Working on the next post for this week, but here are a few relevant links…all that political stuff I have been trying to ignore:
- An event at the DNC will include 2 hour Islamic Jumah prayers. The DNC rejected a request of a Cardinal to say a prayer at the event. This follows in line with my recent post in this series that describes how this administration has shown hostility toward the Christian religion while pandering to others such as Islam. This is obviously not just an Obama thing, but rather an ideological focus of the left. Making matters worse is the person that will be leading the event. I would encourage you to read the article just to become more informed on that man alone.
- Often progressives try to change the subject on the issue of abortion, and ignore the real issue of life. This year they are calling efforts by pro-life advocates a “War on Women”. The Susan B. Anthony List is running an ad in Missouri that hopefully will bring the issue back on point. Its lead is a woman who survived an abortion attempt.
- To support their propaganda that the Republican Party is not inclusive and is somehow racist, some networks decided to skip every minority speaker at the convention yesterday…interesting.
- This election is about policy, not race. Conservative ideology is independent of race because it is built upon limited government and equal opportunity, not equal outcomes. In line with this, here is former NFL star Burgess Owens perspective on the one great thing about President Obama. It is something I said early on in his presidency.
- Most know that I do not watch political speeches. If it takes a speech to convince you to vote for a Democrat or a Republican, you probably do not know what you believe in the first place. But some do like the motivation that they can provide. Last night I did read the transcripts of Governor Christie’s speech and that of Ann Romney. I thought both were respectful and addressed issues instead of badgering the other party with snide remarks. Was pleased with that.
- Apparently the only disruptions at the convention itself were from Ron Paul supporters who according to some stories I read and an email I received from our local delegates were being very disrespectful on the floor. Part of it, I believe, is that the methods the Ron Paul organization has taught their followers to use to disrupt local conventions do not apply at the national level because the national convention operates under a different set of rules. This makes their tactics appear even more disrespectful than usual. They were also apparently upset about a delegate rule change described in this article. The rule would bind delegates to the candidates who win their states’ primaries and caucuses. They do not support this rule because the entire strategy of the Ron Paul campaign was to get their delegates to the convention and vote for Ron Paul despite how the people actually voted. Manipulating the system if you will. Interesting position from a group who say the Left (and Right) does things against the will of the people and does not listen to the individual citizen. Pretty elitist, and pretty hypocritical if you ask me.
That is all the political rambling for today. Next post will be back on the actual issues.