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Why I became a Conservative

When I was in college there was this guy 2 1/2 times larger than me… a philosophy major, as I recall… appropriately named ‘Animal.’  I remember having a debate about pain with him.  I argued it was all in our minds- just a brain state- and not real.  Animal said, “Come here, and I’ll show you unreal pain.”

While I was of the mindset that there were just “brain states” or just “subjective opinions” or just “one’s political views”, I was a liberal.  When my mindset changed, so did my ‘political’ stance.  This is a realization that congealed more than … continue reading...

Gay Democrat gives Bush his proper due

I stumbled upon this essay by a man who apparently is gay and a Democrat giving tribute to President Bush.  That was enough to intrigue me.  While obviously I disagree on a number of points I found the article as welcome proof that one can find decent people across the spectrum.  If only there were more of them we could have a conversation worth having.

Naturally, too, while agreeing with the author that Bush ‘failed’ in certain areas, he and I would disagree on which. But we do have strong agreement about where Bush succeeded.

Without further ado, here is … continue reading...

Today’s Notes: Moral Equivalency on 9-11, Qualification: Did not have an Abortion, Pro-life Blogs

Yesterday I was approved to be on the pro-life blogsite, www.prolifeblogs.com.  Welcome to anyone arriving on my site from there.  I invite you to see what I am about and my somewhat unique approach to the abortion issue.

The South Carolina chairwoman of the Democrat party said yesterday that Sarah Palin’s “primary qualification seems to be that she hasn’t had an abortion.”  This has apparently inspired a firestorm but this is an observation that was made in the conservative camp already from the reverse:  that in the liberal (feminist) mind, Sarah’s primary disqualification was that she hasn’t had an … continue reading...

PETA to buy Sea World and set the creatures go?

The article.

I’m not a PETA fan by any means.  I think occasionally they do a good thing but this is usually overshadowed by the numerous silly and extreme things they do.

According to this article, PETA is angling to purchase one of the Sea World facilities and then let the animals go.  I have to say that this is an approach I approve of.  It also goes against the grain of the way the far left usually operates.  Under normal circumstances, PETA or its like would have tried to pursue legislation to outlaw such operations or to generate … continue reading...

The Christian and Social Action

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In the midst of my various activities lately (finishing my own book, finishing books for review, etc) I have been contemplating and discussing what the proper attitude and conduct should be among Christians towards things like oppressed workers in China and things of that sort.  In the current climate that pits left versus right, even among Christians, I believe that I have a unique view that deserves a hearing.

Here it is in a nutshell:  The Bible calls Christians to reach out first to their own family, than … continue reading...