Monthly Archives: August 2008

Another Lull

Back to school already. I can hardly believe the summer went by so fast, and yet freshman year feels like it was a good while ago, in other ways. In some ways, it’s discouraging, going off to subject myself to countless hours of tedious study, but I have to remind myself of the benefits and potential school offers that I couldn’t gain without it. So blogging will go on hold for awhile again. Check out the awesome sites in the links list, and learn and grow with me.

Oh yeah, and don’t vote for Obama.

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Kucinich and the Empty Convention

Yahoo! News reports that Kucinich has really gotten the democrat base stirred up. Stirred up and motivated about everything wrong in America, but where are the answers from the left?

Gas prices are higher. So the logic goes, Republicans are in power, so blame them. Um, what about the Arabs that we buy the oil from? And which party went on vacation while the other stayed in the dark to come up with a bill to move toward energy solutions? Kucinich said, “We went into Iraq for oil. The oil companies want more. War against Iran will mean $10-a-gallon gasoline. The oil administration wants to drill more, into your wallet. Wake up, America!” He’s dead wrong. We didn’t go into Iraq for oil, we went to take out a dictatorship that was providing support to terrorists. I personally had a long talk with a soldier who went into the heart of Baghdad during the invasion and after, and he was furious that the media claims Bush sent us for oil when our troops turned the oil fields back over to the Iraqis! The Democrats don’t have a solution.

He said, “This administration can tap our phones but they can’t tap our creative spirit. They can open our mail but they can’t open economic opportunities. They can track our every move but they lost track of the economy.” Yes, a post 9-11 world has created needs for some uncomfortably invasive means, but the Dems would also criticize Republicans if another attack happened. May I remind you that this administration has also successfully prevented many other attacks from occuring? And what answers to the Democrats have for economic opportunities? Placing another level of insane taxation to bloat government to a greater girth, placing more strain on the economy?

“Up with peace!” Kucinich yelled to approving roars. “Up with prosperity! Up with education! Up with Democrats!” Do you want peace? Crush evil where it lies—that’s the McCain stance. We ignore it at our peril. Do you want prosperity? Return money to those who work for it, so they can spend and invest, and provide incentives for jobs to return to America. Do you want education? Let’s work to make it more affordable, but the left’s socialistic approach of free community college tuition will be unstable, inferior, and economically burdensome.

Up with the Democrats? Where are their answers? They give none.

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The Saddleback Forum

Rick Warren’s open forum (see transcript) at Saddleback Church last weekend has been stirring quite a bit of talk. CitizenLink put out a good video about where the candidates stand on issues of abortion, same-sex marriage, and stem-cell research.

Both Obama and McCain described themselves as Christians in the forum, seemingly to gain the support of evangelical voters. Jesus said, “As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it. He indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.” Obama’s claim to faith falls flat, with his support for abortion and infanticide, his hostility to the marriage amendment, etc., and it amazes me when I still hear so many people considering him. I doubt McCain’s faith too, and he’s definitely not the candidate I would’ve picked, but for anyone with concern for issues like preserving family values (a term now illegal in some places), the defense of our country, and lessening our dependence of foreign oil, McCain is an imperfect but better choice.

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The Bravehearted Gospel

I’m a huge fan of Eric and Leslie Ludy, and Eric’s got a new book coming out, and it looks terrific. A preview is available, and a full site is soon to come. I look forward to reading this one.

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Russia Shows Its Color

And it seems to be red. Russia’s overreaction to Georgia’s move to take South Ossetia is ominous. My first college research paper was a history paper on the rise and fall of the Soviet Union, and I’ve wondered for awhile if Mr. Putin wasn’t looking for an opportunity to return to those dark days. The way the people of Georgia are fleeing in terror from Russia’s aggression is a warning of what could grow to something much worse. Those of you who cry, “Peace, not war! Let’s just sit down and talk about this”…. Of course. We’ll have to wait a bit longer to see where this is heading, but our historically ignorant culture forgets that after Neville Chaimberlain confidently proclaimed “peace for our time,” Hitler began to cut a horrifying swath.

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