Thursday, February 24, 2005

The Upcoming Kyoto Piece

I promised, in my comments on the last post, that I would write an article about the Kyoto protocol. I am currently researching this issue (you know, reading a couple of books, that sort of stuff) and should have within a week a finely polished piece explaining the whole thing, including: what the people behind Kyoto are really after (hint: it has nothing to do with protecting the environment).

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Those Radical Founding Fathers

The following is a brief list of founding fathers quotes assembled by John Torrenti, a friend of mine (among them is the quote I keep on my blog’s header). Notice the similarity between the views of our founding fathers and those of the neo-con.

On religion:

"What students would learn in American schools above all is the religion of Jesus Christ." - George Washington in a speech to the Delaware Indian Chiefs May 12, 1779

"It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and Bible." - George Washington

"Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." - John Adams

"The general principles upon which the Fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity." - John Adams

"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports." - George Washington

On fighting:

"No man shall ever be debarred the use of arms." - Thomas Jefferson

"To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace." - George Washington

Sunday, February 06, 2005

The Inventor of Modern Conservatism

The Febuary 7 issue of the Weekly Standard contained an article written by my father about Disraeli entitled “The Inventor of Modern Conservatism”. I know that many of you are readers of the Standard already, but just in case you’re not, you’d better not miss this.