Supreme Court or Supreme Being – Who Will You Obey? Something To Think About

Since the Supreme Court rendered its irrelevant and irreverent opinion approving homosexual marriage, the mainstream media has been gleefully declaring that it is now “the law of the land.”  Is it?  Several “conservative” organizations are calling for political action:  “Call your Congressman and get a Constitutional Amendment passed that defends/defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman.”  Should you? Though their sentiments may be sincere, this is NOT the right Read more […]

A New Year’s Resolution: Hope and Change – Time To “Reboot”

What should hope and change really mean? “Free health care!”  “Free cell phones!”  “I don’t have to make my car payment any more!”  Such were the excited ravings that accompanied the political slogan/promise of “Hope and Change.”  Really?  Is that all hope and change amounts to…more “free stuff”?  Given the opportunity, what would you hope for…for yourself, your family, for America?  If you were “King of America” what changes would you make?  You may protest Read more […]

American Exceptionalism: Nationalistic Arrogance or Historical Fact?

American Exceptionalism.  The very term evokes highly charged emotions backed by two very distinct schools of thought diametrically opposed to one another: Traditionalists declare that America marches to a different drummer, its uniqueness seen through its history, size, geography, political institutions and culture.  Progressives and many college professors reject this view, vigorously decrying America as an imperialist, bully nation with class-based and race-based inequalities.  Which Read more […]

Racists, Red Herrings & Rhetoric…Oh My!

Are you tired of being slapped with the label “racist” whenever you speak against  unconstitutional policies like affirmative action, amnesty for illegal aliens, or anyone who supports such efforts?  Who benefits from rhetorical games in matters of equality and law? Racist accusations such as these are the worst kind of red herrings. For any non-fishermen, an explanation is in order:  The red herring is probably the smelliest fish that God put on this beautiful earth.  For this reason, Read more […]

Church and State – Cohorts Or Combatants?

We’ve all heard the protests: “Separation of church and State! You can’t post the 10 Commandments in a courthouse!  You can’t have Jesus in a Christmas play in a public school!  That would violate the First Amendment!”  Really?  Have any of the people making such proclamations read the First Amendment, or what any of the founders said in regard to the relationship between the church and the state?  Time for a dose of truth by way of a brief history lesson. Wake-up call:  The Read more […]

Constitutional Literacy – Does It Matter?

Pop quiz:  What holiday do Americans celebrate on September 17?  If you said, “Constitution Day” congratulations!  You are among a very small minority of Americans who know something of their history.  But, is that really important?  Why celebrate the Constitution?  Who even knows what it says? A couple years ago the Ohio General Assembly passed legislation (SB-165) that mandated teaching directly from a few of the founding documents, one of which was the U. S. Constitution.  While Read more […]

ACLU Threats – Obstacles or Opportunities? Something to Think About

Dealing with ACLU threats has helped me think about how we should deal with opposition. Do you find yourself discouraged over the sheer volume of battles we face as progressives continue to interfere in so many areas of our personal and public lives?   Education, property rights, marriage…the list is long.  Many Tea Party and Liberty Groups are losing members who are weary of not seeing the changes they desire.   It’s just too hard, they say.  There are just too many obstacles Read more […]

Christianity in the Classroom?

We’re told by progressives and many public educators Christianity in the classroom is wrong–that God, specifically the Judeo-Christian God of the Bible, has no place in the classroom.  Not only, they say, is this a bad idea, but it’s actually breaking the law – a violation of students’ religious liberties.  Really? I was recently invited to teach a 12-week Constitution course using a room at a local public high school in Springboro, Ohio.  The class was open to the public – parents, Read more […]

Patriotism – Something to Think About

Most Americans today would call themselves patriots.  Would you? But what does that mean…to be an American…to be a patriot?  What is the basis for your self-description as a patriotic American?  This is something to think about! Words matter. Definitions matter.  How you perceive yourself matters.  Is our education system producing people who know how to think, or is it producing people who are told what to think?  What impact would each of these techniques have on an individual’s Read more […]