Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Charter school girls from Minnesota?
There is not much coverage in Minnesota today. Hopefully, things may soon hit the fan since heavy hitters like LGF, and Power Line have picked up on it. Hot Air has a good take on the madrasah in Minnesota. Katherine Kersten, the Star Tribune reporter for the article, is very well respected in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area for her investigative reporting. Her blog is up to date and includes other issues that she has covered. Hopefully, it will make Twin Cities TV news (not holding my breath /sigh). According to Hot Air, the ACLU has even gotten involved on one of its religion issues. This may be interesting to follow. Better the ACLU take money from Islomo-fasicits rather than law suits against Christians who pray in public, a Nativity Scene in public, school vouchers, Ten Commandment plaques that have been in place for 50 years, Pledge of Allegiance advocates, etc. If nothing else, this will be interesting to follow. Actually, if the ACLU makes any money from this, the taxpayers of Minnesota will pay, but something worth paying for if this school gets slammed down and its true intentions revealed.
Update 10:30 Central: It only made it to one station in the Twin Cites. KSTP has a video available.
You know, you would think The Press and their buddies The Moonbats, who are always looking drive out any trace of prayer in schools, our national institutions, and national traditions would be all over this story: http://www.startribune.com/local/17406054.html
Apparently, the taxpayers of Minnesota, land of 10,000 taxes, are supporting a school that is not only religious, but one teaching the Religion of "Peace" (you know, because if you behead everyone, you have a lot of peaces [sic] )
Oddly, this isn't getting much news. The 10 Commandments in a courthouse freaks out the nut-roots, but a mosque in a public school doesn't even make them blink.
Perhaps its only Christians that are a dangerous influence on The State? The whole purpose of the separation of Church and State was to prevent the government persecuting minority religions, as well as to keep them from forcing citizens into a particular religion.
Consider this quote: "Congress should not establish a religion and enforce the legal observation of it by law, nor compel men to worship God in any manner contrary to their conscience, or that one sect might obtain a pre-eminence, or two combined together, and establish a religion to which they would compel others to conform" (Madison, Annals of Congress, 1789).
So, how does a "public" school that enforces prayer and contains a mosque jive with out separation of Church and State?
Monday, April 7, 2008
Dr. Rice for VP? I'm not of the opinion that that would be McCain's best choice.
There is plenty of talk about her jockeying for that position, but I think the GOP's best bet would be Romney: He has already campaigned, and would shore up all kinds of voters for McCain.
On the other hand, she would be a great sop to those one-issue voters: She is both a minority AND a woman. Hell, if they had chosen her to run for President, Obama wouldn't stand a chance :)
Not that she isn't qualified in her own right--As a professor of political science, a former head of the NSA, having served as Soviet and East European Affairs Advisor during the collapse of the Soviet Union, speaking several foreign languages, and is the current Secretary of State (a job a tad more important than freshman Senator, I may add) she is arguably more qualified a candidate for President than anyone currently in the running!!!
And unlike Obama and his fairly sheltered lifestyle, Dr. Rice has actually experienced being an black in America. Hell, the whole reason she is a Republican, aside from her dislike of President Jimmy "I'm scared of bunnies" Carter is that her father was denied voter registration by a Democratic voter registrar.
Keep in mind, people, it was the Republicans that freed the slaves--not that it wasn't an evil institution anyhow--just sayin'
So, while I think McCain's best choice to shore up his Republican ticket would be Romney, Dr. Rice would be more than an acceptable candidate, and in my opinion, possibly a better Vice President.
What do you think?