I am so glad to see another thought-provoking note from Dwight. I have very much missed it (although I eagerly await each week's edition of The Glazov Gang). Once again he has added a few books to my reading list.
I'm reading a little, then writing a little, so my thoughts may seem disjointed from paragraph to paragraph. Please forgive me.
The quote at the beginning was excellent. The Bible says that toward the end of time men will call evil good and good evil. They will call those like Michele Bachmann and Rand Paul who want to have their questions answered embarrassments, nuisances, intolerant and all manner of names and labels. Men will hate what is good and cling to what is evil. The Bible also says that men will exchange the truth for a lie. We're seeing a double-barreled portion of that today.
Although one would think the Arab countries like Yemen, Saudi Arabia, and so on would be the nations with the largest Muslim populations, the nation that currently claims that title is Indonesia with 204,852,000 adherents. Not the United States. The United States isn't even among the top ten as far as Muslim populations. This is according to http://www.mapsofworld.com/world-top-te ... s-map.html
When I read this note and then think of how Senators McCain and Graham rebuked Senator Rand Paul for filibustering to delay the vote on Brennan for CIA director,I admit to feeling a little despair. All Senator Paul wanted was an answer to a simple question: Does the U.S. have the authority to conduct a drone attack against an unarmed U.S. citizen on American soil? It's about like the questions Representative Michele Bachmann asked about Benghazi. She was rebuked, too. But if they did get an answer, can they trust the response that was given? Can habitual liars ever be trusted again when they are found to be lying?
Even at the risk of sounding mean-spirited, Republicans need to hammer away and demand the truth. Even if they get an exasperated "What does it matter?" from the Progressives. And if those Republicans in positions of leadership are too busy cozying up to the President over a meal, maybe they need to be voted out of office when their term is up.
You're the best figment my imagination ever had.