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American Values Can Deal With Poverty

American Values Can Deal With Poverty

Our particular challenges of poverty have really been about bringing what we know works — freedom, tradition and personal responsibility — to the uniquely challenged minority communities in America. This was already starting to happen before liberals took over the poverty issue with President Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty” in 1965.

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Poverty: New Light on Old Truths

Poverty: New Light on Old Truths

That scholars from these two institutions — one on the left and one on the right — agree that the state of the American family is of critical importance to the economic well-being of Americans is news. It drives home a point I have been making for years — that so-called values issues, often called “social issues,” are indeed economic issues.

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Bernie Sanders Misses Jesus

Bernie Sanders Misses Jesus

Bernie Sanders spoke to Liberty University a few weeks back, presenting himself and his convictions boldly and honestly, and in response, a Liberty alumnus and evangelical pastor “Tim” gave a rather impassioned speech about how his conservative Christian beliefs were now obliging him to vote for Bernie, because Bernie cares for the poor, the needy, and the weak.

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The Immoral Earth-Worshiper Religion

The Immoral Earth-Worshiper Religion

The green agenda is nothing more or less than an attack on America’s poorest citizens by those who envy our nation’s wealth and want to transfer it overseas, no matter who gets hurt. This is the green immorality, and it is time that people recognize it as just that.

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Demolition of the Cabrini Green Housing Project in Chicago (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Government housing is a bad idea

his past week, following the nation’s celebration of the birthday of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the U.S. Supreme Court heard an important case related to landmark law enacted during the civil rights era – the Fair Housing Law of 1968. This case highlights how some policies that followed civil rights era legislation – in this case government low-income housing projects – actually have hurt the very communities they were supposed to help.

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EPA Headquarters in Washington D.C.

Environmentalism Hurts Poor Families Worst

One of the largest energy providers in New England announced recently that energy costs for a typical household could increase 37% over last year. For many poorer families, that $40 per month increase will force a choice between purchasing enough food to feed a cold family or warming the bedrooms they return to — malnourished, or suffering otherwise from a lack of household resources to fund Obama’s jihad on affordable energy.

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Marxist ‘War on Poverty’ Wastes Trillions

Marxist ‘War on Poverty’ Wastes Trillions

Anyone who has been paying attention understands that the U.S. financial situation is beyond out of control. Not only are we over $17 trillion in debt, the latest figures show more than half of Americans are now on the take–via the federal government–from their fellow Americans, and a $22 trillion ‘war on poverty’ has done exactly zip to reduce poverty.

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Max De Pree has the answer to Ferguson

Max De Pree has the answer to Ferguson

We cannot continue to ignore circumstances that practically guarantee ongoing intergenerational poverty and the dysfunctional behavior that accompanies it. The costs of not addressing and changing what has failed in low-income communities and the whole country are enormous. The moral costs speak to our willingness to tolerate hundreds of thousands of babies born in our country each year whose chances of a decent life are miniscule and yet continuing, year after year, the same failed policies that assure no future for these children.

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Rioters burn a store in Ferguson

Paul Ryan has answer for Ferguson

Economist Milton Friedman said “The economic race should not be arranged so everyone arrives at the finish line at the same time but so that everyone starts at the starting line at the same time.” Those on the left and the right have always contended whether economic outcomes for any given set of individuals is the business of government. But few, on the left or right, dispute that government should work to assure that every American starts the game under fair conditions.

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Blessed Poverty, Give Me More!

Blessed Poverty, Give Me More!

How often can you see across America on a street corner, under a bridge, on a highway overpass, or in front of a store, a poor person with a sign asking for charity from people who can lend a helping hand in a time of need? I have also noticed that these poor people, almost without fail, have a cigarette hanging out of their mouths, a bottle of booze in a little brown paper bag, or lottery tickets in their hands.

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