Because Everyone is Entitled to My Opinion!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Friday, November 09, 2007
Well, this is good news....
The federal government should be making immigration policy, and that's what I'm going to do as president again
-Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton
"again." Again? Again!!!!!
Pulling out my trusty copy of the Constitution of the United States, I find that the 22nd Amendment says in part:
No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once.
Granted, Hillary was never actually elected. However, since Hillary admits that she has acted as President--groan--for eight years worth of term(s) to which some other person was elected President, the worst that can happen is that Hillary serves only one term as an actual elected President of the United States. That would severely limit the havoc she could create.
Just think, she would be a lame duck after just two years!
Wah-hoo! The worst case scenario just got a whole lot better.
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Where Were They?
Since late September, the crackdown on pro-democracy forces in Burma has brought unwelcome attention to one of the most oppressive regimes on Earth. For many people, the defining image of the Burmese struggle for human rights has been Buddhist monks in red robes staging demonstrations. Reports about Burma focus on the plight and plans of the estimated 400,000 Buddhist monks in the country.
Given the coverage, people might be surprised to learn that Burma not only has a substantial Christian population, but that these Christians have long been the junta's preferred target.
Late last month, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner called on China to use its influence with the Burmese government to promote democratic reform. Aside from the unintentional irony of China promoting democratic reform anywhere, I could only wonder of the French foreign minister, "Where were you when Burma's Christians needed you?"
For instance, the U.K. Telegraph reported about a Burmese government document describing a plan for eradicating Christianity in that country. The document began with the words "there shall be no home where the Christian religion is practiced."
What followed were "point by point instructions on how to drive Christians out of the state." While the junta denied authorship of this specific document, it "made no public attempt to refute or repudiate its contents."
It could hardly do otherwise—its persecution of Burma's Christian minority is well-documented. Christian churches have been torn down and replaced by Buddhist pagodas; and Christians have been forced to financially support Buddhist projects and festivals.
It gets worse: Christian children have been removed forcibly from their homes never to be seen again. And members of largely Christian ethnic groups—the Chin, Lachin, and Karen— have been tortured by the Burmese army. Christian women are gang-raped by soldiers, killed, and their mutilated bodies placed on display as a warning to others.
I applaud the media's attention to the plight of Buddhist monks. But where were they when Christians were (and are) being ruthlessly persecuted?