an important ally of the United States despite recent bilateral tensions over the Iraq war and its aftermath. Both Republican and Democratic administrations have valued Turkey not only as a strategic military partner in the Cold War but also, in recent decades, as a democratic outpost...
  • Disengagement Begins

    07/31/2005 8:39:52 AM PDT · by anotherview · 12 replies · 202+ views
    Israel & Aliya (blog) ^ | 30 July 2005 | Caitlyn M. Martin
    Saturday, July 30, 2005 Disengagement Begins Tomorrow Disengagement, as Prime Minister Sharon calls it, or unilateral separation, as former prime Minister Ehud Barak called it, or withdrawal, or whatever other term you like, begins in earnest tomorrow when settlers from Gush Katif will be moved to Nitzanim as part of Israel's pullout from Gaza. Interior Minister Ophir Pines (Labor) gushed about the preparations for the evacuees in Nitzanim, which are, in reality, double wide mobile homes. Let's be honest about disengagement: this is definitely what Prime Minister Sharon meant by "painful concessions", with an emphasis on the word "painful". It...
  • Liberalism Breeds Terrorism - (super sarcastic, and right on the money!)

    07/26/2005 9:38:15 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 19 replies · 742+ views
    Being a rational thinker, it is often impossible to understand how Democrats can be so stupid. What exactly do the Democrats think is going to happen when they Balkanize America and invent categories for people so that no one is an American any longer but rather an "African-American" or an "Hispanic-American" or a woman or a homosexual whose allegiance shouldn't be to America but rather to the "cultural heritage" or the unique behavior that "defines" them? What do the Democrats think is going to happen when English is not the language of everyone but everyone is to speak their own...
  • Justifying the Fence: A Surprising Source

    07/25/2005 3:26:13 PM PDT · by anotherview · 14 replies · 194+ views
    Israel & Aliya (blog) ^ | 25 July 2005 | Caitlyn Martin
    Monday, July 25, 2005 Justifying the Fence: A Surprising Source The New York Times is often harshly critical of Israel. OK, not all the time. Much of their reporting is factual. Some, however, does seem to have a bias. Today, however, there was a truly excellent article titled In Most Cases, Israel Thwarts Suicide Attacks Without a Shot. Yes, there are successful attacks, most recently on July 12 in Netanya. To quote a relevant point: Israel is also building a separation barrier - an electronic fence and in some places a huge concrete wall - to make it harder for...
  • The Royal Commission on Newfoundland and Labrador's place in Canada

    07/13/2005 8:56:45 AM PDT · by Alexander Rubin · 3 replies · 227+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Wednesday, July 13, 2005 | Myles Higgins
    I recently took some time to review the final documents generated by the Royal Commission on renewing and strengthening Newfoundland and Labrador’s place in Canada. Even though the commission delivered its final report back in 2002, I don’t believe many people in the province and country have taken the time to examine the results, nor do I believe the media or both levels of government have given enough thought to its contents. ... The first is the fact that 72% of Canadians see Newfoundlanders and Labradorians as a distinct culture. This is very telling. Quebec has been officially recognized in...
  • The Quebec Question

    07/12/2005 9:51:42 AM PDT · by MikeEdwards · 3 replies · 309+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 12, 2005 | John Lawrence
    I had the chance to sit down today and browse through a "Legion Magazine". It was quite impressive, and as I looked through it, I felt a great deal of pride for our grandparents and great-grandparents. It is an amazing magazine, full of anecdotes and stories that you would probably enjoy.
  • The ACLU: Lost without a compass - (relentlessly attacking Boy Scouts, Virginia & God!)

    07/11/2005 4:12:24 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 14 replies · 879+ views
    Some recent events would seem to indicate that the American Civil Liberties Union is lost in the woods without a compass. A moral compass, that is. For the last five years, the ACLU has been fighting the federal departments of Defense and Housing and Urban Development because of their support for the Boy Scouts of America – support that has taken the form of raising money for their national jamborees, allowing military personnel to lead Scout troops in their personal capacities, and providing access to government facilities for free. Now, a federal judge has sided with the ACLU and ruled...
  • Freedom of Religion in America: Adieu! - (ex-CBS, Gannet VP deplores loss of God in US)

    06/28/2005 10:17:55 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 9 replies · 545+ views
    A few days ago, the majority of the Supreme Court ruled as if it were using the Constitution of France instead of the Constitution of the USA. The French Constitution states that its nation is a secular one, while our Constitution states that we are a nation under God. One would not know this if the majority of the Supreme Court today is to be believed Mark Levin states in his book, Men in Black, “Chief Justice William Rehnquist has written that the Court ‘bristles with hostility to all things religious in public life.’” Based on a misreading of Thomas...
  • Media Stumbling Over Jefferson's "Wall of Separation" - (Isaiah: "Woe to those who call good evil")

    06/11/2005 9:28:57 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 715+ views
    On April 22 I was presented with the 2005 Media Award by the New Jersey Family Policy Council at their annual banquet. While honored to receive such recognition, upon deeper reflection, I can’t help but ask myself the question: Was there no one else more qualified? Is there really such a dearth of professional, family-friendly journalists in newsrooms across our state that the Family Policy Council felt compelled to award a businessman moonlighting as a columnist? Apparently the answer is yes. A University of Connecticut Department of Public Policy study found that journalists who were surveyed picked Democrat John Kerry...
  • All 50 states acknowledge God in state constitutions: No "separation" intended by founders

    05/29/2005 8:36:57 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 48 replies · 1,492+ views
    Email | MAY 29, 2005 | Unknown
    Alabama 1901, Preamble. We the people of the State of Alabama, invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish the following Constitution.Alaska 1956, Preamble. We, the people of Alaska, grateful to God and to those who founded our nation and pioneered this great land. Arizona 1911, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Arizona, grateful to Almighty God for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution... Arkansas 1874, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Arkansas, grateful to Almighty God for the privilege of choosing our own form of government... California 1879, Preamble. We, the...
  • January 25, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy.....

    05/13/2005 2:10:05 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 6 replies · 492+ views
    Glenn Beck ^ | 5 12 2005 | Glenn Beck
    I mean no disrespect to FDR. I know it's the wrong date. I hope it got your attention. I noticed this in another forum, and I cannot stop laughing. Everything you know about the separation of church and state argument is wrong. If what we are led to believe is true about this, then that makes..... It makes..... FDR a criminal. As it was posted, a picture is worth a thousand words.
  • Helping the ACLU

    05/11/2005 9:19:17 AM PDT · by Keli Kilohana · 5 replies · 390+ views
    Charleston-Gazette ^ | 5/11/05 | Pastor Terry Hagedorn
    To the Editor, In an attempt to save the ACLU time and money in guaranteeing the separation of church and state, I would like to recommend the following policies be adopted in our state schools: (1) The NAME Program (Non Abhorrent Moniker Exchange) and (2) The RAR Program(Religion Avoidance Routes): First, since children named Christian, Mohammed or Moses are going to be mutually offensive to one another--and to atheists in general; and, since it is additionally illegal to promote religion and allow the very mention of their names in a government school--because it violates the establishment clause of the First...
  • From high court, a Truman tale (O'Connor says judges make law)

    05/07/2005 6:54:40 PM PDT · by hocndoc · 10 replies · 625+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | May 7, 2005 | Brian Burnes
    The lesson, O'Connor said, is not merely that a president's Supreme Court appointments often disappoint that same chief executive. “It is that our system of government is one of delegated authority and separation of powers,” she said. “By their ruling in the steel-seizure case, President Truman's appointees proved their friendship, I think, not by siding with the president for personal reasons, but by fulfilling their duty to decide each case as impartially as possible as members of a separate branch of government. “In short, as members of a truly independent judiciary.” Afterward, O'Connor met with federal judges and staffers at...
  • Sex-ed program pulled from year's curriculum

    05/06/2005 5:18:28 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 32 replies · 1,672+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 06 May 2005 | Jon Ward
    Montgomery County Public Schools yesterday halted a new sex-ed curriculum that was to have begun today, after a federal judge ruled in favor of a lawsuit that charged the course is unconstitutional and promotes homosexuality. U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams Jr. had granted a 10-day temporary restraining order yesterday to halt the teaching of the new course. "I have directed the office of the deputy superintendent of schools to review and evaluate the materials referenced in the judge's order," Superintendent Jerry D. Weast said, "...before any decisions are made about any future pilot testing of the revised curriculum in our...