April 22, 2008

Moral relativism reaches a new low

Deborah Leavy in today's Philly Daily News is simply ... astonishing in her op-ed titled "White House, Meet Glass House." She thinks it laughable that President Bush would even consider boycotting the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympic Games in China because -- ready? -- the United States is a bad country too. (Oh, wait -- Deborah -- at the END of her article, "qualifies" her statement by saying "I don't equate China's violations of human rights with our own. Let me say that again before you start e-mailing me: I don't equate China's violations of human rights with our own." How convenient. And pathetic.)

... the Bush administration has itself engaged in so many violations of human rights that it would be hollow and hypocritical for President Bush to skip the opening ceremonies to protest human rights abuses in China.

It would? How, exactly? What are these "so many," pray tell? And, if you're "not equating" China's human rights violations with our own, why would it be "hollow" and "hypocritical" to bag the opening ceremonies? Do you even bother to read what you write, Leavy?

This president has done serious damage to America's reputation as a beacon of justice and freedom. The rest of the world now looks at us and sees a government policy that includes abuses at Abu Ghraib, waterboarding and who knows what other tortures, indefinite detention without trial at Guantanamo and sending people to secret prisons in other countries or to countries where we know they'll be tortured.

Let's see, President Bush has had his policies challenged by both other branches of government, and has won some and lost some. This is called "checks and balances" for those with BDS (Bush Derangement Syndrome, from which Leavy obviously suffers) and it actually prevents a president (or any of the other branches of government) from acting unilaterally and/or without constraint. Only BDSers claim that the United States is not a beacon of justice and freedom in the world. (Funny how so damn many seek to come to such an "abusive" country, ain't it?)

I'm sorry, but the "rest of the world" (which, let's face it, really only means Western Europe and a few other countries) can go pound sand in this regard. While their own governmental policies are allowing for virtual unfettered expansion of radical Islam, all the while punishing speech and expression as "hate" -- speech which is merely critical of such policies and of the radical Muslim agenda -- they have absolutely no high ground from which to criticize us. Their PC laws would make any American (except, perhaps, for Leavy and those like her) cringe in their blatant unconstitutionality.

I've said before and I'll say it again: The Bush Administration has affected our freedoms and liberties by far the least in time of war, compared to other similarly situated administrations. In addition, its policies have "infringed" on human rights the least, as well.

And let's not forget the many death warrants Bush signed as governor of Texas. The United States stands with China as one of the few countries to continue to use the death penalty, considered a violation of human rights by many.

What a laugh. Does China have the vast legal process by which defendants can avail themselves like in the US, Ms. Leavy? Are you really that STUPID, Ms. Leavy? And considering the myriad appellate processes, Ms. Leavy, which is a bigger "human rights violation" -- executing a convicted killer COMPLETELY PAINLESSLY who has gone through numerous appeals, or the very MURDER which this killer perpetrated?

I wonder if Ms. Leavy might bring up the fact that George Bush is against abortion, yet China mandates abortion. Is that a human rights violation, Ms. Leavy? Oh, that's right -- like a good liberal, you're probably pro-choice. And, as such, innocent life is somehow less deserving than a convicted murderer's life. What a go**amned hypocrite.

You make me sick to my stomach, Ms. Leavy.

Posted by Hube at April 22, 2008 05:06 PM | TrackBack

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Hube, you worry me. If I were you I'd get an appt. with the doc about this perpetual "sick to my stomach" syndrome. Doesn't seem healthy.

Posted by: Nancy Cleveland at April 22, 2008 05:29 PM

I've only used the phrase in a few instances, Nance. "Only used in cases of extreme asininity."

Posted by: Hube at April 22, 2008 05:32 PM


Deborah is just another reason many Philly folks stopped reading that far left liberal rag. She is so far left it makes me sick to my stomach too; I did not know until today that she was also on the editorial board.

Posted by: AJ Lynch at April 22, 2008 09:54 PM