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Archive for March 10th, 2009

Religion Under Fire

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2009/03/10

First Amendment be darned, we, the government know best how to run your churches.  Today, the Catholic Church.  Tomorrow, all Christian Churches.  The bill in the Connecticut legislature is a direct attack on religious freedom.

From the Hartford Courant comes this bad news.

The measure, which was raised as a committee bill by the Democratic co-chairs of the influential judiciary committee, would allow the finances of local parishes to be run by lay councils and would essentially remove power from Catholic pastors, who would serve in an advisory role.

I am not a Catholic because I have certain issues with the Catholic Church.  I am a Protestant.  And I know this huge shredding of the Constitution, if allowed, will never stop at just one group of people.  And I am exercising my First Amendment right to call on Connecticut’s legislature to stop trying to abridge the First Amendment rights of others before I lose my own.

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Another One Goes Down

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2009/03/10

From Fox News:
Chas Freeman has withdrawn his name from the nomination process. But this time it wasn’t over tax issues. His international entanglements and outrageous statements buried him. And even some Democrats were highly concerned over his nomination as Chairman of the National Intelligence Council.
Some of the issues:

— Freeman’s role as president of the Middle East Policy Council, a think tank they say received funding from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Fuad A. Rihani, a consultant for the bin Ladin family’s Saudi BinLadin Group, also sits on the group’s board of directors — another trouble spot for Freeman’s critics. And they complained the council did not disclose its donors.
— Freeman’s role on a board for the Chinese National Offshore Oil Corporation, owned by China, and that company’s reportedly $16 billion agreement with Iran to develop a gas field in the Middle Eastern country.
In reference to the Iraq war, Freeman said, “Now the United States has brought the Palestinian experience — of humiliation, dislocation, and death — to millions more in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Also, The Weekly Standard recently posted a 2006 e-mail from Freeman to a listserv in which he said the Chinese government was “overly cautious” in its effort to “intervene on a timely basis to nip the demonstrations in the bud” during the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests.

It is very telling the sort of people the Obama administration wants in positions of power. Chas Freeman appears to be very anti-Semitic and very pro-Chinese communism. I, for one, will not be sad to see him go.

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