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December 2004 Archives

December 31, 2004

Parental Obligations and Abortion

The Democratic Party leadership is beginning to realize that its support for on-demand abortions hurt the Party in 2004 election- and is considering softening its stance on the issue. Democrats have even chosen a mildly pro-life Senate leader in Harry Reid of Nevada. Given this opportunity for a political shift, this article is an attempt to explain a new way of looking at abortion. This article is timely because the majority of Americans do not support abortion on demand (and oppose partial birth abortion), but many of these same people cannot see unborn children before viability as full human beings.

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December 23, 2004

All politics is local

A friend of my wife is going to be running for the school board in our fair city. This got me to thinking about the local level. How much research do you do into local candidates? Do you read their literature, look up their websites, and maybe check the local papers for recommendations? Do you actually talk to the candidates themselves?

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Posted by rev_matt_y at 11:23 AM

December 19, 2004

Medicinal Marijuana and the End of a Limited Government

A couple of weeks ago, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Ashcroft v. Raich, a case about a woman who used home-grown medicinal marijuana to reduce the pain from an inoperable brain tumor. Her actions were legal under California law, and she sued to enjoin the federal government from using its power under the Controlled Substances Act to take away her medication. The most important question in this case is not rights to medication, but the proper scope of our federal government.

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Posted by Misha Tseytlin at 10:09 PM

December 14, 2004

Vet This

There is much hubbub in the media this week over Bernard Kerik's "nanny problem". Given that politicians have been laid low over similar issues many many times in the last ten years, you might think that anyone with political aspirations might be a little more circumspect about their hired help. But that is hardly Kerik's only issue. Allegations of corruption, mob ties, ethical lapses, moral lapses, and extramarital affairs abound and the media seems content to only cover the nanny issue. For a White House that is quite clearly morality driven, it seems odd that someone with such a questionable history would have made it this far in the process.

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Posted by rev_matt_y at 11:26 AM

December 1, 2004

Let The Battle be Rejoined

It has taken me nearly a month, but I am finally over the 2004 Presidential Election. My candidate lost and I have to deal with that, I have to come to grips with the fact that Bush will be in the Oval Office for four more years.

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