Wednesday, July 20, 2005

What's wrong with these definitions?

lib·er·al

Function adjective.

Not limited to or by established, traditional, orthodox, or authoritarian attitudes, views, or dogmas; free from bigotry.
Favoring proposals for reform, open to new ideas for progress, and tolerant of the ideas and behavior of others; broad-minded.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of liberalism.
Liberal Of, designating, or characteristic of a political party founded on or associated with principles of social and political liberalism, especially in Great Britain, Canada, and the United States.

Tending to give freely; generous: a liberal benefactor.
Generous in amount; ample: a liberal serving of potatoes.
Not strict or literal; loose or approximate: a liberal translation.
Of, relating to, or based on the traditional arts and sciences of a college or university curriculum: a liberal education.

Archaic. Permissible or appropriate for a person of free birth; befitting a lady or gentleman.
Obsolete. Morally unrestrained; licentious.

Function noun.

A person with liberal ideas or opinions.
Liberal A member of a Liberal political party.


jour·nal·ism

Function: noun

1 a : the collection and editing of news for presentation through the media b : the public press c : an academic study concerned with the collection and editing of news or the management of a news medium

2 a : writing designed for publication in a newspaper or magazine b : writing characterized by a direct presentation of facts or description of events without an attempt at interpretation c : writing designed to appeal to current popular taste or public interest

John Roberts for Supreme Court Justice

This is a defining moment in the history of our country. What happens in the Senate to confirm a Supreme Court Justice now will determine how most of us and our children will live the rest of our lives. It may not seem to be a life or death issue, however it speaks huge volumes as to whether we will live as free Americans or continue the slow decline into social chaos.
The Supreme Court of late has made several controversial rulings affecting property rights, the right to live or die and the adequacies of election processes, to name a few. Like the country, the justices are torn between the extremes and are overwhelmed by special interest rhetoric amplified through a strident media. It is almost impossible to be neutral.
The Constitution is the mainstay of justice and as long as people perceive that justice is fair and reasonable harmony and peace can be maintained. Without an impartial interpretation of this document which has withstood the test of time, civil war, and prosperity, we will continue to flail about in endless lawsuits and legislation in efforts to patch the seriously flawed legal system we now live with. The peoples trust in Justice is failing.
John G. Roberts Jr. is a candidate with excellent credentials and he will go a long way to restoring credibility to the court. He deserves the support of all the people. Partisan politics, dislike for George Bush and special interests must step aside and allow his confirmation to proceed with dignity. We, each of us, must do our part and show confidence in the wisdom of the Constitution.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Airbase Aliens

When I heard Congressman David Price in a recent radio interview implying that he may give consideration to contractors and businessman when it comes to enforcing the law against illegal immigrants I became very concerned.
I hope he is now disturbed by the recent incident at Seymore Johnson Airbase where a contractor allowed 49 un-documented aliens on a US military facility? Any one of these illegal aliens could have sabotaged or spied on our facility and may have gained access to weapons and explosives.
Obviously N.C. Labor Commissioner Ms. Cherry Berry and her subordinate, Allen McNeely don’t get it yet! They apparently feel it unfair to arrest these individuals.
Frank Whitney, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, whines that there is not sufficient funding to prosecute the hundreds of thousands of illegal people in this state.
These people are breaking our laws just like thieves and drug dealers. Does Attorney Whitney get to choose what crimes to prosecute? There are millions of legal immigrant applicants who have been waiting years for access to this country.
The US Government set a worldwide limit of about 227,000 family based visas in 2004. Of these there are about 50,000 preferential visas granted to certain countries on a “diversity” basis. They are now processing applications for family members of U.S. citizens who were approved in 1992 in many cases. Yet we see reports that hundreds of thousands of aliens cross our borders illegally monthly!
Is this American justice!
Why do our elected officials give preference to illegals and place barriers before legal immigrants?