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Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

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Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

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April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

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Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

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April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review Oct. 30, 2009 / 12 Mar-Cheshvan 5770

Why is the NAACP trying to abridge my right to free speech?

By Dave Weinbaum

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | This column is in answer to objections raised by the NAACP to my column(s.)

First, I want to thank the NAACP for providing me with column fodder as this can be problematic on a weekly basis.

My initial reaction to this communique and that of my liberal-leaning friend, webmaster and former editor of the RDN, Martin Schwartz was: "You (Weinbaum) offered an opinion in the op-ed section of the RDN. They (NAACP) disagreed with it. So the NAACP wants to stop this and other opinions like it from being published in the paper." In other words until Weinbaum conforms to NAACP opinion he and people of like mind should have their First Amendment rights terminated.

"You can't make a weak man stronger by making a strong man weak."
          — Abraham Lincoln

Allow me to get specific:

"We refuse to accept the assertion that every adherent of Islam is a Fascist or a terrorist."

Please point out where I said anything remotely resembling your comment above…ever. Do the words "slander" and "libel" mean anything to you?

Let's talk about the term "Islamofacist ."

According to the Encarta Dictionary, Fascism involves "any movement, ideology, or attitude that favors dictatorial government, centralized control of private enterprise, repression of all opposition, and extreme nationalism."

Do you have another phrase that would accurately describe a group of Muslims who have vowed to murder any American, Christian or Jewish man woman or child under command of a Fatwa written and signed by Osama bin Ladin on February 23rd 1998? How about this? Muslims who are outraged that many would practice a religion other than Islam and are Hell-bent on murdering every last one of the infidels wherever they find them?

Sorry, I think I'll stick with Islamofacists.

The above defines some but not all, and certainly not the majority of Muslims.

Your analyses of my comments are wrong and defamatory

"Mr. Weinbaum (and other Americans, for that matter) should understand how African-Americans feel after centuries of mistreatment that includes slavery, rape, discrimination, murder, and intimidation, among other things"

I do understand. That was the main point of the article.

We can agree that two major horrors were historically undeniable: Slavery of blacks and the Holocaust. For those who don't know, the latter was the intentional (your words) "…mistreatment that includes slavery, rape, discrimination, murder, and intimidation…" The Nazis tried and came pretty close to murdering every Jewish man, woman and child in the late 1930s and early 1940s, something to which Muslim leaders at the time gave enthusiastic thumbs up.

What I and many others question is Obama's willingness to sit and talk with a man who denies the latter despite overwhelming proof from Nazi records. Also, Ahmadinejad has said Israel should or would be "wiped off the map," while Iran is producing nuclear bombs. This should be cause for alarm for every American, including the membership of the NAACP.

I'm merely pointing out how the president might feel if the falsely elected leader of Iran called slavery a hoax.

While it's obvious the author(s) of the NAACP's missive either don't get the satire and irony of the article, or are in complete denial of it, it's equally clear that it has nothing to do with race. The column is a hypothetical argument about Obama's stated policy. He gives credence, credibility and clock for Iran to produce the very means by which Ahmadinejad can fulfill his Jew-murdering vision, the destruction of Israel.

My article asks what Barack would do if Ahmadinejad denied slavery ever existed. Would Obama still be on board to sit and talk to this lunatic or would he draw the line in the sand if the Iranian leader lied about what is near and dear to a major portion of Americans, including me? Would the NAACP go along with this if Ahmadinejad threatened to wipe Nigeria or Uganda off the map? I would certainly be outraged, wouldn't you?

"Mr. Weinbaum also implied that President Obama uses the legacy of slavery as a tool to manipulate people."

That is accurate, but in my opinion, it's been true of the Democratic Party for the last 50 years.

  • "As a nonpartisan organization, we (the NAACP) would never oppose Mr. Weinbaum's right to express his political views. However, given the multitude of issues that our nation faces, this is no time for acts or statements that only serve to turn Americans against each other…. The Rolla Daily News should have never posted or printed Mr. Weinbaum's article online"


In a matter of two sentences the NAACP reverses itself on whether I should be allowed to air my "political views" because "…this is no time for acts or statements that only serve to turn Americans against each other." I take this as an egregious attack on my First Amendment rights and clear hypocrisy of the highest order. It also abridges the right of my audience to listen to all sides so they can make informed decisions on their beliefs.

NAACP, while you have a right to disagree with my column and label it as you like, you have no right to suppress my First Amendment rights or those of the people who read and comment on my columns.

I urge you to stop this racial-victim-PC attack crap.

Wasn't that President Obama's message in what was supposed to be a post-racial America?

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