Judging Presidential Jewelry

Having had some time to peruse the Internets, I ran across this gem at Crooks & Liars. It’s Bob Schieffer’s ending comments on ‘Face The Nation‘ this morning.

Patriotism is no more about signs or pins than religion is about reminding others how pious we think we are. No, the proof in these puddings is not the signs that we wear, but how we act. Wouldn’t that also be a better way to judge our presidential candidates than by the jewelry they wear?

No shit, Bob. I, for one, am more than sick and tired of those who assign patriotism based on some superficial standard all the while doing what THEY can to further the demise and downfall of this country and her people.

All this while in the background I’m listening to, what I think is a rerun of CNN’ s forum on religion with the democratic candidates. I’m not quite sure why it’s not all presidential candidates – to include John McCain rather than Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. I just heard the question put to Hillary Clinton, “Do you think G*d wants you to be president?” Yeahh…like she’s really going to say, ‘Why of course she does! Don’t you?’ Barack Obama is up now.

Ah….here we go:

Messiah College has been selected to host The Compassion Forum, an unprecedented bipartisan presidential candidate forum dedicated to discussing pressing moral issues that bridge ideological divides within our nation. Senator Hillary Clinton and Senator Barack Obama have accepted the invitation to participate in the Forum. Senator John McCain has thus far declined the invitation, which is still open. The Compassion Forum is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 13, in Brubaker Auditorium, and will be covered by mainstream media and religious media outlets alike. CNN is the exclusive broadcaster of The Compassion Forum and will televise and stream the event live from 8-9:30 p.m.

A bit about Messiah College from there ‘About’ page:

Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences. The College is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.

Certainly sounds less threatening than the likes of John Hagee, Rod Parsley, and Franklin Graham. The college falls under the auspices of the Brethren in Christ church. The name of their quarterly publication, Shalom!…..that’s suspect, right there. If you are indeed interested, here’s some information. They even have a lacrosse team.

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  1. […]Having had some time to peruse the Internets, I ran across this gem at Crooks & Liars. It’s Bob Schieffer’s ending comments on ‘Face The Nation‘ this morning. Patriotism is no more about signs or pins than religion is about reminding … […]

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