“The real problem is not that we are different, nor that we disagree and have conflict. It's that most of us automatically view conflict as something negative rather than as a tool God can use to help us better understand ourselves and one another.

--Robert Ricciardelli”

Friday, November 03, 2006

News From 11/1

(...I created this file...and then lost it. So, it's actually a couple days behind--but still worth saying...)

It took him long enough, but Kerry finally apologized. I’m still highly hacked at him for taking so long, but I choose to forgive, and let it go. It does not mean I trust him, though. I still remember the different stories about the medals thrown over the White House fence—the different stories he told while running for the Presidency. I still remember other things, too. But, I think saying I do not trust him—and it leaks over to those he supports—is enough for now.
(…trust is earned…always earned…love is unconditional…and forgiveness, that is the refusal to hold a grudge, is immediate…if you want my vote, you better earn my trust...so far, I'm sorry to say, most Democrats don't have it...)

In another MSNBC report, comes this announcement:

The Justice Department isn't penalizing states that fail to upgrade voting systems by next week's elections, a requirement passed by Congress in 2002.
After filing double the normal number of voting lawsuits this year, the Justice Department is backing down on the eve of elections. Although, in the most aggressive numbers yet, the Department is sending 800 observers out to 20 states. But, are observers good enough in place of outdated equipment and procedures? And, how many contested races will there be after the voting is done?
(…not to mention the howl against the Bush administration over the places where Republicans actually win…)

Reuters reports the US government isn’t protecting illegal immigrants. While I agree its possible more can be done, how do you protect those who won’t tell you they are here? Many of them do not go near police for fear of being arrested. Now, two things should be happening. The ILLEGAL immigrants should be arrested and deported. And, those who abuse them should be arrested and punished. But, how can that happen effectively if the wrongs are not reported? On a side note, look who put the report and petition together:
Groups that took part in the petition included the ACLU, the National Employment Law Project and the University if Pennsylvania School of Law Transnational Legal Clinic. In addition to the illegal workers, the petition was filed on behalf of the United Mine Workers of America, the AFL-CIO labor federation -- America's largest, and the Interfaith Justice Network.
Figures it would be a Lefty thing right before elections. Makes you wonder what the Left will do with it after the election, though.
(…my opinion: if you see one, do you report it?...you are as guilty as the abuser if you don’t…)