I took a tour of a World War II submarine two weeks ago and it is an experience I would strongly encourage. I do not believe you can truly understand the difficulty of this job unless you physically tour the submarine. I walked through tiny doors into cramped hallways, and I appreciated even more how much our soldiers sacrifice to keep us safe and protect our liberty.
Monday — Heroes under the water
Tuesday — False attacks on Republican Presidents by Trump fans
Wednesday — Be consistent on legacy guilt
Thursday — Stop making martyrs out of bad people!
Friday — Tulsi Gabbard and the politics of envy
Generally, comparisons to Nazi Germany are frowned upon. Because what the Nazis did was so unspeakably evil, we should be careful to not water down the term by using it recklessly. But the horrific war crimes being committed by Muslim terrorists in Somalia are no different than the unspeakable atrocities committed by the Nazis.
Andrew Sullivan has an excellent post about how the Left has changed:
This is the media hub of the “social justice movement.” And the core point of that movement, its essential point, is that liberalism is no longer enough. Not just not enough, but itself a means to perpetuate “white supremacy,” designed to oppress, harm and terrorize minorities and women, and in dire need of dismantling. That’s a huge deal. And it explains a lot.
In the successor ideology, there is no escape, no refuge, from the ongoing nightmare of oppression and violence — and you are either fighting this and “on the right side of history,” or you are against it and abetting evil. There is no neutrality. No space for skepticism. No room for debate. No space even for staying silent. (Silence, remember, is violence — perhaps the most profoundly anti-liberal slogan ever invented.)
Often times, when someone is admonished for a particular behavior, they will say something like this: “Show me in the Bible where I can’t do this! I want a chapter and verse!”
There are (rare!) times when this is an appropriate thing to say, because some folks want to create rules where the Bible has not.
But most of the time, folks who say this are not being faithful to the text of Scripture. They are trying to find an excuse for what they know is bad behavior. They need to repent not only of the behavior, but of their stubborn attitude.
Generally, my posts are written a week in advance. I was out of state last week, so unless there is something I get really fired up about there will not be any new posts this week. I will resume blogging normally on July 26.
Christopher Clugston was convicted of a crime and sent to prison. He was finally released over a decade later because of the weakness of the case against him, but not before he was gang raped and infected with AIDS. Bernard Baran was sent to prison for a crime he did not commit. He was raped 30 times while in prison. The cases of Clugston and Baran, as well as the Central Park Five and others, remind us of the importance of civil rights and due process for those accused of crimes.
Back in 2016, I blogged about the frightening precedent in the Bill Cosby case. I have a new post about the case going up tomorrow, so it is appropriate to re-share the older one.
Bill Cosby was not released on a “technicality.” Due process rights are the foundation of our criminal justice system.
One of the characteristics of “The Swamp” in Washington, D.C. is that Congress loves enormous omnibus spending packages. In order to vote for something you may agree with, you have to vote for the entire package, which will inevitably include things you do not like. It has been a way for “The Swamp” to fund everything they want. This makes the growth of government very difficult to stop.