Friday, November 27, 2009

Ignoring the First Human Right

Remembrance of things past:

Where's the teleprompter when you need it?

As Creative Minority Report's Matthew Archbold puts it:
The very public trials of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and others are said to be about human rights. But I don't believe it. I think these trials are simply a way to publicly embarrass the former President. And since there's likely a lot we don't know maybe there's lots of stuff that President Bush should be embarrassed about.

But let's not pretend that this is about President Obama's great concern for human rights. Remember that while Obama is practically tripping over himself to ensure that terrorists from other countries are being given trials, he refuses to see the rights of the unborn as even an issue. Remember, it's above his pay grade. And he's more than happy to ignore the human rights of the Chinese because we owe them so much money. The President's party is also currently advocating forcing people into prison for not buying health insurance. Prison. And this is the "human rights" party?

I know I've said this before but we have a President who very plainly advocated the killing of his own grandchild. So spare me the sanctimony please.
Well said . . . here.

1 comment:

Athos said...

C. S. Lewis argued in his book, Miracles, that naturalism led to a democratic view of reality (read: all viewpoints are equal), while Supernaturalism to a monarchical view of reality.

Leaving off the latter, we see clearly in our current President the former: "I will teach them faith and values," but worst case scenario, dump the baby. After all, your best effort at situational ethics is real-time, and a good decision given your options.

What bothers me is naturalists' claim to the democracy of opinions stops where their power begins; then they act monarchical.

Without the 1st Great Commandment and a thorough-going epistemology based upon the reality of the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, the Prophets, and Jesus, we will inevitably get "faith and values" like those of our Commander-in-chief. "By their fruits you shall know them."