Thideology news of the day

pen.jpgThe “Good”…

Dr. Walter E. Williams, a professor of economics at George Mason University and a champion of liberty, is being recruited to run for president. The cartoon strip “Mallard Filmore” has been championing him as a candidate and providing his e-mail so supporters can send messages of encouragement. Even though he is flattered and has been inundated with e-mails he maintains he will not run. Who does he support? Another champion of liberty — Congressman Ron Paul.

…the “Bad”…

1) A couple of members of the Gideons were put in jail for passing out free Bibles on a public sidewalk. They were reported to the police by a school principal who saw them from her window. Apparently she didn’t think they had a right to freedom of religion, the execise thereof, or the freedom of speech. Quick! Somebody send her a copy of the Constitution!

2) Several states are considering legislation to force school girls to be vaccinated for sexually transmitted diseases — even against their will or the will of their parents. Outrageous? You bet. Surprising? It shouldn’t be. We’ve had high-profile politicians spouting collectivist ideas for so long that many Americans actually think the state has the authority to do with us as it sees fit. Which brings us to…

…the…well, you know…

Hillary Clinton, who as we all know is running for president, is notorious for making the kind of collectivist statements that foster the kind of thinking exhibited in the previous story. When her husband was president she advocated the total government take-over of healthcare and even wanted to make it a crime for a person to seek medical care with their own money and with a doctor of their choosing. She’s pushing it again.

Most recently she advocated the seizure of private profits when an oil company reported it’s quarterly earnings. Said Mrs. Clinton…

“I want to take those profits and put them into an alternative energy fund that will begin to fund alternative smart energy alternatives that will actually begin to move us toward the direction of independence.”

Um, you do realize that those evil profits are what motivate that company to produce oil in the first place. Without it they’d go into business doing something else — then what would we fill our cars up with? Besides, those profits belong to shareholders. That means if you have a mutual fund or a 401(k) you may actually be benefitting from those wicked oil profits.

Make no mistake. Mrs. Clinton and her kind would be quite happy to destroy private industry so government could control and run it all. Which reminds me of another Hillary quote and another…

Bumper sticker of the day

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About Chip
Chip is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, AR and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN. He served more than five years on the staff of the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana as Director of Communications and Public Relations, editor of the Indiana Baptist newsjournal, and regular contributor to the Baptist Press, the official news service of the Southern Baptist Convention. He currently earns his living as a writer. He serves his local church as a teacher and deacon and his local Baptist Association as a Seminary Extension instructor and supply preacher.

2 Responses to Thideology news of the day

  1. ThirstyDavid says:

    I’d vote for Williams. Several times!

  2. Chip says:

    ThirstyDavid — Me too. Even better, I’d like to see Williams and Ron Paul on the same ticket.

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