Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Girl Power in Iraq

When Sondos' sister was murdered by insurgents for working with the Iraqi army, the 30-year-old exacted her revenge: She signed up for the military.

A very different type of woman than this one in Pennsylvania.

HAT TIP: Mudville Gazett, Michelle Malkin

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The Battle of Britain

[W]hy did Britain become the first country in the developed world to produce its own suicide bombers? Why is Britain just about the only country in the world to have produced suicide bombers who sought to kill not another people but their fellow citizens?

These are the questions this Spectator article attempts to answer. It cites the poor handling of British history in the country's schools, who fail to instill any sense of 'Britishness' in the students, as well as the leftist media. In it, I found a paragraph which puts forth one of the most compelling arguments against multiculturalism & liberal self-hatred heard recently.

But self-loathing in a nation, like self-loathing in an individual, is alienating. Someone who despises himself inspires greater contempt than affection, and a country that hates itself cannot expect its newcomers to want to belong.

The points made in this article should be a warning to us in America. If we too are to continue to acquiesce to the liberal demands of self-flagellation, we could end up asking our-selves the same questions.

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The Ginsburg Precedent

At her 1993 confirmation hearing, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, invoking her ethical obligation as a judge to maintain both the fact and the appearance of impartiality, steadfastly declined to answer any questions about her current views on issues that might come before the Court.

This was despite her having worked for the ACLU, and having fought to lower the age of consent to 12. Yet, the Senate, out of respect for the President of the United States & its citizens, voted to confirm her 96-3. Her refusal to answer pertinent questions did not lead to her being harassed by any Senators, including Orrin Hatch, a Republican. She was nominated on the 14 the of July 1993, & confirmed on the 3rd of August 1993.

Let us hope the Senate behaves in a similar fashion this time also. This is a golden opportunity for the Democrats to regain their credibility.

Here is a petition to Sen. Chuck Schumer reminding him of the Ginsburg precedent & asking that it be reciprocated. Sen Dick Durbin has urged Judge Roberts to answer all questions asked. He cited, what he felt was, Judge Robert's refusal to fully answer the questions of the Senate, as the reason for voting against the nomination of Judge Roberts to an Appeals Court position.

HAT TIP: Is It Just Me

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