Archive for August, 2006

Winner of Essay Contest IV

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

Topic: How should the US address the spread of radical militancy? Congratulations to ~ George For the purposes of the essay, I am presuming to limit the definition to Islamist militancy, and particularly to militancy aimed specifically at harming Western states from within or without The first and most obvious question which must be asked, […]

Essay Contest IV Runners-Up

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

Note: The following essay was disqualified because of its length, but the judges feel it is still very much worth reading. LB forgotten_centrist In contemplating militant extremism, I first thought of a clear late-summer evening 5 years ago, when I watched the Pentagon burn from the roof of my apartment building. It was a sight […]

Essay Contest IV Runners-Up

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

JackoVance How should the US address the spread of radical militancy? First of all I want to say that the USA can’t be blamed for Al-Qaida, Hezbollah and all the others attacking civilian, hiding behind them and generally following the way of terrorism. Even though there aggression might be justified the way they act can […]

Essay Contest IV Runners-Up

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

Kiss A radical is one who advocates fundamental or revolutionary changes in current practices, conditions, or institutions. It has been said that our country’s foundation was built on New Testament Christian beliefs. The first American radicals were the Pilgrims, who were religiously and economically repressed by the Church of England. Israel still holds to the […]

Essay Contest IV Runners-Up

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

Topic: How should the US address the spread of radical militancy? Bob L In order to address the issue of radical militancy effectively, we must first determine what the underlying causes of this phenomenon are and how we can address each of those issues. We must also understand that not all causes of radical militancy […]

2005 End of the Year Awards

Friday, August 18th, 2006

Coordinated by MercyforAll Political Forum Awards 1. Political Forum Poster of the Year Mixed_Humor (21%) – The guy who can single-handedly create twenty pages worth of thread on the positive accomplishments in Iraq. 2. Conservative Poster of the Year Cross_and_Flag (29%) – With 34000+ posts, she’s currently at the top of the heap in terms […]

2004 End of the Year Awards

Thursday, August 17th, 2006

Coordinated by Triple R 1. Poster of the Year: LadyBug 2. Political Opinion Page Poster of the Year: Mixed Humor 3. Christian Forum Poster of the Year: Cross and Flag 4. House Forum Poster of the Year: HarleyWoman 5. Creative Writing Poster of the Year: Lintree 6. Returning Poster of the Year: Nytebyrd 7. Conservative […]

LNF Essay Contest III Winner

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

Bob L The question of whether or not we are winning the war on terror is one that doesn’t have any definitive answer. The answer is completely dependent upon how you define “winningâ€?. What goals do we hope to achieve in our “war on terrorâ€?? Is it the complete eradication of terrorist organizations and their […]

LNF Essay Contest III – Runners-Up

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

Jasmine “WINNING” (To the tune of Santana’s “Winning”) One day, we were feeling down Our nation got hit, and The towers came down But we rolled up our sleeves And we stood up as one We took sharp aim at those Taliban feces Fired a few shots, blew them to pieces And just like that […]

LNF Essay Contest III – Runners-Up

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

Kiss Are we winning the war on ? No country, government or individual can ever win the war on because people define the war on in many different ways. There doesn’t seem to be a universally understood and accepted definition of the ists. Some see our present war on as a war against the Muslims […]