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“Our view is that … [Romney’s position] is a different position than this administration holds. It’s the view of this administration that the capital should be determined in final status negotiations between parties.”—Josh Earnest, White House spokesman

One day after Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney came out and said Jerusalem is the capital of Israel forcing the administration’s hand, Obama signals the Muslim world that his administration will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel when the Palestinians do.

During the press briefing last Thursday afternoon, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney tried to blow off the question about whether or not Obama recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital by insisting that the reporter who had asked the question already knew Obama’s position and that his position had not changed.

BTW, for those keeping track of Obama lies, add this one from 2008:

[A]ny agreement with the Palestinian people must preserve Israel’s identity as a Jewish state, with secure, recognized and defensible borders. Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided.”—Barack Obama

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see “White House Differs with Romney on Jerusalem as Capital of Israel.”

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Justice Antonin Scalia, one of the Supreme Court’s most vocal and conservative justices, told Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday that the Second Amendment leaves room for U.S. legislatures to regulate guns, including menacing hand-held weapons.

“They [the Framers] had some limitations on the nature of arms that could be borne.”—Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court Justice

So many times what ends up in an article or interview bears little resemblance to what the person actually meant, and full context of Scalia’s comments is needed. Yet, this sounds like a gun-grabber talk to me.

Is Scalia signaling the future direction of an emboldened and now activist court?  Now all that’s required is for some politician/lawyer with “standing” to bring a case to the Court.

History seems to be repeating itself. Obama’s tactics are reminiscent of those used by Franklin D. Roosevelt who copied virtually every aspect of Adolf Hitler’s national socialist policies for a planned and controlled economy in order to control every facet of economic life and every branch of government.

Checks and balances have been discarded to the wayside because the managerial structures of fascism and communism are vastly superior for ordering society. America’s future now lies within top-down command-and-control machine of the fascist-communist state.

“Praemonitus praemunitus” to be forewarned is to be forearmed.

I.M. Kane

Scalia: Guns May be Regulated” is a MUST READ!

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Even if you’re not a Country Music fan, this one’s worth a tumble.

I.M. Kane


 

(Performed by Troy Cook Jr., lyrics by Don Bradley)

“Lazy American Dream”

Now let me get this right.

If I make a house full of snot nose kids

I get a big ole stack of food stamps a real nice place to live

Where I can hang my Sony HD 52″ screen

I hope you good friends and neighbors won’t mind

I’ll be living how I’m living on your dime

I ain’t gonna work a lick

Take a lot of trips

A little hit and miss but a fella’s got his needs

It’s a widely accepted

Socially progressive

Lazy American Dream

Gracias Amigos

Well I feel for those fine fools that’s forced to work

Ah I’m gotta have health care what if one of them damn kids get hurt

I’ll need a comprehensive all inclusive policy all for free

It’s the truly neglected

Cosmically connected

Lazy American Dream

Anything worth having we should have it all for free

In the home of the laid off

In the land of the ‘what about me’

Now I got a house full of snot nose kids

A big ole stack of food stamps a real nice place to live

Where I can tare down that raggy gown

Go to town when the kids come home at three

It’s so good to be me

It’s the rarely rejected

Fatally infected

Lazy American Dream

It’s a widely accepted

It’s damn near perfected

That Lazy American Dream, yeah.

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July 24th, 2012. To the past, or to the future. To an age when thought is free. From the Age of Obama, from the Age of Homeland Security and the TSA, from a dead man … greetings.

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Why I Oppose Same-Sex “Marriage”

By Jerry A. Kane

As a rule I don’t engage fools in their folly, but I have on occasions made exceptions to address former students. Following a post on my Facebook timeline about General Mills’ opposition to Minnesota’s marriage amendment, a former student took umbrage at my comments opposing same-sex marriage:

I.M. Kane:  Why should “marriage” equality include only homosexuals? Shouldn’t equality include all other sexual preferences as well? Remember, a can of worms always has more than one worm inside. I oppose homosexual “marriage” for reasons of sanity, not bigotry. Even the sexually licentious, depraved societies of ancient Greece and Rome had more sense than to impose homosexual “marriage” on the hoi polloi. “Tis the times’ plague, when madmen lead the blind.”


Student:  Oh, ok…….the easily and often dredged-up “reasoning” that pulls at this particular thread: now–same-sex marriage….later–inter-species marriage….even later–a guy can marry his beer mug. Well pulling at that thread quickly unravels such a specious argument! Defending a position by stretching out the opposing position to absurd hypothetical extremes is standard practice of those who can’t or refuse to do the heavy intellectual lifting needed to do battle on the abstract plane. It’s what the left does all the time! “If concealed carry becomes widespread in America, then it will be like the wild west writ large, and blood will flow down the main streets of every single town”……does that crap sound familiar? Oh, but it’s bad when a lib does that, but conservatives are on the right side of the arguments so it’s all good….yeah, right boss (rolls eyes). By all means though, show me the throngs of people who are just beside themselves waiting to obtain legal status for their “holy” union to their goldfish or cat, or toaster oven, or whatever. Show me such rabble and I’ll concede your point.

“I oppose homosexual “marriage” for reasons of sanity, not bigotry.”………so people who support same-sex marriage don’t just have have a different opinion, they suffer a deficit in sanity in your view. NO THAT DOESN’T SOUND BIGOTED AT ALL! When I hear that kind of stuff from the anti-gay marriage crowd, I actually do feel like my sanity is slipping!

“Even the sexually licentious, depraved societies of ancient Greece and Rome had more sense than to impose homosexual “marriage” on the hoi polloi.”…….No Mr. Kane, we LGBTs will not make you marry a dude. That comes later……then later you’ll have to marry an ostrich……then even later you’ll be exchanging vows with your lawn mower. OH NUTS, I EXPOSED OUR SECRET PLAN!


I.M. Kane:  Do I need to remind you that my opinions are based on careful research and facts, not on personal beliefs or prejudices? My opinions are not arrived at haphazardly and are not based on feelings or parroted rhetoric.

You mock my reasoning as “dredged-up” and suggest that it is fallacious because I’m using slippery slope reasoning to argue that same-sex marriage will lead to incestuous marriages, polygamy, and even human-animal marriages. Granted a slippery slope argument is considered a fallacious form of reasoning; however, the slippery slope argument is logically valid where a chain of logical relationships or relevant probabilities has been established.

For at least a thousand years, Western civilization has recognized marriage as the union of one man and one woman, and for over two hundred years the United States has defined marriage as the union of two people of opposite sex who are not close blood relatives.

Redefining marriage to include same-sex couples would allow for the definition to expand beyond recognition. If marriage is redefined as the union of consenting adults who profess to love each other, there is no principled reason to exclude others who want legal recognition and social acceptance of their unions. How could you justify excluding a bisexual from marrying two other people when exclusion would mean the denial of that person’s sexuality? How could you exclude homosexual brothers from marring each other, or homosexual siblings who want a triad marriage? 

If two men can marry, why does it matter if they’re brothers, and why limit the number to two? After all, there’s no risk of genetic deformity in the case of homosexual incest. If homosexual marriage is permitted, why not permit incestuous and polygamous marriages? The only reason not to permit them is that people find them morally repugnant.

Western societies have tied marriage to members of the opposite sex, reproduction, and traditional morality. Similarly, the West has forbidden incest and polygamy on the grounds of public morality. Homosexuals who want to marry are not being denied their civil rights. They can marry if they want; they just can’t marry someone of the same sex, close blood relatives, or more than one person.

The truth is same-sex marriage is a ruse. What homosexuals really want is moral equivalence with heterosexuals, and they are willing to destroy marriage, one of this nation’s most crucial institutions, in their no-holes-barred attempt to get it.

What you want to do is move a moral line that’s been fixed in western culture for over a millennium. You call me a bigot because I am unwilling to move the line, yet you want to re-draw it; then limit marriage to heterosexual and homosexual couples based on your sense of morality. Doesn’t that make you a bigot, too? Aren’t you denying consenting adults who profess to love each other and want to marry close blood relatives or more than one person their right to do so?

You say marriage is a civil right and that homosexuals are being denied their civil rights when they are denied the right to marry, but if that’s true, aren’t you denying close blood relatives and polygamists their civil rights by denying them the right to marry? Your sense of morality refuses to accept their professed love for each other as legitimate, so you don’t want their marriages to be recognized or sanctioned by the state, to which I concur except that my sense of morality also applies to same-sex marriages.

“But he cursed me when I proved it to him

Then I whispered, ‘Not even you can hide

You see, you’re just like me

I hope you’re satisfied’

You wrote, “show me the throngs of people who are just beside themselves waiting to obtain legal status for their “holy” union to their goldfish or cat, or toaster oven, or whatever. Show me such rabble and I’ll concede your point.”

How extraordinarily naïve to believe that redefining marriage would have no serious repercussions or lasting effects on the social fabric of this nation.

Polygamy is legal in over four dozen nations. Islam, the world’s second-largest religion, allows a Muslim man to marry up to four women. The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a right to polygamy in 1878 in Reynolds v. United States; but if same-sex marriage becomes a constitutional right, the Court’s reasoning in Reynolds would be superseded by the new arguments against traditional marriage. Polygamy laws would easily be overturned.  

When the only basis for marriage is love or the desire of the parties to get married, it logically follows that polygamy, polyandry, incest, and bestiality would eventually be permissible. Depravity knows no bounds and the rabble line up to prove it:

People marry animals trying to find happiness” at http://english.pravda.ru/society/sex/01-04-2008/104741-marry_animals-0/

Daddy’s Girl: Millionaire Bruce McMahan loved his daughter so much, he married her” at http://www.villagevoice.com/2006-09-26/news/daddy-s-girl/

Toowoomba man marries dog” at http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/toowoomba-man-marries-dog-20101201-18g5o.html

Sudan man forced to ‘marry’ goat” at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/4748292.stm

Man forced to marry cow faints at wedding” at

http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/830794-man-forced-to-marry-cow-faints-at-wedding

I want to marry my mother” – Zimbabwean man at

http://www.thezimbabwemail.com/zimbabwe/10538-i-want-to-marry-my-mother-zimbabwean-man.html

I.M. Kane

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