Oct 26 2008

Evidence That Demands A Verdict

Category: politicsamuzikman @ 11:58 pm

This, the title of a very good book by author Josh McDowell.  First released in 1972, the book deals with the subject of Christian apologetics and it was written to help Christians defend their faith in everything from casual conversation to doctoral dissertations.  I think the book has been updated since it’s first date of publication and is still a very credible source related to the historical evidence of the Christian faith.

If I may I’d like to borrow this book title as a challenge and a plea to voters.  A volume of credible and verifiable evidence now exists relating to both major candidates for president.  Though there have been various attempts to mask and otherwise obfuscate the histories and governance philosophies of both men, there is now no excuse.  It is not a difficult task to investigate the candidates, to learn about their past, their plans, their guiding principles, their hopes and desires, their successes and their failures.  The evidence is plentiful.

All this evidence is meaningless, however, if it is not taken into account when deciding a verdict.  Just as a jury should never convict a defendant without examination of the evidence, I believe a voter should never cast a ballot without a thorough examination of the candidates.  Just as criminal conviction of a defendant based on their race would be a terrible injustice, so would election of an African American to the highest office in the land without examination of that person’s resume’.  Just as a defendant is innocent until proven guilty a political candidate must be given the benefit of the doubt about the veracity of their statements until such time as the reliability of those statements can be verified – and they MUST be verified.

Now the prosecution and defense of both candidates is about to rest.  You, the voter are the jury, and your vote is your finding, your final judgment.  What will be the basis on which you cast your vote? Age? Dress? Speaking ability? Eloquence? Skin color? Warm fuzzy feelings? A simple belief in the candidate? Or will it be based on examination of the evidence?  Evidence that does indeed demand a verdict.

If you cannot be bothered to examine the evidence then you have no business voting any more than you would to serve on a jury.  If you have not and will not examine the evidence then maybe you should sit this one out. Consider yourself recused.  The stakes are too high and the possible wrong verdict could punish ALL of us for a very long time.

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Oct 26 2008

Food For Thought

Category: Uncategorizedamuzikman @ 11:03 pm

If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed. -Mark Twain

Suppose you were an idiot.  And suppose you were a member of Congress… …. But then I repeat myself.   -Mark Twain

I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.   -Winston Churchill

Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries -Douglas Casey,

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.   -P.J. O’Rourke, Civil Libertarian

Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases:  If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. -Ronald Reagan (1986)

I don’t make jokes… I just watch the government and report the facts. -Will Rogers

If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free! – P.J. O’Rourke

Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you! -Pericles (430 B.C.)

There is no distinctly Native American criminal class…save congress.   -Mark Twain

What this country needs are more unemployed politicians. -Edward Langley, Artist (1928 -1995)

A government big enough to give you  everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. -Thomas  Jefferson


Oct 26 2008

Thank A Veteran. Then Thank Another One.

Category: Uncategorizedharmonicminer @ 7:29 pm

azusapacificalumni.com

A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life,
wrote a blank check made payable to ‘The United States of America’
for an amount of ‘up to and including my life.’
That is Honor, and there are way too many people
in this country who no longer understand it.’


Oct 26 2008

An Open Letter to Black Obama Supporters

Category: Uncategorizedharmonicminer @ 5:37 pm

I have nothing much to add this right now. Read it all.

Kevin McCullough : An Open Letter to Black Obama Supporters – Townhall.com


Oct 26 2008

What free expression? The Left suppresses free speech on Prop 8

Category: election 2008,freedom,leftharmonicminer @ 9:00 am

I am voting YES on Proposition 8 in California.  It is the Proposition to define marriage as existing only between one man and one woman.

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Oct 26 2008

Yep: it really IS that scary

Category: election 2008,Obamaharmonicminer @ 7:59 am

Christian right intensifies attacks on Obama – Yahoo! News

Terrorist strikes on four American cities. Russia rolling into Eastern Europe. Israel hit by a nuclear bomb. Gay marriage in every state. The end of the Boy Scouts.
Continue reading “Yep: it really IS that scary”

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