Washington, D.C. - Obama administration officials told the Senate Armed Services Committee on July 7 that they plan to give some constitutional rights, including the adoption of the exclusionary rule against evidence obtained through coercion, to the 229 alleged foreign terrorists detained at Guantanamo, the US naval base in southern Cuba.
Republican Senator John McCain of Ariz. opposes the plan.
"I did not know, nor know, of any time in American history where enemy combatants were given rights under the United States Constitution," McCain said.
McCain has proposed new rules that would make the procedures for the military trials of the Gitmo detainees resemble courts-martial.
- Source: Newsmax, 07/08/09.
The Brazilian Supreme Court has ruled that adult sex with children is not necessarily a crime, "sparking a protest from the United Nations," LifeSiteNews reports.
The court on June 23 "upheld the acquittal of several men who had paid two girls, 12 and 13 years of age, to have sexual intercourse with them, on the grounds that prostitution was not covered by child sex abuse statutes."
What the misguided jurists on the court seem to forget is that many children are forced into prostitution, often by older and stronger criminals or because of terrible poverty. Also, underage children lack the mental development to be able to decide such things on their own to begin with anyway.
"The decision is almost a license for abuse and exploitation," A...
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Democrats on the House Rules Committee voted 8-4 along party lines recently to reject an amendment stopping the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from restoring the Fairness Doctrine on the airwaves.
"Tonight freedom was blocked from getting even a chance to be voted on," Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) said.
Restoring the Fairness Doctrine would give the federal government control over political speech on the airwaves, especially on talk radio. Recently, the FCC proposed rules promoting stricter oversight over radio programming.
- Source: WorldNetDaily, 07/15/09.
By Nina May, rwnetwork.net
There was a time in our country when a woman had gallant men riding in to defend her honor. Since the failed feminist movement has destroyed these pedestals of virtue and reduced women to nothing more than dim reflections of the boorish men they seek to emulate, it is no surprise that chivalry has experienced societal obsolescence.
Otherwise, we would be seeing the husbands, brothers, fathers, and sons of dishonored women rising up in righteous indignation, and just pure justified anger, at the way their wives, sisters, daughters, and mothers are being treated by the current crop of cads.
When Hugh Hefner's misogynist, exploitive website posted a list of 10 conservative women who should be graphically raped f...
By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher
Imagine MOVIEGUIDE® giving a Harry Potter movie Minus Two instead of a Minus Four. The reason is simply this – HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE is one of the mildest Harry Potters in terms of violence and in terms of witchcraft. The witchcraft is less fun and appealing, and more of the state of being in a fallen world. Both the good witches and the bad witches don’t look like they’re having fun. There are also some direct encouragements toward cardinal virtues, such as Tom Riddle being told when he comes to Hogwarts not to steal.
That said, it should be noted that even criminals have their own codes of honor and every religion has some virtues. Thus, the moral virtues in HALF-BLOOD PRINCE, there...
The country of Ukraine, freed from the grip of the Communists, has banned the movie BRUNO as "morally dangerous."
Nine of 14 members of Ukraine's culture commission voted for the total ban.
"The film contains unjustified showing of genital organs and sexual relations," the ministry of culture said in a letter to the movie's Ukrainian distributor, "and shows heterosexual acts and homosexual perversions in an explicitly realist manner."
The movie also has "sadistic manifestations which could damage the morality of citizens."
Good for Ukraine! It is exactly correct in its description of the pornographic, completely unacceptable nature of this sick movie.
Of course, this news may be no surprise to supporters of MOVIEGUIDE®, since our publ...
Courtesy of The Flaming Nose
Date: Monday, June 29, 2009
In the midst of the deaths of Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson there was a new obituary added this week. Fred Travalena, famed impersonator, passed away Sunday after years of struggling with cancer. Fred never became a television icon and he certainly never rose to the monumental career heights of Michael Jackson, but he had a huge talent, a quick wit and a clever take on impersonations. He could do anyone and do them all better than anyone else. More importantly, he was a good man.
I had the opportunity to work with him some 21 years ago on a promotional campaign touting the ten best vacation destinations in America. I had the big cheap thrill of select...
By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher of MOVIEGUIDE®
Although Michael Jackson's death has grabbed all the headlines, there have been several famous celebrities who have died recently whose star is on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Farrah Fawcett made some headlines our the world, as did Ed McMahon, but the articles about McMahon overlooked his incredible service to his country in World War II and the Korean War as a Marine aviator.
One of the best and the brightest was Fred Travalena (October 6, 1942 - June 28, 2009). At one point in his career, Fred was a regular on Johnny Carson's show and some of the best television shows of the day. He also hosted his own television specials.
If you don't remember him, and you should, it may be because Fred w...
A UK government report says that many of their young primary school children, even as young as 4-years-old, are being removed from class for "inappropriate sexual behavior." The sexual behavior involved touching other children inappropriately and using sexually graphic language.
The breadth of the problem precludes it being something stemming from individual families. Rather, Norman Wells, head of the Family Education Trust in the UK says, "We are failing to learn the lesson that introducing children to sexual language and imagery, whether on television, videos, DVDs, the Internet, or in formal school lessons will inevitably break down children's natural sense of reserve."
To this comment, we can only add a hearty, Amen!
This report conf...