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Sunday, May 14, 2006

How Far Are You Willing To Go?

This is the kind of drivel one can expect from liberals who decry the efforts of those who seek to keep the institution of marriage between a man and a woman intact:

Or we can stand on the side of love ...
Hampton Roads Daily Press (

... even as we celebrate the power of love to transform our lives, even as we strive to walk together in the ways of love, even as we embrace the principle of a universal love that extends to every human life, then we must also recognize the destructive power of violence committed by the acts of legislative proscription against love itself.

Our elected representatives in the General Assembly have committed an act of legislative violence. They have endorsed a proposal to change the Virginia Constitution such that only a union between one man and one woman may ever be a marriage valid in this commonwealth.

When our elected officials declare and define certain ways of being as "less than," as unworthy of acceptance, and so endeavor to shut out whole groups of people from the full benefits of living as citizens of this society, they commit an act of violence. (
If these guys truly mean all this, then they should be up in arms about this "act of violence" as well:

Accused child predator was hired as coach for Chesapeake T-ball Classic
By Vince Kelly, WVEC.com

A former college assistant baseball coach accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl five years ago will stand trial next week on similar charges.

According to 13News partners at the Virginian Pilot, 38-year-old Robert Hoeft is charged with sexual battery of a 16-year-old Chesapeake girl.

The paper also reports that the City of Chesapeake hired Hoeft to coach at the Mayor’s Cup T-ball tournament and didn't know of his past conviction. (
So. To coin a phrase: How deep is your love? Many people consider homosexuality and child rape to both be abnormal behavior. You may not. If not, explain how it is you can have your "love" for the former but are willing to accept (probably even demand) the "violence" directed toward the latter. Are child rapists then "lesser forms of being?"

What happened to all that love?


Mea Culpa 05/15/06 6:41 pm: A friend emailed to say I'd misrepresented the facts in the second article. The person showcased was accused - but never convicted of anything. A careful reading proves that to be true. I was swept up by the headline and should have paid closer attention to the facts.

Hope For The Future

Maybe we'll see things take a turn for the better soon here in Southwest Virginia. The Republican Party has nominated a popular and effective state delegate as their candidate to replace our woefully feckless sitting Congressman:
Grayson delegate to challenge Boucher
By Paul Dellinger, The Roanoke Times

WYTHEVILLE -- Emphasizing Christianity and family values, Del. Bill Carrico took the Republican candidacy Saturday to run against 12-term U.S. Rep. Rick Boucher in the 9th District.

Carrico, R-Grayson County, a member of the House of Delegates since 2002, was the only candidate since announcing his interest in December. Boucher, D-Abingdon, is expected to be chosen to run for re-election by district Democrats on June 10 in Marion.

Carrico, who was a state trooper for 15 years before winning his House seat, said his major issues are the economy, energy, national security and family values. (
While Boucher will continue to pound away at such life-altering issues as universal wireless access and the need to get a few tourists to stop by Southwest Virginia on their way to Dollywood, Carrico will be emphasizing issues of real concern: "the economy, energy, national security and family values."

Who to support? Who to support ...

I'm Almost Disappointed

After all these years, the Democratic Party has finally decided that it will no longer support candidates for office who are too often nude or profane:
Democrats reject Blanton bid in 7th
Psychotherapist fails to get party's nod to run against Cantor
By Tyler Whitley, Richmond Times-Dispatch Staff Writer

Rather than select a candidate who gets naked with his clients, [Virginia] 7th District Democrats decided yesterday not to nominate anyone to run against Rep. Eric I. Cantor this fall.

Marjorie Clark, the 7th District Democratic chairwoman, said party leaders still hope to select someone by June 13, the deadline for candidates to be approved.

But Clark said delegates to the convention at Deep Run High School felt Brad Blanton, a Page County psychotherapist, did not represent the values of the Democratic Party.

A letter by Blanton to delegates in which he acknowledged running workshops involving nudity and using profanity in books undercut his chances, several delegates said. (

This does not bode well for Hillary.

Since when does the Democratic Party shy away from candidates who revel in nudity and profanity? Their last Commander In Chief was famous for the former and his wife is still celebrated for the latter.

Such a confusing message these people send.

My Message To Republicans

You've probably only heard mention of an event in United States history that took place between the summer of 1838 and the winter of 1839 involving the forced removal of the entire Cherokee Nation from North Georgia. It became known as The Trail of Tears. Here is a summary of the infamous events that took place:
In one of the saddest episodes of our brief history, men, women, and children were taken from their land, herded into makeshift forts with minimal facilities and food, then forced to march a thousand miles ... Under the generally indifferent army commanders, human losses for the first groups of Cherokee removed were extremely high. About 4000 Cherokee died as a result of the removal.
I'm reading in the news today that certain members of the Republican Party are calling for the forced removal of eleven to twelve million illegal aliens - mostly Mexicans - from the US:
By Deborah Orin, The New York Post

May 14, 2006 -- House Homeland Security Chairman Peter King yesterday said he'd fight President Bush's plan to give illegal aliens a path to citizenship - even if Bush also sends troops to the border.

"I will oppose any legislation that allows illegal immigrants to stay in the country. No matter what you call it, that's amnesty, and it's a magnet for more illegal aliens," said King (R-L.I.). (link)
Presumably Representative King supports their being collected and transported back to their countries of origin. Men, women, children. The elderly. The infirm. Babies. 11,000,000 to 12,000,000 of them. Many who have been here for decades. Many whose children and grandchildren are now legal citizens having been born here.

Is that what you want to see portrayed on the evening news? We are generally depicted as heartless bastards anyway, trying to take food from the mouths of welfare recipients and wheelchairs away from those who cannot walk. Do you really want to play into that stereotype to a degree the world hasn't witnessed since the days of Stalin's forced transfer of ethnic Turks, Poles, and Ukrainians to Siberia and central Asia?

Can you imagine what Katie Couric and the New York Times are going to do with that?

I believe in law and order. I believe, in this case, had the law been enforced over the last thirty years, we wouldn't be faced with this situation. We all knew illegals were streaming across our southern border and we all (most of us anyway) ignored the problem. Now the problem has gone beyond the establishment of a deportation program. 4% of the people living here would have to be removed.

You don't want that. Give them amnesty. And secure the border so that we don't have to go through this again. We don't need to go down in history as having brought about another Trail of Tears.