Month: November 2012

Around the Next Political Bend

The new Lincoln movie is getting good reviews. I haven’t seen it yet but hope to soon. Perhaps the publicity over that film led to the following political cartoon: That expresses how I feel about the recent election. It’s sad to be forced to the conclusion that our fellow citizens can be so shallow as to believe Obama is the answer when he has only made everything worse for four years. And so many are ignorant of his radical ideology,… Read more »

The Dark Clouds over the Middle East

It’s difficult to get the American people and the mainstream media to concentrate on very significant foreign affairs that put the spotlight on our own wayward policies. Last year, the media were singing the praises of the misnamed Arab Spring. This was supposed to be an outbreak of “democracy.” Never mind, of course, that democracy really means 51% can impose anything they want on everyone else. The United States was never intended to be a democracy but a republic, which… Read more »

Tax Rates: Reagan vs. Obama

Now that we’re talking about taxing the rich more and face the specter of all the Bush tax cuts being eliminated, I thought I’d look up some figures from the 1980s to see what happened when Ronald Reagan lowered the tax rates. How did this affect revenue? An article from the Cato Institute provides the numbers. The author of the article, Richard Rahn, notes that most of the Reagan tax cuts were applied to those in the middle- and lower-income… Read more »

Free Stuff

Mitt Romney, when asked what went wrong on his march to the White House, remarked that Obama promised more free stuff to the voters. That remark brought criticism from some Republicans who believe that if the message is framed properly, conservatism can win over many of those voters. I think they’re both right. Yes, the right candidate who can communicate the conservative message can still win a national election. Yet, at the same time, Romney was correct in pointing out… Read more »

Through the Lens of Christian Faith

I’m grateful for the Thanksgiving break last week. It was good to get away, spend time with extended family and some “old” friends/former students, and kind of let the world do whatever it chose to do for a while without my involvement. Yes, I did check in from time to time to see if the world was still here. While on my hiatus, the following events transpired: More layoffs occurred or have been planned by businesses since the election. The… Read more »

Thanksgiving Break

No, the title of my post today doesn’t mean I’m taking a break from being thankful. I will be quite thankful this week as I spend time with my extended family. But I am going to take a break from the blog for this week. I’ll be back next Monday. Enjoy your Thanksgiving, and may you recognize the Source of all that for which you are thankful.

The Sermon on the Mount–Part I

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Blessed… Read more »