Sunday, July 10, 2005


mail and more

Let's see what the mailman brought us, shall we?

One reader takes issue with my assertion that "so many conservatives have little grasp of the concepts of restraint and keeping a cool head." He responds:

What? Excuse me? Talk about the pot calling the kettle black! You know, I don't see conservatives causing disruptions at liberal meetings, or rioting at events, or throwing pies at liberals, or writing books with titles like "Rush Limbaugh is a big, fat idiot," but I do see liberals, festered with the hate that always seems to be present with their views, doing exactly these things. I think that perhaps you are, projecting.

The Mouth would like to argue that the crowd of anarchists and misfits who usually show up at these G8 meetings to disrupt otherwise peaceful protests represents the mainstream of liberalism the same way that the guys in white hoods burning crosses represent the mainstream of conservatism. The Mouth should also point out that of the thousands of people who marched in Scotland, only about 30 were arrested, demonstrating that the vast majority of these folks are law-abiding and peaceful. By the way Al Franken's book "...Big, Fat Idiot" is nine years old. Are you having to go back that far to find examples of liberal's not being nice?

A reader disagrees with my 4th of July prayer of thanks that our government traditionally has sought to stay out of religious matters:

Here we have a common misunderstanding that the government CAN be neutral on religion. Factually, the determined abscence of religion, is in itself a religion, atheism, as defined by the Supreme Court of the U.S. Also, while I would agree that God doesn't desire a government that "forces" one to believe in Him, do you think God, assuming that you're refering to Jesus Christ, would rather our nation not "take sides?" And, if our government is of the people, by the people, and for the people, and the people, that is, 90+% of them, at least proclaim to be Christians (obviously a much smaller % of them actually are), then shouldn't our government reflect that in its laws, its representatives, and its actions?]The constitution does NOT institute religious equality, but rather, religious freedom. I AM thankful for that, but I fear that if the trend of Judicial legislating at the Supreme Court continues, that eventually that will cease.]

Another reader disagrees with the above missive:

I do believe that God doesn't want us to take sides, if that means how we treat other people. Should I treat you better or show you more respect just because you are Christian?

The Mouth joins in: Just because a majority of us is Christian doesn't mean the government should recognize our religion as supreme. Instead of trying to use the government as a tool to further our own personal religious ends, perhaps we Christians should get off our lazy butts and work to change the world through our own hard work.

Quote of the Day
Yet more proof of the right's ugliness. I could easily add a quote like this every day.

"People are fed up and tired with the extreme radical fringe - America-haters, family-haters, Christian-haters."
-Genie Aldrich, organizer of a conservaitve film festival presented in response to Michael Moore's in Traverse City, Mich.


Please tell me how this is "proof of the rights ugliness." The left, AS A WHOLE, displays all of these characteristics. If the shoe fits, wear it.
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