War, Peace and the Minimum Wage

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Young Adventist Lebanese blogger Johnny tackles Israel and Hezbollah. Well researched, he writes: "Israel is wrong in attacking Lebanon for the sins of Hezbollah. Israel does have a right to defend itself. But Israel is behaving cowardly by not attacking the real backers of the Hezbollah missiles, Syria and Iran. Obviously they are not attacking Syria or Iran as Syria and Iran can actually defend themselves."

Jeannette Rankin (1880-1973) was the first woman ever elected to the U.S. Congress, and a native of Missoula, Montana. She was elected in 1916, before women nationwide had the right to vote. In 1917 she joined a handful of representatives who voted against entry into World War I asserting, despite harsh criticism and certain damage to her career, that "the first time the first woman had a chance to say no against war she should say it."

Visit this site to see some Adventist women who carry on that tradition: Adventist Women 4 Peace

Finally, over at Faith in Context Monte Sahlin writes:

"Why would anyone want to pay an employee so little that the employee cannot provide the cheapest possible housing and food for him or herself? Would you be willing to look a person in the eyes and say, 'Because you do not have the education that you should and don't vote, I want you to work for me at about half the real cost of the labor you are going to do. And, I want you to go the church down the block and to your parents and get them to provide the other half so that I can afford this project.'???"

Read a really thoughtful post on Christian responsiblity and the minimum wage.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://spectrummagazine.org/node/4531