Thursday, January 06, 2005


I do not intend this as political blog, at least in any narrow partisan sense. However, when something taking place in the political sphere has obvious moral and spiritual implications I will feel free to comment on it.

Such is the case with the nomination of Alberto Gonzales to be the United States Attorney General. I don't think you have to be a big-D Democrat or a small-d democrat or a liberal or a pacifist or a Quaker or a Christian to oppose this nomination. But surely anyone who is any of these things or any kind of decent human being would have to say that it is totally unacceptable to allow this apologist for torture to fill any office of public trust whatsoever, much less the chief law enforcement officer of the country.

I plan to contact both of my Senators to urge rejection of his confirmation, and I hope other like-minded people will do so as well.


Blogger déraison said...

good point. it is indeed a sad nomination. and by thw way? how DO you contact your senators? hmm...i have too look it up. good idea though.

9:01 PM, January 13, 2005  
Blogger Lorcan said...

Yes... good point... may we have another... still waiting! Thy pal and Friend, lor

3:52 AM, January 16, 2005  
Blogger Lorcan said...

See the danger of politics? Thee is caught up in the zeal of thy faith until thee begins to think on politics... then thy hand is stilled... stop brooding on politics and get back to thy journal of faith... !



7:20 AM, January 21, 2005  
Blogger Rich in Brooklyn said...

I'm gratified that Lor is impatient to see another post from me. I haven't been brooding about politics, though. I've just been trying to put in a full day each day at work, keep up with the 15th St e-mail list (of which I'm the temporary steward), and cope with my low energy in the aftermath of a recent cold. I also had a Quaker committee meeting on Monday that kept me in Manhattan until after 10 p.m., with a long subway ride home after that. So between working, commuting, sleeping and various odds and ends I haven't had time to post this week.

Since January 20th was Thursday, I hope to post soon about the personal significance of that date to me. It's the day I became a draft resister in 1969 - which means it was a day of spiritual liberation for me. (It was also the day, unfortunatley, that Richard Nixon became Preident of the United States.) If I can, I'd like to dredge up something I wrote at that time and post it here, but I need time to hunt it down and transcribe it.

Even though no one else treats it as such, I regard it as a more significant anniversary for me than my birth day.

12:43 AM, January 22, 2005  
Blogger Ruthie said...

Indeed they are Rich - I just got this in my email today about Alberto Gonzalez, and thanks to you, I can even put a link to it ;)

Campaign to return Gonzalez to the judiciary committee

1:08 PM, January 31, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the Rush Limbaugh program I heard that the interrogation of one terrorist in partiular has served the cause of truth.

There was a man posing as the head of a terrorist Muslim faction in Iraq who was really hired as an actor. This particular terrorist group, it was found out, didn't have an official faction in Iraq at all. And, the terror done in that group's name was really done by those from outside of Iraq, thus showing that Iraq didn't really have a truly organized network connected to this major teror group.

I don't believe that terrorists should be tortured, defined as maimed, starved, beaten, or any of those types of things, to get information. But, I believe that the Lord would want them to be interrogated with the utmost seriousness so that the truth will be made known and lives will be saved.

I have to admit that I have a problem with the religious left in this country. Collectivist want to confiscate the money of all Americans and use it to fund embryonic stem-cell research and abortion. I don't see how a Christian can, in good conscience, support the left when they want to do these things.

12:52 AM, July 22, 2007  

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