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A Flexible Document in the Hands of Flexible Moralists

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, speaking at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on March 15, 2005, weighed in on the latest Supreme Court ruling on the death penalty. If you recall, a majority of the justices (5-4) ruled that the death penalty could not be applied to anyone under the age of 18.

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The Good Old Days Weren’t

The libertarian humorist P. J. O’Rourke says, “When you think of the good old days, think ‘dentistry.'” The greatest invention of the modern world is anesthetics. Prior to 1844, in preparation for an operation, you drank booze until you passed out-hopefully. Then the physician – “sawbones,” he was called -got started hacking away.[1]

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The Government Owes Me One (or a Million)

The current hullabaloo over Social Security reform is a good opportunity to exemplify the power of faith. A recently conducted New York Times/CBS poll found that 79% of people polled believe that it is the government’s responsibility to provide a decent standard of living for the elderly.

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Salman Rushdie’s Deal with the Devil

Salman Rushdie, the embattled author of The Satanic Verses who was condemned to death by Ayatollah Khomeini on February 14, 1989 for its publication, believes that religion is the world’s problem and the worldview of the Enlightenment is its savior.

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Good Riddance to the Easter Bunny

I don’t know what’s worse – Veggie Tales substituting for Bible characters or the whole Easter Bunny, soft marshmallow chicks, colored eggs, and jelly bean menagerie somehow representing the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Some communities in Florida are renaming the Easter Bunny the “Garden Bunny” and Easter egg hunts simply as “egg hunts.”

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War and Peace

"A just war is in the long run far better for a man’s soul than the most prosperous peace."
–Theodore Roosevelt (26th President of the United States)

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Free Speech Doesn’t Mean I Have to Pay for It

I received the following email from someone who came across American Vision’s website:
“I don’t trust any site that doesn’t allow comments on articles.”
I responded by stating that I try to answer every email that comes across my computer. It may take me some time to get to all of them, but I try. He wrote back, not satisfied with my answer:
“I believe people have the right to know how other people view the articles. I don’t trust any site that doesn’t allow comments on articles.”

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A Little Bible Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing

A number of letter writers have weighed in on the Ten Commandments controversy. Ed Buckner, secretary of the Georgia chapter of Americans united for Separation of Church and State, writes that "nowhere in or on the [Supreme Court] building is to be found any version of the text of the Ten Commandments."

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A Revived Ten-Nation Error: But Who’s Counting?

Some readers get upset any time I point out how modern-day prophecy writers are misrepresenting the Bible on prophetic matters. The integrity of the Bible is at stake. If it’s wrong on one point, then it can be wrong on other points.

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The Ten Commandments Go To Trial

The Supreme Court is going to rule whether copies of the Ten Commandments can hang in government buildings. This is the same court that’s ruled it’s OK for a girl under the age of 18 to murder a preborn baby, but it’s not OK to execute a murderer if he or she is under 18.

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A Hole in the Dike–Dutch Leaving in Droves

People in the Netherlands are worried. Holland used to be a Christian nation. Over a period of time, the government adopted a form of religious pluralism, giving equal standing, first, to all Christian denominations, then to religion in general, and finally to every worldview imaginable.

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You gotta dance with the one who brung ya.

Before Kenny Rogers embarked on a solo country and pop musical career, he had been the lead vocalist for The First Edition. One of the group’s most popular songs was "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)."

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