Category: National

Ted Cruz speaking at Values Voter Summit in Washington D.C. on October 7, 2011. (Photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

Ted, Monica, and Mickey

Ted Cruz is making a bet that the center of gravity of America can and should move. That our youth need to hear that every moment matters, that there is right and wrong, that choices have consequences for which they must take personal responsibility. And that is what really defines the essence of freedom.

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Where Reverence Meets Perfection

Where Reverence Meets Perfection

Arlington is the place where men and women in the hundreds of thousands, who have made the ultimate sacrifice for you and me, have been laid to rest. It is also a place of remembrance of the price paid for the freedoms for every American. It is, without a shadow of a doubt, the most honorable place to be buried, and the most sobering. It is the most hallowed of ground.

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Now is the Time to Fight for Freedom

Now is the Time to Fight for Freedom

It is not delusional to expect elected officials to keep their word. When a politician says they will fight tooth and nail for something, it is reasonable to expect that they will. It is not delusional to expect an elected official who put his or her hand on a Bible and swore an oath to defend and protect the Constitution of the United States to do that.

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Covetousness as Idolatry

Covetousness as Idolatry

Consider the multi-billion dollar industry of Madison Avenue. It is devoted to manipulating people to desire things they probably cannot afford, so that they buy things they do not need to impress people they don’t even care about. How do we oppose this lure of covetousness in our own heart, how do we oppose the politics of covetousness in our culture?

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Biblical illustration of Book of Revelation Chapter 21 (Source: Jim Padgett, courtesy of Sweet Publishing, Ft. Worth, TX, and Gospel Light, Ventura, CA)

When the Political Door Closes and the Prophetic Door Opens

Most of the trouble in our world takes place either when civil and ecclesiastical powers marry or merge, or when civil power takes it upon itself to completely stop religion. Not all religion is legitimately pointing to the Creator God, so it goes without saying that this statement does not include all religions in the most general sense of the word, but only those ordained by the Creator of mankind.

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Photo credit: Damon J. Moritz

The First One to Thirty Wins

Whatever happened to the fighting spirit inside the Christian man? They killed the will. Somewhere along the way the enemy killed the will. Passive, sit on your butt, whiney Christianity has turned the average American male into a compliant pile of play dough.

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FEMA Trailers (Photo credit: Win Henderson)

FEMA Becomes Liberal Ideology Enforcement Agency

New Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) rules on requirements for states to receive federal emergency preparedness dollars are being met with disbelief by many of the nation’s governors. The new rule forces a state to include a “consideration of changing environmental or climate conditions that may affect and influence the long-term vulnerability from hazards in the state” in conducting risk assessments.

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Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)

Merging Paul’s Outreach with Cruz’s Principles

Ted Cruz has a bit of an image problem while Rand Paul has a bit of a message problem. Cruz is more consistent but obviously more maligned. Both men are highly intelligent. Cruz is traditionalist while Paul thinks outside the box. Both men hold our rule of law in very high regard but at the end of the day each possesses a bit of what the other lacks.

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What We Already Knew: Bergdahl a Deserter

What We Already Knew: Bergdahl a Deserter

Now it has been revealed that what most of us with half a brain knew all along: Bowe Bergdahl, the man for whom President Obama traded five terrorists, is a worthless deserter. Whether he was a terrorist-sympathizer (as many reports seemed to indicate) remains to be officially seen, but I wouldn’t be surprised there, either. When President Obama released these terrorists back into the wild to “get Bergdahl back,” we were told that we needed to get Bergdahl back, that he had served in the military with “honor and distinction.”

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Photo credit: Brian Stansberry

Empty Houses

Home is where… no one is. That seems to be the modern trend. City dwellers lead hectic lives, our suburbs are “bedroom communities”, and the talent of the next generation is quickly fleeing small rural towns. Our homes are empty for far too many hours of the day, and this trend has been steadily reshaping society.

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