Saturday, July 01, 2006
An Open Letter To My Teenage Son
Victor Lundberg lyrics
You ask my reaction to long hair or beards on young people
Some great men have worn long hair and beards
George Washington and Abraham Lincoln
If to you long hair or a beard is a symbol of independence
If you believe in your heart that the principles of this country
Our heritage, is worthy of this display of pride
That all men shall remain free
That free men at all times will not inflict their personal limitations
Of achievement on others,
That demands your own rights as well as the rights of others
And be willing to fight for this right, you have my blessings
You ask that I not judge you merely as a teenager
To judge you on your own personal habits, abilities and goals
This is a fair request and I promise that I will not judge any person
Only as a teenager if you will constantly remind yourself that some of my
generation judge people by their race, their belief or the color
of their skin and that this is no more right than saying all
teenagers are drunken dope addicts or glue sniffers
If you will judge every human being on his own individual potential
I will do the same.
You ask me if God is dead
This is a question each individual must answer within himself
But a warm summer day with all its brightness
All its sound, all its exhilarating breathiness just happened
God is love. Remember that God is a guide and not a storm trooper
Realize that many of the past and present generation
Because of a well intended but unjustifiable misconception
Have attempted to legislate morality
This created part of the basis
For your generations need to rebel against our society
With this knowledge perhaps your children will never ask
Is God dead?
I sometimes think much of mankind is attempting to work Him to death
You ask my opinion of draft card burners. I would answer this way
All past wars have been dirty, unfair, immoral, bloody and second-guessed
However, history has shown most of them necessary
If you doubt that our free enterprise system
In the United States is worth protecting, if you doubt the principles
Upon which this country was founded, that we remain free to choose our religion
Our individual endeavors, our method of government
If you doubt that each free individual in this great country
should reap rewards commensurate only with his own efforts
Than it is doubtful you belong here
If you doubt that people who govern us
Should be selected by their desire
To allow us to strive for any goal we feel capable of obtaining
Than its doubtful you should participate in their selection
If you are not grateful to a country
That gave your father the opportunity to work
For his family to give you the things you have and you do not feel pride
Enough to fight for your right to continue in this
Manner than I assume the blame for your failure
To recognize the true value of our birthright
And I will remind you that your mother will love
you no matter what you do, because she is a woman
And I love you too son
But I also love our country and the principles for which we stand
And if you decide to burn your draft card
hen burn your birth certificate at the same time
From that moment on, I have no son
Now that the Supreme Court has slapped down the president's secret trial parties, I would guess that the administration would do the honorable thing and TRY TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION! Just wait.
The Supremes kicked around the administration's "unitary executive" theory, and sternly reminded the president that despite his beloved "commander-in-chief" role, that constitution thingy (Article I, Section 8) vests in Congress the power to "make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces." That whole separation of powers thing is SO annoying.
And now, a tip of the thinker cap to team member JB for this heads up. Let's play the "Can you spot the differences" between the two pictures of kids with bikes and ice cream cones, like in the Sunday paper magazine.
Here are the two pictures:
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of [XXXXXXXX], and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God."
SO, one picture charges the party with oreserving, protecting and defending THE CONSTITUTION, while the other must defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
Which one is which?
Friday, June 30, 2006
Thursday, June 29, 2006
The Warren Buffet donation of billions to Bill Gates means killing womb babies agencies will get more money to kill womb babies.
Gates and wife have been at the forefront of murdering children in females’ wombs. Now the Buffet donation will enhance all the more the abortuaries. In other words, more humans without self-defense will be discarded, their souls making their ways into the loving arms of Jesus.
It is sad but true that many think that the richest man in the world — Bill Gates — is a benevolent philanthropist. It is fact that some of his moneys go to commendable causes. But all that is cancelled out when realizing that Gates’ so-called material success endorses outright murder multiplied many times over.
It is imperative that the world knows this theological liberalism behind the Gates philanthropy.
"If I threw paint on Mt. Rushmore, I'd get arrested, if I sledgehammered the Liberty Bell I would be in jail."
Yes, you would, MORON. YOU don't own the Liberty Bell or Mount Rushmore. The freedom to burn a flag PRESUMES that YOU OWN (or otherwise have permission to incinerate) said flag.
Heaven help us.
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Losing a job for exercising a constitutionally protected right is a sanction that Guillen, and even [obnoxious Chicago Sun-Times columnist Jay] Mariotti, should not suffer.Memo to Denny:
There is NO constitutionally-protected right to speak enforceable against YOUR PRIVATE EMPLOYER. Free speech guarantees at the constitutional level apply against THE GOVERNMENT, there, Denny--not a baseball team.
Monday, June 26, 2006
The Walton's kicking in that kind of money any time soon?
Buffett: "I still believe in the philosophy - FORTUNE quoted me saying this 20 years ago - that a very rich person should leave his kids enough to do anything but not enough to do nothing."
Take that, estate tax.
Sunday, June 25, 2006
Now of course, the story had previously been debunked by FOX NEWS! As we all know now, "these were pre-1991 weapons that could not have been fired as designed because they’d already been degraded." The "find" involved some shells buried during the Iraq-Iran war that had long been forgotten, not any indication of current capacity. Priceless.
We need to make a couple of basic points here. First of all, should ANYONE be surprised about finding this stuff? We knew Hussein had chemical weapons BECAUSE WE GAVE THEM TO HIM! And also, please remember that the dreaded "WMD" is not a magic incantation that summons demons and brings the mummy back to life. The U.N. RESOLUTION barred Hussein from having such weapons and its enfircement WAS A U.N. MATTER. War would ONLY have been justified if Iraq was an IMMEDIATE and IMMINENT threat to the United States.
Rotsa ruck on that one.