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Dispelling the Myths of Appeasement

Mar 27, 2007

Appeasement takes many forms. One is to make excuses for those intent on destroying us and our way of life. Instead of pointing out why our enemies are wrong to hate us, we make excuses for them and their actions,

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5 Common Myths about the US Elections

Jul 26, 2016

That passions are high and emotions are running wild over the upcoming US election goes without saying. But far too often feelings trump facts, and mere emoting takes over from sound reasoning. I have seen this in full measure over

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Dismantling the Trump Myths, Part One

Mar 31, 2016

The cult of Trump has dished up more nonsense, falsehoods and flip-flops than I have seen from any recent presidential candidate. Despite the fact that Trump is a life-long progressive, and one who has supported and financed leftist and Democrat

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Dismantling the Trump Myths, Part Two

Mar 31, 2016

Part One of this article looked at various issues of concern to conservatives. It should be clear from all that, that Trump is no conservative. But there is so much more foolishness being pushed by the Trumpites about his money,

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Dismantling the Cruz Myths

Mar 30, 2016

Those who hate Ted Cruz, and those who love Donald Trump – usually one and the same person – have peddled so many porkies, falsehoods, and just plain moronic nonsense about Cruz that it seems now is the time to

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Abortion and the Myth of Overpopulation

Jul 17, 2015

The excuse of overpopulation is often bandied about by the anti-life crowd. All the major pro-abortion groups list overpopulation as a chief reason for pushing abortion. One simply has to look at the websites of such groups as Marie Stopes

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The Myth of Backyard Abortions

Jul 13, 2015

The pro-abortion camp is fond of speaking about rusty coat-hanger abortions and other horror stories associated with illegal abortions. They claim we must have legal abortion or we will return to the bad old days where so many mothers are

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The Myth of Moderate Muslims

Jun 17, 2014

So did you hear about the mass demo of Muslims in Sydney worried about Islamic extremism? Did you catch the big turnout of Muslims in Paris denouncing jihad? Did you notice the tens of thousands of Muslims marching in London

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Drug Legalisation Myths, Part One

Feb 18, 2014

There are many arguments given by leftists, civil libertarians and others for the harm minimisation policies and the liberalisation of drug laws. They are heard over and over again, and these mantras tend to be taken as gospel truth simply

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Drug Legalisation Myths, Part Two

Feb 18, 2014

I continue with more claims made by the drug legalisation and/or decriminalisation crowd, showing how their oft-heard claims really do not stack up to the evidence. Here then are four more such claims.

Fifth, crime rates may in fact rise.

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Recommended Reading On Islam

Oct 25, 2012

There is a huge amount of material out there on the topics of Islam, the Middle East, the Muslim world, terrorism, jihad, creeping sharia, and so on. The volumes listed here do a number of things: describe Islamic faith, beliefs

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Sexuality: Recommended Reading

Jul 17, 2012

The greater any gift is, the greater it can be perverted and distorted. This is especially true of the gift of human sexuality. Its abuse and misuse seems to know no bounds today. Some 65 years ago C. S. Lewis

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Moral and Mental Clarity Goes Missing

May 18, 2012

On Wednesday the Herald Sun ran an opinion piece by former Victorian Premier Jeff Kennett. It was undoubtedly one of the most silly and intellectually vacuous pieces you will ever see supporting homosexual marriage. Yet there it got pride of

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Dispelling the Same-Sex Marriage Myths

Feb 19, 2012

The ongoing campaign for same-sex marriage has been characterised by so many falsehoods, lies, half-truths, furphies and myths that I have written no less than two entire books on this. One was a debate book co-authored with a homosexual activist,

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Abortion Hurts Women (Not To Mention Babies)

Dec 22, 2011

Given the horrors of abortion, it is not surprising that it is surrounded with so many entrenched myths. Those who seek to justify this ghoulish trade will use all sorts of euphemisms, half-truths, and patently weak and false arguments to

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