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South Dakota vs. Wayfair: Taxation without Representation

One of the complaints that fueled the American revolution was that the colonialists were enduring ‘taxation without representation.’  The British king was levying taxes on people who were subject to the king, but did not have the same rights to advocate for themselves that others who were subject to the king had. Let us propose …

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Reflecting on Bitter Sufferings and Death

I’m pulling thoughts together on a pro-life presentation I’ll be giving next week and have settled on ‘suffering’ as my topic, as it is an underlying rationale to much that we call the ‘culture of death,’ but is not usually targeted directly.  By the time this little essay is done, you’ll see how ‘suffering’ and …

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Did I Give Trump the Idea to put Citizen Bloggers in the White House Press Room?

Listening to the media spin more silliness a few months ago, I vented to then President-elect Donald Trump in a Tweet: @realDonaldTrump The media has no integrity, maybe the ‘protective press pool’ should B made of average Americans, bloggers. Can’t do worse — Anthony Horvath (@anthonyhorvath) November 22, 2016 Since then, I saw this news …

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Why We Shouldn’t Try to Stop Donald Trump

Yesterday’s post created interesting conversations and was the fruit of interesting conversations, but it raised some questions for people that I thought I’d answer here. First, some analysis. 1., Obviously, the only way that Trump is not going to be the nominee is if Kasich and Carson get out, and Cruz and Rubio consolidate into …

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An Unexpected Reason Why Apologetics Fails

I have been involved in Christian apologetics for a little over 20 years, with about 7 years of ‘professional’ church work under my belt. I’ve had many, many conversations with unbelievers, online and off.  Many, if not most, were not raised as atheists, but were former Christians.   We tended to focus on argument and evidence …

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How Julian the Apostate Defeated the Church in America

Many people, think Christians only care about abortion and gay marriage. Since that is not true, how did this impression come about?

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Black Lives Matter, Abortion, Propaganda, Humanitarian Punishment, and Self-Rule

Why should the vast majority of the population, which is innocent, be made to pay for the crimes of the few, by removing everyone’s freedoms and liberties just so you can feel better?

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Choose President based on Principles, not Expertise: In Defense of Scott Walker

It is precisely the fact that Scott Walker has a good head on his shoulders and is not an elitist that is one of his greatest selling points, and probably our greatest hope of saving the country.

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If Jeb Bush is the Republican Candidate for President, I’m Out

If Jeb Bush is the Republican candidate for president, I’m out. And I don’t think I’ll be the only one.  According to reports, and assuming it was a fair election, some 4,000,000 conservatives simply refused to vote for Romney.  Between this and Obama’s use of the IRS to target Tea Party groups (more than one …

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Eric Garner Protests Will Certainly Miss the Real Issue: Our Impending Enslavement

Has anyone else noticed that between the Garner case and the Ferguson case, the Ferguson case is the one that has generated the most ongoing outrage?  The reason for this, I think, is that the Ferguson case was not caught on video, which allowed race hustlers like Sharpton and Holder to give credibility to the …

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Jonathan Gruber: The Other White Meat

So everyone is piling on Jonathan Gruber right now, with a third video depicting Americans as stupid. True, we’ve been “grubered,” but let’s not forget he didn’t act alone.

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A Case in Point of Alinsky-Style Politics and Governing: Gruber, Transparency, Taxes, and the Mandate

Gruber: “Call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical to get [Obamacare] to pass.”

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Frieden and Obama’s “prior ideological commitment”: Utilitarianism.

A little self-governance for a change would be just what the doctor ordered in the face of Obama and Frieden’s “catastrophic incompetence or prior ideological commitment.”

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Frog Cries out, “Hmmm, maybe this water is a TAD hot!” — Gays, Houston Sermons, HERO, and the Death of Marriage

Stop treating the symptoms, and look for the illness.

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