This is the last book I read, just recently (it's mostly a rough draft). The real title is How Can You Possibly Be a Mormon and a Democrat?
- I hope I have permission from the author to post this -
Anyways, he wrote about being a Latter-Day Saint and how that figures in to politics and government. It comes at you from multiple viewpoints (right, left, middle, etc.) Several major topics are debated, with a plethora of scriptures, quotes, statistics, and the like.
Overall, I thought it was a good way to present some of the perspectives on controversial subjects. I guess the bottom line is we just need to learn to be more civil with our fellow man, regardless of our opinions.
Or, 'What would Jesus do?'...
I think he would turn over a few tables in Congress (jk) (kinda)
[P.S. This is the copy the author gave to me. It is not yet on the market. The hope is that it will be the first in a series though. If you would like a better review/preview, I'm sure that can be arranged.]
where do they find these people? ...just another reason to vote in November... one of Washington's finest with a brain smaller than a pea!
Poster Child for what is wrong in Washington, D.C.
You will simply not believe this. Our 8th district U.S. Congressional representative, the Hon. Gabrielle Giffords, in a meeting of the House Armed Services Committee, asked Gen. David Petraeus the following question, "General Petraeus, what are you doing to reduce carbon emissions in the war on terror?" Wow. I had to read and re-read this several times to believe it. Folks, there are American sons and daughters dying every week on the foreign battlefields of southwest Asia. The nation is completely bankrupt and...quite literally, borrowing 43 cents for every dollar in federal spending. We have the largest environmental disaster in the nation's history in the Gulf of Mexico, and we have Mexican drug armies invading our nation. And yet...a member of Congress from Arizona's 8th congressional district took the time to ask our battlefield commander what he is doing to curb carbon emmissions in the war. Gabrielle Giffords is the poster child for what is wrong with the U.S. Congress. We are being led by imbeciles. To the rest of America reading this blog, and to Gen. Petraeus if this email makes it to your inbox...my sincerest apologies for the stupid question asked of you by my U.S. congressional representative. General...I am sure you have better things to worry about than carbon emissions on the battlefield. I assure you, as a registered voter in Arizona's 8th congressional district, I will do everything I can to ensure Rep. Giffords is voted out of office in November, and I pray you will get back to business of fighting the war on terror without worrying about such petty and nonsensical matters as your carbon footprint in the war.
Mark Beres, Maj. USAF (ret.), Tucson, AZ
FYI: The 8th district surrounds Tucson to the north, south and east (Tucson is in the 7th district) and covers the southeast corner of AZ.
What Google says about Rep. Giffords - Representative Gabrielle Giffords (AZ) took Afghan commander, General David Petraeus, to task for what she characterized as a willful disregard of the environmental impact of our war effort. 'There is no policy, no plan to minimize carbon emissions in our military activities', Giffords charged. 'Bombs are dropped and bullets are fired without considering the environmental impact.' Giffords insisted that she was not demanding an immediate halt to current military operations in the Middle East. 'I'm just saying that battle plans should include an environmental impact assessment as a regular part of the process before attacks are launched.' She also suggested that the Army put more emphasis on less environmentally damaging methods, like stabbing or clubbing enemy forces in order to minimize the carbon output.
*New rules of engagement: I think we ought to put her on the front lines so she can stab or club the enemy. It staggers the imagination that people like this can get elected to Congress! Walk softly and carry a big knife or big stick to save the environment.