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Today’s Quote-to-Quote: The Katherine’s Still Walk Among Us

and they still want to take the country back – to the era of the Salem Witch Trials.

“If people aren’t involved in helping godly men in getting elected, then we’re going to have a nation of secular laws. That isn’t what our founding fathers intended and that certainly isn’t what God intended We need to take back this country And if we don’t get involved as Christians, then how could we possibly take it back? If you are not electing Christians, tried and true, under public scrutiny and pressure, if you’re not electing Christians, then in essence you are going to legislate sin.”
“Father, once again, once again, we’ll rejoice with Your son and bring this nation into alignment with Your government and Your Kingdom’s principles and authority.”

— Katherine Harris, former Florida Secretary of State and Bush-Cheney campaign co-chair, who stopped a legal state recount in Florida in 2000 and named Bush the winner of the state’s electoral votes and the presidency, despite numerous complaints of vote fraud and irregularity.

“The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe with blood for centuries.”
“I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in showing that religion and Government will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”

— President James Madison on what the founding fathers intended.

Both quotes were taken from the Author’s Note section of Raymond Khoury’s book “The Sign” (Dutton, 2010).

Inspection- Taking Out the Trash

I have written this column before. I will write it again. Some observations must be repeated. Of course refining the vision, making the point more obvious, is part of the process.

I believe we need to take out the trash.

I am also inviting Conservatives, and those more right of center, to visit and comment… not that they weren’t welcome before. I extend the invitation only because these days we each seem to live in our own; all too individual, information Valhallas, and rarely leave to visit the intellectual universe that sometimes lives right across the road, or in our own families. The few times we do is like a family of morons at a zoo: point, laugh, mock and move on. The animals being observed are often more intelligent.

Social services and welfare is the topic.

Let’s build a common foundation here. I’m sure the right and the left disagree as to how many abuse occurs when such services are used. I semi-equally assume we disagree who qualifies and who shouldn’t for such help. But let’s get beyond this and arrive at the core of the debate.

Should there be any social services at all?
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