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The Week That Was

It has been an interesting week. The Limbaugh-ites and some of the corporate media glitterati got upset because D.H.S. came out with a memorandum, that probably should have been a little more specific, to the effect that certain extreme ideologists should be watched, but to take a line from Shakespeare, "they doth protest too much," because there are, after all, more than a few crazies out there. D.H.S., in the past, has come out with a similar report or reports about groups with various political ideologies, so it is not as if they were dwelling on one aspect, but the corporate mainstream news media often manages to distort things to make things look different from what they actually are.

Considering the government overall, not just Homeland Security, they are not exactly great shakes either regarding the recognition of threats to our nation, as they too can overreact, such as with the McCarthy-ite bill being passed around Congress called the Homegrown Terrorism Prevention …

First Eighty Days: Bush Lite

It didn't even take 100 days for the Obama rule to show itself to be little different than the Bush rule they replaced. There is little wonder why they are resisting to prosecute the obvious crimes of Bush & Co. Why would you prosecute the brethren whose policies you admire and emulate? The Obama rule has done virtually nothing to roll back the so-called Unitary Executive (king-like) stance of the former regime despite Obama's lofty campaign rhetoric of hope and change. Obama's support last year of the new F.I.S.A. statute, which clearly is unconstitutional, indicated the supposed constitutional scholar's disregard of the 4th Amendment of the Constitution, which used to protect American citizens' rights against unreasonable searches and seizures.

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As a candidate, President Barack Obama's promises to withdraw the troops from Iraq were a huge factor in getting him elected, but more than 80 days since his inauguration, the president is taking his tim…

Staving Off the Orwellian Society

Our nation is in crisis: wars abroad, the economic downturn, a terrible spate of crime, and governmental acts overturning more of the last few protections left for moral consciousness in our legal system. Now, unfortunately, some scientists are more freer to unabashedly tinker with human life at its beginning stages, and health professionals, without risking their jobs, are less freer to declare conscientious objection to acts they believe to be immoral.

The moral foundation of our nation should be strengthened in the home and in the schools, and we hope parents and schools everywhere in our nation will go about the task of shoring up this foundation by example and by renewed moral instruction in the elementary classes. With the new technocratic monopoly that has taken over the classrooms and more of the general society, it will be quite arduous for parents and enlightened teachers to put a broadly concensus-based universal moral training back into the elementary classes and generally …