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April 2005 Archives

April 26, 2005

Silencing the Opposition

For some time now, I've been focusing particularly on egregious news concerning Bush's shameless self-promotion through propaganda and his systematic silencing of opposing views. Now, even specific viewpoints are beneath the concern of this administration, as they have resorted to silencing those who have merely given past support to John Kerry or the Democratic Party.

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Posted by Andrew Parker at 1:25 PM

April 25, 2005

Christian Conservative Activists Declare Holy War on the Nations' Courts

This week's Newsweek Magazine has an excellent article on the Christian Conservative Republicans' Jihad against the third branch of our government. This sort of rhetoric only serves to undermine the judiciary in the eyes and minds of the people. It is not healthy and serves only a portion of the American population.

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April 20, 2005

Tom Delay's Dying Words?

Tom Delay that bastion of un-questionable morals and ethics, is once again speaking out of the side of his ill-informed mouth, once again attacking the third and co-equal branch of government for its failure to-gasp-rule the way he wanted them to in the Terri Schiavo case.

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April 16, 2005

Bill Frist's Christian Jihad

In the latest broadside to be fired in the ongoing war between the Democrat's and Republican's in the Senate over the time honored tradition of the filibuster, the Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist has decide to brand Democrats "enemy's of Christianity," on a nationally televised broadcast entitled "Justice Sunday" on April 24, sponsored by the ultra-conservative Family Research Council.

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April 11, 2005

Separation of Church and State

I haven't heard much commentary about this, and I find it rather curious. Does anyone understand why we're flying the American flag at half-staff for the death of the Pope?

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Posted by Andrew Parker at 4:20 PM

April 10, 2005

Witnessing a Double-Edged Sword

Tens of thousands of Iraqis gathered today in Baghdad to protest the American invasion of their nation. There has yet to have been such a blatant example of the double-edged sword of the war in Iraq.

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Posted by Adam Ducker at 2:06 PM

April 8, 2005

The Slippery Slope of Death

People who tried to keep Terri Schiavo alive argued at times about a possible "slippery slope" that we could end up following if we allowed her feeding tube to be pulled while there was a controversy over what she wanted to have happen in the situation. And, while I disagreed with their view and believed that legally the proper channels were taken, it appears that they may have been right in the case of Mae Magourik.

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Posted by Rhinehold at 5:33 PM

Military Commissions and Inalienable Rights

Thursday, a three judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court heard oral arguments in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, a challenge to the first military tribunal convened by our national government since the WWII-era. I have helped Hamdan-s co-counsel, Professor Neal Katyal, in this case since August. In this article, I will only try to explain why a federalist or conservative should care that Mr. Hamdan, a driver for Osama Bin Laden and an alleged terrorist, is being tried in a military commission whose rules, procedure and composition are all created under the complete and total discretion of one man- the President of the United States.

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April 5, 2005

The Looming American Theocracy

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances...US CONT, amend 1.

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