Monday, February 28, 2005

Interesting Comments from the Party of Diversity and Toleration.

Magic City Morning Star: The Electric Chair for Katherine Harris and Ken Blackwell is an interesting read. If any member of the Republican Party had said anything remotely like this the screams of indignation could be heard world wide.
Would Mr. Crockett also want the same for those Democrat operatives who really denied votes ? You know, the union thugs who intimidated non-democrat voters. By Mr. Crockett's standard the governor of Washington state should be executed along with the people who stuffed those phoney ballot boxes.
Actually, since Mr Crockett is on record as wanting these two individuals dead, I think he should be charged with soliciting to commit murder should either Ms. Harris and/or Mr. Blackwell come to harm.
PS:Mr. lost, get over it!

Thanks to Museum of Left Wing Lunacy

Spreading Islam in American Public Schools - article by Daniel Pipes

Spreading Islam in American Public Schools - article by Daniel Pipes. If this is illegal for Christians, then it is illegal for Muslims. Where are the usual suspects who crawl out of the woodwork when Chrisitans try to proselytize

Sunday, February 27, 2005

This is Well-Meaning, However,...

While I am all for the impeachment of Florida Judge George Greer. I am not entirely sure this is going to help:Impeach Judge George W. Greer of Florida's Sixth Judicial Circuit Petition. Here is my problem with this. The Florida legislature is not bound to consider the opinions coming from outside Florida. In fact some elected people are known to dislike what they consider "meddling" from outside. If they see the majority of signatures are from outside Florida, they will not take it seriously. The fact that it originated online is a second strike. Finally, comments like these will not help (these are taken from the signature page...I will not publish the names):
"Impeach my budy Jack"
"impeach any body[sic]"
"Ronald Regan Jr 'Impeach Jeb Bush' " (I made an exception here since this is an obvious pseudonym, which will not help in the least...and if it really was Ron Jr. shame on him for helping endanger the effort). Those were signatures 1404, 1405 and 1406.Those were not likely the only flippant signatures. This kind of thing will neither help Terri, or get Greer off the bench.
What is really needed is a get-out-and-PHYSICALLY-collect-signatures effort in order for this sort of pettition to truely be effective. I would gladly do it if I lived in Florida. Another more effective means is for each individual is to mail a letter of his/her own writing, not a "boiler plate" type form letter, to their state representative.
Yes it is more work, but this issue is not one that we can cut corners on!

Saturday, February 26, 2005

Special Award

I know this may be too flippant for some, but I have reached the "that's all I can stands! I can't stands no more" stage with a certain Florida judge.
I had really hoped this would not be necessary, but the more I read the order written by Hizzoner George Greer, the more I saw Pontius Pilate washing his hands. He essentially said, "I'm done with this. You have three weeks." Therefore, it is with much regret that I must bestow upon Judge Greer this special lifetime achievement "Get Your Head Outta There" Award.

Judge George Greer, for your work in advancing the Pontius Pilate school of jurisprudence, you are hereby awarded this Golden Lifetime Achievement Get Your Head Outta There award

The Vatican Obviously Gets It

This article in My Way News, aside from having the misleading title, "Man Cleared to Remove Wife's Feeding Tube" contains this quote from Cardinal Renato Martino, "If Mr. Schiavo legally succeeded in provoking the death of his wife, this would not only be tragic in itself, but it would be a serious step toward legally approving euthanasia in the United States,". This is what I have been saying all along! And I rather doubt the Vatican just came to this conclusion yesterday.
Folks, people need to be shaken into a state of at least semi-consciousness. THIS CASE SETS A DANGEROUS PRECEDENT if it continues on to Mikey Schiavo's desired conclusion. Anybody can be killed because somebody close to them says it is what they wanted! That is what is happening here, and it will happen again, only next time, the perp will have precedent on his/her side.

Thank You John C.A. Bambenek via Blogs for Terri.

Friday, February 25, 2005

Tell Me Again How This is better for Children than Home Schooling - News - Police: Teaching Intern, 30, Had Sex With Teen StudentI will edit in the link later, but I recall an editorial cartoon (a very juvenile-looking piece of work I might add) that basicly said that home schooling was just a disguise for child abuse.
Anybody want to tell me again how wonderful the public school system is?

Addendum:Here is a link to the cartoon as it originally appeared in the Arizona Daily Star from Kirkcentric


BREAKING NEWS: 3 WEEK STAY IN TERRI SCHIAVO CASE :: News :: BlogsforTerriMore as it becomes available.

Citizens United Resisting Euthanasia

Citizens United Resisting Euthanasia is a group opposing thanatocracy. Please give their linked site a look.

After all the MSM Misinformation, This is Very Welcome

John Grogan | Second thoughts on Terri Schiavo: A Newspaper Columnist Changes His Mind :: News :: BlogsforTerri is more than a little welcome. Mr. Grogan is previously on record of favoring pulling Terri's feeding tube. Hopefully a certain judge will do the same.
Despite what thanatocrats want you to believe, this is not a death with dignity case. This is an issue of justice! She is not terminal, comatose, vegetating nor is she brain dead. Most importantly, we don't know what her wishes were. We have only the word of her husband. You know, the guy who has fathered two illegitimate children with a shack-up honey while denying his wife even the therapy he told the courts he was seeking for her. Maybe the house of cards he had built for himself, a shelter of apparent lies and deceit, will finally come crashing down around him.

Terri is not out of the Woods Yet

La Shawn Barber's Corner � Terri Schiavo Abuse Allegations reminds us that Judge Greer must still extend the stay that is scheduled to end at 5 PM EST today.

Cross Posted on A View from Lanternwaste

DCF FINALLY Wants to Seriously Investigate Schiavo Allegations

Terri Schiavo Possibly Abused, Florida Agency Wants 60 Days to Investigate is the headline on could be the most welcome turn to date in this whole wreched affair. Of course thanatocrats ; Mikey Schiavo and Georgie "Porgie" Felos aren't taking this lying down:

"George Felos, the euthanasia advocate who is Michael's lead attorney, says the investigation is another attempt by Florida Governor Jeb Bush to get involved in the case when Florida courts have told him he can't."

Could the DCF action be too late?

"In 2003, Pinellas State Attorney Bernie McCabe looked into the matter but said the statute of limitations had run out on investigating the bone scan and that it was too old to be used."

While I am no lawyer, I would think that the prior failure of the agency to take the matter seriously would toll the statute.
But in the end, this is all a moot in that Terri Schiavo is not comatose, brain dead nor in a persistant vegetative state (PVS). How could a judge in the US allow this to happen? Considering that we hafe five justices on the US Supreme Court who are on record that they often look to foreign precedents rather than the US Constitution...well, you have your answer there. Apparently Judge Greer looks to Sweedish precedents.

Thursday, February 24, 2005

ScrappleFace Skewers Mikey Schiavo

ScrappleFace is one of my favorite reads. Never at a loss to find an acerbicly humorous take on a given situation. he takes on Mikey Schiavo here and here.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Here is the ABC/AP Story on Terri's Stay.

ABC News: Judge Extends Stay in Right-To-Die Case which comes to us via Michelle Malkin Thank you Michelle!

At Last! Something Resembling Sanity in This Affair

DCF FILING RELATED TO ALLEGATIONS THAT MICHAEL SCHIAVO ABUSED TERRI :: News :: BlogsforTerri is worth the read. I don't know what I can add to this other than this is the best news to come in this case since it first came to public light.

The First Ever "Get your Head Out of There" Award

Hans Bricks excerpts a story from WSJ about Fredrick Burks. This former translator for President Bush and UFOlogist who talks to dolphins is travelling to Indonesia to serve as a DEFENSE witness for an accused terrorist. Mr. Burks, please accept this along with our wishes that you find a good therapist:

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Thanatocrat Judge Fails to Issue a Stay

Judge Greer, the Thanatocrat, has not seen fit to save a woman (Terri Schiavo), who can talk and stand from being starved to death. The involuntary removal of the feeding tube could come as early as 1 pm EST today.
The precedent being set in this case should be chilling to several groups for one reason. It will now be possible for the "loved ones" of a disabled person to have that person starved to death just on their say-so alone that it was your wish that it be done.
Is this what we have come to now?
Pray hard and fight harder. It is Terri's only hope.

Saturday, February 19, 2005

Does This sound like a Vegetable?

021705NMTSNEW MEDICAL TESTS SOUGHT TO SAVE LIFE OF TERRI SCHIAVO has opened an interesting can of worms. It seems Terri Schiavo can form words and speak! Now there are those who chant the mantra that she is in a persistant vegetative state, comatose or is brian dead. If she is talking she is none of the above and Mr. Mike's whole justification for this court-assisted homicide goes down the toilet...where it belonged in the first place.
Dawn Eden's mother has some related thoughts and better coverage can be found at Hyscience

Against a Coming Thanatocracy

To listen to the people at Theocracy Watch one would think the sky is falling because there are those who think that following divine law is better than the moral quagmire in which we find ourselves these days. Aside from misrepresenting what a true theocracy is. I cannot think of a Christian that I know who would support what they portray on their website.
But that is another post for another day. the fact is that a theocracy is extremely unlikely to become a reality here in the foreseeable future. What is not unlikely is the thanatocracy in which we seem to find ourselves.
"Thanatocracy" comes from the Greek and means "rule of death". It can also be used to refer to the "culture of death", but without the "catch-phrase" baggage the latter seems to carry. Why do I refer to our current culture as a thanatocracy? Look around, death seems to be the first reaction to whatever we find ourselves in opposition to. Get caught in the wrong part of town innocently wearing the wrong color you can find yorself with the sheet being pulled over your face. Remember a number of years ago how a mother took out a contract on a girl who had beat out her daughter for a spot on the cheerleading squad?
I have not even touched on abortion and how some think it something to be proud of. Don't believe me? Why else would this t-shirt exist?.Oh, it gets even better!. How long have we heard that they only wanted to keep abortion safe, legal and rare. Apparently some pro-abortionists are finally being honest that they want every abortion that can be had, to be had. Why else would anybody defend partial birth abortions. They did, of course trot out the old mantra, "exception for the life of the mother". Now for years we have seen the hand wringing abortionists crying that the birth process is when the woman is most at risk. How is it that prolonging that which is most dangerous (their words)protects the mother's life? Which is it, people?
You don't even want safety standards for aboution clinics!
Then there is the matter of euthanasia. Terri Schiavo's situation is sadly not unique, only high profile. Sadly there are those cheering her husband on as he continues his campaigne of court-assisted homicide.
It was Martin Niemoeller who said:

"When Hitler went after the Jews, I was not a Jew, therefore I was not concerned.
When Hitler went after the Catholics, I was not a Catholic, therefore I was not concerned.
When Hitler came for the unionists and industrialists, I was not a member of a union, therefore I was not concerned.
When Hitler came after me as a protestant, there was no one left to be concerned."

There are many who are concerned. People like Dawn Eden, LaShawn Barber and Moxie. Hyscience, Blogs for Terri, and Prolife Blogs are also prominent in the fight. I amd many others do what we can as well. There are many voices to run counter to the cacaphony from the thanatocracy. A blogroll that can be found on just about any of the sites I have mentioned. The ones I have nemed are not an exhaustive list by any means. When the thanatocracy is opposed, they like to paint their opponents as facists and Nazis. Ironic that they make that charge against people opposing their using the tools of Naziism and facism.

Thursday, February 17, 2005

The "Religion of Peace" is At it Again.

Internet Haganah::Haganah b' Internet has found evidence that the Islamo-Facists are still tracking down Christians and Jews, posting info on the internet.
Hat tip: LGF

I Really Hate Doing This: Revisited

I am reserving judgement on the waitress forced into prostitution by the German welfare admin. thanks to this:Telegraph | News | 'If you don't take a job as a prostitute, we can stop your benefits'
Some have pointed out to me that snopes has exhibited a leftist bias at times. My apologies to Mark Steyn.

Short, to the Point and Spot On!

No, not this post I am working on, rather one that I found at Wittenberg Gate. At first I was amazed that some one could actively push for his wife to be starved to death. Some are saying she is comatose and/or vegitating, being kept alive my machines and advanced medical technology. Food and water constitute advanced technology? There is more to this that the "Right to Die". I actually cannot bring myself to call this a "Right to Die" case because there is no evidence that she ever expressed such a wish. We have only the word of her estranged husband who wants the body immediately cremated with NO AUTOPSY. This sends up a red flag immediately. At least it should. Sadly there are those who are setting up Michael Schiavo for patron sainthood. This martyr is suffering for his wife's right to die. Just look at the words of his lawyer in this excerpt from Hyscience , "Michael Schiavo's attorney says his client won't be deterred by 'threats,' saying he is determined to carry out his wife's wishes."
What some are missing is that there is more at stake here than Terri's life. She is a person of inestimable value in her own right. True she is disabled, but that in no way lessens her value as a person, a child of God. What some are missing is that is Michael Schiavo is allowed to do this it can happen to you. All anybody would have to do is merely claim that that you wanted this. This is why I have been against euthanasia. It starts off as merely withholding extraordinary life support with written evidence that this was the patient's desire. Eventually, however, it reaches this point where food and water are denied on the say-so of a person with questionable motives.
One blogger who is supporting Michael Schiavo (I will not name him as I have no desire to be responsible for giving him traffic in this matter) says we should butt out. One of the comments on that post is from a woman who says she trusts her husband implicitly with that decision. I hope for her sake he is never in a position to use that power to cover up any possible wrongdoing on his part.
Why should we, as bloggers, get involved? Some of the more cynical have suggested that is in order to make ourselves feel good before we move on to our next cause du jour. I had to ask myself, what will God's judgement be on a people who would advocate such either actively or tacitly. We cannot remain silent or we could find ourselves like Martin Niemohler who said, "When they came for the Jews I did not speak because I was not a Jew. When they came for the Catholics I did not speak be cause I was not a Catholic. When they came for the trade-unionists I did not speak because I was not a trade-unionist. When they came foe me there was no one left to speak. I might not be Terri Schiavo or a member of the Schindler family, but I could be in that position one day.

UPDATE:On Feb. 17, Dawn Eden posted, "Tell Them About Terri" Please read it.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Silent Too Long

I have been following the case of Terri Schiavo since I first heard about it on the Glenn Beck radio program. To me this is the "poster case, if you will, against euthanasia. This is a case where a person with something to gain is going to starve his wife to death, and the Florida court system is seemingly helping him.
Hyscience: Father Frank Pavone Speaks on Terri Schiavo: Can the court starve Terri to death? is an excellant piece. So much so that in addition to the link I am going to reproduce it here:
- Press Release by Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, Feb 15, 2005.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Terri Schiavo is not dying. She has no terminal illness. She is not in a coma. She is not on life-support equipment. She is not alone, but rather has loving parents and siblings ready to care for her for the rest of her life. She has not requested death.

A battle rages over whether she should be starved to death. Schiavo sustained brain injuries and cannot speak or eat normally. Nevertheless, the only tube attached to her is a small, simple, painless feeding tube that provides her nourishment directly to her digestive system. Her legal guardian is her husband, who already has another woman -- by whom he also has children. He wants Terri Schiavo's feeding tube removed. Of course, he could simply allow her to be cared for by her parents and siblings and get on with his life, but he refuses.

I have had two opportunities to visit Terri Schiavo, most recently on the first Sunday of February. I have been able to talk to her, to listen to her struggle to speak, to watch her focus her eyes and smile and attempt to kiss her parents. I have prayed with her, blessed her, and assured her that she has many friends around the country and around the world, who love her and want her to enjoy the same protections we all enjoy, even when we're wounded.

News articles have recently characterized Terri's situation by saying that some want to keep her alive against her husband's wishes. But Terri Schiavo is not dying. What does keeping her alive mean, if not the same thing as keeping you and me alive -- that is, by giving us adequate food, shelter, and care?

Some say that Terri's family should let her go. But this is not a matter of letting her go, because she isn't going anywhere. If, however, she is deprived of nourishment, then she would slowly die in the same way that any of us would slowly die if we were deprived of nourishment. It is called starvation. If the courts permit that to happen, then why should that permission apply only in Terri Schiavo's case? There would be no way to limit it to her case alone. Countless others would follow, and their deaths would be described as letting them die instead of killing them.

Where, indeed, does the state get the authority to starve people? Court decisions permitting this lack all authority, as Pope John Paul II teaches in Section 72 of The Gospel of Life. These decisions cannot be obeyed, because they are not binding on the conscience and are in fact acts of violence.

At the present time, there are two simple things you can do. Educate your neighbors about this situation. A section of the Web site is devoted to educating people about her case.

Second, contact anyone you know in Florida and ask them to encourage Gov. Jeb Bush and members of the Florida Legislature to continue doing everything possible to save Terri Schiavo's life.
Close quote.
God help us if we have become a nation of people that can not only end an "inconvenient" life, but can stand idly by while it is done.

Monday, February 14, 2005

Saint Kansas: The Darkness Before Dawn

Dawn Eden's blog, The Dawn Patrol, is a daily read for me. She is a delightfuly opinionated young lady. This has apparently led to the last few weeks of her life being somewhat less-than delightful. First she loses her job at the NY Post. Then what was a personnel matter became the subject of what ammounts to the gossip collumn of Women's Wear Daily (since when does a fashion industry rag keep up with the comings and goings of copy editors?) That story was eventually retracted.
This entire mess began with the ever-popular anonymous source. It isn't real hard to figure out who the source, if you've been following the saga, especially after the outrageous and totally gratuitous taken in the pages of the Post.
Saint Kansas: The Darkness Before Dawn is a great piece regarding this whole wretched affair and I heartily suggest you read it.I think SK is right, methinks s/he doth protest too much.

Hang in there, Dawn!

Sunday, February 13, 2005

I Really Hate Doing This

In the previous entry I talked about an unemployed German waitress being forced into prostitution. It turns out the story was nothing more than a hypothetical that grew legs. There seems to be NO evidence that it ever actually happens. Now it would be easy to just delete the specious entry and claim I never said it, but I am not Eason Jordan. I was wrong to publish thatn and it is the last time I will take Mark Steyn at face value.

This is Progress?

InOn Culture Front, We're Losing War, Mark Steyn examines three stories, one already has received enough attention, namely Jeffrey Eden and his "award-winning art project". The one that stands out is the one about the unemployed waitress threatened with the loss of benefits because she refused a job. Now I am not talking about flipping burgers at the Berlin McDonalds, she is being forced to accept a job as a prostitute.
That's right, the German government is now a pimp. But oh, they are so enlightened, they have legalized prostitution and don't like war. All I can say is, this makes them no better than a dictatorship that builds rape chambers for the private ose of government officials. Well, now that the Dems have installed Wyle E. Coyote...errr, Howard Dean as they will probably continue to tout Germany as one of the nation-states we should be more like. And they will continue to lose elections. Do you really want a government run by people who think forced prostitution is a good thing?

Release the Tape or Shut Up!

It is almost amusing watching the MSM bending over forward and grabbing their ankles for Eason Jordan. Look, if you are going to make outlandish accusations about the US military targeting reporters you should expect to be called to back up your allegations. You do not offer I'm-sorry-you-misunderstood-me type apologies. The truly sickening thing is the way he is being portrayed as a martyr. To the members of the MSNM, you can surely find somebody much more worthy to fall on your swords for, can you not?
Of course such conduct by the press opens some doors to great satire, like the following from WuzzaDem Sadly, I am not sure we cannot expect to see such from Google after the way the snubbed Michelle Malkin and Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs stating, " We do not include sites that are purely news aggregators,". The only problem is that they do include DemocraticUnderground and Wonkette not to mention a few pro-terrorist sites. Oh well.

The Law of the Blogger @ AMERICAN DIGEST

The Law of the Blogger @ AMERICAN DIGESTWhile it's not really Kipling, it is very much worth the read. Thank you Michelle Malkin

Wyatt's Torch: How to Brainwash Your Co-Workers (. . . maybe): Circumstances Are Moved if Reports Warrant

I couldn't resist this. Good for a few laughs...who knows maybe a raise. Wyatt's Torch: How to Brainwash Your Co-Workers (. . . maybe): Circumstances Are Moved if Reports Warrant

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Just When You Thought You Had heard it All...

I almost laughed as I read Police arrest mother after alleged fights with sons. This couldn't be real. Alas, it is. Have we gotten so apostate as a society that we are punishing our children for refusing to break the law?
Beverly Fisher deserves every bit of jail time she might get, and then some. Unfortunately, I am not optimistic that she will get much.

Hat tip to My Vast Right Wing Conspiracy and Six Meat Buffet

How Original...Not: update

She Who Will be Obeyed has some of the competition that was deemed not as good as the tired Bush=Nazi piece done with plastic army men. It makes the fact this tripe won anything even more outrageous.

Inez, He's Not Criticizing the Children

LOCAL ISSUE WARNING: This is about something directly relating to South Carolina, but it is part of an ongoing debate going on all over the country and at the federal level.
In an artical published in The State, Tenenbaum, challenges governor to stop ads has the SC Superintendent of Education, Inez Tenenbaum, criticizing Governor Mark Sanford for ads being run critical of the state of education in South Carolina. The ads do paint a very bleak picture. The sad thing is that there is nothing in the ad that is not true. We are the worst in SAT scores, 49th in ACT and our drop-out rate is abysmal.
To date, the only accomplishments I can see in Ms. Tenenbaum's tenure (now in her second term) is her "No Administrator Left Behind" policy (not an official name, just an observation) where given the choice between retaining teachers or administrators, the admins win. No one is criticizing school children, they are criticizing a system that pays lip-service to recruiting and retaining teachers while protecting unnecessary administrators
Now Ms. Tenenbaum wants the governor to call the ads to be pulled. Now here is an interesting side bar. The SCEA (the SC ventriloquist's doll for the NEA) is running ads that mock the governor, Ms. Tenenbaum is strangely silent (okay it is not so strange as she is also a vent's doll for the NEA) about those ads. Inez, it's called political process. You launch an attack, you get one back. Now your people could have used fact-based attacks, but chose to go ad homenem. It is too late to cry, "foul!"

Friday, February 11, 2005

He Sure is a Charlie

Back in the Eighteenth Century it was said of Bonnie Prince Charlie that he was nae bonnie, and he was nae much of a prince, but he sure was a Charlie. Which brings us to the current Prince of Wales. During his marriage to Di (who was no saint herself)he flouted his relationship with Ms. Parker-Bowles. In a move destined to be remembered as the defining moment of how low the British Royal Family has sunk, he is marrying the aging slatern. At least she will never be queen. I am even more thankful that we don't have a royal family. The Kennedys are close enough...and equally embarrassing.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

I Love This Billboard

moxie: Thank you Hollywood gives us a link to this pic at Maybe when the Hollwood Left gets to thinking too highly of itself again they will remember this. Then again we could be lucky and they won't remember.
Almost makes me want to move to CA.

Now Playing at the MSNBC House O' Comedy

You remember Chris Matthews, funny little man who thought he was being cute by saying "the Hug" (you remember, the one between Safia Taleb al-Suhail and Janet Norwood) was staged? Apparently he now thinks that his true calling is that of a comedian. It seems his guests on Hardball include the likes of Fran Drescher, the well known comedienne who's last significant work was in an Old Navy commercial.

The Eason Jordan Mess

OKay, I really have nothing new to offer on this. We have all heard what he supposedly said at Davos, then how he backpeddaled, then stood by it then backpeddaled again.
Mr. Jrdan, if you said it then either back it up or apologize to the military personnel you slandered. If there is video of the comment it should be released. If they are withholding the tape because it is embarrassing, then they should regarded as pariah in the realm of the news media.

How Original...NOT!

In Michelle Malkin: KID'S BUSH=HITLER ART GETS AN "A" we read about yet another Bush=Hitler art project getting an award. Who was the sponsor, I am tired of sophmoric art getting awards for finding new ways to recycle the same old tripe. It was outrageous when move on did it, it is almost laughable now.Now I am not nearly as irked with the kid responsible for this nonsense as I am with the judges. I looked at a picture of the work. What a waste of plastic army men.
Hey, the kid has a right to make such a statement, he did and he owned the statement, I applaud him for that. The guy who complained about the piece, he expressed himself and owned his opinion, he was even named in the newspaper.
This brings me to the judges who were obviously making a political statement of their own, only they prefer to hide behind anonymity. THAT is what irks me. They don't mind naming members of the opposing view, they just won't name themselves. Exercise your free speech, stand up for what you believe in. By the way, hiding behind anonymity is not standing up for what you believe in.
Oh, for those of you unfamiliar with the Program of the National Socialist German Workers' Party you might like to see what it actually says!:
Program of the National Socialist German Workers' Party
The document on this Web page was retrieved from the archives of the Avalon Project at the Yale Law School.

The program of the German Workers' Party is an epochal program.

The leaders reject the idea of setting up new goals after those included in the program have been achieved merely in order to make possible the further existence of the Party by artificially inducing discontent among the masses.

1. We demand the union of all Germans in a Great Germany on the basis of the principle of self-determination of all peoples.

2. We demand that the German people have rights equal to those of other nations; and that the Peace Treaties of Versailles and St. Germain shall be abrogated.

3. We demand land and territory (colonies) for the maintenance of our people and the settlement of our surplus population.

4. Only those who are our fellow countrymen can become citizens. Only those who have German blood, regardless of creed, can be our countrymen Hence no Jew can be a countryman.

5. Those who are not citizens must live in Germany as foreigners and must be subject to the law of aliens.

6. The right to choose the government and determine the laws of the State shall belong only to citizens. We therefore demand that no public office, of whatever nature, whether in the central government, the province. or the municipality, shall be held by anyone who is not a citizen.

We wage war against the corrupt parliamentary administration whereby men are appointed to posts by favor of the party without regard to character and fitness.

7. We demand that the State shall above all undertake to ensure that every citizen shall have the possibility of living decently and earning a livelihood. If it should not be possible to feed the whole population, then aliens (non-citizens) must be expelled from the Reich.

8. Any further immigration of non-Germans must be prevented. We demand that all non-Germans who have entered Germany since August 2, 1914, shall be compelled to leave the Reich immediately.

9. All citizens must possess equal rights and duties.

10. The first duty of every citizen must be to work mentally or physically. No individual shall do any work that offends against the interest of the community to the benefit of all.

Therefore we demand:

11. That all unearned income, and all income that does not arise from work, be abolished.

Breaking the Bondage of Interest

12. Since every war imposes on the people fearful sacrifices in blood and treasure, all personal profit arising from the war must be regarded as treason to the people We therefore demand the total confiscation of all war profits.

13. We demand the nationalization of all trusts.

14. We demand profit-sharing in large industries.

15. We demand a generous increase in old-age pensions.

16. We demand the creation and maintenance of a sound middle-class, the immediate communalization of large stores which will be rented cheaply to small tradespeople, and the strongest consideration must be given to ensure that small traders shall deliver the supplies needed by the State, the provinces and municipalities.

17. We demand an agrarian reform in accordance with our national requirements, and the enactment of a law to expropriate the owners without compensation of any land needed for the common purpose. The abolition of ground rents, and the prohibition of all speculation in land.

18. We demand that ruthless war be waged against those who work to the injury of the common welfare. Traitors, usurers, profiteers, etc., are to be punished with death, regardless of creed or race.

19. We demand that Roman law, which serves a materialist ordering of the world, be replaced by German common law.

20. In order to make it possible for every capable and industrious German to obtain higher education, and thus the opportunity to reach into positions of leadership, the State must assume the responsibility of organizing thoroughly the entire cultural system of the people The curricula of all educational establishments shall be adapted to practical life. The conception of the State Idea (science of citizenship) must be taught in the schools from the very beginning. We demand that specially talented children of poor parents, whatever their station or occupation, be educated at the expense of the State.

21. The State has the duty to help raise the standard of national health by providing maternity welfare centers, by prohibiting juvenile labor, by increasing physical fitness through the introduction of compulsory games and gymnastics, and by the greatest possible encouragement of associations concerned with the physical education of the young.

22. We demand the abolition of the regular army and the creation of a national (folk) army.

23. We demand that there be a legal campaign against those who propagate deliberate political lies and disseminate them through the press. In order to make possible the creation of a German press, we demand:

(a) All editors and their assistants on newspapers published in the German language shall be German citizens.

(b) Non-German newspapers shall only be published with the express permission of the State. They must not be published in the German language.

(c) All financial interests in or in any way affecting German newspapers shall be forbidden to non-Germans by law, and we demand that the punishment for transgressing this law be the immediate suppression of the newspaper and the expulsion of the nonGermans from the Reich.

Newspapers transgressing against the common welfare shall be suppressed. We demand legal action against those tendencies in art and literature that have a disruptive influence upon the life of our folk, and that any organizations that offend against the foregoing demands shall be dissolved.

24. We demand freedom for all religious faiths in the state, insofar as they do not endanger its existence or offend the moral and ethical sense of the Germanic race.

The party as such represents the point of view of a positive Christianity without binding itself to any one particular confession. It fights against the Jewish materialist spirit within and without, and is convinced that a lasting recovery of our folk can only come about from within on the principle:


25. In order to carry out this program we demand: the creation of a strong central authority in the State, the unconditional authority by the political central parliament of the whole State and all its organizations.

The formation of professional committees and of committees representing the several estates of the realm, to ensure that the laws promulgated by the central authority shall be carried out by the federal states.

The leaders of the party undertake to promote the execution of the foregoing points at all costs, if necessary at the sacrifice of their own lives.

© 1997 The Avalon Project. William C. Fray and Lisa A. Spar, Co-Directors.

Wednesday, February 09, 2005


Debbie Schlussel talks about "24" apologizing to Islamo-Facists because they portrayed a group Islamists as terrorists. All I can say is this, and I don't remember who said it first because I would love to credit him/her with this: "It wasn't a group of Swedish Carmalite Nuns who flew the planes into the WTC.
I had not been particularly interested in the show before. I absolutely refuse to watch it now.

Sunday, February 06, 2005

Hail to the not that one

I know I am late with this, but this past fall my alma mater, Asbury Theological Seminary inaugurated her sixth president, Dr. Jeff Greenway. What makes this special for me and a couple hundred other ATS alums is that Dr. Greenway is a member of the Class of '85! My class!
He is a great person who was driven with the heart of a pastor and a keen mind. A great athlete (I still remember being amazed at how loud the backboard rattle could be when he slam dunked one over me in an intermural game). That he is a fellow Pittsburgh Steeler fan just makes it even more perfect.
Way to go Jeff!

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Oh Kettle, Thou art Black Exclaimeth the Pot.

I caught this on a trackback off of Michelle Malkin There are always going to be some who have to say, "Well, you did it too".Running Scared: UN Oil Scandals... ooops purports to prove that the US adminsitration was involved and that those on the right are trying to cover that fact up by omitting that info from their blogs. I followed the link provided and lo and behold, the US administration was involved.As it turns out the CLINTON administration did do the wink-nudge treatement to it. Now if you are going to accuse others of obscuring information, don't you think you should refrain from doing likewise. However, to your credit, you did post the means to uncover what you obscured.

Update: Mea culpa I did exactly what I ranted against on the part of the author of the "Run Scared" piece did. I left out a salient point. What I should have said was that it was the Clinton administration who for the most part turned a blind eye the the UN's corruption. To be fair, the Bush admin does have some explaining to do for the less-than two-and-a-half years out of seven that it seems to have looked the other way. At least they weren't using any proceeds to prop up a dictator...or pay the families of Palestinian homicide bombers in Israel.

Heartening News, but... - Poll: Bush wins converts among speech-watchers - Feb 3, 2005 makes for a great headline. The accompanying article, however, leaves a question unanswered. "Was the poll taken after the Dem's response?" the risk of stereotyping sources, I would say yes. You see, this is a CNN report and, in my opinion, it would be just like them to let that question simmer under the surface for as long as they can get away with it.
Hat Tip: Captain Ed

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

I Don't know what is funnier...

I don't know what is funnier, that the Islamo-Facists actually tried to pass off an action figure as a hostage, or that the US snooze media fell for it. I will say this though, it has provided for a great deal of humor on the blogosphere. Especially this hang-your-head-in-shame piece:
EtherHouse: Photo PROOF that captured "doll" is an actual American operative!.

You can also get a few chuckles at The Dawn Patrol, as well as The Curt Jester, Powerline and Scrappleface. I'm sure there's more out there, but it is still early and I have a bad cold.
Now, if they would be so kind to take Elmo and Sponge Bob and put them out of my misery.

Typical...but an Improvement

During my days as United Methodist pastor I soon learned that I could almost tell where any given one of my activist colleagues went to seminary by looking at the "learning events" they scheduled. If I saw the event was "loaded" to the right they were most likely came from my alma mater, Asbury Theological Seminary. I never did such a thing but one or two of my classmates were notorious for it. A graduate of the Candler School of Divinity at Emory University in Atlanta would be more likely to load an event to the left.
This brings me toMichelle Malkin: WHERE IN THE WORLD, where in Ms. Malkin decribes just such treatment at Emory. Where she was invited to speak by the College Republicans. The Young Democrats invited one of her more prominent critics, not to debate her, but to sneak in and have his own little talk immediately after her presentation. To me this is nothing more or less than intellectual cowardice, and to his credit the critic did face her in a debate (Ms. Malkin will post a link to the transcript when it is available). I would also like to congratulate the Young Democrats for not engaging in their usual tactic of disrupting the meeting by. shouting down the opposition. Even as clumsily as they handled it, they did end up providing an open spite of themselves.