All the news I wish to print

There are all kinds of stories out there. Some will make you laugh, some will make you cry. Some will make you shrug, some will make you scream. Read any daily paper or listen to any newscast and your emotions can go from happy to sad to disbelief to fear to incredulity to horror to anger in very short order.
As we go along, there will be stories, as Paul Harvey used to say, to "wash your ears out with." There will be others that will make you feel like you need to be deloused simply by virtue of have in heard or read them. Some posts will be religious, some secular and for some I expect will defy easy classification in either category. I hope you will join me in this journey and pleas feel free to comment along the way.
For my part I pledge not to remove any posts unless they are vulgar, libelous, threatening or otherwise in violation of the standards of civil discussion. I will not remove any post simply because I disagree with it but I will reserve the right to respond to any challenges that come my way.
God bless you and welome to my blog.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Miranda goes international

I guess soldiers on the battlefield are going to have to carry Miranda cards with them so they can properly instruct enemy combatants of their civil rights. Now that may sound like the paranoid rantings of some anti-government libertarian this article in The Weekly Standard would seem to indicate that a little paranoia might not be such a bad thing.

Free Enterprise?

How much more of our economy is going to be taken over by the government? The Obama administration has been engaging in a public takeover of private enterprise that should scare the pants off of anyone concerned with the state of our economic system. The disturbing trend of appointing powerful yet unaccountable czars to just about everything should make us fear for our very freedom. And what of the watchdogs of our democracy, the system of checks and balances that is supposed restrain such irresponsible excesses? Well, I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for any courageous action on the part of politicians who signed a 700 billion dollar stimulus package without even reading it, let alone debate it. The only thing that can wake up this rubber stamp Congress is if large sections of its body are replaced in the next election cycle. Stay tuned.