Quote(s) of the Week (August 04, 1996)...

On New Ways to Deny Jesus...

"We ask ourselves: How could I deny Jesus health care or education? How could I deny Jesus a home that was safe and a neighborhood that was safe? If all of us could begin to think like that, this nation would be a whole lot better off."

    --Hillary Rodham Clinton, in an address to 1500 members of the National African 
      methodist Episcopal Zion Church.  Sarcasm On.  It's good to see Jesus involved   
      in politics.  Sarcasm off.  Washington Times, July 31, 1996.  Page A13.

      [Editor's Note: Anybody out there want to answer this one with an essay?]

On Getting the Truth Out...

"There are absolutely no obstetrical situations encountered in this country which require a partially delivered human fetus to be destroyed to preserve the life or health of the mother."

    --Dr. Pamela E. Smith, director of Medical Education at Mount Sinai Hospital in 
      Chicago, debunking the pro-abortion claim that partial-birth abortions are 
      necessary.  From an article by Mona Charen.  Washington Times, July 31, 1996.  
      Page A19.

On Getting the Truth Out -- Part II...

"The doctor who performed abortions of the five women who posed with President Clinton at the veto ceremony, Dr. James McMahon, submitted to Congress a breakdown of some 2,000 partial-birth abortions he had performed. Only 9 percent were classified as involving 'maternal health indications', and among these, the most common was 'depression'. Other 'health' indicators included 'spousal drug exposure' and youth of the mother. Some 56 percent were classified as involving 'fetal flaws', but some of the flaws were minor, like cleft lip. Fully one third, or roughly 660 partial-birth abortions, were purely elective."

    --Mona Charen, nationally syndicated columnist.  Washington Times, July 31, 1996.  
      Page A19.

On How Quickly We Forget...

"There is one unmistakable lesson in American history: a community that allows a large number of young men to grow up in broken families, dominated by women, never acquiring any stable relationship to male authority, never acquiring any set of rational expectations about the future -- that community asks for and gets chaos... And it is richly deserved."

    --Daniel P. Moynihan, "Family and Nation" [1965].  Conservative Quote of the 
      Day (7/29/96).  Received from C-NEWS on July 31, 1996.

On a Catchy Election Theme...

"I guess a bunch of people on the White House staff failed their drug test, 21 of them, and today Clinton said it was part of his new drug campaign: 'Just say no, I already had some.' "

    --Comedian Jay Leno, on NBC's "The Tonight Show," 7/22/96.  Received from C-NEWS
      on August 1, 1996.

On the Kevorkian Prescription...

"This assisted suicide - euthanasia issue is a test for our nation. If we as disabled, chronically ill or terminally ill people are declared better off dead, who will be next?"

    --Diane Coleman, executive director of the Progress Center for Independent 
      Living in Oak Park, IL,  in an article by Nat Hentoff.  Miss Coleman has 
      been in a wheelchair since the age of 11.  Washington Times, July 28, 1996.
      Page B3.

On the Libertarian Question...

"Would you be willing to give up your favorite government programs if it meant that you would never again have to pay income tax?"

    --Libertarian presidential candidate Harry Browne in his acceptance speech at 
      the 1996 Libertarian Party Convention.  Washington Times, July 28, 1996.
      Page B3.

      [Editor's Note: Although the Libertarians have sound fiscal ideas, their 
      social stands on issues such as abortion, drug legalization and homosexual 
      marriages are anathema to Christianity.]

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