Month: February 2012

Michigan Musings

The Arizona and Michigan primaries are now behind us. Arizona went as expected, 47% for Romney, 27% for Santorum. It was a winner-take-all primary, so the Santorum team was wise not to spend money there. The focus was on Michigan, which went for Romney 41%-38%. Both sides will of course spin for the greatest PR effect. For Romney, it is a win, but he had to sweat. It was not the steamroller his people had expected before Santorum’s rise. If… Read more »

We Need a Guidebook for Double Standards

Hamid Karzai now says U.S. soldiers who burned Qurans should be turned over to the Afghan government to stand trial for their despicable act. Yet, at the same time, he admits the destruction of the Qurans was not intentional. Someone needs to take a course in logic. Karzai is well known for his corruption. What a great friend.   Apologizing to thugs and bullies, even if dressed up in religious garb, always has the same result. They lose respect for… Read more »

More from the Religion of Peace

The riots go on . . . and on. Some NATO personnel carelessly burn Qurans that terrorists had been using to pass secret messages, and the Afghan population goes wild. Two U.S. soldiers are killed, then two U.S. military advisers, who should have been safe in one of the government buildings, are shot and killed by one of the Afghan security force personnel they have been training. The riots escalate. No matter that President Obama sent over an apology. What… Read more »

Acts 5:27-32

When they had brought them [the apostles], they stood them before the Council. The high priest questioned them, saying, “We gave you strict orders not to continue teaching in this name, and yet, you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and intend to bring this man’s blood upon us.” But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men. The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom you had put to death by hanging Him on… Read more »

Obama’s Green Dreams

You would think after the bankruptcy of Solyndra, which received half a billion in taxpayer stimulus money, and now a number of other “green” energy companies folding despite government largess at the taxpayer expense, that the president would rethink his support for such boondoggles. Instead, he’s doubling down and seeking to spend more of our [your] money on enterprises that cannot compete in the marketplace. When one is inspired by an ideology, however false, it’s difficult to face reality. On… Read more »

Obama’s Plan of Action

President Obama famously—or infamously—said at the beginning of his term that if things didn’t get better in the next three years, he should be a one-term president. I would like to hold him to that promise. But then, he’s not been too good at keeping his promises: Some people believe he deserves special recognition for this feat. Here’s one suggestion: He has his solutions to the national debt problem. Here’s one: Don’t like that one? Well, here’s another: Of course,… Read more »

Legislating Morality–Part Two

In yesterday’s post, I explained what I believe to be a self-evident truth: all legislation deals with right and wrong; therefore, we always legislate morality. The only question is whose morality will we legislate. Today, I’d like to offer some examples that may not be as clear-cut as murder, theft, and fraud. For instance, there was a short time in American history when prohibition went into effect—the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages was banned by constitutional amendment. It didn’t… Read more »