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Some Things Said… (April 08)

Bad luck versus bad chances

Some people think they have bad luck when the real problem is that they took bad chances. –Thomas Sowell

California Anti-Spanking Bill Passes First Hurdle

Despite protests from parents, California’s Democrat-controlled Legislature is moving forward with banning many types of spanking. On Tuesday, a bill prohibiting spanking with an “implement,” such as a wooden spoon, little paddle, rolled-up newspaper, switch, belt, or brush, passed the Assembly Public Safety Committee, Democrats for, and one Republican against.

AB 2943 by Assemblywoman Sally Lieber, whose anti- spanking crusade made national news last year, is back with her proposal to add “the use of an implement” while spanking to the definition of child abuse in the California Penal Code. Other parts of AB 2943 that deal with actual child abuse are redundant with existing law… –excerpted from a Christian Newswire e-mail as submitted by Muriel McConnon, 4.15.08

Quoted where?

Almost four decades ago, a group of visionary Americans energized the environmental movement, and indeed our nation, by dedicating a day to this ideal: we must preserve God’s creation, our planet, for the generations to come… The Bible tells us in the Old Testament ‘To minister to the needs of God’s creation is an act of worship.’ To ignore those needs is to dishonor the God who made us. On this Earth Day, and every day, let us honor the earth and our future generations with a commitment to fight climate change. –House Speaker Nancy Pelosi [Um . . . which O.T. verse would that be Nance?] –found at the Patriot Post and submitted here by Mark Zaveson.

Program enough

I will not cede more power to the state. I will not willingly cede more power to anyone, not to the state, not to General Motors, not to the CIO. I will hoard my power like a miser, resisting every effort to drain it away from me. I will then use my power as I see fit. I mean to live my life an obedient man, but obedient to God, subservient to the wisdom of my ancestors; never to the authority of political truths arrived at yesterday at the voting booth. That is a program of sorts, is it not? It is certainly program enough to keep conservatives busy and liberals at bay. And the nation free. — William F. Buckley Jr. as quoted in Townhall Magazine 4.08