Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Conservative on Target for 2/8/12

Religion Today Summaries

  • California Appeals Court Rules Voter-Approved Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional
  • White House: Women 'Deserve' to Have Employers Buy Them Contraceptives
  • Iran's Khamenei Calls for Killing of 'All the Jews'
  • Israeli Intel Chief: 200,000 Missiles Aimed at Israel

Even Krugman Agrees–Economy in a Dead-Cat-Bounce Recovery:
Despite a recent spate of good economic data, including last week’s jobs report, the U.S. economy remains deeply depressed. Don’t take my word for it. That’s how Paul Krugman, leftist econo-pundit extraordinaire, describes the economy. In a recent column in The New York Times, he wrote, “our economy remains deeply depressed.”
   As Krugman pointed out, given an honest appraisal, one finds that “every silver lining comes with a cloud.” And thus it is with the recent good data, which while decidedly good and will hopefully persist, nevertheless cannot disguise the fact that we’re in a deep hole and not climbing out very fast.

Middle East Crumbles Around Obama's Foreign Policy: His policy of engagement has not worked, and the world is seeing the results. The Middle East is crumbling, and an ineffectual and inert Obama Administration is leading from behind with a foreign policy that has entirely failed to cope with the rapidly devolving conditions along the Mediterranean's southeastern shores and beyond, with consequences reaching around the world.

Extremism in Defense of Equality: Marriage is an institution that predates every constitution, every judicial body, and every legislative body in the world. Nonetheless, Veit thinks the government has a right to seize and redefine religious institutions such as marriage at will. If you disagree with Dick then he claims that you are just like Muslim extremists who want to set up a theocracy in America.

2 Judges Against 7 Million Voters: The courts no longer have any direction or moral certainty. When legal decision making gets to this point, no one is safe. Redefinition is the name of the game.

And It’s Santorum For The Hat Trick: One thing that surely helped Rick was coming out strong against ObamaCare forcing Catholics, and other religious groups, to offer insurance that includes free contraceptives, sterilizations, and morning after pills.

Government Can't Make Us Happy:
In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson called the pursuit of happiness an unalienable right. This was a radical idea. For most of history, most people didn't think much about pursuing happiness. They were too busy just trying to survive.
   Then came the liberal revolution based on the idea of individual freedom. Only then did they start thinking that happiness might be possible on earth.
   Unfortunately, somewhere along the way, the right to pursue happiness has been perverted into a government-backed entitlement to happiness.
   When will they learn that you don't make people happier by taking their options away?

"The superior man understands what is right. The inferior man understands what
is popular." -- Confucius

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