“The sum of all is, if we would most truly enjoy the gift of Heaven, let us become a virtuous people; then shall we both deserve and enjoy it. While, on the other hand, if we are universally vicious and debauched in our manners, though the form of our Constitution carries the face of the most exalted freedom, we shall in reality be the most abject slaves.” Samuel Adams
The digital ink is flowing over the now obvious, blatant, and repeated (30 times by the latest count) lie that President Obama told about his healthcare plan. This time, the mainstream and the alternative media too, have missed the real point. It isn’t that our President is a liar. It isn’t that the vast majority of those in Congress are liars. It isn’t that lying is relegated to politics.
No. We have become a nation of liars.
Let’s consider some of the lies that are told every day by people like you and me. Maybe even by you and me… Read more
This is an excellent article, posted by a friend of mine, Mike Maharrey, on the Tenth Amendment Center. I post a link of it here for you because I believe it is dead on, and everyone needs to understand this as a foundation for their discussions of liberty and where rights originate.
More digital ink will be spilled today in the wake of more “historic” elections, this time in the New Jersey and Virginia Governor’s races. The establishment Republicans are pleased, albeit not thrilled with the outcome of these elections.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie cruised to victory as expected. This gives the Karl Rove establishment Republicans the ammunition they need to trumpet him, or at a minimum a “moderate Republican”, as the best choice for the 2016 Republican nomination. They desperately want to do away with the Tea Party this election cycle. Did I say desperately?
The digital ink is spilling upon the announcement of Vision Forum’s founder and President, Doug Phillips’ sudden resignation on Wednesday. His admission of non-sexual, extra-marital affair, shook a large section of the Christian home school community to the core. There is no question that Mr. Phillips has had tremendous influence on Christian home schooling. Some within the Christian community would say he, along with other reformed teachers such as Kevin Swanson, Scott Brown, and Voddie Baucham, have been a dominating influence. They were early stakeholders in the movement and did a great deal to see it become what it is today – a growing and vital alternative to the government education system.
Doug Phillips and these other men have not been without their detractors, myself included. I learned a great deal from these men when my wife and I began our home schooling journey nearly fifteen years ago. The biblical principles of virtue, honor, and truth that I hold so dear were championed by these men and others. The challenge for men to lead their families, is also something America desperately needs. There was however, a simplistic view of the role of women in the church that I have since come to disagree with. Furthermore, the application of biblical principles seemed based more on strict reading of the Scripture, (i.e. rules/truth based), rather than based on Jesus words, “If you love me, you will keep my commands” (emphasis mine).