Archive for March, 2017

Fast-food Government: GOP’s Obamacare Repeal Debacle

Fast-food Government: GOP’s Obamacare Repeal Debacle

Anybody who even occasionally gets take-out from any fast food chain will immediately get that story, because about a third of the time you don’t get what you order, even if the ticket is correct and they repeat it back to you. What’s more, when you discover the order isn’t correct – often after you arrive at home – you drive back and go in to get the order corrected, and are typically met with either a mild disinterest or outright hostility.

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Husband Bringing Sick Wife Hot Drink In Bed At Home

Men Are Called to Be Servants

Marriage between one man and one woman is God’s perfect plan for us, one of the first, most basic and essential things we learn about in the very first chapter of the Bible. In Genesis 1 we read, “God created man in His own image. In the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.

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Credit: Jim Padgett

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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NRA Urging RINO Governor Veto Override

NRA Urging RINO Governor Veto Override

The National Rifle Association (NRA) is taking the unusual action of getting behind an override of South Dakota RINO Governor Dennis Daugaard’s veto of Second Amendment legislation from the 2017 South Dakota legislative session.

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