The “theocracy” charge leveled at Republicans is just silly.
My observation is that the GOP field is more concerned with the social conservative determination to use government to deny equality to gays and lesbians and pregnancy choice rights to women.
However, neither of those issues threatens the economy or the republic.
I think the Left is correct in asserting that the social conservative agenda is identical to a promise to impose theocracy.
Did you ever notice how China, the former Soviet Union and other communist countries with explicitly atheistic views all recognize(d) the timeless truth that marriage, by definition, is a union of one man and one woman? Implying that those who oppose government recognition of same-sex unions are trying to establish theocracies is ridiculous –unless you are claiming that atheistic, Christian-hating communists qualify as religious-right Christian extremists.
And are the anti-theocracy folks speaking out against Islam and Sharia law? The evidence is there in Europe and even in some areas in the U.S.
Also, we don’t oppose “pregnancy choice.” People have the right to birth control. What we oppose is crushing and dismembering innocent human beings after pregnancy occurs. Big difference.
20 Scripture-twisting techniques — A great list of what not to do when reading the Bible.
Rick Perry is right. As I’ve noted many times, Social Security is a Ponzi scheme. Here are 5 definitions of Ponzi schemes that accurately describe it. A sample:
Finally, I think this one from the American Bar Association is my favorite:
A Ponzi scheme is a type of securities fraud where the promoter makes some sort of false or misleading statement about an investment (often including a guaranteed high rate of return) and pays off older investors with newer investor’s monies. Eventually, when the promoter can’t find any new investors, the scheme collapses.
Here’s a keeper for the next time Obama & Co. want to preach about civility. The hypocrisy is astounding. You’d think after their vicious, carefully choreographed blaming of Sarah Palin after the Arizona shootings that they’d at least pretend to follow their own advice for a while.
While Obama pretends that he’s interested in “respectful” political discourse we’ve seen a parade of Democrats indulging every manner of disrespectful political speech against Tea Partiers and Republicans. Just in the last few weeks we’ve the following:
- Vice President Biden saying that Republicans and Tea Partiers are “barbarians.”
- Teamsters President Hoffa Says Republicans are “sons a bitches” that should be “taken out.”
- Democrat Andre Carson Says Tea Partiers and Republicans want to start “lynching African Americans.”
- Democrat Maxine Waters says Tea Partiers can “go straight to hell.”
- Vice President Biden calls conservatives “terrorists.”
Stan on biblical slavery — an important read:
It is important to note, as I have multiple times, that biblical slavery is not the same thing as modern slavery. Consider this. Modern slavery has basically been 1) involuntary 2) for the economic advantage of the elite, 3) typically included mistreatment, 4) where slaves lived separately from their owners, 5) were considered property (and could be disposed of as with any property), 6) could not own property, and 7) were slaves forever.
Old Testament slavery was different. It was 1) normally voluntary 2) for the purpose of solving a debt problem 3) with strict rules against mistreatment. Typically, 4) slaves lived in the homes of their masters, 5) were not property, 6) could own property and, in fact were given property when released, and 7) were only in the position temporarily. Old Testament slavery wasn’t very much at all like the modern version.
Good question by Hillbuzz:
POLL: What term is more effective in describing the gay members of the Left’s goon squad: Gaystapo or GayGB? Those are both so good. It is a coin flip for me. I think the tags apply to anyone on the Left who advances the radical LGBTQ agenda.
This week’s “Why isn’t this a hot news item with the mainstream media?” entry: New study finds that choice to abort nearly doubles the risk of mental illness — Hey, what happened to the “safe” mantra?
Unions kill jobs. Lots of them.
Good reasons to use the ESV translation. I really like it.