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Showing posts with label Occupy Movement. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Occupy Movement. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

America Confronted by Renewal or Revolution

By Daniel J. Cassidy

The Boston Tea Party, 1846 Nathan Currier depiction
They were patriots who loved their country but were wearied by a government whose distant wars and foreign intrigues placed a crushing and ever-growing tax burden on our people.  They were frustrated by a government that denied them access to vast American territories and the God-given resources they contain and that are needed for the well-being of our people.  They saw a government creating a “multitude of new offices to harass” and regulate the people and their businesses.  They grew hostile to a government of powerful special interests that promulgated treaties and trade practices for the benefit of a few, and mostly foreign interests, while denying hardworking and resourceful American workmen and women, farmers and manufacturers, the opportunity to compete on a fair and level playing field in world commerce.  They saw a government headed by a young and inexperienced leader surrounded by dishonest and self-serving deputies, whose arrogance and indifference to the plight of ordinary people drove loyal, patriotic Americans to a symbolic act of defiance.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The 'Christian Socialist' Clergymen Praising the Occupy Protests are more Socialist than Christian. What about Saving Souls?

ByTim Stanley

The Occupy movement has attracted the support of religious figures on both sides of the Atlantic. We might welcome the fact that priests and pastors are engaging with the debate over how to build a more humane and equitable economy. But there is a danger that these men and women are lending the legitimacy of their faith to an illegitimate cause. And the rhetoric of some of these latter-day Christian socialists is starting to sound more socialist than Christian.