September 7, 2012
To reach the Convention Center, you must first walk the gauntlet of dead baby parts. It's one of the newer and more gruesome tactics in the fight over reproductive choice, protesters hoisting large color placards depicting aborted fetuses torn in chunks as a group of men preaches an unending sermon on the evils of abortion. As rhetorical tactics go, it is a bludgeon. The street preachers have other things on their minds, too: Muslims are bad, homosexuals are worse, and if you vote Democrat, you're going to hell in the fast lane.
April 16, 2012
Wasn't this country founded out of the pursuit of religious freedom? If so, why is that basic right under constant attack, especially from the radical left? The birth of our country and the pursuit of religious freedom are indelibly entwined in the very fabric of this great nation. While the U.S. was and maybe still is predominantly Christian, we have first and foremost been the sanctuary for all religions and belief systems. The Founding Fathers were extremely tolerant and protective of the rights of others.
February 13, 2012
What a surprise: The Sun's editorial board and op-ed writers are slamming the courageous, committed leader of the Roman Catholic Church in our archdiocese ("O'Brien's quixotic fight," Feb. 8). Why? Because, it would seem, birth control is an absolute good, pregnancy is unhealthy for women and children, and most Catholics - we are told - don't agree with the Church's view on contraceptives anyway. Let's imagine for a moment that the religious leader speaking out were neither Catholic nor Christian.
January 5, 2012
Editor: Mr. [Patrick] McGrady's position that there is little room for compromise in politics is reckless. Compromise is American. Compromise is what allowed our founding fathers to settle on, adopt, and ratify our Constitution. It is a fundamental tenet of our political system. All too often, extremist politicians use "principle" as their excuse to refuse offers of compromise and moderation. And lately, it has become popular to cloak that principle explanation under the misguided notion that it is what the founding fathers would have done.
June 28, 2011
If it's a new day, there's probably at least one new Michele Bachmann gaffe. Today's comes courtesy of an interview Bachmann did with ABC News, in which she categorized John Quincy Adams (who was the sixth president) as a "founding father" when it was his dad, John Adams (the second president), who was actually one of the founding fathers. Bachmann's been getting beat up in the media today over the statement, but watching the clip, I don't think this is one of her worst mistakes.
December 28, 2010
I agree with the basic premises of Jay Hancock's article in the Dec. 26 edition of The Sun relative to the government's failure to plan ahead ( "This decade, let's focus on the future for a change" . He stresses the "...need to focus government and business alike on the next decade, not the next election or quarter" and indicates a "...need for the right government rules to make it work: property rights, courts, national defense (and)...