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Harriet Beecher Stowe Has Set The Model For Christian Activism For Our Times

July 11, 2010

“Father, what if thee should get found out again?” said Simeon second as he buttered his cake. “I should pay my fine,” said Simeon quietly. “But what if they put thee in prison?” “Couldn’t thee and mother manage the farm?” said Simeon smiling. “Mother can do almost everything,” said the boy. “But isn’t it a shame to make such laws?” “Thee mustn’t speak evil of thy rulers, Simeon,” Said his father gravely. “The Lord only gives us our worldly goods that we may do justice... Read article

Work, not Government, will Rescue the Economy

April 13, 2010

The federal government, since the collapse of the Soviet Union, has gone on a spending spree that has brought it to the point of default. In 1991 the federal government’s total budgeted debt was $3.6 trillion. As of this writing, at 7:23 am on Sunday, April 11, the government’s on budget debt was $12.788 trillion and increasing at a rate of roughly $10,000 per half second. Budgeted debt is stressed here because the total unfunded liabilities of the federal government, that are not part of the budget,... Read article

“The Economy” is More than Just a Scary Phrase

April 3, 2010

Tightening in job markets, prices that fluctuate, costs of living out pacing stagnant wages and a general sense that some impending hardship is headed for our homes and neighborhoods are concerns that are frequently blamed on “the economy”. How can something with nothing more than a name cause so much turmoil for so many people? What is “the economy” and is there anything that can be done to make it less threatening to our lives and property? If we truly have a free market economy, then why are jobs hard to... Read article

Do Ron Paul Supporters Really want the Presidency?

March 23, 2010

According to his book, End the Fed, Texas Congressman Ron Paul has been contemplating the twin follies of fractional reserve banking and unconstitutional government since the 1960′s. More importantly he has not kept his observations hidden from public review as he is easily the most prolifically writing politician in the nation. Not only has he written 12 books—none of which are about himself—but he produces several commentaries per month and routinely delivers speeches as a congressman and as a freedom... Read article

Can Christianity Thrive without Churches?

February 28, 2010

American institutions of government/politics, industry, and economics are in a state of collapse and the leaders of those institutions do not show the courage to correct their flawed paths to restore America to the independent, self sufficient republic of her birth. The collapse of those institutions has the potential to cause America’s institutionalized church—particularly American Christian Protestantism—to collapse as well. American Christian congregations support the costs of huge amounts of land and the buildings... Read article

Dear Government, Thanks but no thanks

January 3, 2010

When future generations look back at what became of the United States of America, they might be most amazed at how the government, in spite of its record of abject failure, continued to expand its influence into even the most mundane tasks. Recently the president had his attention distracted from making plans to manage medical practices throughout America by an unruly airplane passenger. All of this while he was surfing in Hawaii. Consider that for more than two centuries Americans did simple things like went to the doctor,... Read article

Two Parties, One Cause

November 22, 2009

An important fact that we all need to face is that the Republican/Democrat political system that controls access to the government is going to do whatever it takes to hold onto its power. This means continued wars, continued expansion of government influence, and continuation of policies that diminish the value of our currency, labor, and assets. How has the War Against International Terrorism benefited the nation? Why do officials in the government believe that, despite the huge debt it has amassed ($12.1 trillion as of... Read article

Fight Political Power by Ignoring It’s Schemes

October 5, 2009

Over the past month, I have heard of, in no particular order, the “Racism Crisis”, the “Dollar Crisis”, the “Terrorism Crisis”, the “Healthcare Crisis”, the “International Economic-Imbalance Crisis”, the “Global Warming Crisis”, the “Iranian Nuclear Weapons Crisis”, the “Taliban Crisis”, the “Pakistani-al Qaeda Crisis”, the “Unemployment Crisis”, and, the “Swine Flu Crisis”. I might be missing a few crises. Although all of these crises are, reportedly, rushing upon us to destroy... Read article

The New Freedom Fighters Might be Peacemakers

August 23, 2009

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God….” Jesus, Matthew 5:10 I have not recently made the acquaintance of any conservatives or even Christians that have let that encouragement slip from their lips. Right now conservatives and Christians seem to be all about war. War on terror. War on the Taliban. War on al Qaeda. War to bring the blessings of democracy to Iraq and Afghanistan. War to preserve Israel. War on Iranian militancy. War on radical Islam. War on Marxism. War on liberalism. War... Read article

Do You Want To Beat Gangs?

July 1, 2009

Two movies, Taken and Gran Torino, are disturbing by the fact that both depict situations that are becoming increasingly common to all of us. In Taken, Liam Neeson uses his CIA training to penetrate an Albanian gang that kidnaps young women visiting France to sell as sex slaves. It seems that the sex slave trade generates heavy interest throughout the world. A Bing search gathers nearly 300,000 sites for the engine “sex slave trafficking”. Gran Torino found Clint Eastwood resurrecting his Dirty Harry character... Read article

Marriage

June 13, 2009

Are Americans Really Qualified To Decide… American government is indisputably choked with corruption, greed, and conflicts of interests. This comprehensive saturation of political debauchery has flourished in spite of (or because of) the nation’s universal suffrage which allows almost everyone in the country above the age of 18 to vote on almost everyone and everything that finds its way to a ballot. America’s seedy underside can be seen almost every time an elected official finds a camera to extol his/her... Read article

Where Were You When the Paradigm Shifted

April 2, 2009

The US has been at the pinnacle of world power since the late 1800′s and American politicians and industry leaders have been able to influence the decisions of governments throughout the world.  American dominance has been so widely recognized throughout the world that America has been called “the indispensable nation“, and the last 100 years has been called “The American Century“. The American presidency, over the time that the country rose to international prominence, became an... Read article

Can America Really Trust the GOP to Protect it from the Leviathan it Helped to Create?

March 16, 2009

Will the GOP stand in the gap to turn back the drive of the Obama Administration and the Democrat majority in Congress to buy up what is left of American freedom? Pat Buchanan apparently believes so. In a recent submission, “Lyndon Baines Obama”, Buchanan wrote: “…Obama has accomplished something John McCain could not — unite the Republican Party and instill in it a new esprit de corps. For the Obama budget is an insult to the core belief of the party — that free people, not coercive... Read article

Our Work, not the Government’s, Will Restore the Economy

February 16, 2009

According to the Bible, God created man to cultivate the Garden of Eden. Then when Adam wasn’t satisfied with doing it God’s way, God intensified Adam’s labor by telling him, “By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread,…” The entire book of Proverbs can be considered an ode to work, and the Christian (Protestant) work ethic has been considered to lay the foundation for the rise of Western Civilization. Beyond being a divine edict, work helps us provide ourselves and our loved ones the necessities... Read article

So why is the US economy sinking?

January 11, 2009

We have resources. We have skilled labor. We have infrastructure that allows easy commercial transport. We have technology that links businesses to businesses and businesses to customers. We have an education system that can develop a continuous flow of skilled workers into the labor market. We proved our “free market” system was superior to the command economy of the communistic Soviet Union 20 years ago. We had a vibrant, independent middle class that was the envy of the world—the proof of this is the flow of immigrants... Read article

Our “Health” depends on “Care”, not a “System”

December 22, 2008

The problem with America’s health care system is, well, the term, “health care system.” I hearken back to a simpler time when those words were not put together and we knew where we had to go when we didn’t feel so well. If we were in good “health” we went to work or outside to play and went about our daily lives. If we weren’t in good “health”, we would stay home and our mothers would take “care” of us. This “care” would involve staying in bed, taking plenty of fluids, and, of course,... Read article

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