Mike, just one reason that the state may fund education on the local level, is because local school districts may not have the money to pay for all the teachers they need or some of the facilities ‚ĚóūüĎć
Mark Joseph Stern wrote: On Tuesday, in a sweeping 5‚Äď4 decision, the Supreme Court forced a majority of states to fund private religious schools in a ruling that compels millions of U.S. taxpayers to subsidize Christian education‚ÄĒeven if financing another religion violates their own beliefs. Incredibly, this maximalist decision did not go far enough for two conservative justices who would apparently let states establish an official religion. In dissent, Justice Sonia Sotomayor described the majority‚Äôs decision as ‚Äúperverse.‚ÄĚ That may be an understatement: Its decision is the culmination of a yearslong assault on secular governance and augurs even more radical rulings down the road....
excerpt from,"John Roberts Just Bulldozed the Wall Separating Church and State"
Rebecca Klein wrote: .... Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has worked to give private schools a bigger share of coronavirus relief funding, but public school groups say her action violates the intent of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act and directly takes funding away from low-income students in public schools. While private schools around the country say they‚Äôre struggling, public schools ‚Äē which serve 90% of the nation‚Äôs children ‚Äē also anticipate having to lay off hundreds of thousands of teachers.... .... In a call with Catholic leaders last month, President Donald Trump promised to help these schools, calling himself the ‚Äúbest [president] in the history of the Catholic Church,‚ÄĚ according to¬†the Catholic news website Crux.¬†
But so far, Mears estimated that the closures will impact at least 50,000 students.¬†
‚ÄúI know we‚Äôre important to the country,‚ÄĚ said Mears, noting that a majority of sitting Supreme Court justices attended Catholic or Jesuit schools as children...
excerpt from,"At Least 100 Catholic Schools Across The Country May Not Reopen This Fall"
Remember, fellows, Wild Billy Clinton was a product of a parochial school.
Brakkton Booker wrote: The French-based Interpol has not commented on the matter.
It is unlikely, however, that Interpol will act on the request given that the agency's constitution prohibits it from taking on "any intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character."
The U.S. airstrike that killed Soleimani was championed by Defense Secretary Mark Esper as a "decisive defensive action." He said at the time Soleimani was plotting attacks on U.S. diplomats and service members.
A retaliatory attack by Iran came on Jan 8, just days after the U.S. airstrike. Iran fired missiles on al-Asad air base in Iraq, where U.S. troops were stationed. As NPR reported, dozens of American personnel https://tinyurl.com/tpm8k7v were later diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries in the attack.
excerpt from,"Trump Tops Iran's List Of U.S. Officials Wanted In Killing Of Top General In January"
"... the strong comments of former Franciscan priest Emmett McLoughlin. In his Crime and Immorality in the Catholic Church he argues as follows:
"The purpose of this book is to show that the Roman Catholic Church in its most important work sanctification is a failure. Among its members crime and immorality are greater than the unchurched or the members of other churches. Whatever else the Roman Catholic Church may be able to do‚Ä¶ it cannot, it has not, and it does not make the majority of its members better and holier‚Ä¶. That the Roman Catholic Church has been one of the most powerful influences in the history of all civilization cannot be seriously denied‚Ä¶. [Nevertheless] It is my contention and my sincere conviction, from my experience in the Catholic educational system, my life of fifteen years in the priesthood, and thirteen years of constant observation and intense study since leaving the Church, that its influence on all civilization has been far more of evil than of good‚Ä¶. Morally, this book will show the high rate of crime and sin among Roman Catholics everywhere, and particularly in the United States. It will also demonstrate that this immorality is not in spite of Catholic education and training, but directly because of it..."
Even though I didn't write the post that you responded to Frank, I think I'll answer your remark anyway. Someone is absolutely sure and most everything --he is usually a religious fanatic. There are instances of Christian is supposed to be sure, but in most cases politics is not an area that they are sure of, or should be.
A Muslim or a Romish Church member may be absolutely sure something, but in in most cases he is absolutely wrong‚ĚóūüĎé
Mike, we will let you complain if they try to change one of the major museums in New York City.
"Progressivism, political and social-reform movement that brought major changes to American politics and government during the first two decades of the 20th century. It brought together diverse reformers with the common goal of making government more responsive to popular economic, social, and political demands. Progressivism, political and social-reform movement that brought major changes to American politics and government during the first two decades of the 20th century. It brought together diverse reformers with the common goal of making government more responsive to popular economic, social, and political demands."
progressivism | Definition, History, & Facts | Britannica
Jim Lincoln, sounds good to me‚ĚóūüĎć Trump was one. --- until he became a "Republican" ; )
Wall Street Journal another source of information points out how covid-19 is devastating to nursing home residents and their caretakers.
Jon Lamp& Anna Wilde Mathews wrote: .... A Wall Street Journal tally of state data compiling fatalities from Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus, underscores the virus‚Äôs heavy cost to those living in long-term-care facilities. Deaths among senior-care center staff and residents appear to represent at least 40% of the overall count of more than 116,000 U.S. fatalities related to Covid-19 as compiled by Johns Hopkins University....
excerpt from,"As U.S. Nursing-Home Deaths Reach 50,000, States Ease Lockdowns "
I would be surprised if somebody didn't have it relative or somebody they knew in a nursing home at one time or another. My mother even did volunteer work for our county nursing home when she was alive. They certainly weren't facility one wanted to go to before the virus, and now people well do anything I would think to avoid going to one of them ‚ĚóūüĎé‚ė£ÔłŹ
Watchmanremo, it seems like a month ago there was a serious outbreak of covid-19 I believe in a Sydney nursing home. It is a devilish virus and it attacks the elderly worldwide.
ABC.net.au wrote: The Chinese Government is taking draconian measures to slash birth rates among Uyghurs and other minorities as part of a sweeping campaign to curb its Muslim population, even as it encourages some of the country's Han majority to have more children.
‚ÄĘUse of forced abortions, IUDs and sterilisation has seen birth rates in Uyghur-dominated areas drop rapidly
‚ÄĘThe United States has condemned targeted birth control in Xinjiang
‚ÄĘSome experts warn the revelations are further evidence of intention to commit genocide against Uyghurs....
excerpt from,"China imposes forced abortion, sterilisation on Uyghurs, investigation shows"
Jeremy Venook wrote: Those Indian Business Partners
It didn‚Äôt take long after the election for President Trump to be seen in public with international business partners. According to a November 19 article in The New York Times, Trump took a break from his transition schedule to meet with three Indian real-estate executives who are currently building a Trump-branded apartment complex in Mumbai. According to both Trump and the Indian businessmen, the meeting was essentially congratulatory in nature; a picture posted by one of the executives on Twitter shows the four men smiling broadly and giving a thumbs-up to the camera. However, that the meeting happened in the first place suggests that Trump does not currently have any qualms about forestalling official state business for personal business.
On top of that, the meeting raises questions in the blind-trust realm as well. The president himself was not the only member of his family there; two Facebook photos show that Ivanka and Eric Trump both attended the meeting...
Has Trump used his business connections to benefit Christians in India?
David Brooks wrote: .... If I'm Joe Biden, I don't think the vice presidential pick matters that much in getting elected or not elected. What it really matters is in governing. He needs someone who can help him govern. He needs someone who can make sure that there is no gigantic civil war between moderates and people on the left within his administration.
He needs somebody who maybe can take over on a moment's notice. And so I would focus on that. Now, are there women color who can do that? Obviously. Maybe Mayor Bottoms. I don't know. I think there's a ‚ÄĒ there's a lot of people who could fit that bill.
And so I think he has a lot of great options. But I just would say it's about governing, not about running.
excerpt from,"Shields and Brooks on Bolton‚Äôs book claims, Juneteenth amid racial unrest"
Actually, Adriel, a Democrat has a very good chance of winning the Presidency. Many of Trump supporters voted for him as a joke. Many of those voters in 2016 now realize that the joke was on them--and they are not happy about it ‚ĚóūüĎć
Sounds like the threats are over. They have banned this channel. Jewish children will no longer accidentally come across it. But parents should still have closer oversight on what their children are looking at---for good or ill ‚ĚóūüĎć
https://tinyurl.com/y8h7xd7c (Israel cancels 'God TV's Evangelical Christian channel)
Phil Johnson wrote: And listen to evangelical activists in public, secular forums arguing against same-sex unions or gay-rights legislation. They‚Äôll bend over backward to make rational and philosophical arguments‚ÄĒwhile they assiduously avoid stating plainly that homosexuality is wrong because the Bible says it‚Äôs wrong. That systematically knocks the foundation of biblical authority out from under the point we need to make....
And when Christian politicians make moral arguments that are bereft of any appeal to Scripture‚ÄĒespecially when they lean on rational, philosophical, and pragmatic arguments and deliberately downplay the authority of Scripture‚ÄĒwhat they are doing is actually counterproductive and detrimental to the Christian message....
28. Even as they refused to have God in their knowledge, God gave them up to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29. being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, malice; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil habits, secret slanderers, 30. backbiters, hateful to God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31. without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, unforgiving, unmerciful; 32. who, knowing the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but also approve of those who practice them.