Pro Deo Et Patria- An Army Chaplain

I am a chaplain in the US Army, serving in Iraq. I'm keeping a blog to share my thoughts and experiences while deployed. They are my thoughts and they don't necessarily reflect the opinions of the US Army! :)

Monday, August 08, 2005

A New Low

Well, the New York Times has done it again. The Drudge Report is reporting that the New York Times has been trying to dig into the adoption records for the children of Supreme Court Justice nominee John Roberts. His children are 5 and 4 years old. They seem to be hoping that they will find irregularities.

I understand looking at a nominee's record, his public conduct, and, to a certain extent, his private conduct. But his children? Have the "gotcha" politics of this nation sunk that low? Do we desire to personally attack and destroy anyone with whom we disagree/ It seems that the norm has become to try and destroy your political opponent rather than simple debate his or her beliefs. It is disappointing and sick.

There are people on both sides of the political aisle that operate in this manner, but it sure seems like more often than not, we see that this has become the normal way of operating for the liberals. From Michael Moore to Howard Dean, it appears that an honest exchange of differing opinons has been replaced by a desire to label and hurt those with whom they disagree.

It is refreshing to see former presidents Bush and Clinton hanging out on trips like their Tsumani relief efforts. If only more people coule get past the politics and remain civil.


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