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News & Views, 12/30/04


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“American hero Pat Tillman won a Silver Star this year. But unlike Kerry, he did not write his own recommendation or live to throw his medals over the White House fence in an anti-war rally. Tillman was an American original: virtuous, pure and masculine like only an American male can be. The stunningly handsome athlete walked away from a three-year, $3.6 million NFL contract with the Arizona Cardinals to join the U.S. military and fight in Afghanistan, where he was killed in April.

“He wanted no publicity and granted no interviews about his decision to leave pro football in the prime of his career and join the Army Rangers. Tillman gave only an indirect explanation for his decision on the day after 9/11, when he said: ‘My great grandfather was at Pearl Harbor, and a lot of my family has gone and fought in wars, and I really haven't done a damn thing as far as laying myself on the line like that.’ He said he wanted to ‘pay something back’ to America.

“He died bringing freedom and democracy to 28 million Afghans -- pretty much confirming Michael Moore's view of America as an imperialist cowboy predator. There is not another country in the world -- certainly not in continental Europe -- that could have produced a Pat Tillman.”

- Columnist Ann Coulter


“As I watched the news of the devastation that the tsunami wrought upon the nations ringing the Indian Ocean this weekend, and watched the death toll climb rapidly, two thoughts went through my mind. The first was that almost certainly the United States would bear much of the burden of relief efforts, as government agencies and private relief organizations began to call upon individual and corporate donors to help fund the massive recovery operation. The second thought was that the nations who were devastated were to a large extent Muslim nations, and that we can count on the Islamic nations to do nothing. Osama Bin Laden, where are you now?”

- Laura Mansfield of the Northeast Intelligence Network


“Considering that American travelers are included in the 60,000+ casualties of the recent Asian tsunami, one would think that America's full support would go to afflicted countries. While protecting human life from natural disaster is not a significant political issue, preserving American vacationers seems like a platform that might find favor in the legislature.

“However, the American government is currently pledging a mere $35 million in support to the distressed region. This equates to less than $600 per lost soul and does nothing to protect against future disasters. Compare that to the $87 billion appropriation for war in Iraq and you'll begin to question whether our war on terror is truly a defensive measure. If you divide this year's war spending by the total casualties of 911 you'll find that our $25 million per life has not been well spent.”

- Kevin Hotaling,


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“The United States was deemed ‘stingy’ in its immediate promise of $15 million in aid to the post-tsunami relief effort in Southeast Asia by the United Nations Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief, Jan Egeland. I have two words for the U-G for HA & ER Egeland: Get Out. In fact, I have the same two words for the whole United Nations: Get Out.”

- Rich Galen’s “Mullings,” 12/29/04


“To suppose that the United Nations will reform itself from within is to miss the eerie unreality of the place. It is not simply changes in some of the staffing that are needed, or U.N. commissioned reports recommending that the U.N. ‘reform’ by way of doing even more of whatever it does already. What's needed is something that among sovereign states we have come to call regime change--the basic alteration of a system that in its privileges, immunities and practices resembles rather too closely some of the dictatorships that still pack its ranks.”

- Claudia Rosett of the Hudson Institute, Wall Street Journal, 12/29/04


“The single biggest event of 2004 was the Election Day exit poll, which...made John Kerry the president for a few moments. But in a move that stunned the experts, American voters chose ‘moral values’ over an America-bashing trophy husband and his blow-dried, ambulance-chasing sidekick.”

- Columnist Ann Coulter


“Two years after state officials took over the failing Philadelphia school system and made the move to contract out management of about one-sixth of its schools, test scores are up and class sizes are down. . . . Paul Vallas, chief executive of the school district, predicted that half of the city’s schools will be privately run within four years.”

- Reuters, 12/29/04


“Ten days ago, FBI agents armed with search warrants reportedly raided the homes of California Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata (D) and Perata's son. According to the AP, ‘[FBI] agents sought tax records and copies of other documents related to Lily Hu, a...lobbyist who once worked for Perata.’ . . . The AP also wrote that the federal grand jury investigation is focused on ‘the business activities of some of [Perata's] family members and associates.’”

- Ron Gunzburger’s “Politics1”


“Abstinence-education supporters are cheering the recent move of the nation's two largest abstinence-grant programs to a new - and friendlier - agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), which is led by child psychologist Wade Horn, recently received oversight of the $50 million Title V and $104 million community-based abstinence-education grant programs…

“Young people should be encouraged to make good decisions about sex, smoking, drinking, drugs, staying in school and using seat belts, said Mr. Horn, a child psychologist. Sexual abstinence, he added, ‘is the only 100 percent effective way’ for a teen to avoid becoming a parent or getting a sexually transmitted disease.”

- Washington Times, 12/30/04


“For many conservatives, Jesus is the great moralist. His campaign against sin inspires, among other things, the public display of the Ten Commandments and fuels opposition to gay marriage. ... Liberals believe in a more socially minded messiah. He wants more government spending on social-welfare programs and supports the minimum wage.”

- National Review Online columnist Joseph Loconte


“I believe in one God, and no more; and I hope for happiness beyond this life. I believe in the equality of man; and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy. But, lest it should be supposed that I believe in many other things in addition to these, I shall, in the progress of this work, declare the things I do not believe, and my reasons for not believing them.

“I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church, by the Roman church, by the Greek church, by the Turkish church, by the Protestant church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church. All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.

“I do not mean by this declaration to condemn those who believe otherwise; they have the same right to their belief as I have to mine.”

- Thomas Paine in “Age of Reason”


“Religion and government will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”

- James Madison

"I think it's very important for people who are serving (in public office) to make sure there's a separation of church and state."

- President George W. Bush, 6/15/04

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