Principles or People

Carolyn Phippen I happened to notice the other day someone blaming President Reagan for the recent recession.  Back in 2009, this was a somewhat common liberal refrain, and Paul Krugman repeatedly exclaimed that Reagan was responsible for the economic crisis because he was behind legislation (co-sponsored and passed by many …

Truth and Fear

  Reformation period art had two consistent characteristics in its illustration of the believers.  Catholics were portrayed holding rosaries, while Lutherans were shown holding books, usually Bibles. The struggle for power is always a struggle of those who desire their power through our ignorance v. those who seek the empowerment …

Politics and Division

The recent Shirley Sherrod uproar was an interesting study in human behavior and political motivation.  Andrew Breitbart, on his website BigGovernment.com, posted a video of Ms. Sherrod, speaking at the NAACP, claiming that when a white farmer came to her many years ago she didn’t want to help him because she was …

70/30 Nation

  So, 36 percent of the American public thinks Obama is doing a good job on the deficit.  In fact, 23 percent didn’t think the stimulus package added to the deficit at all.  That level of miseducation is astounding to anyone even the slightest bit economically informed.  The federal deficit for …