College board asks for ‘alternative’ to national anthem

These people are so besotted with notions of “diversity” that they forget where they live and who they are.

The Goshen College Board of Directors is asking the president to seek an alternative to playing the national anthem before sporting events:

The Board took the action during its regular meeting, June 3-4, and today released a Decision Statement, which is available at http://www.goshen.edu/anthem.

The Board expressed a strong commitment to advancing with President Brenneman the vision for Goshen College to be an influential leader in liberal arts education with a growing capacity to serve a theologically, politically, racially and ethnically diverse constituency both within and beyond the Mennonite church. The Board concluded that continuing to play the national anthem compromised the ability of college constituents to advance the vision together.

“The Board has a diversity of views on this issue as reflected throughout the process of considering the anthem,” said Rick Stiffney of Goshen, the chair of the Board. “The Board itself struggled with significant differences and conflicting perspectives, so this decision was not easy and took many hours of discernment and prayer. Our resolution represents our best effort to find a path of wisdom that we could endorse together.

“We recognize that some people may not be satisfied with this decision, but we believe it is the right one for Goshen College. We also believe this decision will enable the college and the board to move forward and prepare with joy for the 2011-2012 academic year.”

Responding to the decision, President Brenneman said, “I am convinced that Goshen College is on a challenging and rewarding journey toward becoming a more diverse institution that serves an increasingly diverse community. I am hopeful that this resolution will help Goshen College move forward together, and focus on finding new ways to welcome students from our local and regional community.”

Carlos Romero, executive director of the Mennonite Education Agency and an ex-officio member of the Board, affirmed the decision and the message he said it will communicate to the college’s constituents, Mennonite Church USA members and other people of faith.

“Goshen College has been and remains a ministry of Mennonite Church USA with an enduring peace tradition,” Romero said. “The Board’s decision reflects a belief that faith and honoring country can co-exist without disturbing higher allegiances to God and that Goshen College will become increasingly diverse and will welcome diverse viewpoints.”

Can you love American and not play the national anthem before sporting events? Of course you can. If they have a religious objection to playing the anthem, that’s fine too.

But the reason they want an “alternative” is because they obviously think playing the anthem offends some of the “diverse” elements in their community. Must be because they used the word “diverse” and “diversity” so often in explaining their curious decision.

The statement also implies that the anthem conflicts with the Mennonite Church’s “enduring peace tradition.” Someone should remind them that the reason they have the freedom to worship the way they do is because occassionally, some of their fellow citizens died to protect that freedom. If that conflicts with their “enduring peace tradition” then perhaps they should consider singing a rousing chorus of The Internationale.

“Ya Think”

It’s been 770 days since the Senate Democrats have produced a budget. That’s over two years since we’ve seen anything from the Senate .. and yes, I blame this on the Democrats because they have held control of the Senate since 2007. While Harry Reid recently said it would be “foolish” for Democrats to propose their own federal budget for 2012, some of his Democrat colleagues are thinking twice.

In a, “gee, ya think?” moment yesterday, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said, “I think we need to have a budget that we stand by.”

Why does Feinstein believe this? Not because the Senate owes it to the people of America and their constituents to have a budget, but because the Democrats are now finding it to be politically detrimental. People are starting to catch on. The Democrats simply refuse to submit a budget of their own and stand on the sidelines lobbing grenades at the Republicans while telling frightened old people that the Republicans want them dead. Does that tactic still work? Apparently some Democrats are afraid that is might not still be the key to regaining power.

Are Your Second Amendment Rights at Stake?

Just as recently as March, Obama is quoted as saying the following on gun control: “We have to go through a few processes, but under the radar.” Now we get word that the United Nations is working on a global “Small Arms Treaty” to fight “terrorism”, “insurgency” and “international crime syndicates.” Former UN ambassador John Bolton warns “gun owners to take this initiative seriously, stating that the U.N. ‘is trying to act as though this is really just a treaty about international arms trade between nation states, but there is no doubt that the real agenda here is domestic firearms control.’” What would this initiative do? From Forbes …

* Enact tougher licensing requirements, creating additional bureaucratic red tape for legal firearms ownership.
* Confiscate and destroy all “unauthorized” civilian firearms (exempting those owned by our government of course).
* Ban the trade, sale and private ownership of all semi-automatic weapons (any that have magazines even though they still operate in the same one trigger pull – one single “bang” manner as revolvers, a simple fact the ant-gun media never seem to grasp).
* Create an international gun registry, clearly setting the stage for full-scale gun confiscation.
* In short, overriding our national sovereignty, and in the process, providing license for the federal government to assert preemptive powers over state regulatory powers guaranteed by the Tenth Amendment in addition to our Second Amendment rights.

Now, in order for this to take effect in the United States, the Senate would have to ratify it. But we are currently talking about a Democrat Senate …

Remember – and think about this carefully – when guns are outlawed only the government will have guns.

E-Coli- Europe- Al Qaeda/Terrorism “Bio Engineered” ?

E-Coli- Europe- Al Qaeda/Terrorism “Bio Engineered” ?.

In Europe, vegetables are to blame for the recent E-Coli breakout. It is a super strain and is resistant to 8 different antibiotics classifications.  Simply put, this superbug e.coli strain could not have been created in the wild. And that leaves only one explanation for where it really came from: the lab. It is a process of genetic selection done in a laboratory with a desired outcome. This is essentially how some bioweapons are engineered by the U.S. Army .

In Germany, 22 people are dead and over 2000 people are affected possibility facing kidney failure. Germans are filling the hospitals in masses.

The UK has been placed on alert.  The government has warned supermarkets that terrorists could poison food supplies in Britain.

These are the alarming Muslim population statistics in the world by country. In Germany are @3.7% 3,049,625. Hamburg is one of the 11 EU cities where Home in Europe Project in instituted.according to an Open Society Foundations survey, a Soros funded establishment.

Mohammed Atta, one of the 9/11 terrorists, had Hamburg connections.

What are the current preparation in the US following this outbreak?