Category: Politics


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Abortion Numbers Trend Downward Under Universal Health Care

We can support policies that actually tend to reduce abortions in the short run. Or we can adopt a political strategy of taking over every branch of government with like-minded politicians so we can (try to) use the long arm of...

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Healthcare, A Culture That Encourages Abortion, and Pro-Lifers Who Don’t Step Up to the Plate

Here’s my wife Connie’s response to a relative who thinks Obama loves to see babies die, and argues that almost all abortions are done for the convenience of the mother. We could rant about this for a long time, but I think...

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Abortion and Social Justice – Douglas W Kmiec

Douglas W. Kmiec is a prominent Republican and committed Roman Catholic. He was head of the Office of Legal Counsel for Presidents Reagan and the first Bush. He became notorious for coming out in support of then-Senator...

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Reducing Joy to Self-Indulgence – Using Our Freedom Destructively

In many respects, Americans are freer today than ever before, with more Americans than ever before enjoying unencumbered access to the promise of American life. I’m quoting Andrew J. Bacevich, retired US Army colonel,...

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Obama’s Perspective on Faith in Christ is Biblical

Here’s Obama on the significance of the Gospel: In an interview with Christianity Today magazine, Obama said this about his decision to accept Christ, What was intellectual and what was emotional joined, and the belief in...

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Christians! Please Let’s Not Parrot Shallow and Insulting Hypocrites.

Did you see the recent comment from “Donna”? It stirred me up! Come on people! Christian integrity and humility should compel you to allow that those who voted for Obama are NOT thereby proven to be ignorant or...

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xDid You Vote?

Some Biblical perspective. First, our hope has to be higher than human society, politics, government, churches, or wars. Psalm 146: 3 Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men, who cannot save. 4 When their spirit departs,...

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Scott Kleeb on Abortion: “The ideal number … is zero.”

The ideal number for me as a Catholic is zero … and there are plenty of people I’d be willing to work with if they want to get down to … that ideal number which is zero. Just below there’s a video clip (2...

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“They Said …” – Corrections, in the Service of Truth

[This is lifted verbatim from BiPM’s column this morning. Emphases are mine.] They said his name’s too foreign and exotic. It isn’t. They said he’s too young. He isn’t. They said he’s a scary...

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$25 Billion to Save 25,000 Children

It’s extraordinary to me that the United States can find $700 billion to save Wall Street and the entire G8 can’t find $25 billion dollars to save 25,000 children who die every day from preventable diseases. –...

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The Government is Merely a Servant

Mark Twain supposedly said, Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it. He also asked, For in a Republic, who is ‘the country?’ Is it the Government which is for the...

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Pre-Marital Counseling – We Could Probably All Use Some. [a book review]

Through LibraryThing.com I now and then get review copies of books newly or nearly published, in exchange for writing a review. This is one of those. It’s not very political, to say the least, but it does have a lot to do...

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Short Quotes on Economics and Morality

Statements by economists. These are from an email newsletter I get from Information Clearing House Few trends could so thoroughly undermine the very foundations of our free society as the acceptance by corporate officials of a...

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Obama and Abortion

The Matthew 25 Network has a very helpful page for Christians who want to know the truth about Senator Barack Obama as against the flood of lies we have all experienced. As promised, here’s a lengthy excerpt from that...

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Economic Judgment Coming, or Repentance – or Both?

The prior post (“Twillight of the Gods – Greed and Money“) mentioned increasing economic distress throughout our nation. This is for real. I expect it will continue, though the extent to which it spreads and...

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A Critique from 1964

From another blessing of last week’s used book sale – one published the year after I graduated from high school. Consider it this way: at present, the organization of American society is an interlocking system of...

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Are They Laughing At Us – for Our Deadly Repetitions of Past Errors?

I wonder … Whether shadows of the dead sit somewhere     and look with deep laughter On men who play in terrible earnest the old, known,     solemn repetitions of history? Swarming always in a drift of millions     to the...

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Fudging About Tax Burdens: Nebraska Gov. Heineman

Ed Howard clears up (slightly) some of the confusion about Nebraska’s tax rates – in his daily newsletter from Nebraska State Paper. The Governor is pushing income tax cuts as a dire necessity to reduce...

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“I Voted for Them Because They Value What I Value”

Elisia Harvey, writing at New Nebraska Network, discusses “the elusive NV issues.” “Nebraska Values” issues, that is. Those “elusive” moral standards that you get – apparently –...

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Moral and Political Education from – Yes – Bill Clinton

Here’s a short video in which former President Clinton brings us some deadly serious insight about the intersections of government and morality, with some hilarious comedy highlights. (9 minute video of a speech at a Jim...

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The Strange Morality of Family Values Candidates (R-NE)

US Senator Ben Nelson (Dem, NE) and Legislative candidate Frank Shoemaker (Dem, McCook, NE) were not impressed with the false lines of rhetoric on “pro-life” issues that their opponents put out in McCook the other...

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Who’s Pro-life?

Sent to me by a friend: “Pro-life” + no helpful legislation = pro-choice So you “vote pro-life” eh? And what good has that done? There are many steps we could take to significantly reduce abortions in...

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Why All The Fuss? ‘Cause People Are Getting Really Tired of It.

A lot of us have been surprised that the recent sex scandal in Congress has been getting so much attention. I don’t think it’s the pedophilia and cover-up that’s the really energizing factor. What I keep...

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“Top Republicans Always Pick Wrong”

That House leaders … did little about it is terrible. It is also the latest in a long, depressing pattern: When there is a choice between the right thing to do and the easiest route to perpetuation of power, top...

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