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Mike Huckabee building momentum in Iowa November 14, 2007

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I am behind Mike Huckabee winning the republican nomination and running for President in 08. He is trailing Mitt Romney and sits in second at 21% to Romneys 27%. I think its because Huckabee stands for what average everyday Americans stand for, Faith, Family and Freedom!

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/11/13/opinion/polls/main3497993.shtml#ccmm

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TechCrunch Interviews Sen. John McCain on Google, Yahoo & Privacy November 12, 2007

Posted by Scott V in Free Speech, USA Politics.
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I can appreciate John McCain’s criticism of both Google and Yahoo on privacy in China. The Internet is supposed to be the tool that will break down not only trade barriers but cultural barriers. It remains the most effective channel to export freedom to countries where this is none. Shame on Google and Yahoo for giving into the Chinese Government on censorship.

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Pat Robertson’s sell-out – by Joseph Farah November 8, 2007

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Why did Pat Robertson “sell out” and endorse Rudy Guiliani, “a lifelong pro-abortion, pro-homosexual, anti-gun, self-described ‘liberal’ for the Republican nomination”? Farah also criticizes Robertson for selling his Family Channel to Rupert Murdoch, who “is, arguably, the world’s most well-known and successful pornographer” in 1997.

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Folger commends Huckabee and blasts other candidates–including Ron Paul November 7, 2007

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I am convinced that Mike Huckabee may be the man I would want to see at the White House. He stands for truth, pro-life, traditional family. America, if you want to remain strong, lets root for Mike!

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Rudy McRomney Team Abandons Major Christian Debate to Ron Paul and 3rd Tier September 6, 2007

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If self-styled “values voters” have felt snubbed by the Republican presidential candidates this election season, that snubbing is now official. Mayor Giuliani, Fred Thompson, Mitt Romney, and Senator McCain are all declining to participate in a September 17 debate in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., that’s being hosted by an umbrella social-conservative…

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Should Christianity, politics mix? August 30, 2007

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by Tristan Emmanuel

We are engaged in a war that is not only defining our times, it is determining our destiny. I’m not talking about the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan, or even the broader war on terror – those are offshoots of the real war. I’m talking about the culture war. The culture war is a struggle between secular socialism and free market traditionalism, and the outcome of this struggle will ultimately determine whether or not the jihadists will pick up the pieces to convert America and Canada into a North American caliphate. Given what is at stake, I must say the traditionalist side has me worried. Part of the problem is that some traditionalists are so consumed with “end times” theorizing, they’ve virtually given up on politics. The sentiment is that “it is only going to get worse – so why bother.” Of course, that doesn’t stop them from investing into their retirement funds. However, there is a far more fatal reason for the failure of traditionalists to exercise cultural leadership today and win the culture war, and it has to do with the “emergent church”. It seems some pastors, in that church movement, are fed up with Christians engaging the political arena as though it were their divine right. These pastors claim it is “un-Christian to be political.” It may be a “civil right”, they say, but since when did Jesus care about “civil rights”? Rev. Greg Boyd, a pastor in Minnesota, told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in the recent miniseries “God’s Warriors” that equating the kingdom of heaven with “the politics of the world” is like trying to create an “Islamic state.” He’s not the only pastor with serious reservations about Christians in politics. Rev. Mel White, the former ghostwriter of the late Jerry Falwell’s autobiography and now an ex-Evangelical, is also deeply troubled by Christians in the public square. Speaking to RollingStone Magazine, White said: When most people hear… talk about a “Christian nation” they think, “Well, that sounds like a good, moral thing.” What they don’t know… is that “Christian nation” means something else entirely to these dominionist leaders.White doesn’t reveal what the nature of the dominionist conspiracy is, so I had to do a little investigation of my own. The critics say these people want to turn America and Canada into a radicalized version of Old Testament Israel. According to the website religioustolerance.org, that would mean: A system of just restitution for victims would replace the tax payer funded prison system The death penalty would be practiced for serious capital crimes “Legal” abortions would be banished Income taxes would be eliminated Governments would have balanced budgetsThere were also references to other “nefarious” practices such as: Daily Bible reading Daily prayer for America and Canada Teaching children that morality is absoluteReligioustolerance.org drew its obligatory conclusion from all of this zealotry: If radical Christians control civil government, American and Canadian streets will literally be running with blood – just like in Islamic theocracies.Ah yes, the dreaded T-word. Theocracy. It’s the catchphrase secularists (and now some “emergent church pastors”) love to use to beat back Christian involvement in politics. After all, who wants to live in a “theocracy”? That’s just for those crazy Iranians and Afghans! But in a Judeo-Christian context, the term means something completely different, as evidenced by North America’s political foundations. Theocracy simply means: “God’s rule.” The concept clearly appears in the preamble to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and it is an integral part of virtually all of early American constitutional literature. That’s not to say either country was ever a “theocracy.” But both countries remain good examples of how a Judeo-Christian ethic could and should be applied to the underpinnings of society. Concepts such as justice, liberty and equality under the law were established in North America precisely because there were predominantly Christian communities. Only an imbecile or a blatant secularist – or both – would purposefully choose to ignore the political impact Christians have had on the creation of America and Canada. Neither Boyd nor White elaborated on their misgivings about Christian involvement in politics, but Boyd did insist that he wouldn’t want anyone to have the false impression that Christians actually “want to run a Christian society and enforce Christian law.” Heavens no. Far better to let atheists, agnostics, humanists, socialists, or Marxists rule the West, like they did in the old Soviet Union. Remember the Soviet Union? It lasted what, 70 years? And when it collapsed under the weight of its anti-religious, nihilist, man-centered worldview, it gave way to a situation where some of its tiny satellite states were ripe for Islamists to take control. That’s why I don’t hold out much hope for a victory in the culture war if the current leadership remains in place. When so-called “Christian leaders” are ready to abandon their responsibility, there’s not much hope that North America can withstand the tenacity and conviction of the jihadists waiting on the sidelines – witness what’s happening in Europe. Besides, if the “end times” are here anyway, why not just pick Hillary for president? That should really speed things up. Then again, there are those retirement funds to consider.

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With ‘universal’ health care, we all wait July 12, 2007

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As the primaries loom closer, we can expect the Democratic presidential hopefuls to start singing their usual sanctimonious song about the health care system…taking their cue from Michael Moore, they’ll be singing the praises of Canada’s health care system. But I’m here to tell you their song sheet has some serious omissions.

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Michael Moore Is a Sicko July 12, 2007

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Biased, unfair, hateful, venomous and anti-free-market is how I would describe Michael Moore’s latest propaganda film Sicko. When I first heard about Michael Moore’s intention to make a film on health-care in America, I was expecting a sequel for Supersize Me, considering his not so healthy lifestyle…

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Barack Obama: Faith Has Been Hijacked June 24, 2007

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Sen. Barack Obama told a church convention yesterday that some right-wing evangelical leaders have exploited and politicized religious beliefs in an effort to sow division.



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A fascinating look at George W Bush and his Faith May 17, 2007

Posted by Scott V in Christianity, Culture War, USA Politics.
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This may be a little dated, but I find this documentary to be an amazing take on what George W Bush stands for. A man of courage, and a man that wears his faith on his sleeve.

Spend the hour watching!

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/jesus/