- The Quill Pen Ten -
June 8, 2006 - June 14, 2006
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Presenting the Quill Pen Ten:
George C. Landrith: The ACLU: Anti-Boy Scout and Pro-Child Molester
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) – famous (or infamous) for using the legal system to attack the Boy Scouts
and Christmas – is now protecting the “right” of convicted child molesters and sexual predators to lurk
near playgrounds and other places where children gather. Simply put, the ACLU, once famous for defending the rights of free
speech, now attacks the Boy Scouts and argues in favor of giving child sexual predators easy access to our children and grandchildren.
To add insult to injury, the ACLU uses our tax dollars to help fund these lawsuits...
Michael M. Bates: A real confidence builder for geezers
The oldest baby boomers are turning 60 this year. Anyone mouthing that twaddle about 50 being the new 30 hasn’t
checked out my medicine cabinet. I could regale you with mesmerizing details of assorted aches, pains and maladies, but there
isn’t enough space here for that. Besides, I probably couldn’t recollect all of them. Such is life in the slowing
down quickly lane...
Randall H. Nunn: Will Congressman Murtha Celebrate the Death of Zarqawi?
Now that it has been announced that the leader of the terrorist vermin in Iraq has been killed, it will be interesting
to see the reaction of Congressman John Murtha. Murtha, who previously displayed his ignorance and lack of judgment by stating
that the Marines in Haditha, Iraq had “killed innocent civilians in cold blood”, when the investigation was not
complete and there was nothing to base that statement on other than a swirling cloud of sensational allegations, now has an
opportunity to speak up and commend the U.S. military for destroying one of the most vicious killers in the world today. Let
us see if the Congressman who said the Army is “broken,” our military’s ground equipment is “worn
out” and that “the U.S. cannot accomplish anything further in Iraq militarily” has the courage and fairness
to praise the military for a job well done...
Frank Salvato: Zarqawi…Ragdoll
News out of Iraq heralded the demise of arguably one of the most vicious terrorists the world has ever known, Abu Musab
al Zarqawi, leader of al Qaeda in Iraq. It wasn’t so much the number of innocent lives he took, although that number
is substantial, instead it was the method by which he took them, beheadings, directed suicide bombings and the use of improvised
explosive devices. Zarqawi is dead and the world is a better and perhaps a safer place because of that. Of course you wouldn’t
know that by listening to Michael Berg...
Hans Zeiger: Reagan's Children Released
This week my second book is available from Broadman and Holman Publishers of Nashville. It’s called Reagan’s
Children: Taking Back the City on the Hill. With it I take a risk. My thesis is controversial; it suggests hope. Some there
are among conservatives whose brand of conservatism thrives on pessimism. They feed on rantings about everything from immigration
to Ted Kennedy to the character of the rising generation. ..
Joe Bell: Does America Still Believe Evil Is Real?
With the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi a major terrorist has fallen. It will not herald the end of violence in Iraq but
it will deal a blow to those who continue to besiege that nation. Violence was Zarqawi’s trade but he and his cohorts
failed to prevent any of the recent elections from taking place and most recently the three remaining security ministry cabinet
positions – Minister of Defense, Minister of the Interior, and State Minister of National Security – have been
Gordon E. Finley, Ph.D.: The Health of Fatherhood
As we look forward to the quantity and quality of our lives in the 21st century we face an unprecedented challenge. As
a nation, it is critical for all men, women, and children to cease denying the silent epidemic of the demise of fathers from
the lives of our children and acknowledge the consequences for both children and fathers. Here are the horns of the dilemma
we are facing...
Dan Abbett: Ann Coulter’s Godless
The topic of the article I intended to write last week was about the “wishful thinking” of liberals and the
way they want things to be. Try as I may however, I just couldn’t connect the dots. Viewing it in the context of Ms.
Coulter’s assertion, that to the left, Liberalism is a religion, the pieces fell neatly into place. When the idol you
worship is an ideology, no amount of factual evidence will deter your position or belief on the issues. ..
Lee P. Butler: Ann Coulter Makes Liberals Squeal Like A Pig
Columnist for the Miami Herald, Leonard Pitts recently wrote, “When, however, even widows (and orphans?) become
fair game for a viperous harridan with an ax to grind and books to sell, maybe decent people should wonder at the lines we
have crossed and the type of the nation we have become in the process”...
Carey Roberts: Playing Politics with the Federal Fatherhood Initiative
Last week the Pope issued a wake-up call to persons of all religious persuasions. “Never before in history,”
the pontiff warned, has the family “been so threatened as in today’s culture.” As the traditional defender
and protector of the family, it’s no surprise that fathers and fatherhood have taken the brunt of the Leftist-feminist
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