Friday, June 24, 2005

Rusty Nails, 6/24/05...

To Public School or Not to Public School? Jollyblogger has a couple of posts titled, Christians and Public Schooling and, Christians and Public Schooling, II, in which he addresses the PCA's recent resolution (which was voted down) which would have encouraged congregants to remove their children from the public school system. David also lists several related links, including that of Russell Moore (Mere Comments) and Al Mohler.
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A Dangerous Business A history professor is murdered in broad daylight with robbery not the apparent motive.
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Dumbing Down the Bible or Readable Accuracy?
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Nightmare The alarm clock went off and it's time to wake up... The American Dream is over.
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MSM bias? No way.
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A Gitmo primer.
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Election Fraud Are Carter's Election Fraud police investigating this?
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Dave Roberts, the infrequent blogger at Welcome to the Planet, has started a photo blog. Check it out over at 1000 Words.

6 comments:

Tom said...

re: your link to Karl Rove's statement and Hugh Hewitt's support for him, that "Liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers."

Gee, I never realized Rove had done one of his polls and found that the 1700 soldiers that have died in Iraq and their grieving parents (and the multiples of that 1700 that have been wounded) were all conservatives.

Rusty said...

Tom,

What are you talking about?

Tom said...

ooops. My bad. I was so full of overly-righteous liberal indignation at Karl Rove's recent stuff and trying too hard to be clever by half and oh-so sarcastic, that I completely missed the point of your link. Never mind. Apologies!

Tom (slightly red-faced) said...

Let's see if I can redeem myself. On your link re: Nightmare and the American Dream is over. Yes at first glance the courts overreached. I don't think the world changed much overnight. I don't think local government will start thousands of takeovers tomorrow.

But it's interesting to see Eugene Volokh's take on it. Volokh tends to be conservative and is a bright legal scholar.

Volokh felt the conservative minority on the court, if they would have won, would have made government takeovers of homes and businesses more attractive. We don't want that.

http://volokh.com/archives/archive_2005_06_19-2005_06_25.shtml#1119547001

key statement "The funny thing is that...the (mostly liberal) majority's test that would give the government flexibility to serve public goals by taking property and selling it to private parties, when the government thinks the private parties will be better positioned to provide the public benefit. And it is the conservative dissenters' test that would give the government a strong incentive to own and operate various enterprises itself, or insist that whoever owns and operates them labor under the burdens of being a "common carrier."

welcometotheplanet said...

thanks for the shout out Rusty. I appreciate it.

Rusty said...

Tom,

I would agree with Volokh if the government were attempting to run a mall. But I don't think the government has any business running a mall. So, if I'm understanding V's argument correctly, I don't think that the potential for misuse, via the conservative stance, is warranted.