The View From 1776

Ideological Civil War

Democrat/Socialists started the ideological warfare in Congress with their slanderous attacks that blocked the 1987 Supreme Court nomination of Judge Robert Bork.  Now they are upping the ante by considering criminal prosecutions against Bush administration officials for legal and policy opinions about interrogating captured Islamic terrorists.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 04/21 at 07:09 PM
  1. Pipsqueaks. No honor among thieves or tyrants.
    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  04/21  at  08:18 PM
  2. As long as socialists, collectivists, and humanists, define human nature inaccurately, they will pursue ill-conceived virtue and behavior in the direction of darkness, death, and chaos.

    The Creator made man in His own image, with endowed transcendent criteria, and liberty of choice. Any other definition will fail. History has already proven it over and over again.

    Now, we are poised on the edge of the final conclusion of humanism's fruit-cake alternatives.

    Posted by Jim Baxter  on  04/22  at  12:20 AM
  3. It is not up to the President to decide whom to prosecute for committing crimes.

    The justice department is the entity which brings actions against embezzlers, thieves, murders and war criminals. Nowhere in the constitution is the President empowered to say prosecute this one and not that one.

    As most died in the wool Republican fundamentalists would agree, if the President attempted to shield miscreants from the "rule of law" would be grounds for impeachment.
    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  04/22  at  02:23 PM
  4. Top what 'law' are you referring or would you like to make it up as you go? Thank God no politics are involved in the administration of justice. If only...
    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  04/22  at  04:02 PM
  5. Mr. Jay, I'm uncertain whether Presidents have directed Department of Justice officials to prosecute or not to prosecute people in the past. One thing, however, is clear: it is the President who nominates the Attorney General and who controls appointments of U. S. Attorneys.

    President Clinton, without a murmur of protest from left-wing "mainstream" media, fired every single U. S. Attorney when he took office in order to terminate an investigation of the Clinton's collusion with the local S & L to divert funds in the Whitewater deal.
    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  04/22  at  05:29 PM
  6. Mr. Brewton,

    It it standard procedure for every new president to appoint new U.S. Attorneys in every district.

    And you may recall, if you are able, that after exhausting investigations lasting years, the Republicans were able to find no evidence whatsoever of impropriety on the part of the Clintons in the Whitewater matter.
    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  04/23  at  08:33 AM
  7. "Impropriety?" Improper? Sex with a trainee in the White House is not 'improper?'

    There is a major difference between 'illegal' and/or 'unlawful' behavior, and immoral and unethical conduct, which raises a higher standard than mere 'law.'

    You humanists are governed by a need for self-justification. Small wonder you justify others ruled by glands - not the mind and/or higher standards.

    The defenders of homosexuality and unprincipled heterosexual acts continue the oxymoron
    contradiction of attempting to use the mind to justify the rule of glands.

    Thinking Americans still don't give 'a tinkers-sham' what homosexuals (and others) do with their body-parts. An individual or a society which is by law and tradition committed to the natural human hierarchy of mind over body will not, how-
    ever, sanction glandular rule over the human mind.

    Undisciplined human desire can induce distorted perception. The disturbed personality or inverted character can be considered to be cognitively confused. This description is confirmed by the work of English psychoanalyst Money-Kyrle, who indicates that it is more accurate to recognize
    such a condition as the result of distorted perception.

    Neurosis, psychosis, stunting of growth, etc., are all, from this perspective, cognitive diseases contaminating not only perception but thinking, learning, remembering, valuing, and
    decision- and choice-making.

    Money-Kyrle affirms that scientific truth is not attained by a trendy self-serving fashion, confession of inadequacy,
    abdication, or collective majority-vote. There is no excuse for professional ignorance willfully maintained.

    By definition, a standard that is flexible is not a standard at all. The human mind requires a standard of comparison that isinvariable. A criterion must be greater than the value measured
    in order to supply value-meaning in a predictable direction of survival and progression. The mind thus equipped is enabled to maintain a natural dominion over the body and its appetites. The very survival of the body itself, therefore, depends upon this maintained intellectual authority.

    Our posterity cannot respect what it does not perceive, and it cannot perceive that which has been abandoned or inverted to an appetite of physical expediency by the equivocal person.

    With confidence in the laws of human nature, we can know that in the clash between carnality and intellect, the 'man of the mind' and his criteria will always prevail.

    That is nature's way and intent all along. selah
    Posted by Jim Baxter  on  04/23  at  09:43 AM
  8. Jim,

    Monica Lewinsky was not part of the Whitewater attacks. The point was not that Clinton was virtuous (any more than you are wholly virtuous, dare I dare it).

    The point was that Mr. Brewton strayed from the truth in implying that the Clintons were convicted of criminal activities in the Whitewater investigations.
    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  04/25  at  11:04 AM
  9. Convenient morality and ethics knows no inhibiting regarded boundaries. He was and is owned by no criteria of mind & its body, thus, his intellect is not present. Only glandular secretions...

    I know 'Whitewater.' Many many of the very same basic elements and issues of priority and choice.

    Posted by Jim Baxter  on  04/25  at  11:34 AM
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