San Jose Spartan Daily
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Recent events stir hate crime dialogue
With recent acts of arson and vandalism committed on campus, such as the burning of a ceremonial Jewish tent at the Hillel House, the defacing of the Smith-Carlos Statue and the homophobic remark scratched on the hood of a student's car, there is a growing dialogue on campus as to whether such acts can be identified as hate crimes....
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Ted Rudow III,MA Look at what democracy has done to America and the way it has grown more ungodly by the year. You may wonder how that can be, if the majority of the people are Christian and elect a president, especially this one, who also claims to be a Christian and glorifies His name. You may say that an ungodly majority is bad, yes, but what about a godly majority? What about a nation that preaches and promotes such Christian values?
Yes, America would like to export democracy to the world. Her people think it is a great thing, for has it not brought them wealth? Her rulers also think it is a great thing, because it not only brings them wealth, but it brings them power as well, both at home and in other nations.
The more "democratic" another nation is, after all, the closer the rich and the powerful can work together, the greater the pickings and the booty available, and the less controls there are on their actions. The rich can grow richer and the poor can grow poorer because, after all, the rich think, it's the survival of the fittest.
Ted Rudow III,MA
Former Grad student