As part of our “Summer Streamlining” The Conservative Journal is please to introduce the latest new feature: “This Day in History”! The “This Day in History” posts will consist of the most important events that happened on that date of years in the past, as well as some less-than-important information to lighten the mood. Here’s the first “This Day in History” post, enjoy:
1792- The New York Stock Exchange formed. I wonder how much a share of Ye Olde Trading Post cost?
1849- St. Louis was nearly burnt to a crisp by a massive fire.
1875- The First Kentucky Derby is held.
1954- The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously passes Brown v. Board of Education, ending segregation in public schools.
1973- Televised Senate hearings begin regarding the Watergate Scandal.
1992- The World Health Organization finally takes Homosexuality off of its list of illnesses.
2004- Massachusetts becomes the first U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage. Somewhere, Barney Frank is smiling.
2007- For the first time since 1953, trains cross the 38th parallel between North and South Korea.
The Conservative Journal wishes a happy birthday to…
Famous boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, 53.
Irish folk singer Enya, 48.
Everyone’s favorite Belasurian pop singer Angelica Agurbash, 39.
San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker, 27.
Only the very rich and famous get a shout out from us.
In Memory Of..
James Buchanon’s vice president John C. Breckinridge, 1875.
Lawrence Welk, without him there would be no Judice on SNL, 1992.
Former Stan Lee Comics comic book artist Dave Berg, 2002.
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I am pleased to announce that California’s Carrie Prejean is the latest recipient of The Conservative Journal Seal of Approval!
Ms. Prejean spoke out with her conservative beliefs even though she knew they would be unpopular with gay judge Perez Hilton, which is something not everyone would do. Not only does she win this award for standing up for what she believes in, but also for how she said it. She wasn’t rude or condescending, and handled herself very well on the Miss USA stage when answering the question. The fact that this question more than likely cost her the competition is quite upsetting, but I am still proud of Ms. Prejean for standing up for conservative values and not wavering from what she has known her whole life. If only more people were like her!
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If you’ve somehow missed the NOM Ad against same-sex marriage, you’ve got to watch it below. As a Christian Conservative, I define marriage as between a man and a woman. However, this ad is ridiculous. I consider myself to be quite conservative, but in no way do I think a storm is going to suck me up if same-sex marriage becomes legal throughout the country (alright, I know that’s not what they’re saying, but it’s close.). A lot of the lines leave me puzzled, so watch it for yourself and let everyone know what you think!
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In case you missed Miss California speaking out against gay marriage when she was asked if the U.S. should legalize gay marriage across the board, here is the video for you to watch below.
I applaud Miss California, and if it’s any consolation, tomorrow I plan to award her with “The Conservative Journal Seal of Approval” tomorrow. Not quite as big of a deal as “Miss USA”, but it’ll do.
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Cheif Maverick with young apprentice maverick in the background.
Meghan McCain is like the little engine that keeps on. No, I don’t mean “the little engine that could”, that’s cliche. Here is an example of a little engine that “keeps on”: Imagine the most socially awkward person you know. Now think about how that person constantly tries to get a laugh/simple acknowledgment from everyone they come in contact with. No matter how many times they tell a joke, it would never be funny. They should just give it, but they are persistant to the point that it becomes pitiful. Does that not sum up Meghan McCain perfectly? She is trying so hard to be a “maverick” and be the hip new face of the republican party that it’s verging on pitiful. Her efforts to modernize and rhinofy the Republican party are all in vain, because, quite honestly, she has no political muscle. Meaning, she’s not really convincing anyone except for a few readers of her blog and some college kids.
Her latest attempts at making the Republican party more congruous with what she thinks today’s values are include trying to warm conservatives up to the idea of gay marriage. She has about as much luck doing that as I would trying to convince liberals that George Bush was a good president. In her blog she states that:
If the Republican Party has any hope of gaining substantial support from a wider, younger base, we need to get past our anti-gay rhetoric. As you can image, the road for gay Republicans hasn’t been an easy one. Most find the words “homosexual” and “conservative” inherent contradictions, much the same way so many people can’t seem to reconcile fiscal conservatism and the bit-tent philosophy of freedom and justice for all.
Alright Meghan, while I think it’s great you are so passionate about your stance on the issues, a full party reform of the conservative stance on gay marriage is unrealistic. The overwhelming majority (myself included) of conservatives live based on Christian values, and a negative view of homosexuality is certainly one of those values. Having said that, and in Meghan’s defense, it’s also contradictory for a conservative Christian person to discriminate against a homomsexual person due to their “love interests”. While I don’t condone homosexuality, in my opinion witholding their rites in any form is just like the racial discrimination of the 60s. From there, it depends on whether you think marriage is an act of state or of the church. I side with it being an institution of the church, and seeing as Christianity (among other religions) frown upon homosexuality, they should not be forced to perform a same-sex marriage.
Meghan Does look a lot like her father. I wonder which chromosome maverick is on?
Anyway, my own views aside, what Meghan is trying to do is unrealistic, to put it nicely. At a time when the Republican party is going back to the conservative roots that brought us success under Reagan, she can’t preach her moderateness and expect much of a following. I’m sure you’ll see Hannity (blah.) rip into this at some point this week, so be on the look out! I’m sure we’ll hear more on this in the near future.
What do you think? Do you think it’s realistic for the Republican party to become accepting of homosexual marriage? Leave your comments below or e-mail us at email@example.com. Also, if you are having any trouble understanding what I’m trying to say, please ask me to clarify! I have tendancy to go off on unconnected tangents, and I would hate for someone to be confused on my view on any matter.
Here’s another off-the-wall question: Do you support gay marriage? I personally don’t support it, but what about you? Vote in today’s poll of the day below and see how you compare to other readers of The Conservative Journal!
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