Some have been so bold as to call theÂ thingÂ âhumanâ after as few as two months; some go so far as to confer human status after as few as 28 days of gestation; and still others (mostly those conservative Christian types) consider âitâÂ humanÂ upon conception.
You know, now that I think of it, I canât recall the head of any Muslim-dominated country expressing a single word of condemnation for the act, or sympathy for the victims. Furthermore, except for one moderate Muslim on Fox News, there doesnât seem to be a lot of people in the Muslim community worldwide particularly interested in denying the Islamic jihad aspects of the bombing; nor can I recall any major U.S. news outlet (with the possible exception of Fox News) criticizing anyone but the U.S. for the action.
Does it occur to any of those screaming for constitutionally protected rights for people who committed a heinous crime in a major American city that the most basic human right â the right to life â was blatantly and deliberately violated? These murderers were intent on creating as much carnage and taking as many American lives as possible.
Recently, a United Nations treaty supported by Secretary of State John Kerry, which called âfor international regulations on firearms,Â including personal firearmsÂ as well as military weaponsâ was narrowly defeated (emphasis added). Ostensibly to regulate drug dealers and other illegal use of weapons, this treaty would have been used in the United States to strictly control private gun ownership.
To think your adversaryÂ thinks like you thinkÂ is a grave mistake that can have the most tragic consequences. Just becauseÂ weÂ would not launch a nuclear first strike, this is in no way indicative that Kim Jong-un of North Korea, or Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran, would not do so.
I have a question for some of the âold flag-waving fogeysâ (like me) out there (younger generations exempted). Could you have ever imagined, when you were in high school or college, the president of the United States of America coming out and publicly advocatingÂ men having sex with men,Â women having sex with women, and then the Supreme Court of the United States considering making thatÂ legal in the sight of man and God?
Absent knowledge of the facts, perception can become reality. People who have never been out of, or into, a particular country, for instance, can reach conclusions or form opinions about the people there based not on knowledge but upon their perceptions. In order to arrive at the truth, the perceptions must change.
America is facing a potential financial crisis that, according to some, is a fiscal cliff that could have devastating long-term consequences for American businesses, large and small, employment, our international credit rating and even the stability of the dollar, all of which could have a dramatic impact on âWe the People.â
The colonies had recently been subjected to rule by a monarch, by dictate, and had lacked the freedom to make decisions for themselves, by themselves. The overriding concern now was, how would they subsequently be governed?
The dominant aspect contributing to the charge of extant racism in America today is based on this unrecognized fact: Most of the people clamoring about âracismâ have no idea what they are talking about. Truth is, they simply donât know whatÂ realÂ racismÂ is. They are focusing on something I callÂ virtual racism.