Thursday, December 15, 2005

John J. Miller on Mitt Romney on National Review Online

John J. Miller on Mitt Romney on National Review Online: "In a GOP primary, the surrogates of other Republican candidates probably will emphasize Mormonism's doctrinal oddities, such as its claims about extra-Biblical revelation."

Joseph Smith ran for president in 1844 to get the name of the Church out more. Mitt Romney running would not be for that purpose, but it may have that effect. With the things I have heard about Mitt, I think he would be a good president. The problem could be that there are a lot of Mormon-haters out there. That is quite a shame, because Mitt could prove to be a great advocate for the causes of the religious conservatives around the country.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

The Truth On the Ground

The Truth On the Ground: "Depending on which poll you believe, about 60 percent of Americans think it's time to pull out of Iraq.

How is it, then, that 64 percent of U.S. military officers think we will succeed if we are allowed to continue our work? Why is there such a dramatic divergence between American public opinion and the upbeat assessment of the men and women doing the fighting?"

This major in the Marine Corps points out that civil war would result from troop withdrawal. Other countries which have made progress toward democracy would revert to older ways, and terrorists would have an uncontested staging ground from which to threaten whoever they dislike at the moment.

The stakes are high, so I hope that the public is beginning to get the message. I have seen advertisements for feature stories on two different news networks about winning Iraq.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Divine Comedy

I saw Divine Comedy on Saturday and they were great. It was the original cast members from when I was a freshman. Their show is much funnier than the current members. The show had most of the skits in the original DVD. That is some funny stuff. They can be hired to do shows. An EFY would be a great chance to use them.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Bush on Iraq

President Bush spoke today at the Naval Academy on the policy in Iraq. There was also a broader policy manual released here. I remember the Gulf War in 1991 and was always confused about why we left Saddam in power. The only argument I heard was that he was the enemy of our enemy. Saddam was supposed to keep other rogue nations like Iran in check. A lot of good that whole strategy did us. Iraq continued to be a headache until circumstances forced us to invade. Now Iran has or is on the verge of nuclear weapons.

As for the rebuilding of Iraq, it seems to be moving forward nicely. I would call what is happening there nothing short of miraculous. A dictator was toppled. Free elections have been held. A constitution has been drafted. Iraqi security forces are more numerous and more capable, and the reconstruction is progressing. Freedom is always cheaper in the long run than turning a blind eye to dictators and thugs.

Friday, November 18, 2005

DAVID CRUMM: Welcome to the mormon church

DAVID CRUMM: Welcome to the mormon church: "Today, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is hosting New York dignitaries for the opening of a five-story Mormon meetinghouse for 900 members in Harlem. Then, on Dec. 10, a new meetinghouse will open in Philadelphia."

I spent two years working to spread the word in Philly and there has been progress made. It is exciting to hear that a new building is opening in Philly. The only thing I wait for is a Temple in Philly. That will be a day worth going back to see.

Monday, November 07, 2005

First post ever

I am a baseball fanatic. I love BYU.