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The Courage of Their Convictions: Jared Lee Loughner, James Jay Lee and the Power of Belief

The now humiliated mainstream media first tried to pin the attack by Jared Loughner on conservatives and the Tea Party only to discover that very few of Loughner’s views resembled conservative values  at all.  (As of this writing, I don’t think we do know what his motivations were even yet.)  Conservatives defended themselves with effect, but there was one portion of that defense that I wish to take issue with.

Conservatives have taken the tact of protecting themselves from the very charge they are fending off, bending over backwards to insist that not only did conservative values not influence Loughner, … continue reading...

Human Rights Policies Without Teeth; Lips that flap, No Action to Follow

With the situation in Darfur still percolating and the news of Kosovo declaring independence and of course the US presidential campaign in full swing I have been thinking a bit about ‘human rights’ lately.  For example, I have been pondering what duty, if any, a person or nation has to those who are being oppressed (or slaughtered) in another place.  I have been pondering what kinds of action are permissible, even morally mandated, in the face of such oppressions and genocides.

I remembered back to my time at the International Academy on Apologetics and Human Rights which was held in … continue reading...