Tag: free market

Defining Social Justice

Good words and phrases sometimes get hijacked. I think “social justice” is one of those. Justice is synonymous with righteousness; the concept comes straight from the heart of God. Justice in social relations, justice in society at large, should be what we all aim for. What, though, qualifies as justice in a society? Here are my ideas. First, social justice should mean we recognize the inherent image of God in each person and treat one another accordingly. It should begin… Read more »

Bush's Decisions

Over Christmas, I took the opportunity to read former President Bush’s new book Decision Points. I did so for two reasons: first, I really wanted to “hear” what he had to say; second, as an American historian, I need to be up to speed on how this former president defends his actions. Let me begin with what I consider to be its strengths. The first strength is Bush’s informal writing style. You get the impression this is exactly how he… Read more »

Worldview Does Matter

A person’s worldview does affect how he sees everything. I’ve commented often on what I believe Obama’s worldview is: non-Christian, anti-Western, and heavily influenced by Marxist philosophy. Take a hypothetical classroom where economist Adam Smith and Karl Marx might be under the tutelage of Prof. Obama: There are ramifications to the rejection of free markets and the adoption of government control of the economy: President Obama, though, refuses to take any responsibility for any of our economic woes. He continues to… Read more »

The Leftist Economic Mindset

In a townhall Obama held the other day, he made a strong statement when he said he would not allow the tax cuts for the “rich” to be extended. The mantra from the Left is always “We can’t afford to give tax cuts.” Think about this mindset for a moment. What it indicates is that the Left side of the political spectrum believes that your money really isn’t yours. They consider it all to be the government’s, and they can… Read more »