Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for October, 2004

Sending Friends to War

Last night, the people in my fantasy football league had a little get together because one of our group, a reservist, is leaving for an 18 month tour of duty in Iraq in a couple of days. His unit will be stationed around Fallujah, one of the most dangerous areas of the country. He is…

More Incompetence….or Worse?

Several months ago there was a story on NBC that claimed that the Bush administration knew about Al Zarqawi’s terrorist training camp in the Northern no-fly zone in Iraq long before the war started and that they and that they had decided not to take the camp out because it was more convenient to have…

Marijuana Arrests at All-Time High

The new FBI Uniform Crime Report is out and it shows that 755,000 people were arrested last year on Marijuana charges, with 9 out of 10 of them being arrested solely for possession (over the past decade, the total is 6.5 million arrests). And here’s a stat that no one ever talks about. The United…

More Good News from Iraq

From the “could this administration possibly be any more incompetent” file comes this report: The Iraqi interim government has warned the United States and international nuclear inspectors that nearly 380 tons of powerful conventional explosives – used to demolish buildings, make missile warheads and detonate nuclear weapons – are missing from one of Iraq’s most…

Reconstructionism in a Nutshell

Our old pal, Rev. Andrew Sandlin, is participating in a debate with David VanDrunen on “the role of God’s law in society”. His opening statement can be found here, and it sums up perfectly how he and his fellow Christian Reconstructionists think. Some people find it incredible that there are people who actually want to…

Sandefur on Substantive Due Process

Timothy Sandefur has been writing furiously since his return from Memphis on Friday (a trip that made me quite jealous. Memphis is known for two things, blues and BBQ – if there’s a heaven, it must look a lot like Beale Street). If you’re at all interested in constitutional law, his latest essay, on substantive…

Jon Rowe on Catholics and Natural Law

Fascinating post by Jon Rowe about Catholics and natural law, based on a conference he attended recently. He points out the odd fact that Catholic thinkers tend to be more in line with the natural law philosophy of the founders because they have embraced philosophy and reason far more than their Protestant counterparts. That’s not…

Woohoo!

I finally managed to get all of my old blog entries moved over here, along with all of the old comments as well. The internal links are not correct, of course, and I’m not gonna go through 500 entries to fix them all. The search function should work for that if someone really wants to…

Rev. Moon and North Korea

At a time when we are dealing with a growing threat from North Korea, it’s probably a good idea to take another look at the relationship between Reverend Moon and the maniacal dictator Kim Jung Il. The investigative reporter Robert Parry has long been following Moon’s activities and in October of 2000 he published this…

Orwellian Irony

This is just disturbing. Three teachers go to a campaign speech by President Bush. They have tickets for the event that they got from the Republican party headquarters; they give the tickets at the front gate and are let in; then they are approached by event security and told that they have to leave because…