The Monday Mount Up 6.16.08

The Monday Mount Up…

Barack Obama has a new church.

Well maybe not but he did give a political speech/sermon at Apostolic a more conservative predominately black church in Chicago’s South Side. At the PAC /sermon Obama showed both sides of the current political jockeying in Black America.

CHICAGO – In a Father’s Day address heavy with personal and political meaning, Democrat Barack Obama told worshipers at a Chicago church Sunday that government must do more to help families—but he also exhorted parents, especially fathers, to play their part by raising healthy children.

In a popular South Side church, Obama (D-Ill.) decried the shortage of police on the streets and money for schools, as well as a proliferation of guns in the wrong hands.

But America needs more than jobs and opportunity in its communities, the presidential candidate told the hometown congregation.

“We also need families to raise our children,” he said. “We need fathers to realize that responsibility does not end at conception. We need them to realize that what makes you a man is not the ability to have a child. It’s the courage to raise one.”

From here-bold mine

The first bit is classic “throw more money at it”,feelings of guilt, big government is the answer, “oh poor victim” crap. It isn’t working,hasn’t worked and can’t work because the real problem is the second part.

I’m a big fan of Cosby,McWhorter and Steele so I’m happy to see Obama talk some sense. I would also point out that he made points like this early on in his campaign until he needed to appease the far Left. Is this how he really feels or is this just part of the “return” to the center ? It seems an implausible kind of thing but I hope it’s the former. You see if he actually feels this way perhaps he’ll do some good, the latter seems like a joke since he has an ultra Left voting record.

No matter what you think of a President Obama I think centrist thinking Americans better get real uppity about the congressional elections

The L.A.Times had this ??

This may sound like ancient history, but it matters. After Sept. 11, President Bush did not want to risk allowing Hussein, who had twice invaded neighboring nations, murdered more than 1 million Iraqis and stood in violation of 16 U.N. Security Council resolutions, to remain in possession of what he believed were stocks of chemical and biological warheads and a nuclear weapons program. By glossing over this history, the Democrats’ lies-led-to-war narrative provides false comfort in a world of significant dangers.

I am one who still holds out some optimism that even though the media has distinct biases there are still those stories that sneak through the censors.I get an extra charge when one of the MSM entities really come through with a bit of good journalism. The linked article had a questioning tone to it. I mean it left me with a feeling that honest questioning of he issue at hand had to come to the same conclusion no matter the questioner. That’s some nebulous shit heh ? Check out the article.

Free Speech,Hate Speech and a story that Matters…

I’m talking about the Macleans/Mark Steyn thing up in the “Great White North.” This some sad and scary shit. The story itself is one that shows we can’t take our freedoms or government intrusion lightly. The side stories that have the theme of America truly having free speech compared to other nations is good. I am concerned about the stories that speak to America’s need to be more like some of the Euro nations and yes Canada on this subject. I say HELL NO !! What do you say ?

Steyn, the author of the Maclean’s article, said the court proceeding illustrated some important distinctions. “The problem with so-called hate speech laws is that they’re not about facts,” he said in a telephone interview. “They’re about feelings.”

“What we’re learning here is really the bedrock difference between the United States and the countries that are in a broad sense its legal cousins,” Steyn added. “Western governments are becoming increasingly comfortable with the regulation of opinion. The First Amendment really does distinguish the U.S., not just from Canada but from the rest of the Western world.”

Articles of interest and linkage here and here

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2 Comments

  1. Victoria says:

    What scared me about both articles – was not just the arguments regarding Free Speech and the boundaries put on it, but that as I read, memories of reading Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 and Orwell’s 1984 came rushing to the forefront of my mind – sending a concerned shiver down my spine. How insidious is the “political correctness” of others that can so easily curtail our freedoms. How easily a book – 1984, Gone with the Wind, The Sun Also Rises and Tom Sawyer – can be banned in a city like Boston. All now considered classics. Yet their message, theme or language which got them banned – are all now protected by our 1st Amendment. Without Free Speech, there is no freedom – it is sad to hear that Canada does not realize that.

  2. royho says:

    i was also thinking about obama’s sermon too. interesting.

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