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[Ed. Note: This item was originally posted on Oct 15th, 2009. In honor of Obama’s acceptance speech in Norway earlier this morning, we will re-run it today]

Alfred Nobel

Alfred Nobel

Last Friday, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded their Nobel Peace Prize to President Obama. Nearly everyone that I spoke to,  read from and listened to, agreed that this award was given prematurely. Much time and effort was spent over the weekend deducing whether or not folks agreed with this decision, or if they believed the once heralded Nobel Peace Prize Award has turned once and for all to be purely political. Throughout the discussions and Facebook polls questioning if he deserved the award, I wanted to take a quick look at the “accomplishments” the committee may have looked to in deciding to bestow the honor onto our president…
We first need to take a look at the Committee’s stated reasons why they believed President Obama was deserving of the award. (more…)

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Gay MarriageThe elections from last Tuesday echoed a sentiment heard time and time again. PEOPLE DO NOT WANT GAY MARRIAGE. Maine became the latest of 31 states to vote for a ban on gay marriage. Typically a liberal stronghold, Maine joins other even more liberal states like California and Hawaii to by popular vote, reject the idea of changing the fundamental union of our civilization. If the country’s most liberal states cannot get these initiatives passed, where is this heated debate going? I have an idea where it should go. (more…)

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Moral Clarity

Moral Clarity

Last week began an important meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. In front of the entire world, heads of state were able to loquaciously discuss a broad range of topics including the world economy, climate change, and disarmament strategies. Many say these meetings are nothing better than an opportunity for any nation, no matter how small to grandstand and ramble in whatever direction they so choose. I believe these meetings serve a much greater purpose. Not only did President Obama explain in his own words what leftist ideology is, (more…)

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