“The LORD abhors dishonest scales,
but accurate weights are his delight.” -Proverbs 11:1
“Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly.” -Leviticus 19:15
Americans tend to take a pretty strong stance against cruel and unusual punishment, having been a colony governed by barbaric England. But it’s interesting to note that while our system of justice prohibits reckless physical revenge, those suffering at the hands of greedy lawyers can be subject to whatever economic penalty an empathetic judge or jury desires.
For instance, a woman filed a discrimination lawsuit against NASCAR, worth $225 million, and she got her money. Lawyers can also prowl nursing homes looking for clients with vague stories about “abuse.” Allbusiness.com reports that lawyers in Florida were able to find clients in nursing homes after an active search, and took home half of their clients’ individual $750,000 payouts. A young woman’s family once sued Honda for $65 million after she drank herself into a stupor, backed her car into a lake, and drowned because she couldn’t unbuckle her seatbelt. The jury awarded the money, although an appeals court (luckily) threw the case out later. (more…)
I have to admit a bit of bias before getting to the meat of the matter, here: I’ve always gotten along well with Asian students, particularly northern ones. During my several years in California’s school system, I never once had a problem with a rude Asian student, never had one steal from me, never knew one who broke the law (although I’m sure they exist, somewhere), never was physically threatened by one, and never had one blame me for any of their shortcomings or demand a handout. In short, I have no history of bad interactions with Asian students, and to be quite frank, it’s left me with a good impression of them.
So it should come as no surprise to my readers that I’m particularly angered by the UC system, as they’re purposely seeking to lower admissions standards to rid themselves of many of their Asian students. Not only is this institutional envy shameful and socially dysgenic, but also a poor form of business. Asians didn’t dominate the UC system by whining like other races, after all. They became a large portion of the student body by having a superior work ethic and a culture geared toward academic success. If success is a reason to bar anyone from a college system, you must be a Democrat. (more…)
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance, (more…)
Recently, Nancy “Bibles” Pelosi told the Catholic clergy that amnesty legislation is “a manifestation of our living the Gospels.” Now, to be fair, Nancy isn’t alone: many Christians today pursue a type of social justice that can result if someone takes Christ’s words out of context, and due to either laziness or outright disregard refuses to look at the big picture. So what does the Bible actually say about immigration?
As Christians, all must admit that Pelosi is right about a couple of things. First off, Jesus commanded us to love our neighbors as we love ourselves, and that means treating them with generosity. But while Jesus absolutely commanded us to love our neighbors as ourselves, and spoke positively about individuals belonging to unpopular minority groups to show that His teachings apply to everyone, Pelosi and liberal Christians forget that the Gospels aren’t Christ’s first message, and that Christ had already made specific statements about how to engage in government. After all, His own personal style of government was given through Moses in the Old Testament. (more…)