After Greece, Will Italy be Next?

The capital of Italy is said to be on the verge of collapse. Spain or Portugal may go first, but this story in the Telegraph about the situation in Rome makes me wonder if Italy is going to be next to follow Greece despite the competition for that “honor”: “Rome is on the verge of collapse and needs urgent repair, leaders warn.” The Eternal City is facing crisis, with its administration engulfed in corruption scandals and debt, its roads scarred by pot-holes, the main airport partially Read more […]

If At First You Do Not Secede Try, Try Again

It isn’t just Crimea from Ukraine. Last night BBC reported that Venetians are voting on whether or not to secede from Italy. Recent opinion polls suggest that two-thirds of the four million electorate favour splitting from Rome, but the vote will not be legally binding. The poll was organised by local activists and parties, who want a future state called Republic of Veneto. This would be reminiscent of the sovereign Venetian republic that existed for more than 1,000 years. A focal point Read more […]

City of Brotherly Love Goes Too Far with National Masturbation Month Celebration

The name Philadelphia literally means ‘loving – philos and brother- adelphos, or brotherly love.  It seems these days that definition is being taken too far.  Perhaps the name of the city should be Sodom or Gomorrah. As if our nation could not fall any further into sexual debauchery, it seems we have sunk to a new low and ground zero is focusing its attention on the City of Brotherly Love – Philadelphia.  Believe it or not, someone somewhere has managed to declare May to be the National Read more […]

Jesus: The True ‘Political Outcast’

Many families will gather together on Sunday to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is nothing short of miraculous that anything that happened 2000 years ago is even remembered, let alone celebrated. But what is often overlooked in this event—the most important one in world history—is the political nature of the death and resurrection of Christ. Jesus was a “political outcast” of the first degree. His execution was, of course, a fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy, reaching all Read more […]

Is the Supreme Court Preparing to Render America’s Death Sentence?

This week the United States Supreme Court is hearing arguments concerning same-sex marriage in Proposition 8, California’s law that bans it. There already are rumors flying around that the court will strike down Proposition 8 and legalize same-sex marriage. Some of the rumors have been prompted by the reports that Chief Justice John Roberts’ cousin is reported to be a lesbian. If in fact the Supreme Court strikes down Proposition 8 and legalizes same-sex marriage, it could be the same as pronouncing Read more […]

Ron Paul: The federal government is Nero

Ron Paul gave a one-hour speech on the floor of the House of Representatives yesterday. Paul is leaving Congress in January and said that this address is likely “the last time I speak on the House floor.” In typical Ron Paul fashion, he left no doubt as to what he thinks about the current state of America and about the disastrous effects of big government and wild deficit spending; what he referred to as “a major financial crisis and… a foreign policy that would overextend us and undermine Read more […]