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November 04, 2005

Commentaries

[What follows are excerpts from the opinion pieces, I quote them to note their quality, but you really need to go to the site linked and read them in their entirety to get the full benefit.]


The Wall Street Journal
The Clare Luce Democrats

Harry Reid pulled the Senate into closed session Tuesday, claiming that "The Libby indictment provides a window into what this is really all about, how this Administration manufactured and manipulated intelligence in order to sell the war in Iraq." But the Minority Leader's statement was as demonstrably false as his stunt was transparently political.

What Mr. Reid's pose is "really all about" is the emergence of the Clare Boothe Luce Democrats. We're referring to the 20th-century playwright, and wife of Time magazine founder Henry Luce, who was most famous for declaring that Franklin D. Roosevelt had "lied us into war" with the Nazis and Tojo. So intense was the hatred of FDR among some Republicans that they held fast to this slander for years, with many taking their paranoia to their graves.

We are now seeing the spectacle of Bush-hating Democrats adopting a similar slander against the current President regarding the Iraq War. The indictment by Patrick Fitzgerald of Vice Presidential aide I. Lewis Libby has become their latest opening to promote this fiction, notwithstanding the mountains of contrary evidence.


Larry Elder
Leakgate: What about Wilson's credibility?

Q&A on PlameGate

Question: How did the Vice President's chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, get involved? 

Answer: According to the special prosecutor, Libby found out about Wilson's wife from various government sources in the administration. He disclosed her CIA identity to reporters. But according to the indictment, Libby lied to federal investigators and to the grand jury by claiming that the information about Wilson's wife came from reporters, rather than from government sources. Fitzgerald charged Libby with obstruction of justice, two counts of false statements and two of perjury, Note, however, Fitzgerald, at least so far, filed no charges under the 1982 Intelligence Identities Protection Act.


Kevin McCullough
Parents have no fundamental rights

This week the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said simply, "There is no fundamental right of parents to be the exclusive provider of information regarding sexual matters to their children." In doing so, the most overruled appeals court in the land, in essence, spit in the face of parents who seek to bring up their children, "in the way they should go."...

...in defiance of common sense and the sensibility of good parents everywhere, the arrogant 9th U.S. Circuit said, "there is no fundamental right of parents to be the exclusive provider of information regarding sexual matters to their children ... Parents have no due process or privacy right to override the determinations of public schools as to the information to which their children will be exposed while enrolled as students." 

In other words, conscientious parents are not only not welcomed, they are illegal....

Since the ruling affects nearly a third of the U.S. schools throughout those states covered by the 9th Circuit, it will have an unprecedented upper hand in pushing an aggressive sexual envelope, at least for a period of time. Should an appeal be slow in coming, the court may have mandated the robbery of your child's innocence and you get no say in the matter. 

The arrogance of the ruling is consistent with the leftist leaning that the federal courts have become famous for. Their belief in the total depravity of parents, while seeing the courts as institutions whose rulings are on par with sacred texts, has laid the foundation for the eventual takeover of the complete moral training of our children ... by the state.

Posted by Danny Carlton at November 4, 2005 05:36 AM

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