"The immense majority strives after a greater and better supply of food, clothes, homes, and other material amenities. In calling a rise in the masses’ standard of living progress and improvement, economists do not espouse a mean materialism. They simply establish the fact that people are motivated by the urge to improve the material conditions of their existence. They judge policies from the point of view of the aims men want to attain. He who disdains the fall…
The Holy Father, in his first encyclical Evangelii Gaudium, has written a controversial document that has upset many Conservatives both inside and outside of the Catholic Church, and there is much acrimony over what the Pope has actually said. The document is long, and not just a bit tiresome, and most people commenting on it have not actually read it - or have read excerpts - and so there is much uninformed talk over this Papal exhortation. I have read the whole…
We are told that poverty is a natural part of our world. We are told poverty will always exist. But my vision for life, our world, and our species call humanity, begins from a place of highest truth. Some call this place heaven, God, enlightenment, nirvana, and a slew of other…Continue
We, in America, have redefined greed and charity, envy and covetousness. I for one do not understand how a man who gave a large percentage of his income to charity can be called greedy, and a man who steals from the general treasury to pay for his lavish lifestyle is called generous.
How much of the money that the president has wasted on vacations and golf could have been better spend on…
Added by Anne Winrich on September 28, 2012 at 7:47pm — No Comments
A recent study of obesity in children suggests that being overweight when young reduces the child's intelligence. Researchers at the NYU Langone School of Medicine claim to have found that obese toddlers wind up being, well, stupid teenagers.
I would be apt to dismiss this Federally-funded study (see abstract here…
Added by Timothy Birdnow on September 16, 2012 at 5:59pm — No Comments
By Craig Andresen on September 10, 2012 at 6:58 am
We all know that liberals love victims but, it goes much deeper than that doesn’t it?
Liberals NEED victims and where they can’t FIND them, they’re more than happy to CREATE them.
Were it not for victims, liberals would cease to exist. They’d dry up and they’d blow away. There would be no further need for…Continue
Added by Craig Andresen on September 10, 2012 at 9:02am — No Comments
Family Research Council was targeted
The Southern Poverty Law Center labeled this a hate group, along with the Tea Party for reasons known only to them. Family Research Council was targeted yesterday clearly, without quick actions of security guard Leo Johnson this could have been much worse. Johnson took…Continue
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By Craig Andresen on July 23, 2012 at 10:20 am
Along with all the bombast regarding personal attacks on Mitt Romney, one should fully expect Obama to ratchet up yet another aspect of his agenda between now and the end of September and, if Romney and his staff are smart, they will take today’s news and pounce on it like they have the “You didn’t build that” stance Obama has taken…Continue
Added by Craig Andresen on July 23, 2012 at 12:26pm — No Comments
I read an essay in the Wall Street Journal by Charles Murray titled, “The New American Divide: The ideal of an 'American way of life' is fading as the working class falls further away from institutions like marriage…Continue
Added by Dr. Rich Swier on January 23, 2012 at 5:55am — No Comments
Hi XXXX. I saw this post:
Sad, but true. If corporations were not so greedy and actually used their resources-profits to help fight poverty and unemployment, then the United States would be utopia for workers and businesspeople alike.
And I wanted to talk to you about it. You know I respect what you say - this is America! I just wanted to tell you where I think there are some flaws in that post by that Chris Hedges…
During the 1960s there was a “sexual revolution” which swept across America. I should know because I lived through it. The modern consensus is that the sexual revolution in 1960s America was typified by a dramatic shift in traditional values related to sex, and sexuality. Sex became more socially…
Is compassion a zero sum commodity? If I am compassionate, does that naturally limit your capacity for compassion? We’ve been told time after time that the American people are the most giving, most compassionate people on earth. People who love liberty believe that this compassion springs from two sources. U.S. citizens have historically attended churches or synagogues more frequently than their European brethren, and free market capitalism has endowed Americans with large amounts of…Continue
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