Monday, October 30, 2006


This has been one of the nastiest politcal election cycles that I know of. Mostly because of BDS (Bush derrangement Syndrome), and the prospect of Democrats taking over the House and being able to investigate Bush. So we have seen some nasty things from both sides.

I particularly didn't like the Jim Webb novel PSA that the George Allen camp put out last week. Don't get me wrong I think that those writings are disgusting and indicate what kind of guy Webb really is. But I don't like seeing those books used as a club to gain votes. I would have liked it much more if Allen just focuses more on the issues and connects with people that way. And then if bloggers or reporters(if they would actually do their jobs) discovered these books it would be different and more newsworthy. But it is what it is, and will end up bein an effective political bullet.

But I am happier to point out things like this from Bob Corker in Tennesee:
U.S. Senate candidate Bob Corker today said the Tennessee chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is woefully wrong to have filed what he called a “frivolous liberal lawsuit” against the Wilson County School District alleging a morning prayer endorsed by Lakeview Elementary School officials is a constitutional violation of church-state separation.

“When the President declared September 13, 2001 — just two days after the attacks of 9-11 — a National Day of Prayer, no one sued him for crossing some arbitrary line between church and state,” said Corker. “We just bowed our heads and prayed. When a school in Wilson County or anywhere in our country allows children to do the same on the National Day of Prayer, or at a gathering at the flagpole, the courts ought to stay out of the way.”

Corker said he supports the efforts of Mt. Juliet Commissioner Glen Linthicum, who said it was time for the community to take a stand against the ACLU lawsuit recently filed against the Wilson County School District. Linthicum co-sponsored a resolution unanimously approved last Monday night by the Mt. Juliet City Commission that encourages the elementary school and the Wilson School District to fight for their rights to religious expression.

“Like many parents across our state, I pray for my family everyday,” Corker stated. “We should never force anyone to believe a certain faith or pray a certain way,” Corker continued, “but if a school decides to set aside some time to allow children who wish to pray to do so, we ought to support that school and community. That is precisely what it means to protect our freedom of religious expression — and I will fight to do just that in the U.S. Senate if elected.”
I love it. Take an issue that resonates with the people, present your position in a clear passionate manner, and watch the votes roll in. If I were a Democrat and this were my candidate I'd vote for him like 5 or 6 times.


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