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    Dissin’ the Delay

    The Washington Post’s (leftist) TV reviewer, Tom Shales, whined this morning about the Oscar telecast’s five-second delay last night, which was hardly used: “That someone was sitting with a finger poised on a sanitizing switch suggests in itself that we are to have a new wave of heavy-duty censorship…
    Locker Room contributor, March 1, 2004
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    Immanuel Kant and the Iraq war

    In his most recent reply to Erik Root re civil unions, John Hood invoked the secular Kantian maxim that we are commanded by reason to treat a rational being as an end and not as a means only. To do otherwise is immoral and unjust. John?s invocation of Kant…
    Locker Room contributor, February 29, 2004
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    Plan to oppose charter schools bakcfries

    This one’s especially for you, Karen. The Boston Herald reports thus: ———————– All the proof state Board of Education member Roberta Schaefer needed to OK controversial new charter schools were the letters before her from public school students. Schaefer ridiculed the letters against a proposed school in…
    Locker Room contributor, February 27, 2004
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    On Means and Ends

    Erik: To deny gays and lesbians the ability to register any sort of civil union with the appropriate state authorities — notice I didn’t say marriage necessarily — because of the fear that this policy will weaken heterosexual marriage is to use gays and lesbians as means to an end…
    Locker Room contributor, February 27, 2004
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    A logical extension of a deliberate misreading

    Upon reflection, I think this issue of same-sex marriage is the logical result of the deliberate judicial misreading of the First Amendment and subsequent misreading of Pres. Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury Baptist Association. People believe the Constitution calls for a “separation of church and state,” and this issue involves,…
    Locker Room contributor, February 27, 2004
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    Ome More Time

    I thought I had posted my last on this, but alas, one more try. To Chad: The reason why government ought not get out of the marriage business, as Elder writes and you condone, was already addressed by me here,…
    Locker Room contributor, February 27, 2004
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    Wish I had said it!

    “How about government simply getting out of the marriage-license-granting business? (Ditto for government licenses necessary to cut hair, drive a taxi, open a business or enter a profession.) Leave marriage to non-governmental institutions, like churches, synagogues, mosques, and other houses of worship or private institutions. ”…
    Locker Room contributor, February 27, 2004
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    Has the War In Iraq Made the U.S. Safer?

    It’s a question debated endlessly and now the latest Elon University Poll contains information that refutes the rhetoric of the anti-war crowd, who say the liberation of Iraq has made the U.S. more vulnerable to terrorist attack. According to Elon’s survey, as time passes, more and more North Carolinians reject…
    Locker Room contributor, February 27, 2004