Lisa Graas has covered politics and religion at her blog LisaGraas.com since 2008. She has served as a crisis pregnancy counselor, youth speaker, mental health advocate and legislative consultant.
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When Nixon went to China in 1972, I was a very impressionable and inquisitive five-year-old who was captivated by the news reports about the leader of our country visiting this distant and fascinating land. Understanding that America and China had long experienced tension with each other, and alienation, Nixon’s visit had as great an impact on me as the moon landing had for children three years previously. Because the China visit was all I knew of him, Henry Kissinger, the man with the German accent who had facilitated the trip on behalf of our country was, to me, as marvelous as many schoolchildren deemed the astronauts of Apollo 11 to be. So it is that I did feel quite honored to receive an advance copy of Kissinger’s new book “On China“, a thorough overview of China’s relationship with the world from ancient times through today based on Henry Kissinger’s studies of Chinese history and his personal experiences in fifty visits to the country.
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Well, that’s nice of them, but let’s just see about that, shall we? read more…
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Just when you thought you could breathe a bit easier with the speculations about the President’s birth certificate being put (mostly?) to rest, along comes another can of worms in the form of the release of an immigration file on Barack Obama‘s father, Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. The file includes a lot of information that paints a different picture than many (like this?) we have seen before. read more…
Little Village Academy, by virtue of the “authority” vested in them by Chicago Public Schools (CPS), is no longer allowing students to bring sack lunches from home. School officials have lost all faith in parents‘ ability and/or willingness to provide “better” nutrition for their children than schools can, so they’ve taken over kids’ nutrition and squashed the role of the parent. In Chicago schools, kids can say goodbye to Mom’s peanut butter sandwiches and hello to whatever school officials decide they should eat…all based on the whims of the principal.
Conservatives are fond of the term “nanny state” to describe government overreaches, but forbidding parent-packed lunches goes far beyond what most people would refer to as a “nanny state.” CPS has soared headlong into full-fledged “Daddy Government” by claiming that principals have authority to push totalitarian nutritional policy onto families. Providing options for parents and their kids is one thing, but for a school to outright forbid lunches lovingly prepared by a responsible parent is a complete rejection of the centuries-old standard that the family is the basic unity of society and that parents have primary authority over their children. So it is with the Left’s utopian fantasies about the “ever-benevolent” and “all-knowing”government. To the leftist, government always knows better than individuals and families do…even on something as basic as what we eat.
MSNBC pundit Lawrence O’Donnell got emotional on Friday while defending taxpayer funding of the largest abortion provider in America, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA). In an attack on Senator John Kyl (R-AZ), O’Donnell offered nothing more than an anecdote and a pie chart in a segment entitled, remarkably, “Rewriting Lies on Planned Parenthood.” While the Left makes hay about Glenn Beck “crying on demand,” Lawrence O’Donnell gets a pass…and so does the cover-up of child sex trafficking at PPFA.
How can stone cold hearts produce such tears?
An absurd report quoted in Mother Jones attempts to counter the Team B II Report entitled “Sharia: The Threat to America” by defending Islamist barbarity through claiming moral equivalency to Jewish and Christian scriptures. The comparison to Christian scripture by Matt Duss and Wajahat Ali, both of whom are apologists for the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) whose leaders were convicted of funding Hamas terror, points the finger of blame directly at Jesus Christ Himself.
Why would Mother Jones quote them in an attempt to paint Jesus Christ as equivalent to Islamist barbarians? Is there no Christian on the Left willing to defend Jesus against this outrageous and false charge?
In September, I wrote about the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops‘ [USCCB] endorsement of an ‘interfaith letter‘ that was co-signed by radical Wahhabists from the Islamic Society of North America [ISNA] and various representatives of the radical Religious Left. Real Muslim reformers like Dr. Zuhdi Jasser did not sign the statement addressing ‘anti-Muslim prejudice’. Cardinal McCarrick now acknowledges public criticism of the particular Muslims that the bishops have sought to make relationships with–and he is defending that relationship.
Have the bishops been duped? Or is the leftist political agenda really more important to them than protecting America from terrorism?
Useful idiots came in handy for Lenin, and they are coming in handy today for those who seek to bring Sharia (Islamic) Law into America’s courtrooms. Florida Judge Richard Nielsen has ruled that he will settle a dispute according to “Ecclesiastical Islamic Law” and Adam Serwer at The American Prospect is bending over backwards to defend the ruling. Secular judges making rulings based on Sharia? That’s not justice. It’s justice denied.
This popular post was originally published March 22, 2011.
I should have brought an M16…My blood is boiling…I want to shoot everyone in this room.
The jihad begins today.
Despite university policy which prohibits threats of violence, and with a police investigation underway, MU has opted to take no disciplinary action against the student and is now stoking fear about potential backlash if word gets out. When did anti-Semitism and jihadist death threats become protected speech at MU?
Muslims in Ethiopia have torched 69 Christian churches, a Bible school and an orphanage –in less than one month. Not content with this alone, at least two Christians have been murdered simply because they were Christian. As the “machete-wielding” Muslims warned that more killings would be coming, thousands of Christians have fled in fear. Ethiopian Christians, who have been dominant in their country since the 4th century, are in a state of crisis due to the “religious hatred and violence” of their Muslim neighbors.
Here in America, there is silence from the White House, the Left and the Muslim community about this horrific story out of Ethiopia. Silence is consent.