Bruce Springsteen is one of my favorite songwriters. He and the E Street Band have been a musical inspiration to me for a number of years now. This doesn’t mean I like all of his material – in fact, there’s quite a bit I don’t like – but approximately 70 songs of his are top notch in my estimation. As spectacular as Springsteen’s live performances are, perhaps his greatest skill is his lyrical storytelling. He is able to communicate depths of human emotion in profound ways and he frequently Read more [...]
Now that President Obama has officially used his executive pen to reward millions of illegal aliens with a free pass and all the government benefits they want, it's time for the GOP to jump into the fray swinging.
Either that, or it's time to go along and reveal that there truly is only one shadow party controlling this country.
It's a heck of a choice, the sort of thing that thriller novels are written about.
There are people with famous names and big followings who are now calling Obama Read more [...]
Taking a stand against Barack Obama’s executive order is a Republican pretense.
We’ve mentioned several times on this blog the need for Congress to do something about the President’s lawlessness. One option would be to impeach him.
But in light of Barack Obama’s executive order (which has not yet been delivered at the time that I am writing this post on my laptop), it is important to remember there is another way that Congress can struggle against the President. They could defund Read more [...]
Both Father and Mother are God-given roles.
Have you heard of the Canary in the coal mine? You know it is that allusion to caged canaries that miners would carry down into the mineshafts with them. If dangerous gases such as methane or carbon monoxide leaked into that shaft, the gases would kill the canary before killing the miners. The death of the canary provided a warning to exit the tunnels immediately.
Is there a canary in the coalmine for a country or for a society? I believe Read more [...]
Losing our Christian heritage is worse than Ebola.
Our children are bleeding out the eyes and ears. It is not blood that they are emitting, but heritage. Very few of our children really understand the Gospel of the Kingdom and what its impact is supposed to be on the world. We have turned Christianity into a personal life-style choice.
There is no other way to explain what is going on. The American Church is hemorrhaging. The foundation upon which all morality springs is cracking Read more [...]
Government bureaucrat says homeschoolers "don’t work as hard as kids in regular school."
According to the Homeschool Legal Defense Association, a woman in Virginia lost her child support payments because her child's homeschooling was not recognized by the state.
Patricia was complying with the law; she was qualified to homeschool and had notified the local school district of her intent to educate her teen daughter at home.
As a single parent she was entitled by law to child support Read more [...]
What do the Saudis and Emirates know about the Muslim Brotherhood that we don’t?
Things that make you go, “hmmm.”
Stratfor reports, “The UAE and Saudi War on the Muslim Brotherhood Could Be Trouble for the U.S.”
The UAE Cabinet approved a list of 83 designated terrorist organizations on Saturday, including al Qaeda and the Islamic State. Much more significant, though, was the inclusion of many Muslim organizations based in the West that are believed to be allied with the Muslim Read more [...]
If Terrence Bean was a Republican instead of a Democrat fundraiser, this would be national news 24/7.
Here’s a study in media bias.
Imagine a man who is:
A member of the Republican National Committee
A well-known conservative Christian
A huge fundraiser for Mitt Romney and a member of his Finance Council
His smiling pictures are on the Web cuddling up to every GOP luminary from the Bushes, to McCain, Christie, Rand Paul—including shots on Air Force One
A prominent Delegate Read more [...]
You should be neither excited nor depressed that the U.S. has a high infant mortality rate.
There are lies, damn lies, and statistics.
For a developed country, the United States have a high (yea, verily, very high) infant mortality rate. And according to this article at The Atlantic, a major reason for that is that the United States reports all live preemie births as live births. Apparently many other countries do not record the births of babies born twenty-four or twenty-three weeks Read more [...]
Don’t believe the lie that big insurance companies opposed Obamacare and then got won over.
You may have noticed a couple of days ago some stories about how the insurance companies are now defending the Affordable Care Act. The Washing Examiner ran a story, “Insurers 'will strenuously resist Republican efforts to dismantle' Obamacare.”
Remember how much President Obama and the Democrats portrayed Obamacare as a broadside to the special interests, especially the health insurers?
Nancy Read more [...]
If you are ever taken hostage by robbers, you had better make your move to free yourself before the police show up.
At least that is the lesson from what has been said by the surviving family of Misty Holt-Singh.
Three days ago the one surviving bank robber pleaded not guilty in court (source). One of the charges against him was murder. Since the death occurred because he was committing a crime, I think the charge is just. But he didn’t shoot Holt-Singh and neither did his dead partners.
From Read more [...]
The move to audit the Federal Reserve is back with the Republican resurgence.
I have to admit I had assumed that this campaign would be quietly dropped now that the Republicans have control of the Senate. I am sure some will work hard against it. But it is great news that some in the Republican Congress will work to audit the Federal Reserve.
According to Politico.com, “‘Audit the Fed’ to make comeback next year.”
“Audit the Fed” is here to stay.
The movement to bring greater Read more [...]