The Pits Barack Obama Has Dug for Himself

Barack Obama has dug some holes in which he is now stuck. As I peruse the news today, I recall to mind one immutable rule of this world. The Psalmist writes in Psalm 7:14-16: 14 Behold, the wicked man conceives evil     and is pregnant with mischief     and gives birth to lies. 15 He makes a pit, digging it out,     and falls into the hole that he has made. 16 His mischief returns upon his own head,     and on his own skull his violence descends. Psalm 57:5-7 is similar: 5 Be Read more […]

King Obama v. Queen Esther on the Crusades

Well, Barack Hussein Obama has done it again. He has stirred up a hornets nest with another ill-advised and ill-informed comment in his speech at the national prayer breakfast. “Unless we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ,” Obama said. “In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.” We now have Read more […]

Anti-Bullying HB 458: Bye-Bye, Mom & Dad

A Missouri anti-bullying bill would allow rumors and hearsay to create a litigious nightmare. On Monday, February 2, HB 458 will be heard before the Missouri House Committee on Elementary and Secondary Education upon evening adjournment.  According to the NO MO Common Core, Representative Sue Allen’s bill would, prohibit schools from retaliating against the victims or whistle blowers of bullying, requires them to report all accusations of bullying, not just ones they have personally Read more […]

MO State Senator Jim Lembke’s Job Boom

A job boom came from ending unemployment benefits, just like Jim Lembke tried to get the MO state legislature to do. The Wall Street Journal editorial staff pointed out that Congress’ about face last year in zeroing out extra unemployment benefit last year resulted in 1.8 million jobs. You can read “President Costanza’s Job Boom” here if you have an online subscription. Here is a quotation: The authors find that this abrupt policy shift created some 1.8 million jobs, or slightly Read more […]

Republicans Showing Respect for the Constitution, Finally

Peggy Noonan claims Congress is disrespecting the President, but they are really showing respect for the Constitution. In an editorial in the Wall Street Journal, A Republic of Disrespect, Peggy Noonan castigates the Congress for inviting Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session. She sees it as in bad form. In her words: The United States has an elected president who serves a four-year term, and in that time he gets to conduct the nation’s formal diplomatic efforts Read more […]

Civics Testing: The Next Common Core?

There is a new common core approaching. It is civics testing. There is talk among some in the Missouri House of Representatives to require High School students to pass a civics test prior to graduation. As reported in the Southeast Missourian, Rep. Kathy Swan, R-Cape Girardeau, sponsor of the “Missouri Civics Education Initiative” bill, said “active, engaged citizenship starts with civics education.” She also said high-school graduates should have the same basic knowledge of the nation’s Read more […]

Middle-Class Economics: A New Attack

Middle-class economics is being invoked to plunder the middle class even more. Yesterday morning, the Wall Street Journal reported on President Obama’s State of the Union media event.  In a report that was filled with irony, the article described Mr. Obama’s “middle-class economics.” “At this moment—with a growing economy, shrinking deficits, bustling industry, and booming energy production—we have risen from recession freer to write our own future than any other nation on Earth,” Read more […]

Regulating Natural?

Why should we be regulating natural stuff that grows out of the ground? In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, Caelainn Barr writes about the “Boom in Organic Farming Outpaces Regulators.” The piece is an expose of the horrors of the failure in the USDA to adequately regulate and certify organic farmers and farm products. It describes in great detail certifying agents’ failure to remain certified for farm inspections. The Journal reports, The USDA said it requires certifiers to Read more […]

Galileo versus the Environmental Protection Agency

Why the Environmental Protection Agency is not the proper stage for a debate about science. The year was 1616. The year prior, Galileo Galilei’s works on heliocentrism and his Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina, arguing that heliocentrism was not contrary to biblical texts, were submitted to the Roman Inquisition. But in 1616 the Inquisition enjoined Galileo “… to abandon completely… the opinion that the sun stands still at the center of the world and the earth moves, and henceforth Read more […]

John Adams on Property

Property is surely a right of mankind as really as liberty. Perhaps, at first, prejudice, habit, shame or fear, principle or religion, would restrain the poor from attacking the rich, and the idle from usurping on the industrious; but the time would not be long before courage and enterprise would come, and pretexts be invented by degrees, to countenance the majority in dividing all the property among them, or at least, in sharing it equally with its present possessors. Debts would be abolished Read more […]

A Return to Christ in Ferguson

Christ in Ferguson (and in the United States) is our 0nly hope Last week I described how Ferguson was about entitlements and not about justice. Last week was about causes. This week I need to describe the solution for Ferguson. While the proximate cause is a love of entitlements, a commitment to covetousness as a way of life, the distal cause is turning our backs on God. The ultimate and final solution to our problem in Ferguson, and in Washington, D.C., for that matter, is turning back to Read more […]

“To Acknowledge the Providence of Almighty God”

Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and—Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me “to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably Read more […]