17th December 2012

“It is because the nature of prayer is so personal and can have such a powerful effect on a community that the government may not use its authority to try to influence an individual's decision whether and when to pray.”

Barbara Brandriff Crabb

5 Responses to “17th December 2012”

  1. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Claim to fame: Crabb ruled against the Bush administration that the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional.

    Ms. Crabb has a brevity and wit that speaks for itself.

  2. Jeff Says:

    Sinjin,

    New comment at the end of the 15th.

  3. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Jeff,

    I just tucked the first two image examples that Google spit out. It appears it is a bit of “in the eye of the beholder” as there seems to be variety among the folks making the charts. They are all within range of each other but there are those outside of academia that tend to black and white or left and right Fascism and those within academia that define Fascism as having more to do with race or Nationalism.

    I don’t think I was disagreeing with you so much as wanting to expand how you defined political spectrum. I think your post was great.

  4. Jeff Says:

    Sinjin,

    The problem that I have is that the chart that showed the nuance you were trying to draw places Hitler to the left of center, which was NEVER the case. Maybe to the left of Mussolini, but NEVER left of center in anything. The first piece of opposition that Hitler eliminated in Germany after 1933 was the far left – socialists and communists.

  5. Jeff Says:

    It was the kind of thinking depicted in that chart that lead to the Obama having Hitler’s mustache printed on him during the Health Care debate.