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A Warning to the Tea Party to Resist the Urge to Tinker

Obama has been on a tear, raging against the Republicans that they are the ‘party of no.’  From a recent speech:

“There were no new policies from Mr. Boehner. There were no new ideas. There was just the same philosophy that we had already tried during the decade that they were in power — the same philosophy that led to this mess in the first place: Cut more taxes for millionaires and cut more rules for corporations.”

If only this were true!  If only the GOP were eschewing new ideas and holding tenaciously to the perfectly good old ones!  … continue reading...

Health Care Solutions from a Conservative

It may seem that something like health care is well out of bounds of a Christian apologetics ministry but it is not true.  The divorce made between faith and politics, often made by Christians themselves, is usually wrong headed.  That is not to say that I advocate a ‘theocracy.’  It is to say that there is a clear connection between beliefs and actions, and ideologies and consequences.  The current health care debate illustrates this very well in that a person’s preferred solution often depends on one’s overall ideology.

Not all ideologies are created equal.  Some result in increased freedom for … continue reading...

Is more government the solution to government made problems?

I expect any honest person investigating the current economic mess will already know that the current crisis is due to government entangling with the mortgage industry.  I expect that any objective onlooker won’t try to pin this on President Bush.  Not solely, anyway.   My feeling as I watch what is going on is basically this:  “I told you so.”

Whatever power the government has to help you is proportionately available to hurt you.  The hope that with the right people at the helm hurt can be avoided is naive at best:  implemented at the national level, it is dangerous.  As … continue reading...