Month: January 2012

Enemies Do Exist

A sense of reality has deserted us. Well, I suppose I shouldn’t count all of us in that, only those who seem oblivious to the threats that continue to emanate from enemies. Yes, there are enemies; they aren’t all just a bunch of misunderstood people. Believe it or not—and some find this hard to believe—some people want to kill us. They don’t like the Judeo-Christian roots of our social order. They seek to set up a new law—Sharia—that will destroy… Read more »

Dedicated to the Culture of Life

Rick Santorum had to leave the campaign trail this weekend as his three-year-old daughter Bella was hospitalized with pneumonia. Her condition was serious, but now seems to be improving. Santorum was up with her most of one night; he said she was really struggling. What makes this even more poignant is that Bella has Trisomy 18, a genetic disorder that usually takes a child’s life in the first year. Her prognosis is not good; only rarely does one with this… Read more »

Luke 16:10-15

[Jesus said]: “He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much. Therefore if you have not been faithful in the use of unrighteous wealth, who will entrust the true riches to you? And if you have not been faithful in the use of that which is another’s, who will give you that which is your own? “No servant can serve… Read more »

Don’t Sign Up for This Cruise

With the primary season so hot, and with my desire to share excerpts of Santorum’s book, I’ve been doing a lot of writing lately. I’d like to slow down a bit today. How about if we catch up on some political cartoons that deal with two significant events this past week or so? First up, the Keystone Pipeline that President Obama refused to okay, thereby not creating somewhere between 20,000-100,000 jobs, depending on whose estimate you follow. His reason? Environmental… Read more »

Constitutional Liberty

Rick Santorum has a concept of freedom that is closer to the Founding Fathers’ definition than anyone else running for president. It’s also a concept that is in line with Biblical presuppositions. In his book It Takes a Family, he lays it out clearly [I urge you to read this rather lengthy quote carefully]: The freedom talked about at our Constitutional Convention did not mean the village elders’ self-centered, No-Fault Freedom. It wasn’t a freedom that celebrated the individual above… Read more »

My Quandary

I’ve traveled a circuitous route to get to the place where I am today in deciding whom to support in the Republican primary. I began with an interest in Bachmann, but soon concluded she didn’t have the experience for the job. I then turned to Perry for a brief while, hoping he would be the political “savior,” but that soured for me pretty quickly, particularly after a few debates. Herman Cain came on my personal radar after I was his… Read more »

On Economic Freedom & Selective Outrage

Let’s take a break from deep thoughts today and let the cartoons dominate. Did you hear that the U.S. has slipped to #10 in the ranking of countries that have the greatest economic freedom? Now why might that be? Some commentators are trying to make us believe the economy is turning around. You know, like a cruise ship changing course. But who’s our captain? Being rich seems to have become a great sin lately, so for those associated with the… Read more »