Bring it On! has joined Blogcritics.org, and for some reason, beyond my understanding chose my post on Intelligent Design and The First Amendment for its first piece. It’s on the last right column; scroll and you will find it.
I was just thinking that when William Safire and I agree on an issue, it’s usually a threat to The First Amendment. Intelligent Design is based on faith and faith can’t be quantified so Intelligent Design isn’t a science, and shouldn’t be taught as an alternative or even adding to Evolution, something that has been quantified, postulated and has stood the additional test of time.
I have known many compassionate conservatives. I usually use the late Andrew Heiskell, publisher of Time, founding board member of People for the American Way, major donator and for whom the New York City Public Library, Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library is named as a great example of a compassionate conserative. My not so famous dad was another.
Arguably William Safire belongs in that category. Yes, we’re all Jewish and no matter how far removed from the shettel, carry the baggage of people who once weren’t allowed to speak freely or simply not allowed to be citizens. I feel honored to be part of the last generations to remember people who came here in the beginning of the last century determined that their children be educated and make it out of the ghettos.
Many of my friends were shocked when they found out that nobody sent my dad to college. He had two scholarships: math and basketball; but it was the depression and he had to support his family. He worked 45-60 hour weeks for the one rich relative, who gave relatives jobs and then proceeded to work them harder than anybody else.
I’m proud of both my heritage and my dad.
Oh this was just supposed to be a little shameless self-promotion for my piece at BlogCritics. So read it!