Bragging Rights

Monday, November 24, 2008 \AM\.\Mon\.

Goodness knows, there are lots of ways that liberals and conservatives manage to annoy each other. Still, one that has struck me recently is an odd sort of bragging rights.

One of the main divisions between these groups at this point in time is over how the less vulnerable in society are best provided with care. The liberal view is generally that comprehensive government programs should be set up to assure that everyone in society has a certain basic level of food, income, medical care, housing, babysitting, rice pudding, etc. The conservative view is generally that guaranteed government handouts create dependency and hurt people in the long run, and that short term help for those in trouble is generally better provided by family, church or private charity.

The problem comes when members of these two groups get together and start arguing about how to help others.

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Petition the United Nations to respect ALL Human Life

Monday, November 24, 2008 \AM\.\Mon\.

On December 10th — the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted and proclaimed by the UN General Assembly resolution 217 A (III) of 10 December 1948 — pro-abortion groups will present petitions asking the United Nation’s General Assembly to make abortion a universally recognized human right.

The Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute created an alternate petition drive that calls for government to interpret the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as protecting human life from the moment of conception to natural death.

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Regulation & Credit Card Companies

Monday, November 24, 2008 \AM\.\Mon\.

My wife was going through the mail yesterday and noticed that the contract terms for two of our credit cards were changing.

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We Have No King But Jesus

Monday, November 24, 2008 \AM\.\Mon\.

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Yesterday was the Feast of Christ the King, the end of the liturgical year.

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