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Friday, September 30, 2005

Conservative Joe: A Terrific Website

From an email exchange with John Lawrence, the editor and writer, I have become aware of a Canadian website that is a must-read.

Conservative Joe deals trenchantly and lucidly with the moral and political aspects of today’s controversies.  In addition, it offers a portal for us in the United States to get a better grasp of Canadian social and political issues from a conservative perspective.

Teaching Evolution: Addendum

More reasons why students must be informed that Darwinism is only a hypothetical speculation that has never been proved.

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 09/30 at 12:20 AM
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Thursday, September 29, 2005

Teaching Evolution: The Argument Is Not About Science

The ACLU has sued to stop the Dover Area [Pennsylvania] School District from instructing students that Darwinism is not necessarily a scientific fact, because, they say, doing so amounts to “an establishment of religion.”

The ACLU is correct that religion is involved, but it’s on the wrong side of the street.  Darwinian evolution has nothing to do with science and everything to do with establishing atheistic socialism as the official national religion.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Liberals Have to Believe in Magic

Liberal-socialism is, from the first step out of the box, founded upon mythology, and its theories are ivory-tower abstractions so unconnected with reality that they fall within the realm of magic.  John Kerry, Ted Kennedy, and their fellow socialists behave like wanna-be actors auditioning for wizard roles in the next Harry Potter movie.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

The Hypocrisy of G8 Millennium Goals

?Bob? Geldof, Bono, and all the well-intentioned throngs who turned out for the UK?s Glastonbury Festival and the Gleneagles concerts have been bamboozled. The grandiose Millennium Goals are an unattainable sham, for the simple reason that there is no way to measure the afflictions they propose to cure.  In short, we are dealing with an empty PR scheme that amounts to no more than a show-and-tell public-relations recitation of the religious catechism of materialistic socialism.

As usual, socialism fails to deliver the goods, but all the world’s socialists can feel good about their intentions, while socialist intellectuals sneer at Christian missionaries and the many thousands of Christian churches that do more real good in a year for third-world peoples than socialism can accomplish in a century.

Richard Tren, a director of the South Africa-based health advocacy group Africa Fighting Malaria, explains in “The Millennium Development Goal Merry-Go-Round” on the TechCentralStation website.

Extraordinary Coincidence

The New York Times front-pages a story alleging systematic torturing of Iraqui prisoners.

Who could possibly have imagined that a story like this would come to light at just the moment when the Democrats believe that Hurricane Katrina has put President Bush on the ropes?

Foreign Policy and Democracy

Critics attack the administration’s focus on instituting democracy as the best long-term policy to defuse Islamic jihad.  Rudy Rummel makes the case in behalf of democracy in his “Never Again: Ending War, Democide, & Famine Through Democratic Freedom.”

Readers should take advantage of his extraordinary offer of a free pdf version of the book, which can be downloaded here.

Canada and New Orleans

Canada, like Germany and France, is willingly wading into the quicksand of socialism.  The very same servility that drags European socialist nations down, morally and economically, is making the old popular song “Canadian Sunset” into a prediction of reality.

Judicial Activism: Part VIII (The Birth of an Issue)

Judicial activism since the 1950s has been driven by liberalism’s presumption that the mind of man controls everything, therefore any perceived imperfection in social conditions must, and can, be righted.  Katrina’s destruction offers us a glimpse of a liberal social-justice issue aborning.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

China and North Korea

Columnist Charles Krauthammer’s recent column supports, and adds new aspects, to the view expressed earlier in Foreign Policy Realism vs Play-Acting