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220 weeks ago @ MercatorNet - Book review: Do \'blue... · 0 replies · +2 points

Hello, Robert. Oops! You have (probably inadvertently) posted a comment in response to some other article, pne whose author opposes women's education. Here, it simply looks like an unfortunate non-sequitur. Please check this out and re-post to the relevant article. Thank you.

224 weeks ago @ MercatorNet - Arizona\'s immigration... · 0 replies · +1 points

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Then the illegals turn to the fixers, often acting in concert with corrupted U.S. officials, to get fraudulent papers, because none of them are truly “undocumented” for long. They engage in the”necessary” forgery, fraud, and identity theft, and are drawn deeper and deeper into moral disintegration.

Two cultures are corrupted from top to bottom, from the Catholic Bishops of Mexico to the Democratic and Republican National Committees in Washington, DC, down to Chico from Michoacan with a little bag of cocaine sewn into his backpack, and the youngest whore on the streets of Phoenix.

Multiply this by a million. Call it a “Structure of Injustice.” Please. Call it “Institutionalized Violence.” But don’t call it “Immigration.”

The real and lasting cost is the soul --- the one essential thing.

224 weeks ago @ MercatorNet - Arizona\'s immigration... · 0 replies · +1 points

What is the cost of illegal immigration in morals, in conscience, in the human spirit?

Most people from Mexico who enter this country illegally, do so by becoming enmeshed in a web of criminal conspiracy, either as cooperators or as victims, and usually both.

They pay criminal traffickers to guide them across into the U.S. Having put themselves into the hands of truly vicious men, they’re often sexually exploited or raped or robbed or beaten. They arrive in debt to the coyote, who then makes them an offer they can’t refuse: you can become a “mule” and transport drugs and weapon; or you can be a prostitute and service the customers until your debt is paid. Or you could end up in a ditch with a bullet in your head. Your choice, amiga.

What is the cost here?

225 weeks ago @ MercatorNet - 5.4 million Americans ... · 1 reply · +1 points

Felony? come on. I've been arrested several times (at abortion clinics, once at an arms bazaar, and once at the Pentagon) and each time it was a misdemeanor because it was for a nonviolent protest: unlawful assembly, that sort of thing.

If it were, on the other hand, a ~serious~ crime, especially one involving reckless disregard for human life, or an assault on persons --- yes, we ought to seriously question whether a violent felon should be awarded the privilege of voting, which rightly belongs only to law-abiding citizens who haven't forfeited it by acts of depravity or moral turpitude.

225 weeks ago @ MercatorNet - 5.4 million Americans ... · 0 replies · +2 points

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Another example is the word "democracy." The author explicitly asserts that a person who does not participate in the making of laws via voting, cannot rightly be expected to obey laws. This is far from self-evident. Several classes of people, including minors, resident aliens, the cognitively impaired, and adherents of certain religious groups which abstain from voting, are still obliged to obey just laws even if they do not or cannot vote. The same, arguably, may apply to a few felons, to most felons, or to all felons to felons: it may be right, or wrong, to limit their exercise of the voting franchise: but you cannot prove it is wrong just by asserting repeatedly that it is wrong. Assertion, even confident assertion, does not constitute an argument.

again, I advise the author that I can be persuaded by evidence, reasonable inference, and well-argued principles. In these, I find your article deficient. But I still have an open mind on this question. Want to try again?

225 weeks ago @ MercatorNet - 5.4 million Americans ... · 0 replies · +2 points

I started readin this article with an open mind, realizing I could be persuaded either way based on evidence and reasonable inferences from evidence, as well as by principles based on foundational axioms which we all share.

After finishing just 2 or 3 paragraphs, I found myself having to bracket certain tendentious uses of language. As just one example of many, the word "discrimination" is used as if it were self-evidently wrong, when in fact discrimination can be either well-founded or unfounded, just or unjust, depending on the context. If we're discussing what sorts of discrimination are good and necessary and which are pernicious,, it does not help if the word "discrimination" is used to imply "unjust in itself."

230 weeks ago @ NewsReal Blog - New Haven Schools: Ano... · 2 replies · +6 points

Now's the time to oppose months and days named after divinities. January ( named after Janus, the god of doors and gates

February: named after Februalia, a time period when sacrifices were made to atone for sins

March: named after Mars, the god of war

May: named after Maia, the goddess of growth of plants

June: from junius, Latin for the goddess Juno

July: named after Julius Caesar in 44 B.C. ; August: named after Augustus Caesar in 8 B.C. (Roman emperors were considered quasi-divine)

And speaking of entities celestial and divine, there's Sun-day, Moon-day, Tiwa's day, Wodens-day, Thor's day, Freyya's day, and Saturn's day. Abolish them.

And so as not to marginalize non-Christians living from St. Augustine to Santa Cruz, let's abolish all those names as well.

Let's get rid of our entire culture and heritage! Let's do all we can to make our own civilizational roots incomprehensible! Inshallah.

Then we'll be well and truly ready for Shari'a.

231 weeks ago @ Frontpage Magazine - Losing Their Religion · 0 replies · +4 points

Islam as a religion/political supremacy movement is surging successfully (so far) not because of its own dynamism ---it's inherently parasitic--- but because of the wilting and withering of the West, the unrootedness of nations which were once firmly rooted in Judeo-Christian culture.

Islam may be advancing, but not nearly as fast as our once-great civilization is retreating --- because we have turned away from God.

Islam's religious philosophy is, I am convinced, perverted, but it is thriving because it has moved into an "empty house" --- a house swept and empty and ready to be occupied, as Jesus said about the man who was freed from one demon only to be re-possessed by seven more.

Our casual child-rejecting, womb-vacating customs show another aspect of this void: the plunging birth-rates Mark Steyn talks about, emptying what used to be Christendom.

Back in 1968 Pope Paul VI remarked that the practice of contraception (let alone abortion!) could kill souls, marriages, nations, cultures, and civilizations. Nobody believed him then.

Now, 42 years later, nobody can avoid the consequences.

286 weeks ago @ United Press Internati... - Blair: Catholics more ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Mr. Blair, you were fairly recently received into the Catholic Church. At that time, nobody demanded that you be utterly free from sin, nor even free from any tendency to sin: only that you WISH to reject sin and temptation, and with God's help to progress along the path of virtue.

Do you reject Satan?
Candidate: I do.
And all his works?
Candidate: I do.
And all his empty Promises?
Candidate: I do.

Remember?

The Church gladly welcomes all of us on the same basis: rich or poor, statesman or common citizen, man or woman, gay or straight. She asks that we acknowledge that we are sinners (as we do at every Mass), repent and confess, and strive to make progress in obeying the Commandments and becoming pure and good.

Everyone is accepted on the same basis: not that the Church accepts their sin, but that the Church accepts their sincere desire to reform their minds and their lives.

286 weeks ago @ United Press Internati... - Blair: Catholics more ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Mr. Blair, you were fairly recently received into the Catholic Church. At that time, nobody demanded that you be utterly free from sin, nor even free from any tendency to sin: only that you WISH to reject sin and temptation, and with God's help to progress along the path of virtue.

Do you reject Satan?
Candidate: I do.
And all his works?
Candidate: I do.
And all his empty Promises?
Candidate: I do.

Remember?

The Church gladly welcomes all of us on the same basis: rich or poor, statesman or common citizen, man or woman, gay or straight. She asks that we acknowledge that we are sinners (as we do at every Mass), repent and confess, and strive to make progress in obeying the Commandments and becoming pure and good.

Everyone is accepted on the same basis: not that the Church accepts their sin, but that the Church accepts their sincere desire to reform their minds and their lives.

Surely you knew that?