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musings on life, liberty, and the walk of faith in America


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The WSJ once more puts its’ finger on the wrong pulse

You’ve gotta love the first paragraph in this article by a Mr. James Freeman at the Wall Street Journal:

The Beltway wisdom is that moderate Mitt Romney is the most marketable candidate to non-Republicans and therefore the most electable candidate in the GOP field. Rick Santorum, on the other hand, is widely viewed as too conservative on social issues to appeal broadly to American voters. Even though Mr. Santorum has won more states than anyone in the Republican primary and caucus process, his wins have been written off as special situations where evangelical Christians enjoy outsized influence.

Let me see if I can translate into “flyover” country language;  “The Beltway wisdom” = people who live and work for the government in Washington DC who also live inside a bubble that bears little resemblance to actual life in America. “the most marketable candidate to non-Republicans” means “the person the sane voters can accept without throwing up. And “too conservative on social issues to appeal broadly to American voters” comes over as “the views some people who actually read the Constitution and know exactly what principles the country was founded on – those OTHER voters (and WHY do we even bother LETTING those yahoos have a vote in the first place??) that no one likes to pay attention to.

You’re welcome.


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The US Conference of Catholic Bishops puts the smackdown on Obama’s contraceptive mandate “accommodation.”

The Bishops say ‘Nay!”  After studying Obama’s so-called “accommodation” of his administration’s contraceptive mandate for people and organizations on conscience and moral grounds, the USCCB smacks it down like an Broughh kick from Sheamus. As an evangelical Christian, I fully support their position and the wording of their response. Read the whole thing from the HotAir site here.


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All you need to know about the war between the Obama administration and the church …

from Elizabeth Scalia, the Anchoress herself. And, for the record – I agree with her. Obama and his minions have decided to go to war against religion and the church in America. There’s no other description for what’s happening.

And from the Daily Caller comes this about the effect this mandate to dictate to churches what their consciences should do on the Hispanic community – strangely enough, voters who Obama is courting again this year in support for his re-election.

It’s almost as if Obama’s caught between two camps; one that’s whispering in his ear, “This is your chance to stick it to the church and those religious freaks!”, and in the other ear, “Are you nuts? We’re trying to get these people’s VOTES!

I pray every day that the madness called the Obama Presidency ends this year ….


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Obama places the power of the state over freedom of religion

From RealClearPolitics: The Chicago Tribune’s Steve Chapman discusses the contradictions and false logic (along with unintended consequences) of the Obama administration forcing religious groups to provide birth control options in employee health coverage policies.

Mark Levin, in his new book “Ameritopia,” covers this type of action by statist leaders and organizations as part of the continuing desire to suppress individual freedoms and private decisions at the expense of the state.

Even the most hallowed principles and foundations of the Constitution are subject to attack from this administration. Those who have religious values in this country should be watching this carefully, and respond accordingly.


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Krauthammer is right about Syria

Charles Krauthammer puts forth the thesis in a Washington Post column that a way to weaken Iran further and make it even more difficult for the mullahs to obtain and threaten to use nuclear weapons is to support regime change and a new government in Syria – breaking up the multilayer alliance between Assad and the mullahs.

Sometimes the best way to defeat an enemy is to remove his best friend; and here is a case to make that point … while pushing and supporting the rebels in Syria to remove the present regressive, tyrannical regime and replace it with a more Western-friendly one.


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I couldn’t have said it better myself …

One of my favorite websites is one run by Elizabeth Scalia called The Anchoress, and it’s a favorite because she is an exceptionally clear writer with a pragmatic, heartfelt view of a life lived in faith and the modern age. Today, she talks about last night’s GOP Presidential candidate debate, and specifically Newt’s Gingrich’s response when asked about the comments a former wife made. She includes the YouTube video of the clip, which I’ve watched over and over several times since it was posted; as, I’m sure, many others have. In her article, she pens a brilliant view of the mainstream media that echoes my position and feelings exactly. I include it here:

“We are done responding like Pavlovian dogs to your bells; we no longer trust you; we understand that you are no longer a press that is free, but one that is enthralled to its own ideologies and agendas. From this point on, a candidate is going to rise or fall on the substance of their ideas and abilities, not on your prosy gushes about his brilliance, or stern warnings about her stupidity. You savaged George W. Bush you savaged Sarah Palin and you got away with it. You carried your own preferred, utterly inexperienced, passionate ideologue into the White House with over-effusive rhetoric and you have buffeted him from inquiry (tax returns? Hell, we’d just like to see Obama’s college transcripts!), or what you perceive to be damaging stories, but you elevated your favorite at the cost of your own credibility, and now it comes back to bite you. Because a press with no credibility has nothing to offer us. It has nowhere to go, now, except into the arms of the political machine it has loved. Just like Pravda, actually.”
Thanks, Elizabeth, for your words and work!


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Giving journalists who judge what they dish out

From the Daily Caller: Rush Limbaugh on yesterday’s show asked a very insightful and, I think, important question: if journalists in today’s media are going to judge what they report on, shouldn’t they be examined in the same way? Why not ask questions of marital status, history, and fidelity of those who ask those same questions in public? It sounds eminently logical to me. If you’re a journalist, and you willingly inject your own judgment and biases in the way you report on public figures, then you should be held up to the same microscope. Why shouldn’t a newsroom editor assign a story on a candidates’ marital background such as Newt Gingrich’s to someone in the newsroom who has no – or, the least – bias, and who also doesn’t have any similar skeletons in his or her closet?

This is what it’s come to, folks … we have to think this way because of the state of the mainstream media in this country. They lost almost all of their credibility – and continue to do so on an almost daily basis – because they deliberately injected themselves into the 2008 Presidential election … taking an active, obviously biased stand on behalf of Barack Obama.

I would love to see their responses to this type of strategy; if you want to ask certain questions, you’d better be ready for the flashlights pointed in your own closets.


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Thomas Sowell sees the future … and it should be Newt Gingrich

Thomas Sowell is one of the most brilliant people and economists in America, a well-read (and well-studied) man who had some of the most fascinating discussions ever seen on Youtube with another famous economist, Milton Friedman. In this article, he studies the GOP Presidential field with an eye towards the basics, and concludes that the man to lead us out of this morass we’re in is Newt Gingrich. Why? Because Newt’s done it before.

Sounds to me like that’s one of the best reasons to hire someone for a job; they’ve proven that they’ve done the work needed in the past.