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The Quill Pen Ten - January 5, 2006 - January 11, 2005

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- The Quill Pen Ten -

January 5, 2006 - January 11, 2005

Welcome to another edition of the Quill Pen Ten.  Veterans of the OpinionEditorials.com community know it as the QPT.  The QPT is a collection of the ten most-interesting and most-popular op-eds of the preceding week.

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Presenting the Quill Pen Ten:

Mike Bates:
History, Henry Ford and the minimum wage
On this date in 1914, Henry Ford made history once again. The auto manufacturer established an unheard of $5.00 a day minimum wage in his factories...

Chris Adamo:
Republican Culpability for Republican Woes
A mindset of “acceptable risk” is spreading throughout the federal government with regards to the War on Terror. The most recent example of this dangerous behavior involves the Patriot Act, which appears to be in its death throes, if not already defunct...

Frank Salvato:
The Special Interest Trough Leads to Corrupted Politics
The issue of money in politics is always one that leaves the American people feeling as though there is corruption running rampant through our government. Visions of fat-cat, glad-handing, multi-term, cigar-chomping politicians come to mind whenever the term lobbyist is used. And while I will make no excuses for politicians who are proven to be unethical in their financial dealings, I will suggest that the focused eye of condemnation be cast at the individuals and organizations who find it so easy to “augment” our system of government with the allure of easy money...

Joe Mariani:
A National Security Double Standard
It may be both entertaining and instructive to compare the Left's shifting positions on national security under different circumstances. It seems that whether Liberals and Democrats celebrate or condemn security leaks depends solely on whether the situation can be used to benefit them politically...

Jan Larson:
Zawahiri Confirms Dems' Strategy is Working
The John Murtha, Nancy Pelosi, Howard Dean wing of the Democratic Party (that is, pretty much the entire Democratic Party with the notable exception of Joe Lieberman) received confirmation last week that their strategy for Iraq (cut and run) is working. That confirmation came from none other than al Qaeda's second in command, Ayman Al-Zawahiri, in a taped message broadcast on the al Qaeda News Network otherwise known as Al-Jazerra...

Gregory Rummo:
Intelligent Design is Not About Religion
"If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed, which could not possibly have been formed by numerous successive, slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down.”
–Charles Darwin, “Origins”...

Lee P. Butler:
The Religious Hypocrisy Of Liberals
One month before Election Day, many liberal politicians from Bill and Hillary Clinton to John Kerry practically live inside churches across the country and make sure every media camera possible is video-taping their presence as they gleefully take part in the religious activities including singing with the choir...

Randall H. Nunn:
No Man's Liberty is Safe
Mark Twain once said that “no man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while Congress is in session.” The liberal Democrats in the Senate opposing Judge Samuel Alito’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court are a testament to that statement. The Democrats opposing Alito generally seek to expand the federal government’s power at the expense of state government authority and individual personal liberty...

Mike Burleson:
America's Freedom Fighters
Read the first few paragraphs of any novel and you can usually tell what the rest is about. This is convenient in that you can know whether to read on, or if you’re wasting time. Recently while browsing the prologue of a new western tale, I became aware of where the tale was going almost immediately...

Joe Bell:
Believing All Will Be Saved Is Both Attractive And Misguided
“Good News,” the newspaper of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut recently ran a story about Bishop Carlton Pearson, of Oklahoma, who preaches a “doctrine of inclusion.” The article said Bishop Pearson lost 90 percent of his congregation “after adopting a universalist theology” and began “holding services in Tulsa’s oldest and largest Episcopal church.” Bishop Pearson, who is not an Episcopalian, founded Higher Dimensions Family Church in 1981...

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