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Once again Barack Obama has turned to the bully side of the bully pulpit of the Presidency. At the U.N., Mr. Obama called those who equate Islam and violence "ignorant". Has the President never read the core documents and doctrines of Islam? Is he equally in denial of the known history of the founder of the Islamic movement. 

Perhaps someone should inform the President that a substantive number of Muslim leaders are calling for death to America everyday. Are those clerics not Islamic? Maybe the Secret Service could play the video files of 9.11 or the Boston Marathon bombings or the Chattanooga shootings for the President. 

What would happen if the President walked into the heart of a mosque in Iran, Iraq, or multiple places across the Middle East? Would he be safe in Mecca or Medinah?


Monday, September 28, 2015, 11:06 PM

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Who is trying to tell the truth?
By Mr. David Zanotti

Dr. Ben Carson has the PC police on red alert. He dared to answer a set-up question with an honest answer. He stated that he would not support a candidate for the Presidency that was an adherent of Islam. Carson did not say radical Islam, which would have been helpful to the PC-addicted crowd. He tried to say that in his preface to the answer but those details were lost in the sound bite PC translation. 

The question to Carson was not about a "moderate" Muslim, or one who in fact, would be viewed as an apostate by many Muslim clerics and Islamic believers. Of course, Carson would have been much "safer" if he had simply answered the question with the question: "What kind of a Muslim are you talking about?"

But as the medical professor is prone to do, Dr. Carson mistook media insincerity for a teachable moment and he opened a debate that drives the simple-minded PC crowd off the emotional cliff. He dared to open the door to a discussion about things that look the same but are, in fact, quite different. That kind of intellectual exercise is not the stuff of agenda-driven media moguls or their employees doing "gotcha" interviews on the Left or the Right. 

To have an honest discussion about this question requires asking several more, including:
1) What is the definition of Sharia Law?
2) How does Islam differentiate between the role of religion and the state?
3) What does Islam teach about the worth of all individuals including women?
4) What does Islam teach about "love of neighbor" including respect for the right of conscience and religious liberty? and         5) What is the track record of Islam and civil liberties throughout history?

In the height of irony, CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) weighed in on Carson's remarks demanding that he withdraw immediately from the campaign. This prompts the logical question: If Islam was a faith that embraces tolerance, freedom of speech, the First Amendment, the Bill of Rights, and the US Constitution, then why should Carson be stripped of his right to pursue the Presidency? Why the instant demand that he be silenced?

CAIR claims to be the defining agency for Islam in the American marketplace. Their position is clear. If you disagree with us you should lose your right to pursue public office. So exactly where is Carson missing the point about the conflict between Islam and the liberties protected by the US Constitution? 

Carson never said, nor do we propose, that a person of any faith or no faith should be banned from pursuing public office in America. According to the Constitution, there is to be no religious test for qualification for public office. The right of conscience is paramount in Western law and tradition. Carson questioned, as should any thinking person, whether Sharia law and the refusal by Islam to acknowledge the separation of religion and state is compatible with the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Remarkably, CAIR made Carson's point for him in short order. 


Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 10:30 AM

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Can we be done now?
By Mr. David Zanotti

The Presidential Primary Debates. Can we be done now? The reviews on these Republican debates have been hashed and rehashed, chewed and re-chewed. Here is one more opinion. It is a tragic reality that in America we have descended into the the muck and mire of treating Presidential debates like playground fights. The entire FOX debate was based upon the agenda of FOX News. It was not about what thinking people wanted to know. It was only fair and balanced if you are in the fight-fixing business. The CNN debate was an equal joke. EVERY question was based upon the grade-school set up of "He said this about you... and then she said this about you..."


And worse - none of these people vying for leadership of the free world had the courgage to tell the moderators that we are not going to put up with this pathetic approach to human communication. None had the courage to say - ask me a real question and I will give you a real answer. Why do Republicans so desperately fear the media establishment? When will they ever stand on principle and let the real people who really vote see what real leadership looks like?


Sunday, September 20, 2015, 07:04 PM

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Was that the sound of Trump winning.
By Mr. David Zanotti

Live review 12:16am - New York - Did Donald Trump just win the Republican Nomination for the Presidency? Appearing "live" on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Donald Trump hit the ball out of the park. For the past twenty years we have been saying the American electorate is looking for a movie star or talk show host. Has Trump figured that out? 

There is still a year to go but is the rest of the field now playing for second place?

Saturday, September 12, 2015, 12:15 AM

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"There is only us"
By Mr. David Zanotti

iSIS destroys historical sites and artifacts. The media is filled with pictures and stories of the destruction. This form of terrorism is designed to cut humanity off from the memories and lessons of the past. There is also a tremendous profit margin in the process. Check out the APR headlines section to read the full article from The Independent which tells the rest of the story.


Thursday, September 03, 2015, 04:18 AM

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