Archive for the ‘Politics’ category

Is This the Godfather?

April 7, 2010

“The Obama administration has taken the extraordinary step of authorizing the targeted killing of an American citizen, the radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who is believed to have shifted from encouraging attacks on the United States to directly participating in them, intelligence and counterterrorism officials said Tuesday.”

So now our government practically takes out a hit on an American citizen. I’m so confused. First, we give an international terrorist the protection of our law in our courts, then refuse the same to an American citizen. What’s next?

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Ok, Kids, Who Wants a Nuclear Free World?

April 6, 2010

Here’s a video that’s making the rounds.  I’m concerned because there seems to be no strategy for accomplishing a nuclear free world. I just can’t see how it can be done. Now that the technology exists, how can we un-know how to make these weapons? As reported in the video, 84 percent of Americans reported they would feel safer knowing that no country had nuclear weapons. Well, no kidding. I’d also feel safer knowing no one wanted to rob or assault me. The problem is, how do we get to that happy place?

Taking Care

April 6, 2010

How immature must people be to simply accept without question the idea that God and/or government should take care of them? My previous post about the argument that God must not exist because people are unhappy leads me to this thought. Too many of us think that government is not good unless it takes care of us. We expect our lives to be trouble-free, and so of course the government must ensure that.

This morning I read that already 20 percent of households in the United States are dependent on the government for their income. And I do NOT mean civil servants. We’re talking welfare. How much longer can we sustain this kind of redistribution of wealth?