Tag: Government

War as a Fact of Life

| September 2, 2014
War as a Fact of Life

  Younger generations can be forgiven if all they know of war is what they have learned in school or seen dramatized on film and television. For most Americans, the Civil War, the two World Wars, and the conflicts in Korea and Vietnam are events that occurred “a long time ago.” For my generation, born […]

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Witnessing a Failed Presidency

| September 1, 2014
Witnessing a Failed Presidency

  When we elect someone—anyone—to the office of President, it is only natural that we attribute great political skills, intellect, and judgment to that man. We want to believe we have selected someone with the ability to do what must be done in a dangerous and very complex world. This may explain why Presidents who […]

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Obama AWOL again – on energy terrorism

| September 1, 2014
Obama AWOL again – on energy terrorism

  The president fails to prepare for anything, except vacation, golf and climate change.  Four news stories in four days sum up the Obama presidency and help explain why the world and U.S. economy are in such a mess. President Obama just returned from his two-week beach and golf vacation at Martha’s Vineyard. It took […]

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Shaking, Quaking, and Freezing

| September 1, 2014
Shaking, Quaking, and Freezing

  Have you noticed how much earthquake and volcanic activity has been occurring lately? There was a major earthquake in Napa, California on Sunday, August 24th as well as considerable volcanic activity from Iceland to Papua, New Guinea. August was also a month that set records for colder U.S. temperatures. According to the National Oceanic […]

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America, Our Debt-Ridden Nation

| August 28, 2014
America, Our Debt-Ridden Nation

Let’s look at just some of the latest news about the U.S. economy: # According to the Treasury Department’s Bureau of Fiscal Services, the federal government paid $2,007,358,200,000—over $2 trillion—in benefits and entitlements in the 2013 fiscal year, October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013. Most of the benefits, 69.7% came from non-means tested government […]

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Decapitating the U.S. Military

| August 27, 2014
Decapitating the U.S. Military

  Many Americans were shocked by the Islamic State video of the beheading of the photo journalist James Foley. Perhaps they had already forgotten the decapitation of Wall Street Journal journalist, Daniel Pearl in 2002. Most certainly, the memory of the murder of nearly 3,000 on September 11, 2001 with the destruction of the World […]

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Common Core Rapidly Losing Support

| August 26, 2014
Common Core Rapidly Losing Support

  As their children either start or return to school, parents are naturally concerned about the quality of education they receive from kindergarten through twelfth grade. In the past, before the teachers unions gained virtual control of the schools and before the federal government decided it had to impose “national standards”, it was the job […]

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Taxpayers, beware – of Big Wind’s latest deceitful ad campaign

| August 25, 2014
Taxpayers, beware – of Big Wind’s latest deceitful ad campaign

  By Mary Kay Barton Facing trouble abroad, Siemens ads seek to tap into US taxpayers and wind welfare system If you watch much mainstream TV, you’ve probably seen Siemens’ new multi-million-dollar advertising blitz  to sell the American public on industrial wind. Why the sudden ad onslaught? The wind business abroad has taken a huge […]

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Freedom OF Religion, Not Freedom FROM Religion

| August 25, 2014
Freedom OF Religion, Not Freedom FROM Religion

  The Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution do not abandon religion, they embrace it. They do not, however, require that Americans believe in God, nor punish them for failing to do so. Central to the liberties enshrined in these documents is the belief that they come from a higher power and America exists […]

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Big Fat Lies About Fat

| August 22, 2014
Big Fat Lies About Fat

Americans are obsessed with fat; either with eating it or being it. We’ve been told that we’re too fat and we’re told that eating fat is bad for you. Being fat is your own business. You’ll feel better if you lose a few pounds, but you will enjoy your next meal if it has a […]

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