Thursday, August 28, 2003

WorldNetDaily: Defending the Ten Commandments monument

Samuel Blumenfeld (author of eight books on education) points out that removing the Alabama Supreme Court Ten Commandments monument is as much about educational freedom as about religious freedom.

WorldNetDaily: Defending the Ten Commandments monument

Wednesday, August 27, 2003

Paying the price for pushing Ritalin

One of the prices our culture apparently pays for pushing Ritalin on students in the lower grades is increased availability of the drug on the black market where it is used (abused?) by college students looking to stay awake.

Ritalin abuse hits students looking for an exam kick

Tuesday, August 26, 2003

The federal courts should stay out of Alabama's business

Alan Keyes hits the nail on the head:
The First Amendment to the Constitution plainly states: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion ..." Since there can be no federal law on the subject, there appears to be no lawful basis for any element of the federal government – including the courts – to act in this area.

Moreover, the 10th Amendment to the Constitution plainly states that "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." This means that the power to make laws respecting an establishment of religion, having been explicitly withheld from the United States, is reserved to the states or to the people.

Taken together, therefore, the First and 10th Amendments reserve the power to address issues of religious establishment to the different states and their people.

Now, the 14th Amendment... lays an obligation upon state legislatures, officers and officials to... resist federal encroachments that take away the right of the people to decide how their state governments deal with matters of religion...

Chief Justice Roy Moore['s] refusal of the order... is his duty under the Constitution of the United States. Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor, the eight associate justices of the Alabama Supreme Court, and indeed any other state officials in Alabama who submit to the judge's order are, by contrast, in violation of the federal Constitution, as well as their duty to the constitution and people of Alabama.

WorldNetDaily: On the establishment of religion: What the Constitution really says

Monday, August 25, 2003

U.S. should follow Geneva Convention too

'When Iraqi military officials paraded five captured U.S. soldiers in front of television cameras last fall, this indignity was immediately denounced by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, who correctly observed that "it is against the Geneva Convention to show photographs of prisoners of war in a manner that is humiliating for them."

But those provisions would also apply to captured Taliban fighters held by the U.S. in Cuba, some of whom were photographed kneeling on the ground, with their hands behind their back, wearing hoods or blacked-out goggles...'

See the following article for additional examples of U.S. hypocrisy on this issue.

Ends and Means - The New American - Insider Report - August 25, 2003

Saturday, August 23, 2003

Judge Roy Moore: embattled constitutionalist

I concur with the letter from Dr. D. James Kennedy which is posted on the August 22, 2003 weblog of Doug Phillips. Dr. Kennedy writes:

Martin Luther King, Jr., wrote in 1963 in his Letter from the Birmingham Jail, that “A just law is man-made code that squares with the moral law of God. Unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law.” That distinction is lost on those members of the Alabama legal establishment who have announced that, as Attorney General Bill Pryor put it, “My responsibility is to uphold the Constitution and the rule of law, and I will be doing my duty...”

Let’s not forget that this country was founded when some very brave state officials gathered together to defy the “rule of law” of King George III. The Founders said his “rule of law” was aimed at “absolute tyranny” over the states. So they acted in a fashion consistent with a long Western legal tradition that dates at least to St. Augustine, who said, “An unjust law is no law at all...”

But when, as in America at its founding, the state recognizes a higher law — the “laws of nature and of nature’s God” — liberty endures, as our own history powerfully demonstrates...

But, in the exceptional instance where a court usurps the will of the people and acts in a manner intended to destroy the foundation on which our freedom rests, it is the right, indeed the duty, of elected officials to call that act what it is, tyranny, and to refuse to obey...

Doug's Blog

Dr. Martin Luther King: the rest of the story

Today is the 40th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's widely-remembered "I Have A Dream" speech. Less well know is that "the real Martin Luther King, Jr. colluded with Communists, plagiarized his doctoral thesis, and led an immoral lifestyle." Check the following articles for more details.

The New American - Socialist "Saint" - February 11, 2002

The New American - Honoring the King Myth - January 4, 1999

Drugging Our Kids in the government schools

Our government tells our young people to "Just Say No". But what if "the drug pusher happens to be your school social worker or psychologist, and they’re telling you your child either takes their drugs or they won’t be allowed in school — or, even worse, that [they’re] going to charge you, the parent, with neglect? What do you do then? Do you ‘just say no’? Can you say no?"

Drugging Our Kids - The New American - August 25, 2003

Get US out of Liberia

I strongly agree with Congressman Ron Paul's sentiments in his speech of 23 July 2001: "There is no US national security interest at stake in the conflict."

"Stay out of Liberia!"