Thursday, November 09, 2006

Political, Ethical, Moral Issues (Index Page for Dave Armstrong)

American Political Issues

Political Apathy, Cynicism, and the "They're All Exactly the Same" Immoral Equivalence Myth Are All Inexcusable Cop-Outs [Facebook, 4 October 2014]

My Electoral College Predictions for 2012 (Romney 289, Obama 249 and 52%-48%) [Facebook; posted on 28 September 2012, before all the TV debates took place) 

Catholic Politics: Neither "Left" Nor "Right" But Radically Orthodox (+ My Own Views)

Vigorous Discussion (and My Rants) on Libertarianism, Third Parties, 2016, and RINOs [Facebook, 5 Nov. 2013]

Jeremiad Against Libertarianism (or at least some highly secularized, extreme versions of it) [11-20-13]

On the Word, Conservative, and Whether it Ought to be Ditched [Facebook, 4 July 2014]

My Month-Old Electoral Predictions Revisited [Facebook: 1 November 2012]

Group Discussion on President Obama's Character, Honesty, and Likability [Facebook, 2 April 2012] 

Initial Reaction to the Supreme Court's Obamacare Decision: Win-Win Scenario (+ additional follow-up discussion) [Facebook, 28 June 2012]

Discussion on the Democrat Party's Acceptance of Same-Sex "Marriage," Economic Policies (supposedly being for the "little guy"), and the Immigration Issue [Facebook, 30 July 2012]

Comment / Rave on Mitt Romney's Waffling on Abortion and "Articulate" Republican Nominees

'Twas the Month After Election (A Satirical Poem) [included in my collected Christmas poems: about the 2000 election]

The Pathetic "One-Issue Voter" Canard on the Abortion Issue / John McCain's Stellar Pro-Life Voting Record

 Cultural Analysis of America 

Slavery and the American Civil War / War Between the States

Confederate Generals and Slavery [vigorous Facebook discussion, 13 Oct. 2013] 

The Bible, Church History, and Slavery: Huge Scandal for Christianity or Thoroughly Distorted Picture from Skeptics and Atheists? [Resources Page]

Civil Rights / Race Relations / Prejudice

Capitalism, Distributism, Wealth, and Catholic Social Teaching 

Random Thoughts on Catholic Social Teaching

The "Torture" / Interrogation Dispute 

Calm, Reasoned (Rather Than Hyper-Polemical) Orthodox Catholic Resources on the "Torture" / "Enhanced Interrogation" Ethical Issue [19 Dec. 2014] (+ Facebook discussion)

The Controversial "Torture" Issue as Related to Catholic Development of Doctrine on the Treatment of Heretics [24 Oct. 2006]  

Waterboarding: Pro and Con [extensive discussion as to whether it is "torture" and therefore, intrinsically wrong; Facebook, 5 May 2014]

Clarification of My Position on the Torture / Interrogation Issue [Facebook, 30 Dec. 2014]  

Sick and Tired of Controversy [Facebook, 6 January 2015] 

Condemnation of the Slanderous Lies About My Position Regarding Torture and Waterboarding + Removal of My Post Dealing With Matthew 18:34 [26 January 2015; see also accompanying Facebook discussion

"Live Chat" Exchange with Mark Shea on Waterboarding [30 January 2015; see also accompanying Facebook discussion

Waterboarding: How and Why I Changed My Mind [Facebook, 31 January 2015] 

Sounds Like the Infamous "Orthodoxy Cops" Today! [Facebook, 22 March 2015]

Mark Shea Has Managed Yet Again to Absurdly Misrepresent Me Regarding the Waterboarding Issue (See the Ensuing Exchange) [Facebook, 25 March 2015]

Exhibit #4,8762,190 Proving that Mark Shea is Clueless When it Comes to 1) Accurately Conveying What Anyone Who Strongly Disagrees with Him Actually Believes; 2) Remembering What Happened in Ancient History (the Previous Month) with Said Persons, and 3) What Waterboarding IS  [Facebook, 23 April 2015] 

12,634th Clarification (in Vain) of What I Believe About Waterboarding [Facebook, 30 April 2015] 

Cardinal Newman Explains the Rationale for Why it is Sometimes Necessary to Defend Oneself, for the Sake of the Faith and the Lord [Facebook, 6 May 2015] 

Torture and Punishment as a Problem in Catholic Moral Theology: Part I. The Witness of Sacred Scripture (Fr. Brian W. Harrison)
Torture and Punishment as a Problem in Catholic Moral Theology: Part II. The Witness of Tradition and Magisterium (Fr. Brian W. Harrison)
Clarification on the Definition of "Torture" (Fr. Brian W. Harrison) 
The Church and Torture (Fr. Brian W. Harrison, This Rock, Dec. 2006)

Separating the Wheat from the Chaff in the Great Torture Debate (Christopher Blosser, The American Catholic, 22 Jan. 2010)
Catholic Advocacy of Torture: A Teaching Moment for the Catholic Bishops? (Christopher Blosser, First Things, 12 Feb. 2010)

What About Torture? (Jimmy Akin, 28 June 2004)
Doubts About Torture (Jimmy Akin, 26 Oct. 2006)
Defining Torture: An Initial Exploration (Jimmy Akin, Nov. 2006)

Defining Torture: Proposing A Definition (Jimmy Akin, Nov. 2006)
Defining Torture: One More Thought (Jimmy Akin, Nov. 2006)

 Illegal Immigration

The Catholic Church's (Wise) Views on the Illegal Immigration Issue [includes links]

Debate on the Premises Behind Opposition to Deportation of Illegal Immigrants (vs. Andy Kirchoff) 

Miscellaneous  Moral and Ethical Issues

Resources for the Biblical Teaching on Wine and Alcohol [Links Page]

Bob Dylan, Jesus, and St. Paul on the Cruel Game of Treating Significant Others Like Disposable Garbage  [Facebook, 26 Sep. 2012]


Dialogue on the Ethics of Replication (vs. "Grubb")

Facebook Discussion Thread on Drugs and How to Approach Addicts (Death of the Singer Amy Winehouse)

On Violence in Films and Whether Young Teens Should View It (The Book of Eli as an Example)

 Dancing and Related Issues: Thoughts on the Boundary Lines of Right and Wrong

 World Affairs / Israel and Palestinians

Discussion on Israeli-Gaza Strip Conflict of July 2014 [Facebook, 23 July 2014]

Dialogue on Israeli-Palestianian Relations [with Alex Brittain, Facebook, 18 March 2015]

Yasser Arafat: The Terrorist Who Won the Nobel Peace Prize [Links Page]

Thoughts on the Death of a Dictator (Hugo Chavez) and How Catholics Ought and Ought Not to React (with Patti Sheffield) 

Last updated: 6 May 2015.