MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Standing strong on pro-life legislative efforts

October 31st, 2008 Viewed 1742 times

There’s an argument going around that says that the pro-life cause is legislatively lost, whether it is McCain or Obama who wins the White House.  Dr. Albert Mohler writes about it here.

The supporting logic continues to say that we should rather vote for the social policies of Barack Obama, because they will improve the economic factors which underlie many decisions to abort.  The proponents of this line of thinking say that pro-life legislation should be abandoned and that we should rather work to change hearts.

The problem is that this line of thinking could be extended to almost any societal ill that we have outlawed.  Slavery, for example.  Why legislate against it?  Why wasn’t it enough to just change the slave-owner’s heart?

Obama, Crowds and A Blank Slate

October 30th, 2008 Viewed 1034 times, 1 so far today

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So, did you catch the infomercial last night?  I did not—I was returning home from a Bible Study that talked about how Christians should respond regardless of the outcome.  I’ve heard some say that it was a bust, some say they couldn’t care less, and some that say he didn’t make the sale.

But none of that is as important as understanding what is going on here.

A Lot On My Mind

October 30th, 2008 Viewed 863 times

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Given that I have a lot to think about, and it’s hard to write posts, here’s some links to tide you over until I get my bearings again:

McCain, GOP gain ground on Obama ads in key states

Ginsburg: Roe decision “bit off more than it could chew”

The Financial Mess Is Good

October 30th, 2008 Viewed 1480 times

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It’s kinda weird to talk about, in light of what’s going on in my life, but in a strange way this credit mess can actually be a good thing, if you look at it with the right perspective.

Up until now, credit has made up a large portion of our GDP.  It’s been a big part of household spending, and it’s been destined for failure.

Change is in the Air

October 30th, 2008 Viewed 1947 times

LaptopThe human experience is full of change.  Nothing is consistent and nothing is guaranteed.  Some parents wish that their children would never grow up, because at each stage of life there’s something new and unique to enjoy.  People enter and leave our lives at various times, and try as we might we are not able to keep them where we want them.

Palin the Scapegoat?

October 30th, 2008 Viewed 1669 times

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I guess I still don’t get it.  Why is it that we’re still getting treated from stories, both in the MSM and from the McCain camp, that bill Gov. Palin as unqualified to take the Presidency, and we’re supposed to take that at face value when compared to the relative inexperience of Sen. Obama?

Why is this even a credible argument?  That’s part of what I get reading this new Politico article.  In this text, the author takes McCain’s camp at face value:

Why Are You Backing Sen. Ted Stevens?

October 30th, 2008 Viewed 1101 times

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Sen. Ted Stevens is a convicted felon.  He’s also one of the U.S. Senators from the State of Alaska that happens to be a Republican.

For those of you who are watching, there’s a chance that the Democrats could claim 60 seats in the U.S. Senate, and thereby securing a super-majority (one that could not be filibustered and could easily override a Presidential veto).

Sen. Stevens is up for reelection, and rather than dropping support for the man (who will not resign his campaign), and standing on principal, the Republican party is still trying to get him elected:

The most bizarre election ever

October 30th, 2008 Viewed 1643 times, 1 so far today

I’m trying to remember without misappropriating my memories, but I do believe this has been the oddest election season ever.  The election of 2000 was strange, surreal even, but I don’t remember the lead-up being so bizarre.

Although I do love politics, I don’t have much time for it until it comes down to the last couple of months before an election.   This year, I snoozed right through the Democratic Convention and Senator Obama’s speech, right up to the point when Senator John McCain chose Sarah Palin and electrified the race.

Are You Ready for For Sen. Obama’s Address?

October 29th, 2008 Viewed 1280 times

Was2007364Proving the point that there isn’t much good on television, Sen. Obama plans on going on the television tonight at 8:00 am EST to make a final case to the American people for 30 minutes.  In this infomercial, which will have both live and taped portions, Sen. Obama will use images of people that are facing problems as well as making his case directly to the people.

Really? Under $250,000?

October 29th, 2008 Viewed 1564 times

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One of the things to remember when listening to a liberal is that definitions and perceptions matter.  That’s why, when you hear Sen. Obama say “tax cut” you need to think “redistribution”.  The funny thing is, who knew that when he said “$250,000” or “quarter-million” he really meant “$50,000”.

Yet Another Fun Numbers Game

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