Thursday, April 19, 2007

Some note worthy items

First of all, the U.S. Supreme Court has now decided that the first amendment is an anachronism of history. No longer relevant when it came to upholding the outlawing of a particular abortion procedure. Precisely, Congress shall make no law establishing religion nor prohibiting the free exercise thereof...except when it comes to religious groups seeking to prohibit abortion by way of legislation. And only those religious groups that have a canon against it, desire its prohibition. Which is to say that not every religion in this country agrees with that canonical prohibition and not every individual holding a membership in any religion agrees with it. So abortion really comes down to this, not necessarily a woman's right to choose so much as, which religion gets the approval from the state. Which activists have the most money to get their way.

Founder of Gun Owners of America, Larry Pratt was on CNN bleating about the good well-armed students could do to put to an end the sort of murderous rampages that routinely occur in schools, high-schools and universities. By the time this guy got finished, he was in the process of telling the viewers any public school could now become a shoot out at the OK Corral. Shouldn't we be addressing the primary problem of the people who put out warning signs long before they start killing their fellow students? Something that did not happen at the Columbine High school and certainly did not happen at Virginia Tech. By the way, in areas where people wear Christianity on their sleeves.

Finally, James P. Pinkerton tries to spin a silver lining into GW Bush's particular rainclouds by telling us how bad the Democrats are. Let us forget that people voted for Democrats in the last election because they despise Bush. If Bush's polls run in the low to mid thirties, still after all his ranting and raving over anything that the Democrats do. That has to be because the people polled still have every reason to despise him. 36% polled who favor GW means that close to 70% do not. Even Clinton fared better.

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