Friday, February 29, 2008
Venezuela: Chavez supporters occupy cardinal's residence: Catholic World News
Caracas, Feb. 28, 2008 (CWNews.com) - Supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez have occupied the residence of the Archbishop of Caracas, the newspaper El Pais reports.
It's an extension of the policy of the bishops of the Western Hemisphere who argue there should be no borders, no wall, no barriers to migration, and the laws which order society to impose them are manifestly unjust.
What we have here is a migration from inferior housing to better housing. Why shouldn't the people of Venezuela have access to quality of housing enjoyed by the Catholic hierarchy?
What privileges the Cardinal's residence in a way that doesn't also privilege the US border?
Labels: church-state, immigration
posted by Patrick Sweeney at 9:51 AM Permalink
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
It is too easy for a talk radio host to ask "What has Barack Obama accomplished?"
People who don't understand the concept of a Messiah nevertheless are prepared to annoint him.
Search for Obama Messiah and Obama Messianic
If only the other candidate could be an anti-Obama, and champion the idea that government is the part of the problem and less government in people's lives is part of the solution. McCain believes in a government that should get involved deeper in into the lives of people when you look at what he's actually been doing in the Senate as opposed to what he's been talking about since he was trying to court Republican votes in the primary.
The best writing on this comes from Pat Toomey in the Wall Street Journal from March 2007. The McCain Record: Arizona's senior senator is not a consistent defender of individual freedom.
Another strange but expected trend in talk radio is the connection that people make to those entranced by Obama's rhetorical skills with another master of the inspiring speech, Adolph Hitler. Too much History Channel or too little exposure to people who use their voice to speak in an inspiring way, I am guessing.
Connected to this Hitler reference is something almost as old on online discussions, see Wikipedia on Godwin's Law
Labels: obama election
posted by Patrick Sweeney at 7:50 PM Permalink