Unfettered Musings

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Four London Blasts Kill 40, Injure 350

My condolences to those who have lost someone in the horrific attack in London today. You are all in my prayers.

Here is the response from the leaders present at the G8 Summit:

Statement by the G8, the Leaders of Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Africa and the Heads of the International Organisations represented here.

1. We condemn utterly these barbaric attacks. We send our profound condolences to the victims and their families. All of our countries have suffered from the impact of terrorism. Those responsible have no respect for human life. We are united in our resolve to confront and defeat this terrorism that is not an attack on one nation, but on all nations and on civilised people everywhere.

2. We will not allow violence to change our societies or our values. Nor will we allow it to stop the work of this Summit. We will continue our deliberations in the interests of a better world. Here at this Summit, the world's leaders are striving to combat world poverty and save and improve human life. The perpetrators of today's attacks are intent on destroying human life.

3. The terrorists will not succeed.

4. Today's bombings will not weaken in any way our resolve to uphold the most deeply held principles of our societies and to defeat those who would impose their fanaticism and extremism on all of us. We shall prevail. They shall not.

7 July 2005

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Does it really mean what they say it means?

If this doesn't qualify as a hate crime, nothing does. I, for one, am watching very closely.

Who'da thunk it

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

I'm back!

I have no excuse for my absence, except that the charged political atmosphere before and right after the election caused me a large amount of stress, so I had to get away for a while and rest my mind. I absolutely believe Christians have a responsibility to be involved, but their involvement must be tempered with the knowledge that, no matter what happens, He is ultimately in control. I think I lost sight of that.

But I digress.....

I am still reeling from the decision that SCOTUS issued in regard to the 5th Amendment, and their apparent "broadening" (read: altering) of the terms "public use" and "just compensation". I was searching for reference material for this entry when I ran across this article, written before the decision was handed down. It is a bit of historical background re: land ownership in America. It's a good article, I recommend it highly.

I don't know about you, but this decision really stole the thunder from my July 4th revelry.