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Monday, 14 May 2012
The President and his supporters are already hard at work portraying him as a modern day Martin Luther King, Jr. People of sound, rational minds will reject that as an insult to King as much as it is an insult to the intellect. While it has been a common tactic of the sexual anarchists to draw false parallels between the LGBT movement and the civil rights movement of King, the truth is that they are polar opposites.
How so? Start with the four “I”s. Race is inborn; homosexuality is not…it is behavior. Race is involuntary; while homosexual lusts and urges aren’t chosen, the behavior always is. Race is immutable (it can’t be changed); thousands of ex-gays testify to the fact that homosexual attractions can be overcome. Race is innocuous (it doesn’t hurt anyone); surrendering to sexually depraved lusts hurt both the individual and others.
Furthermore, consider that Martin Luther King, Jr. used God’s revealed Truth to mankind – the Bible – as the basis for his movement. He called the nation to obedience to God’s Word on the issue of race. Obama does the exact opposite. He calls the nation to reject the Word of God and move in a direction exactly opposite of God’s truth...because Obama believes himself to be smarter, wiser and more moral that the Creator. Martin Luther King, Jr. would have been appalled at such arrogance. Remember it was King who said that a law is just ONLY if it comports to the will of God.
Monday, 14 May 2012
Don’t miss out on a great opportunity coming up this Saturday at Victory Christian Academy, sponsored by the Kokomo Tea Party. From 9:00 am til noon, I will be there presenting a crash course in American Government and Civics called American Government 101. We’ve done this presentation a few different places and it has been highly productive and successful. Here are some things to know:
First, it is highly non-partisan. I love talking conservative politics, but that is not what this day is about. This is about learning or being reminded about the basic mechanics of government, American foundations and civil liberties. Democrats and liberals will be just as comfortable in this classroom-like setting as Republicans and conservatives.
Second, this is meant to be very disarming and non-confrontational. If you are unsure about some of the terms like “federalism” or even struggle knowing the difference between the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, this is the course for you. It is not taught with a bunch of super involved jargon that will leave you confused. The whole point of this course is to remind you of things you maybe once knew and have forgotten, or the things that you would have known if you would have paid attention all those years ago in civics class! Many people feel ashamed because they know that they should know some things, but they don’t. And worse, since they feel like they should know it, they don’t want to ask anyone for fear of looking ignorant. This class will make that a non-issue.
Monday, 14 May 2012
Other "don't miss" segments of the radio show today:
- Family Guy goes after the tea party, portraying them as racist anarchists. While annoying, tea partiers should take heart. First, if Family Guy did this with left-wingers, it wouldn't be funny because it would be too close to true. Second, when people have negative impressions about the tea party, this is what they envision - not your ideas. (listen)
- JWoww of Jersey Shore fame has blasted Bristol Palin for suggesting Obama shouldn't take his moral cues from teenagers watching Glee. Here's another tip for Obama: when the cast of Jersey Shore is defending your position on a moral issue, it might be time to reconsider. (listen)
- Indiana Democrat Gubernatorial candidate John Gregg blasts Mike Pence and Republicans for being too partisan. Yes, you're reading that properly. Gregg blasts the other party with a partisan accusation saying we should elect him to cut down on partisanship. And yes, the irony is totally lost on him. (listen)
Sunday, 13 May 2012
The breakdown of marriage and the family are closely associated with the welfare state. Unwed childbearing and marital decline have consequences for individuals as well as the next generation. A research paper called A Closer Look at Welfare from the Heritage Foundation details some of the interesting social costs of behavioral poverty and welfare dependence.
Here are a few of their findings:
- Men who grow up in a welfare family are 39% less likely to marry the mother of their own baby.
- Women whose families receive welfare are three times more likely to be on welfare themselves,
- Earlier sexual activity is linked to higher levels of child and maternal poverty. (Nearly three times more women who began sexual activity at age 13 or 14 were in poverty as adults than women who abstained until the age of 21.)
- Women are more likely to live under the poverty line after a divorce than men,
- Parental divorce increases the likelihood that a daughter will be on welfare later in life,
- Women who have a child in their teens are less likely to marry and more likely to live in poverty,
- Single mothers who marry are less likely to be in poverty than their unwed peers and near equal with continuously married parents.
Sunday, 13 May 2012
I have seen the future, and the picture is not pretty for the baby boomer generation. Yes, we face strong headwinds and rough seas.
What foreshadows such unmitigated disaster?
Inadequately retirement funding?
The collapse of social security?
The demise of medicare?
The Obamacare death panels?
Runaway rampant inflation?
The Mayan calendar?
All critical concerns, to be sure. Well... maybe the Mayan calendar is a bit overstated. Nevertheless, these anxieties pale in the face of the true tsunami even now bearing down upon us.
The catastrophe is revealed in the full back page ad from last Sunday’s “Parade” magazine:
The new Depend that “Looks, Fits & Feels Like Real Underwear.”
Sunday, 13 May 2012
I want to commend Pastor Mark Ward of First Baptist Church in Tipton for speaking out publicly on a community issue. In today’s age of “tolerance” and moral relativism his actions are not as common as they used to be. Interestingly, this is the church where I grew up and attended from the age of 13 to 24.
Pastor Ward wrote a letter to the editor of the Tipton Tribune expressing his concern about a new convenience store (Casey’s) seeking a liquor license. Pastor Ward and others knew that if one store had such a license, others in town would soon seek one as well. (Tipton has a liquor store and several bars, but all are off limits to minors and they still carry a certain stigma to their entrance in the small town where everyone knows each other.) To their credit, Casey’s General Store corporate office responded in the paper saying, “We weren’t aware of the feelings about alcohol in the community. Ward’s letter changed our minds.” Casey’s then announced that they “appreciate the vital input of our customers” and “we are withdrawing our application for an alcohol permit.”
There may be differences of opinion on the matter of alcohol proliferation and use, but we applaud the actions of this local leader and how the business listened and respected those concerns.
Saturday, 12 May 2012
One thing all Hoosiers may share regardless of their political view is that the end to campaign advertisements and mail is a good thing. With the primary over, here are some of the races we were watching with close interest:
Indiana House District 82 had an interesting Republican primary pitting a talented young man named David Ober running against most of the political establishment to win by 266 votes. Those familiar with Representative Tim Wesco, the youngest member of the Indiana House, may find a similar impressive “young gun” talent in that of David Ober. (AFA of Indiana’s political action committee endorsed Ober.)
Indiana House District 64 was one that many thought would be a close race, but Tom Washburne won the Republican primary with 66%. One of my friends in the legislature remarked that Washburne’s election in the fall would raise the cumulative IQ of the Indiana House by 20 points. Tom has a resume that sounds more like that of a Congressman or a Senator. He was the head of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Michigan for many years. He was one of the top attorneys for the Home School Legal Defense Association near Washington, DC, and he served as Chief of Staff for both Congressmen John Hostettler and Mike Sodrel. Should he win in the fall, he could become a significant voice in the Indiana House.
Indiana House District 52 had an interesting behind the scenes angle to it that had included many of the same forces behind it, as did the race in HD 82 with David Ober. Ben Smaltz surprised some with a larger than expected margin over his closest opponent Paul Moss. Interestingly, Moss was the only legislative GOP candidate in Allen County to come out in favor of placing a casino in Fort Wayne. In addition to the political establishment, he had some donors from the those industries help his campaign. Smaltz won with 57% of the vote in a field of four. Moss received just 20% of the vote.
Saturday, 12 May 2012
The media narrative this morning is that conservatives won big with the defeat of 36-year incumbent Senator Richard Lugar in Indiana’s primary. While this event has shaken up the establishment, just as jarring are the election results out of North Carolina.
In spite of several hundred thousand telephone calls with a message from former President Bill Clinton, being outspent more than two-to-one, and liberal-backed TV ads at a rate of three-to-one over conservatives, marriage protection won big in the state.
To the shock of the media and far left, North Carolina voters voted overwhelmingly to protect their marriage laws from judicial activists and legal efforts by homosexual demands groups seeking to undefine marriage. North Carolinians approved Amendment One by a wide and decisive margin (61%-39%) that surprised many liberals who had hoped for a first win in the state marriage referendum battle with their organizational and money advantages and a sympathetic media.
Saturday, 12 May 2012
One of the great features about freedom of speech as interpreted and imposed upon our culture by liberal Democrats is their demand that anything be said unfiltered anywhere. I use the adjective “great” not because I am thrilled with being bombarded with the vile vulgarity that streams constantly from the left into mainstream discourse, but because the more that liberals talk and write, the more they slip up and expose who and what they really are.
Such is the case with a recent McClatchy newspaper “Pro and Con” question: “Was Barney Frank right when he asserted that Congress erred by rushing healthcare reform?” (Kokomo Tribune, May 6, 2012, p. D4) Wayne Madsen, a contributing writer to the Online Journal and an author of several books with a “progressive perspective,” responded for the week’s progressive-liberal / liberal-progressive viewpoint denouncing Rep. Frank’s comment. Indeed, Mr. Madsen sharply denounced Congressional leadership of the time for losing courage and failing to pass and impose upon formerly free Americans the more radical, government-controlled single-payer healthcare law.
In this context, Mr. Madsen revealed more truth about liberal ideology and the party of their minions as he wrote:
Friday, 11 May 2012
Here we go again. Two years ago, Indiana’s 2nd District Congressman “Silent Joe” Donnelly (we’ve called and requested an interview with Congressman Donnelly for 564 straight programs now...that’s 564 messages without even the courtesy of a response to decline) was the first candidate in the national elections to go negative against his opponent, Jackie Walorski.
Two days ago, he kept up that reputation by spending primary night attacking Richard Mourdock. No “I look forward to a spirited debate with Treasurer Mourdock” or “Congratulations to Mr. Mourdock who will be a worthy opponent in the fall.” Instead, here was Silent Joe’s not-so-classy statement:
I stand ready to challenge Richard Mourdock in the general election because of what’s at stake for Hoosier families. Mourdock once said he ‘didn’t take a pledge that [he] would support every job in Indiana.’ I wholeheartedly disagree. I am running to be a U.S. Senator for working families, which means I will fight for every single Hoosier job.
There are many months of campaigning ahead, but I am prepared to work non-stop traveling the state talking about my plan to help Indiana businesses create Hoosier jobs. While Richard Mourdock trumpets his TEA Party ideas and claims bipartisanship is a dirty word, I will be meeting with the hardworking men and women of this state talking about how we can get Hoosiers back to work.
Leave aside the asininity of saying you want to “get Hoosiers back to work” when you have helped Barack Obama push through an agenda that has crushed American jobs, not the least of which is the onerous regulations of ObamaCare – a job destroying monster in and of itself. Just focus on the Mourdock attack. First, just as he did with Walorski on Social Security, Donnelly distorts the context of Mourdock’s statement about jobs. Actually, he doesn’t even bother to cite the context.