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Free Market – government knows best

In the late 1950s there was a TV show called “Father Knows Best” starring Robert Young who played “a thoughtful father who offered sage advice whenever one or more of his children had a problem.” Today there is another long-running show called “Government Knows Best” where our President and members of Congress play the part [...]

By |2011-06-08T21:50:15-04:00June 8th, 2011|Government|1 Comment

Engaging in peaceful debates – anatomy of a protest

The First Amendment of the United States Constitution allows each American citizen the freedom to express their opinion but, like everything else, this freedom can be used either responsibly or irresponsibly.  It’s understandable that when people are angry or highly upset about a particular issue that their emotions will be expressed with great passion, but [...]

By |2011-06-06T18:05:01-04:00June 6th, 2011|Tea Party|0 Comments

Constitutional Adherence – a history lesson

Too many people today don’t even know what’s in the Constitution, let alone why it was written the way it was. As a result, they are fooled by the argument that it is outdated and out of touch with today’s modern world. This argument is further enhanced by the claim that with advancements in knowledge [...]

By |2011-05-27T19:32:09-04:00May 27th, 2011|Constitution|0 Comments

Limited Government – to preserve and protect

“We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain, unalienable rights.” When those words were written, there were certain things  that everyone knew were rights because they were obvious. But today everything is being called a “right” and, as time goes on, more and more [...]

By |2011-05-26T18:08:21-04:00May 26th, 2011|Government|0 Comments

Fiscal Responsibility – needs and wants

I would like to wear expensive designer clothes. I would like to have a brand new Cadillac Escalade. I would like to take a cruise to the see the world. But I need to buy food for my family and I need to make my monthly mortgage payments and I need to purchase medicine for [...]

By |2011-05-24T19:42:53-04:00May 24th, 2011|Government|0 Comments

Virtue and Accountability – What are they up to?

When television first came out there were so few shows that they didn’t start broadcasting until 9:00 in the morning, and by 10:00 p.m. they would go off the air. As more shows were produced they began broadcasting at 8:00 in the morning and would go off at midnight, but just before they would sign [...]

By |2011-05-18T21:53:58-04:00May 18th, 2011|Government|0 Comments

Free Markets – to stimulate or not to stimulate?

The economy is in a slump, so the government must step in and help stimulate it so we can have prosperity again. That sounds like a reasonable statement, so what’s wrong with it? A lot of things. The first is that it’s a magician’s trick. The way it works is that the government quietly takes [...]

By |2011-05-15T13:59:26-04:00May 15th, 2011|Economy|0 Comments

Engaging in peaceful debates – teaching others

When we think of the word “debate” we often visualize two or more people arguing with one another, with each side trying to convince the other of who is right and who is wrong. However, rarely does such a debate convince anyone to change their mind. During formal debates the arguments can be stated in [...]

By |2011-05-12T08:51:11-04:00May 12th, 2011|Education|0 Comments

Constitutional Adherence – a Republic

“I pledge allegiance to flag of the United States of America and to the democracy for which it stands.” That’s not what we say when pledging our allegiance to the flag!  But today that’s what most people have come to think America is all about. Everywhere you read and nearly every commentary and Congressman you [...]

By |2011-05-02T19:11:48-04:00May 2nd, 2011|Constitution|0 Comments

Limited Government – Man is not a beast

Have you ever gone past a pasture and seen horses or cows standing in the field not doing much of anything except eating?  Have you ever been to a farm and seen chickens in their coops, pigs in their stalls, or rabbits in their cages? If you have, you’ve no doubt noticed that such animals don’t [...]

By |2011-04-30T20:19:38-04:00April 30th, 2011|Government|0 Comments

Fiscal Responsibility – Oh the pain!

The diagnosis of cancer is a shock to any patient and their family because it is such a devastating and life-threatening disease. Even so, there is a cure for it if caught early enough. But the cure can sometimes be worse than the disease.  Radiation treatment works well at destroying the cancer, but in doing [...]

By |2011-04-27T19:02:17-04:00April 27th, 2011|Economy|0 Comments

Virtue and Accountability – what’s all the fuss about?

When people speak of virtue they often think of religion and more and more people are believing that there should be no connection between government and religion. The fallacy of this argument is that virtue and religion are not necessarily the same thing. Virtue is just another word for morality, and morality simply means doing [...]

By |2011-04-20T15:42:52-04:00April 20th, 2011|Politics|1 Comment

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