Category: Politics & Government

Opinions on contemporary political happenings and the workings of civil government.

A Massive Exercise in Self-Deception

So, the election is over. America has made its choice. The American people will now have to live with that choice for at least four years. John McCain’s concession speech was gracious, perhaps too gracious. I understand why he did it. You cannot appear to be a sore loser. He handled himself well. Yet I don’t think he ever clearly understood the Obama threat. Is Obama really an honorable man? Should we congratulate him on his victory? Christians are not… Read more »

America's Suicide Attempt?

Noted British historian Paul Johnson titled one of his chapters in his book Modern Times “America’s Suicide Atempt.” Johnson was talking about the 1960s and 1970s. Assassinations (John and Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King), the Vietnam War, race riots in the cities and student riots on campuses, the entire Watergate fiasco, and the miserable economy of the 1970s were his targets. We can add Roe v. Wade to that list. It was as if America had lost its mind. Today… Read more »

Palin in Lakeland

My wife, Jan, and I attended the Sarah Palin rally held near our home in Lakeland this past Saturday. We also attended one in nearby Kissimmee the previous weekend. Normally, I don’t get too excited about going to political rallies. I’m one of those people who prefers to stay at home and avoid large crowds. But I am glad I went to these two events. First, it was an encouragement to see so many people with the same concerns and… Read more »

Willful Blindness

This political cartoon pretty much summarizes the problem we are facing with the media this election year. This is a willful blindness caused by an ideology that has rejected the Biblical worldview. We still have a few more days to pray.

Conservative Snobbery–Part I

I call myself a conservative, both politically and socially. Yet, as I’ve emphasized in previous posts, my conservatism does not stand alone. I am a conservative only because I am first and foremost a Christian. The principles I believe in, which are truths based on God’s Word, are my foundation. These principles then give rise to my political and social beliefs. There are others, however, who are conservative but do not base their conservatism squarely on Biblical concepts. They may… Read more »

A Borrowed Pondering

Sometimes a commentator comes very close to saying what I wish I could communicate more effectively. Today, I want to “borrow” a commentary from writer and radio host Mark Levin, as posted in National Review Online on Saturday. Mark Levin Levin begins his commentary with a statement of incredulity: I honestly never thought we’d see such a thing in our country – not yet anyway – but I sense what’s occurring in this election is a recklessness and abandonment of… Read more »