Did House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lose the Virginia Republican Primary (VA-07) to Tea Party candidate David Brat because of an anti-Semitic Evangelical Christian backlash against the only Jewish Republican in Congress?
During his victory speech David Brat, Calls Cantor's defeat "a miracle from God"
Evangelicals Criticize Cantor's Claim Dream Act is Biblical
David Brat, who has a Masters in Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary in addition to a Phd. in economics, took exception to Cantor's claim that "there's a Biblical root and a tradition in this country that says we don't hold children liable for their parents' acts and when you have kids who may have been brought here let's say at 2 months old unbeknownst to them and they've been here all their lives and they want to serve in our military, my position has been I agree with that principle.
Promenent Evangelical Christians criticized Cantor's assertion that the Dream Act, which would grant citizenship to the children of illegal aliens, is "biblical."
The Bible teaches that all people are sinners, and every law extending new benefits inevitably will be exploited by some to the detriment of others. Would this law encourage some to make false claims about when and how they got to the U.S. illegally? Would it encourage additional illegal immigration? If so, who is hurt by these unintended consequences?
David Brat Just Became the Christian Right's favorite Economist
"In his writings, Brat seems eager to fuse Christianity and the generally secular field of academic economics. A review of several of Brat's academic papers reveals that he sees free-market economics as being intricately linked to ethics and faith. He's not just a professor who happens to believe in God; he wants to put God at the center of his work.
In one unpublished paper from 2005, "Adam Smith's God: The End of Economics," (Word doc here), which I accessed through a Google Scholar search, Brat makes the case that even though Adam Smith (the father of modern economics and author of The Wealth of Nations) is thought of as one of the great figures of the Enlightenment, his "invisible hand" theory should properly be seen in the context of Christian moral philosophy.
"In fact, [Smith's] system really retains most of the fundamental features of the Judeo-Christian system," Brat writes. "On paper he places Stoic reason above Christian revelation. But on the other hand, he chooses the Christian God over the Stoic God. And in the end, his choice of virtues and ends take a decidedly Christian turn."
Many of my comments here on the DAILY KOS in response to criticisms of my diaries have been CENSORED by a small group of Kossacks who abuse the Draconian Censorship Rules for comments...
DIARY...Trey Gowdy Squeals Like a Benghazi Pig
DIARY...EAT LIBERTARIAN CHILDREN
While I respect the right of any Kossack
to criticize my diaries, I will NOT TOLERATE CENSORSHIP of my FREE SPEECH...
First Amendment to the United States Constitution
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
I have attempted to post a rational respond to Profanity Laced Troll Accusations
, my comments have been CENSORED by the DAILY KOS Draconian Censorship Rules.
To document that I am not a TROLL, here is my Democratic Party Resume...
Broward County Florida Democratic Executive Committee (2009-2010, 2012-present)
Broward County DEC Newsletter Editor (2011-2013)
Democratic Candidate - Collier County Florida Commission District 5 (2012)
Collier County Florida Democratic Club - Executive Board (2010-2012)
Collier County DEC - Issues Committee (2010-2012)
Democratic Party of Hawaii - State Central Committee, District 6 (2006-2009)
Maui County Florida Democratic Party - Vice Chair District 6 (2006-2009)
Broward County Florida Democratic Executive Committee (2004-2006)
Broward County DEC Newsletter Editor (2004-2006)
Hollywood Florida Democratic Club - Executive Board (2002-2005)
Candidate City of Hollywood Florida District 1 (1998)
ALEXIS MEYER of the Sierra Club, speaks at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Big Cypress Swamp Advisory Committee meeting at the Collier County Commission Chambers (March 31, 2014)
BIG CAT 'FIGHT' ERUPTS OVER GOLDEN GATE ESTATES DRILLING
The boos started almost immediately.
From the podium at the front of Golden Gate Community Center, Darrell Land, panther team leader for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Committee, told the rowdy crowd of about 225 what they didn’t want to hear: there was no evidence oil drilling hurt Florida panthers.
Since last May, the issue has stirred the ire of local environmental groups who view the well as detrimental to aquifers and sensitive habitat. And to the big cats.
The well-being of the state’s remaining 100-160 panthers has been a rallying cry for oil drilling opponents. They state the proposed well will disrupt the endangered cat’s last remaining habitat, through everything from noise and lights to heavy truck traffic.
They believe more study is needed to determine what effects drilling will have on panthers.
“This one well is not going to destroy the species but we want to know what happens if there are 50 wells,” said Alexis Meyer, organizing representative for the Florida Panther campaign for the Sierra Club. “Lots of people are saying that oil drilling is not going to impact panthers and that’s fine, but we’d like to see more studies.”
Telemetry data gathered from the roughly 40 panthers with radio tracking collars shows the animals frequently travel close to ongoing oil operations.
A big question for panther researchers is why expend research funds?
“Have we actually done a study to see if there’s an impact? No,” Land said. “Should we spend scarce research dollars to prove something we can already prove?”
Golden Gates Estate resident Thomas Mosher, along with activist organization Preserve Our Paradise and the Fort Lauderdale-based South Florida Wildlands Association, filed a formal protest with the state and requested a hearing.
Matthew Schwartz, executive director of SFWLA, said he wants experts to draw a distinction between production wells — the ones that actually pump out oil reserves — and exploratory wells, which are the ones determining whether there’s enough oil to produce.
Exploratory wells produce lighter noise and activity than production wells and haven’t been studied by researchers because they’re short-lived projects.
“We are talking about going into an area that has never had drilling and setting up an operation. We need to look at the cumulative impacts of drilling. It’s not just this oil well.”
I was debating my LIBERTARIAN (sic) friends in Naples Florida on FACEBOOK the other day...the thread started about voter registration, then continued on about the labeling of Monsanto GMO's. I like debating the Libertarians because they support INSANE ABSOLUTIST FREE MARKET SOLUTIONS to everything on PLANET EARTH...it's so easy to corner them into a box. Most of the Libertarians I know are spoiled rich kid "spoon fed" Republicans rebelling against their wealthy suburban parents.
But then the debate got WIERD...to counteract their LIBERTARIAN FREE MARKET UTOPIA, I brought up the issue of the importance of gov't regulation and the Endangered Species Act, concerning the death of a female pregnant black bear, that was killed by a construction dump truck on October 1, in the Fatahachee Strand State Park in Collier County, where the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is building a water pump station. The really tragedy is a female black bear can carry up to four cubs in their womb...so there could be up to five dead bears in this photo...
So, one of my LIBERTARIAN (sic) friends responded by posting a VIDEO "Ask a Libertarian: Can we hunt and eat endangered animals in a libertarian world?"
...and according to LIBERTARIANS...it is OK for Libertarians to hunt and eat endangered species animals...because they live in a (delusional) LIBERTARIAN FREE MARKET UTOPIA...oblivious to the suffering of humans and all creatures on earth...so by using their free market logic that it is OK to hunt and eat endangered species, I then declared that it is OK (SATIRE) for liberal progressive Democrats to EAT LIBERTARIAN CHILDREN...based on their INSANE ABSOLUTIST FREE MARKET SOLUTIONS...they did not like that!
OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE Jackson Labs
The "REPUBLICAN" Collier Board of County Commissioners in Ave Maria, Florida
want to raise taxes $130 million to finance a corporate welfare giveaway
to build a controversial bio genetic research facility for the Jackson Laboratory
to bail out the landowner, Barron Collier Companies.
Ave Maria is a Kool-Aid Drinking, Speaking-In-Tongues, Planned Parenthood protesting Cult disguised as Catholic, built by former Domino's Pizza king and Opus Dei member Tom Monaghan.
Ave Maria University Professor Michael Waldstein spoke at a Town Hall Meeting
in support of Jackson Labs...