============================================================ Fundamentally Right: July 2006

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

More than Fireworks! ! !

Some thoughts to ponder while celebrating 230 years of American Independence, July 4, 2006;


"[T]he flames kindled on the 4 of July 1776, have spread over too much of the globe to be extinguished by the feeble engines of despotism; on the contrary, they will consume these engines and all who work them." —Thomas Jefferson (1821)


"Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!" —George Washington (1779)

"The Sun never shined on a cause of greater worth." —Thomas Paine (1776)

"May it be to the world, what I believe it will be, (to some parts sooner, to others later, but finally to all,) the signal of arousing men to burst the chains under which monkish ignorance and superstition had persuaded them to bind themselves, and to assume the blessings and security of self-government. That form which we have substituted, restores the free right to the unbounded exercise of reason and freedom of opinion. All eyes are opened, or opening, to the rights of man. The general spread of the light of science has already laid open to every view the palpable truth, that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately, by the grace of God. These are grounds of hope for others. For ourselves, let the annual return of this day forever refresh our recollections of these rights, and an undiminished devotion to them." —Thomas Jefferson

"I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will tryumph in that Days Transaction, even altho We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not." —John Adams (1776)


"If we wish to be free; if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending; if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained—we must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms, and to the God of hosts, is all that is left us." —Patrick Henry (1775)

"For we must consider that we shall be as a City upon a Hill. The eyes of all people are upon us; so that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken and so cause Him to withdraw His present help from us, we shall be made a story and a byword through the world... Beloved there is now set before us life, and good, death and evil in that we are commanded this day to love the Lord our God, and to love one another, to walk in His ways and to keep His Commandments and His Ordinance, and His laws, and the articles of our covenant with Him that we may live and be multiplied, and that the Lord our God may bless... Therefore let us choose life, that we, and our seed may live; by obeying His voice, and cleaving to Him, for He is our life, and our prosperity." —John Winthrop


God bless America

Brad


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Sunday, July 02, 2006

A Real Inconvenient Truth

Once again it comes to light… Al Gore does not speak for the majority of scientists. Al’s stretching the truth. It may be getting deep, but according to many scientists it’s something other than ocean water.

Now, most are willing to give Al credit for inventing the internet, but we all know Al is no scientist.

So what do real life scientists have to say about it?

Richard S. Lindzen is the Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Atmospheric Science at MIT. Mr. Lindzen, writing for the Wall Street Journal tells the real story on the Opinion Journal page. Professor Lindzen article is titled “Don't Believe the Hype”

Here’s an excerpt from “Don’t Believe the Hype”

“According to Al Gore's new film "An Inconvenient Truth," we're in for "a planetary emergency": melting ice sheets, huge increases in sea levels, more and stronger hurricanes, and invasions of tropical disease, among other cataclysms--unless we change the way we live now.
Bill Clinton has become the latest evangelist for Mr. Gore's gospel, proclaiming that current weather events show that he and Mr. Gore were right about global warming, and we are all suffering the consequences of President Bush's obtuseness on the matter. And why not? Mr. Gore assures us that "the debate in the scientific community is over."
That statement, which Mr. Gore made in an interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC, ought to have been followed by an asterisk. What exactly is this debate that Mr. Gore is referring to? Is there really a scientific community that is debating all these issues and then somehow agreeing in unison? Far from such a thing being over, it has never been clear to me what this "debate" actually is in the first place.”

You can read the entire article HERE

When your finished reading, you’ll most likely want to tell Al Gore to shut his face…. Hasn’t he filled the atmosphere with enough hot air already?

Thanks to Professor Lindzen and the Wall Street Journal for clearing the air and lowering the temperture for us.


God bless America

Brad


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