Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act. — Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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Thinking Reasonably Part 2

Dale Pflug

Did you ever have someone tell you that something was too political, or that they hate to discuss politics? If you mention the word politics, you will probably offend at least one person in any group. To shut off a conversation, just say “sorry, but I don’t talk about politics”.

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Thinking Reasonably, Part 1

Dale Pflug

Maybe people just don't know appreciate the importance of argument. The British Parliament is a wonderful example of how to argue. Sometimes fistfights even break out! You might call that "argument with style". Let's start with Webster's definition of the word itself. "Argument: a statement, reason, or fact for or against a point. An address or composition intended to convince or persuade". When you go back to the United States Founding Fathers, they were skilled users of argument.

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An Open Letter to the Next Generation of Patriots

Steve Deace

It is the harmonic convergence of faith (your principles) and reason (tactics) that creates political success. If your principles/tactics are in conflict with one another you’re doing it wrong. When they complement one another you’re doing it right. If you don’t learn this lesson before it’s too late you become either “grump guy” or “groupie guy.”

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…And The Pulpits Are Silent

Dave Daubenmire

Despite what the political parties would like you to believe, the problem in America is not the politicians, it is the pulpits. I hate to break the news to you, but most of America’s pulpits are filled with cowardly men. They are a shame to the Christ they claim to serve.

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Play to Win, or Don’t Bother

Bob Ellis

Steve Deace has a great column at BarbWire, and it exposes...the lack of seriousness and dereliction of duty on the part of Christians and conservatives. You see, we on the Right face an enemy that understands we are in a war of good and evil (and they are Hell-bent on pursuing evil); they aren't fooled (by their own propaganda aimed at us) that politics is a game, or a social exercise, or a sport, or a friendly disagreement about how to get things done.

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No Political Fix to America’s Death Spiral

J. Matt Barber

I’m never going to win a popularity contest. It’s not my goal to be liked. I’ll probably never be a “Fox News contributor” or even broadly recognized as a dutifully compliant cog within the greater, GOP-heavy “conservative” political wheel. That’s because I say things like this: There is no political fix to America’s death spiral.

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When the News is Busted

Bob Ellis

When the news is so often bad, we could all use a laugh. Let's laugh about the news a little...

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A Poetic Perspective on Politics, Social Media and the Military

A.J. Castellitto

Fundamental transformation Almost complete, You plot, you position, you sow, you reap, Children and wife are by your side? But will you sleep tonight, A change of course A guilty plea, It’s not too late to make amends

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Political Party Poison

Derek Howell

Thomas Jefferson, in his draft of the Kentucky Resolutions, explained “[i]n questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.” Can we honestly say that our contemporary elected representatives, comprised of Democrats and Republicans, in Washington, D.C., are bound from their mischievous actions “by the chains of the Constitution”? No, it appears that the chains have been broken.

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Political means don’t achieve moral ends

Star Parker

Despite our obsession with political systems and processes, the quality of our lives ultimately flows from the behavior of individual human beings and not from any meticulously designed political system. The best any political system can do is to assure political freedom. But it cannot assure what individuals choose to do with their freedom and the values that will define their lives.

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Former USAF Fighter Pilot on Being Shot Down over North Vietnam

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Col. Martin H. Mahrt (USAF ret) of Custer will talk to the Black Hills Veterans Writing Group on Saturday, September 13, 9-11 am, about being shot down over North Vietnam in December 1965 while piloting an F-105D as part of the 333rd Tactical Fighter Squadron.

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The Secular Left’s End Around

Ken Connor

Recently, secular liberals have adopted a new tactic. Rather than continue our public debates, some secular liberals have decided to take a different route — attacking the very foundations of Christian institutions. In this assault, they have been aided and abetted by the current administration.

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With His Every Word

Jim Bowman

Has it hit home yet that what began in 2008 and inexcusably continued in 2012 is now a terrible and complete failure? Even before the 2008 election, his choice for a running mate should have sent off red flares! What a one-two punch! After being elected and with Joe Biden emerging from the senatorial shadows, which continues to protect many a miscreant and self feeder, Barack Obama began with what is now his standardized “in your face” style of insults.

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Noted Psychiatrist: Transgenderism Is a Mental Disorder

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A well-known psychiatrist associated with Johns Hopkins Hospital has made a potentially groundbreaking claim that transgenderism is a “mental disorder” that merits treatment and that sex change is “biologically impossible.” Dr. Paul R. McHugh is the former psychiatrist-in-chief and the current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry for John Hopkins. He recently wrote in the Wall Street Journal that people who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder.

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Burger King and How to Keep Jobs in America

Rick Manning

U.S. corporations operate under the highest tax rate in the world. Canada just lowered theirs to just over 26 percent—a 14 percent savings simply by fleeing north across the border. The truth is that we don’t have a patriotism problem; America has a tax problem. And here is how to solve it.

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"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the party over to the so-called moderates wouldn't make any sense at all." - Ronald Reagan, Nov. 10, 1964