Sunday, May 31, 2009

Murder Is Never Justified!

Dr. George Tiller, one of the nation's few providers of late-term abortions, was serving as an usher during Sunday morning services when he was shot in the foyer of Reformation Lutheran Church in Kansas, as reported on NPR.

How can anyone claiming to be "pro-life" murder a man in cold blood in the House of the Lord? No matter our opinions of abortion, this is a crime that violates the civilized system of laws that our nation is built on, AND desicrates a House of the Lord!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Cheney Still At It

Last week, President Barack Obama and former Vice President Dick Cheney presented two divergent view of the interrogation of suspected terrorists. While our President is calling for an end of anything that could be considered torture, the former Vice President advocated for "enhanced interrogations." Cheney claimed that these techniques were legal and have saved lives. He even defended the use of waterboarding.

But the issue is not about effectiveness or legality, it is about what America we want to be. Are we to be a nation that employs interrogation methods like waterboarding, something I would consider to be torture?

Or are we to be the beacon of freedom and justice to the world? Why should we employ torture in the cause of freedom and justice? It makes no sense to me.

I can only conclude that Mr. Cheney has been seduced by the "dark side." In how many stories, historic and fiction, do we see a leader advocate oppressive means to protect the freedom of the people?

Our President is right. We must say "no" to torture!