Saturday, August 21, 2010

Who's Calling Who "Extreme"?

One welcome development in current politics is that the Republicans are starting to stand up to the attempts of the liberal establishment to label conservative ideas as "extreme". This video ad looks at who's really out of step with a majority of public sentiment. Erick Erickson comments at RedState.

Here's another good ad addressing the timeless topic of who is and who is not speaking for the rest of us.

As far as I'm concerned, why should trying to defend life and liberty be considered "extreme"? Isn't that just extremely reasonable?

Honey, I Shrunk the Moon

Well, actually nobody's to blame, but NASA reports that the Moon is shrinking (slightly).

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Carrying on the Good Fight

Charmaine Yoest and Alveda King (niece of Dr. Martin Luther King) had a recent op-ed in the Washington Times recalling the tenacity of the movement for justice for all human beings to assure us that sooner or later the prolife movement will win.
In 1857, when the Supreme Court ruled in Dred Scott v. Sanford that black Americans essentially had no protection under the Constitution and therefore virtually no rights, abolitionists may have felt that their cause had been dealt a serious blow - yet they continued to press ahead.

They pressed ahead, as we do now, not because victory was immediate but because they were compelled by duty to do what is right. And in America, land of the second chance, we know there will be another opportunity.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Political Quakes

The past week saw some significant news on several hot political issues. ObamaReidPelosicare may not be a done deal as Deroy Murdock at NRO summarizes how last week the health care monstrosity was rejected by Missouri voters, open to question by a U.S. District Judge's hearing a Virginia constitutional challenge (as other states are also going to court to challenge the health policy) and maneuvering continues in Congress during the run-up to the midterm elections.

Meanwhile the ruling by a federal judge striking down California's Proposition 8 popular referendum on marriage (far from settled as appeals will continue) and the confirmation of Elana Kagan to the Supreme Court only re-emphasized the role of the courts as a political issue.