Choosing decline. Placidly Conservative. Silencing Fox. Crosses and secularism. No marvericks, just RINOs. Administrators first, students last.
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They’ve perverted readings of the First Amendment, for sure. Maybe that’s why I appreciate your free speech, but especially these: “Those of us who are not Christians might want to stop pushing Christians around. They don’t deserve it. It won’t be pretty if they are ever start pushing back.”
Well, as Christ Jesus said, if the world hated Him, they will hate us who call ourselves Christians. So, in a real sense, we signed up for it.
Still, we Christians have sat, for way too long, on the sidelines on our blessed assurances. Perhaps if we get on the playing field and do start to push back, it will inspire those who might stand with us to do so? I’m sure it will startle those who think wrongly that the Messiah was some effeminate Jewish carpenter who amassed a following of passivists.
Things, though, will get much worse for Christianity in America, I believe. Meanwhile, we who say we are followers of the Christ must stand for Him-and that might have unforeseeable consequences. So be it.
Regardless, thank you, Ben, a Jew, for standing for us and for
recognizing the foundation on which America was built. And thanks
for mentioning those Crosses of Christ that populate the
cemeteries where the bodies of American soldiers rest. Worth
remembering, too, is that there are many Stars of David sprinkled
— C. Kenna Amos Jr.
Re: W. James Antle III.’s All the President’s Mavericks:
Like Specter, Snowe, Collins and Graham are RINOs, at best.
As for Graham’s declaration that the GOP is “not going to be the party of angry white guys”? First, who is Graham to speak for the GOP? And better to stand as AWGs, have a discernible and defensible point of view and fight for America, rather than to be submissive Quislings-not mavericks-like him and Snowe.
What’s equally nauseating about those two, in particular, is how they allow themselves now to be shills for Obama and the Democrats as evidence of “bipartisanship.”
Funny thing, Obamamath: 13 Democrats/liberals/leftists + 1 RINO = bipartisanship.
In everyone else’s math, though, that’s equivalent to 14 Democrats + 0 Republicans/conservatives = current-Congress-business-as-usual partisanship.
That formulation equals breaking our country’s economic, social
and constitutional backs.
— C. Kenna Amos Jr.
Re: RiShawn Biddle’s Fool’s Gold:
As a well seasoned professional educator who has taught on both coasts of America, I can attest that the further one gets from the classroom, the less one is focused on the students and their needs. This is not to say that many a fine administrator has not come from the teachers rank, but it is to say that those who can keep their focus on true education and the needs of children are the rare exception from the rule.
The rule is as a person rises (or too often floats to a higher level, much like waste product) her focus moves from the priorities of the classroom to one of controlling a fiefdom. The love of interacting with students is replaced with the anxieties of making quotas, crunching numbers, dealing with outraged parents, the newest educational fad and political machinations. Each promotion takes the former educator further away from the real to the imagined, from the field to the ivory tower or simply deeper into the bureaucracy. The one time bond of mutual interest between teacher and student becomes weaker and more fragmented as the former teacher, now administrator, concentrates on department meetings, budgets, scheduling, and a calling to a higher (ever higher!) office.
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?