Archive for December, 2007

Mormons in Politics

Posted in Activism on December 17, 2007 by poyers

But Father Neuhaus, I think that your religion is false and a bunch of hooey!!!! 

Father Neuhaus argues that having a Mormon as a president would be bad because Mr. Romney’s standing and status might improve the missionary efforts of his church and this would be spreading a false religion.  Therefore, voters of “faith” should take that cause and effect into consideration when voting: i.e. having a Mormon in office might improve the Church’s missionary efforts.

Why is it that Catholics and Protestants, who use a blanket cloak called “Christianity” to define them despite their myriad of differences and fallicies, are allowed to criticize the “truth” of Mormonism and it is an acceptable argument.

I think that Catholicism is blatantly false, and as a result, there is no way that a Protestant religion, one that began as a “protest” against the Catholic church, could possibly be true.

Heaven forbid one of these Christian antogonists ever debate a Mormon on the merits and validity of their claims.  Pick a random Mormon from the pews, most likely they are returned missionaries and have far more command and knowledge about religion, philosophy, and doctrine, than even clergymen from other religions, and they can explain the Mormon faith clearly, with reference, and honesty.

http://www.firstthings.com/onthesquare/?p=787

 Religion as any sort of a test for holding office is silly because if it is the case, than no evangelical, protestant, or Catholic should be qualified do to the falseness of their religion.

Michael Novak writes a thoughtful article about Mormonism and the presidential hopes of Mr. Romney.

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Romney the best Conservative?

Posted in Activism on December 12, 2007 by poyers

 National Review Online (NRO) http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=YmMxYTUyYzA1YTk2YzE5NGVmNjc0OGFjYWJmNzMzNjI= has announced Mitt Romney as their “most conservative candidate”.  NRO says, “Unlike some other candidates in the race, Romney is a full-spectrum conservative: a supporter of free-market economics and limited government, moral causes such as the right to life and the preservation of marriage, and a foreign policy based on the national interest….he supports enforcing the immigration laws and opposes amnesty.”  They make a lot of declarations about his stances on different issues and make a case for his conservatism versus some of the other candidates. 

Oddly enough, NRO tries to link Romney to Bush; an interesting comparison given the President’s approval rating in the country and his popularity.  “Romney has President Bush’s virtues and avoids his flaws. His moral positions, and his instincts on taxes and foreign policy, are the same. But he is less inclined to federal activism, less tolerant of overspending, better able to defend conservative positions in debate, and more likely to demand performance from his subordinates.” 

However, as I posted before, there is a conservative Massachusettes talk radio guy, Gregg Jackson, who does not think too highly of Romney.  Jackson says, “…how long can this enormous political hoax that Romney is The Conservative Dragon-Lady Slayer be sustained when his Hillary-like governor’s record is right out there for all to see?”  Yikes!  While he does not put forth much of a case against Romney, rather he writes a rant that never really proves his points as he seems to assume that we understand where he is coming from, his first hand experience with the governor provides some substance.

Jackson accuses Romney, in a round about way, as being pro-abortion, pro-gay rights, pro-government mandated universal health care, and using his religion as a means of distraction people from his record.  What is very interesting, however, is his showing that even though some in the conservative media seem to be behind Romney, the voters in the polls are not.  In fact, in the latest poll that shows how conservatives will stand up against Ms. Clinton, Romney is the least likely to beat her.  In addition, his numbers in Iowa are pathetic.  Remember, Romney destroyed everybody in the Straw Poll after hiring all sorts of supporters for the event.  Jackson’s claim is that voters are not buying Romney’s conservative credentials.  http://www.townhall.com/columnists/GreggJackson/2007/12/11/romney_hoax_fails_to_fool_evangelicals_that_he_is_a_conservative

 It is fun to see both sides of the argument.  A previous article written by Jackson against Romney can be found here:

http://www.townhall.com/columnists/GreggJackson/2007/11/09/romney_secrets_the_media_are_hiding_from_you

Al Gore’s Wealth

Posted in Activism on December 10, 2007 by poyers

Did you know that Al Gore made around $200,000 for a 30-minute speech in the UK the other day.  Not too shabby!  Al has become a multi-millionaire while trying to drum up support for Global Warming.  Isn’t it odd that the man who seems to tout Global Warming as so dangerous and perilous makes a heck of a lot of money doing so?  The more people that he recruits, the wealthier he becomes.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2007/12/al_gore_doing_good_or_just_doi.html

Glenn Beck’s Conversion

Posted in Activism on December 6, 2007 by poyers

It does not seem that the details behind Glenn Beck’s conversion are covered very well or with very much detail.  However, this is a great article in the Desert News (www.deseretnews.com) about his life, conversion, and thoughts on the church.  It is worth the read.

 http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,5143,695232408,00.html

Mitt Romney’s Faith Talk

Posted in Politics on December 6, 2007 by poyers

This is Romney’s talk about faith, his faith, from today.  By the way, this is streamed on UStream (www.ustream.tv) which was founded by two veterans.  An awesome thing as they are able to capture entire broadcasts without annoying tickers at the bottom  or any other distractions.  Support them when you want to see televised events.

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/bO2DwWrAoYNOumn.vW,7M7mVyZs1EGo5