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Aggressively Pursuing the Human Rights Agenda

Undoubtedly, effective human rights policy has the ability to enhance the global image of the United States and strengthen its national security.  It is necessitated by the elevated state of threat to our nation and, to an extent, is where these abuses resonate. The reach of human rights policy, while admittedly difficult to quantify, is rooted in our nation’s desire to adhere to the moral principles that championed its own creation centuries ago and its willingness to promote them abroad. Continue reading


Christianity’s Exodus from Iraq

As worshippers gathered for Sunday Mass at Our Lady of Salvation Church in Baghdad on October 31, 2010, no one could envision the bloodshed that would occur that day. According to witnesses, al Qaeda terrorists stormed the church and, upon entering, immediately shot the priest. They held hostage the congregation of more than 100 before Iraqi security forces intervened, setting off a deadly gun battle. Thirty-seven hostages and seven members of the security force were brutally murdered that day. This was the deadliest church attack since the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 (Reuters). Continue reading

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