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  • America or China: freedom of speech

    Posted on February 16th, 2009 cwmoore No comments

    Is this really United States of America?  The place so many people have died to protect freedom of speech and civil liberties.

    An Oakland, California, pastor could face jail time for expressing his pro-life views.

    Pastor Walter Hoye ran into trouble with an abortion clinic while doing an informational picket. Dennis Howard, leader of The Movement for a Better America, believes Hoye is innocent.

    “His approach was simply to carry a sign that said ‘Jesus Loves You. Can We Help?’ and offering those who wanted it some information about alternatives to abortion,” Howard explains.

    I have a hard time believing what is happening here for the past 20 years.  I guess I am partly to blame (as all normal people are) for not protesting earlier but we thought we were doing the right thing.  Now I think we are back to doing the wrong thing.  The pure decadance of it all.

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  • BHO – A middle of the road moderate?

    Posted on February 16th, 2009 cwmoore No comments

    LA Times

    By Peter Wallsten
    February 16, 2009

    Reporting from Washington — Slowly over the last few weeks, some of Barack Obama’s most fervent supporters have come to an unhappy realization: The candidate who they thought was squarely on their side in policy fights is now a president who needs cajoling and persuading.

    Advocates for stem cell research thought Obama would quickly sign an order to reverse former President Bush’s restrictions on the science. Now they are fretting over Obama’s statement that he wants to act in tandem with Congress, possibly causing a delay.

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