Month: October 2011

Romney vs. the Anti-Romney

In discussing the race for the Republican presidential nomination, my goal has been to be forthright and honest about why I believe certain candidates are not the best options, and I’ve also made it pretty clear where my sympathies lie. What it comes to down to is either Romney or the anti-Romney. Romney is the establishment’s choice. He will never upset the status quo, and he won’t make them nervous with deeply held convictions. A list of issues where he… Read more »

James 1:2-4,12

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.

Meanwhile, Overseas . . .

I haven’t said much about foreign affairs lately, so let’s catch up a bit. The really big news, of course, is the death of Qaddafi in Libya. Some are touting it as a major step forward for “democracy.” While I’m glad the delusional tyrant is gone, don’t count me among those who believe the future is rosy in that part of the world: Change is not always synonymous with progress. Speaking of change, that would be nice for Venezuela. Yet… Read more »

The Authentic Black Man?

It’s really kind of funny to hear some critics say Herman Cain is not an authentic black man like Obama. Let’s compare. Obama was from a mixed marriage; he had a white mother. He was raised, essentially, by his white grandmother. Cain’s all-black parents raised him themselves with his father working three jobs to make ends meet. Obama went to a fancy prep school in Hawaii, then on to Columbia and Harvard. Cain attended his local segregated school, then went… Read more »

We Occupy Jobs

I don’t know too many people who would have the time to join the “occupy” movement. Most of the people I know occupy jobs. It takes a special kind of person to participate in an extended protest/vacation. Since they hate capitalism, anyway, they probably don’t mind being unemployed. I mean, why buttress the evil system? They’ve got dads who can do that: They hope, of course, to get positive coverage. They don’t have to worry: Thank God [literally] for alternative… Read more »

Book Review: Destiny of the Republic

I love history books that read like novels. History is a story and should be told accordingly. Character, plot, and all other features of a good novel should be incorporated. As long as the story is fully documented and doesn’t deviate from the facts, it can be a delight to read. I just finished one such book. It’s called Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard. Few Americans know… Read more »

The Great Pretender

Much of the attention politically has been on the Republican side lately since there’s an actual competition for the nomination. On the Democrat side, there’s no drama. Every once in a while, a rumor floats about Hillary Clinton planning a run against her boss, but that’s not much more than fluff. No way that’s going to happen. The rumor gets circulated because of the spreading discontent with Obama within his party, but the rumormongers are going to have to come… Read more »