Month: January 2009

A First Amendment Guarantee

Besides the freedom of religion clauses of the First Amendment, there is another guarantee there that is threatened: freedom of speech. Now, we have, over the years, added some rather foggy ideas of what freedom of speech entails. It has been expanded to include coarse language that used to be avoided and artistic expressions that can only be legitimately described as obscene. That’s not what the Founders intended by the phrase “freedom of speech.” For them, it was primarily freedom… Read more »

This Doesn’t Require Any Commentary

The following news report, just out this afternoon, speaks for itself: President Barack Obama on Friday struck down the Bush administration’s ban on giving federal money to international groups that perform abortions or provide abortion information. Obama’s executive order, the latest in an aggressive first week reversing contentious Bush policies, was warmly welcomed by liberal groups and denounced by abortion rights foes. His action came one day after the 36th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court ruling in Roe v…. Read more »

My Predictions Begin to Come True

All you need to do is go to the official White House website and see how quickly Obama has moved to work on behalf of the radical homosexual movement. On the site, the section is called “Support for the LGBT Community.” The goals: Expanding hate crimes statutes Requiring employers to hire homosexuals or be targeted for discrimination suits Promoting civil unions and federal rights for the “community” [in case you are not up on the wording, LGBT means “lesbians, gays, bisexual,… Read more »

Do You Want Obama to Succeed?

Bill O’ Reilly asked that question in one of his online polls. I didn’t respond. The question is too simplistic, offering no room for explanation for my answer. I would ask instead, “Do you want the United States to be blessed by God during the Obama presidency?” To that question I can answer an emphatic “yes.” I receive no satisfaction when my nation suffers. I desire that it be an example to the world of righteousness, Biblical morality, and economic… Read more »

The Expectations Game

I have a feeling that some people will suffer very shortly from dashed expectations. So is this political cartoon stretching the truth? Probably not as much as you think.

A Final Thank You

This would have fit nicely in my analysis of the Bush administration, but I wanted to be sure I didn’t pass it by without passing it on. Sometimes, we can be an ungrateful people.

Inauguration Day

When the godly are in authority, the people rejoice. But when the wicked are in power, they groan. [Proverbs 29:2] I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession, and thanksgiving be made for everyone–for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. [I… Read more »