Sunday, January 29, 2006

Why I'm Pro-Choice

I believe every woman should have the right to choose what happens to her body -- including those women too young to speak for themselves.

33 years ago the Supreme Court of the USA decided that human beings who have not yet breathed their first breath are not "persons" eligible for the protections of the U.S.Constitution. 116 years previous to that they made the same foolish decision -- except the poor unfortunate non-persons were descended from African slaves. The Court was wrong on both occasions. It took a bloody war to get the Dred Scott decision turned around. What will it cost this time?

Make no mistake, It will cost. The country is hopelessly divided now as it was 150 years ago, and the Pro-Life folks have the moral high ground. Sooner or later the people of African descent will begin to realize that abortion is racist -- the major abortion provider* and promoter in this country was founded with the explicit purpose of eradicating Negroes, and people of color are still disproportionately targeted. Sooner or later the people of Hispanic descent will begin to realize that the political party they voted for has values hostile to Hispanic religious and family values. Hispanics don't want abortion; why do they vote against their own conscience?

Give the young women a choice. Let them live!

*Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood explicitly intended to use abortion to eliminate racial minorities, and Planned Parenthood policies even today show that intent is being carried out. And it's working! Hispanics, whose Catholic dogma forbids abortion, now outnumber people of African descent in the USA.

Monday, January 02, 2006

Bush Trashes Constitution

George Bush took an oath of office as follows:

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

When will conservative Christians who still cherish the US Constitution realize that Bush is taking the country in the exact opposite direction from which they profess to want to go? This article from a very credible source proves once again that Bush Jr. is a globalist who doesn't give a rip about the US Constitution. Bush is not at all interested in fulfilling the oath of office he swore before God and country.

Pay attention to the signs of tyranny. If you agree with Mr. Bush's assessment of the supreme law of the land, sit back and do nothing. If you happen to cherish the best of what America was founded to be, write letters and get on the phone. A man who thinks the Constitution is "just a g*ddamned piece of paper" [yes, that is a direct quote!] which can be ignored at will is not qualified to be President of the USA and should be impeached immediately.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Intelligent Design is Good Science

I'm growing increasingly frustrated by the lack of intelligence among educated people when it comes to the topic of Intelligent Design (ID) as a theory of origins. Recently in Pennsylvania, federal Judge John Jones concluded that ID is not science. Judge Jones should stick to law because he doesn't know beans about science. Judge Jones essentially blackballed the teaching of ID under the stupid contention that it was a violation of church and state.

Intelligent Design is not, as it is ignorantly believed by Judge Jones, where we draw a box around all our scientific understanding to date and say, 'Everything outside this box we can explain only by invoking God's will.'" ID is not about "God's will" at all. ID is the scientific observation that information is being used to build a system with functional behavior that cannot be described solely on the basis of the physical properties of its components.

We see and identify Intelligent Design around us all the time. Every instance of it is either the known and provable result of intelligent (human) agents acting to cause a result that cannot occur in nature, or else a component of living beings. Forensic scientists use this scientific methodology all the time, as popularized on TV shows like CSI.

ID is not about knowing the mind of God. It is a scientific observation that opens up avenues of scientific investigation: "Wow! Here is a phenomenon that is not the result of the physical properties of its components, yet it works! I want to study how." Scientists like Isaac Newton and Johannes Kepler and many other physicists believe that God wants it that way -- and then set out to understand what God did and how it works. That is true science.

(You can thank President Bush for appointing this judge to the federal bench.)