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The Bill Clinton School of Public Service? Is that a joke? Who’s the dean, Larry Flynt?
As for the subject of the article, while much is made of the Religious Right its counterpart is largely ignored by the MSM. It is, of course, the Religious Left. The Religious Left exists and its adherents are nauseating in their smugness. To justify themselves they have but one issue: the plight of the homeless. This gives them, in their sanctimonious minds, moral superiority to others and with it the right to do as they please. But just like the rest of the Left, they have no real concern for the world’s downtrodden; they simply desire power. It is all about them.
As for the homeless the Religious Left’s proposed solution is (surprise, surprise) Big Government interference. The Christian element of the Religious Left claims that that is what Christ would have us do. And with that claim they reveal that they are willing to twist the scriptures in an attempt to make them conform to their wishes. Jesus often taught that we must perform charity. But charity is necessarily performed with one’s own resources. To perform works using others’ resources, taken from them involuntarily, is not charity; it is theft.
The recognition of property rights can be found throughout the Bible, with a particularly poignant example of it in Acts 5. In that passage a couple named Ananias and Sapphira sold their property and gave the proceeds to the church while secretly withholding a portion thereof. In Peter’s subsequent chastisement of Ananias he told him regarding his property, ” Didn’t it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn’t the money at your disposal?â€ (Acts 5:4) For their sin Ananias and Sapphira were struck dead by God. But their sin was lying, not withholding funds. (See the passage for verification.)p>The concept of property rights is an anathema to the Religious Left because they espouse Socialism. But let’s be clear: they seek Socialism because they desire power, not the other way around. br> — R. Trotter /p> p> Mr. Hynes makes some very good points. Religiously conservative people have been the backbone of this nation. They pay its taxes, fight its wars, raise its future generations, and produce the goods that make life easier. Yes, they do happen to vote Republican more than Democrat. John Danforth on the other hand is the epitome of a hypocrite. As long as it looked like we had the upper hand, he sucked up to us, and now because we tend to choose principle over compromise, he disses us…. br> — Pete Chagnon
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online