Category: National

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Christ Haters: The American Sadducees

In Jesus’ day, there were two main political parties which ran Israel under Rome’s oppressive reign. One was the Sadducee party and the other the Pharisee party. Both groups claimed to represent the Law of Moses and have the best interests of the people of Israel in mind.

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The Pharisees and Today’s Church: The Same Now as it Was Then

The Pharisees and Today’s Church: The Same Now as it Was Then

Many of today’s churches are no different than the Pharisees were. Precisely where in the Bible is homosexuality seen to be ok? Yet many denominations are ordaining gay pastors. Where in the Word of God is same-sex marriage approved? Yet many denominations are accepting this as ok.

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"A republic, if you can keep it," said Benjamin Franklin when asked what type of government the founders had established.

Republic No More – And Why It Matters

The Founders wrote at length against pure democracy, which as one wag noted, “is two wolves and a sheep deciding on what’s for dinner.” That may be fine for the wolves today, but when three hunters enter the equation tomorrow, not so much. And when five PETA members enter the fray the day after…? And ten cattle ranchers the day after that…?

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Evil Prevails When Good Men Do Nothing

Evil Prevails When Good Men Do Nothing

In our county I think we are seeing a few areas in which the right has gotten off track. Crony capitalism is too commonplace even in many Republican districts and now a type of immoral conservatism where traditional values are held in contempt is gradually becoming a norm.

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Disney, Sea World and Universal Employee’s Caught in Sex Stings, Child Porn Arrests

Disney, Sea World and Universal Employee’s Caught in Sex Stings, Child Porn Arrests

CNN reported on July 14, 2014 that a Walt Disney World security guard and janitor at SeaWorld’s Discovery Cove were among 18 men arrested in a sex sting dubbed “Operation April’s Fools,” Polk County, Florida. Those arrested responded to online ads from undercover detectives who posed as children or custodians of children.

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SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Think Medicaid Works Well?

SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Think Medicaid Works Well?

In 2009, the leader of a think tank in Washington, D.C. asked me to edit a research project which the think tank had sponsored on problems with Medicaid. I was flattered and honored that a think tank based in D.C. noticed my articles on Medicare problems and thought enough of my writing to ask for my help. In that project, I learned much about the problems with Medicaid. Some of them are similar to the problems in Medicare.

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Putting Off Legalism (and Apathy)

Putting Off Legalism (and Apathy)

Sometimes the culture war is merely a distraction away from greater spiritual warfares. The enemy takes on many forms. There are even those times when our greatest foe is the person staring back at us. Ultimately our mirrors betray us.

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President Trump & the Democrat Saga of Incoherence

The Democrats and anti-Trump forces seem to be so blinded by their hatred of the president that they have lost their ability to think coherently. What else can one think when reviewing what has been transpiring? It is so obvious. Well, obvious to those of us who are not blinded by either hatred or the wish to destroy Donald Trump simply because he is Trump and perhaps a Republican.

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Marriage is No Business of the State

Marriage is No Business of the State

In the battle for God’s holy institution of marriage, as of late there has not been a lot of encouraging news. The problem confronting us however has roots going back more than 100 years. The nose of the camel came into the tent with miscegenation laws which largely began after the War Between the States. What this meant is that civil government claimed it had a rightful jurisdiction over what marriages would be legitimate and what would not.

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Mar. 17-23

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Mar. 17-23

This week, we learned that President Donald Trump’s “conservative” “pro-life” judicial nominee believes the “right” to murder your own child in the womb is “the law of the land,” and so is the “right” to counterfeit marriage, and that illegal aliens are “undocumented immigrants.” If that’s “conservative” and “pro-life,” then I guess I’m not a conservative.

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