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The God-Ordained Family Government

romeike_family_2 I had the privilege this week of graduating a class of homeschooling students that I taught in our summer school at IOTC. I taught them the Biblical view of Law and Government and our founder’s understanding of the founding documents. What an encouragement it was to see young students from 5th grade and up, eager to learn these essential principles of liberty. I believe one of the few bright spots on the horizon in our land today is the homeschool and Christian school movement. There are Read more [...] Continue reading →

No Soda for Your 6th-Grade Daughter, but School Can Insert an IUD without Telling You

School buses The Seattle school’s no soda rule puts their IUD policy in perspective. Mark Horne wrote about the fact that the Seattle schools are allowed to insert IUDs into eleven-year-old girls without telling their parents, but I want to revisit the issue and point out the seeming insanity. I write “seeming insanity,” because even though there is real moral insanity involved, there is also a clear agenda with rational planning. As the cliché goes, there is a method to their madness. When Mark Read more [...] Continue reading →

The Police State Campaign to Terrorize Poor People Continues

laura browder When you take their children away on a ludicrous charge we can safely deduce that you are working to terrorize poor people. Didn’t Mark Horne already post this story? Nope, that was about a woman who let her child play “hours at a time” at a popular public park with her own mobile phone while the mother worked at McDonald’s. In this new story, a woman got arrested for allowing her children to play thirty feet from her while she attempted to interview for a job. According to Raw Read more [...] Continue reading →

Here Comes the Birth Control "Implant Your Daughter" Crusade

birth control implant The media is pumping up results of using a birth control implant or IUD on teen girls as government policy. They claim it reduced abortions. I love fewer homicides. But there are more civilized ways to reduce abortions. Protecting life from the point of its beginning, offering women help, holding fathers responsible, and raising people into adulthood so that they don’t have sex outside of marriage are not strategies that secular bureaucrats appreciate. The plan we are seeing unfold as an Read more [...] Continue reading →

Add a Bit of Homosexuality to Make Polygamy PC

polyamory San Francisco newspaper site sings praises to polygamy, probably because it started as a Lesbian couple. This story is a bit dated. But since we are seeing this pushed in politico.com, and a threesome in Montana is pushing for it, and Reason.com is quite excited by the prospect, I think it would be good to review how the media promotes perversion and makes it normal. The site is associated with the San Francisco Chronicle. I don’t know if it was ever an actual news story in its print edition Read more [...] Continue reading →

Montana Polygamy and Reason Magazine’s Social Nihilism

polygamyGay Libertarians who act like Montana polygamy is something to celebrate are showing they have an agenda and ideology that goes far beyond their stated political theory. I think people should be free from political coercion to smoke tobacco if they want to do so. I think people should be free to own and possess firearms. That doesn’t mean I would post news of an increase in lung cancer as great news that more people are using their freedom. If there were more guns accidentally fired in homes Read more [...] Continue reading →

Man Files for License to Marry a Second Wife

polygamy It only took five days after the Supreme Court created a constitutional right to homosexual "marriage" for a Montana man to file for a license to marry his second wife. This is not a divorce case. He's still married to the first wife, but he's looking to start a collection. Nathan Collier of Billings said he was inspired by Friday's ruling. That would be the same ruling that the Left had promised could never lead to polygamous marriages. Yellowstone County Courthouse officials initially Read more [...] Continue reading →

Natural Law Won’t Help You, Christian

queen-james-gay-bible Trying to use natural law so that you won’t be accused of reasoning from the Bible is a fool’s mission. It has been pretty common for some Christians and Christian traditions to insist that we should reason about matters of public justice and the social order from “natural law.” Supposedly, natural law is a realm of moral principles that are evident to all reasonable people whether or not they are Christians. Can we please let the Supreme Court’s latest offense end that myth? Look, Read more [...] Continue reading →

Good News for the Future: More Babies!

pregnant tees Women are having more babies, finally. But is it enough? Reading this story at USA Today, you would think that the main point of women having more babies is that it shows the recession has really ended. Here's another sign that the economy is rebounding: More people are having babies. The rate of births among women ages 15 to 44 ticked up 1% from 2013 to 2014. That's the first increase since 2007, the beginning of the recession, according to a study released Wednesday by theNational Center for Read more [...] Continue reading →

David Brooks Tries to Find Good News in Youth Job Crisis but Thirty is Too Late

millennials David Brooks shares some sobering news about college grads and then tries encourage readers that it is not so bad. The encouragement is not convincing. I don’t often write positively about David Brooks because I think almost everything he ever says about foreign policy and national security are delusions that, when acted upon, increase chaos among the nations and leave the United States less secure. But this editorial in the New York Times was mostly good: “How Adulthood Happens.” The Read more [...] Continue reading →

Japanese Family Values and Business Ethics

no marriage Our ally is setting precedents that show how family values mean something completely different from what we expect in the U.S. In a sense, this story shows how strange Japan is to Western values. But it also might show how they have traditionally been superior. In Japan, until this latest court case, a wife could sue a woman who had sex with her husband. The court recognized that the woman had harmed her in some way. This makes much more sense than no-fault divorce. But it also raises the question Read more [...] Continue reading →

Florida Soviet Grabs Kid from Front Yard

CPs corruption The state grabs kid because he didn’t have food available and puts him in a home where all he got to eat was cereal. If you’re supposed to be home at a certain time to let your kids in the house, you had better make it or else you can expect to lose a child to the state—especially in the Soviet of Florida. From Lenore Skenazy at Reason.com: “11-Year-Old Boy Played in His Yard. CPS Took Him, Felony Charge for Parents.” One afternoon this past April, a Florida mom and dad I'll call Read more [...] Continue reading →