Do You Want To Know What the Constitution Says About Religion?

There is a lot of misunderstanding, and misinformation, regarding the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, the Founding Fathers, liberty, and Freedom of Religion. Hillsdale College has been offering online courses that explain the vision of the Founders, the vision of the Liberals and Progressives, and where we are today versus where we began. Continue reading “Do You Want To Know What the Constitution Says About Religion?”

Gun Control Has Failed, Again

On Friday, 26 people were murdered; 20 of which were children.

I have no idea what those children look like yet, but I am continually saddened as I think of what their faces may have looked like; eyes wide with fear, crying, begging… I wonder what the shooter was thinking as he looked into each little terror-stricken face. And pulled the trigger. And then did it again. And again. Until 20 children lay dead. I am saddened each time I think of it.

I can’t help but wonder what each child was thinking as they watched a madman murder each of their classmates one by one. Maybe they were thinking, why won’t somebody make it stop? And then, my sadness turns to anger. Why the hell __didn’t__ anyone make him stop? Why was he allowed to murder this nations children, one by one. At his leisure? I’ll tell you why. Because there wasn’t anyone there to stop him. There wasn’t anyone there capable of stopping him. There wasn’t anyone there with a gun. Continue reading “Gun Control Has Failed, Again”

Fiscal Cliff: There’s A Reason You Don’t Let Children Run the House

So the Democrats presented their idea of a good plan to divert the fiscal cliff, and Republican lawmakers laughed at it. Good! It is a joke. But Republicans had to do more than laugh. So, after the laughter died down, the Republican leadership countered with a proposal of their own, but I don’t think they got the reaction they were expecting. Not only did the Democrats and liberals put it down for being unbalanced, but conservatives attacked Republican leadership for caving. Continue reading “Fiscal Cliff: There’s A Reason You Don’t Let Children Run the House”

Say No To Unity

Do we really want a President looking for unity? I don’t. We would need a President looking to make everybody happy, and I don’t think that would make an effective president. He would have to be a “flip-flopper.” No President will be able to “unify” this country. Any President that says he will, is fooling himself, and the people. There are 304+ million people in this country which means there are 304+ million views of the world.

If we look at the population through a liberal vs. conservative lens, you will see a middle ground that shifts from year to year, a “far left,” and a “far right.” For the sake of ease, I’ll call those in the middle ground swing voters. They can vote conservative or liberal based on the prevailing wind, and are probably more open to more compromise, and “unity.” Those outside of that middle ground, whether left or right, will not compromise and the elected President will divide this country down one side of the middle or the other. If the President is conservative, he will divide along the liberal line. If the President is liberal, he will divide along the conservative line.

It’s funny how the media and liberals look at President Bush as a divisive President, and seem to think that a Democratic President could unify this country. They are sadly mistaken. The only unity that will take place is a unity between the liberals on the left with a liberal President’s values. This country will then be divided down the other side as those with conservative views will be divided just as sharply from the President as the liberals now feel. Simply put, the groups of people that feel alienated by President Bush will be replaced by a group of people who feel alienated by President “Democrat,” whoever that may be.

The only way unity can be achieved is for Americans to have a change of heart, not of President. The President cannot change people’s hearts, only God can.

For a true change of heart, we need to follow, and vote, in line with the values taught by God’s Word, not our own selfish values. This goes for conservatives as well as liberals. There are many conservatives who consider themselves to be voting by God’s Word, when in reality they are voting for their own personal reasons. I believe that if everyone voted based on God’s Word, neither a Republican or Democrat would be elected, but a third party candidate who reflected those same values. Even then, there would be unhappy people, but until Jesus returns, that would be the closest to unity this country would ever get.