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  • Are Children ‘Infected’ by Judeo-Christian Values?

    03/16/2011 11:53:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/16/11 | Paul Diamond
    In an important case in the United Kingdom, the High Court held this week that Christian views on sexual morality could be “inimical” to a child’s welfare. Mr. and Mrs. Johns wanted to foster a child as young as five as respite carers for parents who were having difficulty. (Snip) When they retired, they applied to be registered as foster carers again. Early on in the assessment process, their Christian faith was identified (they are Pentecostals). It was felt their views on sexual ethics conflicted with the duty to promote and value diversity.
  • In Defense of the Defense of Marriage Act

    03/02/2011 11:43:17 AM PST · by IndePundit · 1 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/02/11 | David B. Rivkin Jr., and Lee A. Casey
    The Obama administration has taken the extraordinary step of informing Congress that it will no longer defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage for federal purposes as “the legal union between one man and one woman.”
  • Parental Guidance Suggested

    02/11/2011 10:30:45 AM PST · by TheConservativeCitizen · 25 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 02-11-11 | Sting the Away
    If you haven’t read the headlines lately, but are the parents of young kids (especially daughters) you already know that Justin Bieber’s “Never Say Never” is out. Far be it for me to ruin this blog by even mentioning the Bieb, and I expect my name shall disappear from the masthead forthwith, but it sparked a conversation at the homestead about the fine line of responsibility parents have between being the friend or parent. Suffice it to say, the comment was made that “It’s tough, because I want to be the cool parent but feel like this is one of...
  • The rot in values that is causing America’s decline

    02/01/2011 3:42:39 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/01/2011 | SHMULEY BOTEACH
    The rot in values that is causing America’s decline By SHMULEY BOTEACH 02/01/2011 00:51 Thrift, hard work, close-knit families, a pioneering spirit, a love of adventure, a rejection of indolence, faith-based ethics, a God-centric society, a belief in spreading freedom and democracy – where did that all go? Talkbacks (9) Science and math. Science and math. President Barack Obama’s new mantra is science and math. If only America’s students focused on science and math, he told us in his State of the Union address, then we’ll be as innovative as China and will no longer have to farm out the...
  • 112th Congress promotes Founders' values (& why socialists can't survive in a free country)

    01/19/2011 6:29:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 1 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 1/19/11 | Earl Sedlik
    112th Congress promotes Founders' valuesJanuary 19, 2011 at 5:00 PM Facing the political divide It’s tough for progressives to face the abyss that divides the left and right [“Ground rules for a divided nation,” Opinion, Jan. 16]. Our liberal icon Paul Krugman offered the thread of rationale to the mean-spirited “I earned it and I have a right to keep it” crowd. The divide that Krugman eloquently laments emerged just a page away in George Will’s arrogant and defenseless demand for a return to “exceptionalism” [“The restorative agenda of the 112th Congress,” Opinion, Jan. 16]. Indeed, Will unabashedly embraces this...
  • Housing Market Slips Into Depression Territory (Real Headline)

    01/13/2011 8:34:45 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 55 replies
    cnbc ^ | Jan 11, 2011 | Cindy Perman
    Home values have fallen 26 percent since their peak in June 2006, worse than the 25.9-percent decline seen during the Depression years between 1928 and 1933, Zillow reported. November marked the 53rd consecutive month (4 ½ years) that home values have fallen.
  • Lame Duck Flashback: Democrats For Palin. Obama has "no core values"

    01/13/2011 8:15:12 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 3 replies
    Fire Dog Lake ^ | Dec 11, 2010 | Bin Quick
    Lame Duck Lib - "We elect DLC Democrats that undermine our values, and we elect inexperienced black Democrats that have no core values. Democrats are so desperate for victory that we think we are winning with Blue Dog Democrats. We think we are winning with DLC Democrats, and we think we are winning with Barack Obama."... "My reasons are simple, I trust the opponent (Republican, Tea Bag, Nazi) in front of me with whom I totally disagree more than the supporter (“Liberal”, “Progressive”, or “Democrat”) behind me with a knife out ready to stab me in the back for his...
  • 'Mother,' 'Father' Changing to 'Parent One,' 'Parent Two' on Passport Applications

    01/07/2011 12:37:15 PM PST · by Stourme · 86 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Todd Starnes
    The words “mother” and “father” will be removed from U.S. passport applications and replaced with gender neutral terminology, the State Department says.
  • The Cost of DADT Repeal

    12/23/2010 3:26:47 AM PST · by Scanian · 15 replies · 2+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | December 23, 2010 | Elizabeth Herring
    Fresh off their election defeat for foisting a health care bill they didn't read onto voters who didn't want it, Congressional Democrats are pushing repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) on services that don't want it. This is a short-sighted attempt to bolster their base by delivering on a campaign promise based on the self-interest of a few while disregarding its impact on the whole of the military. Now we must demand Congress not force implementation prematurely and unwisely. Despite being lauded as the right thing to do, repeal will struggle for legitimacy because the process was clouded in...
  • A cuddle for baby boy with the youngest parents in the UK

    12/20/2010 10:19:49 AM PST · by Sopater · 37 replies · 2+ views
    Daily Mail - UK ^ | 20th December 2010 | Andy Dolan
    Cradling the new arrival, April Webster may look like the proud big sister. But the baby-faced schoolgirl and her sometime boyfriend Nathan Fishbourne have just become Britain’s youngest parents after conceiving son Jamie when they were both only 13. April and schoolfriend Nathan started having unprotected sex after they began dating in September last year. She was ‘too embarrassed’ to tell her parents about the sexual side to their relationship until she found out she was pregnant a day before her 14th birthday. The baby arrived by Caesarean section on November 15, weighing 8lb 14oz. The teenagers are still trying...
  • Can Conservatives Win Back the Arts? (American values are coming back into the culture)

    12/17/2010 7:49:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 12/17/2010 | Andrew Klavan
    Despite the Left’s best efforts, conservative and American values are coming back into the culture. After years of declaiming against the Left’s domination of our culture, I’m startled and delighted to discover that the tide is beginning to turn. My fellow conservatives should take note and lend a hand. For the last three decades or so, the usual conservative approach to the arts has been threefold: We complain about what’s being produced; we fret about the influence it will have; then we give up with a shrug. We complain because it seems to us the anti-American Left has made of...
  • Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show! Uniting the Races with Truth Instead of Dividing them with Lies!

    12/01/2010 7:31:46 PM PST · by abigail2 · 22 replies
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  • Americans Look For A Return To Values

    11/26/2010 6:44:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorial ^ | November 26, 2010 | CARL ANDERSON
    The election is over, and its results leave no doubt that the American people want change. But correctly gauging just what that means will be key to the success of the new Congress — and government at every level. Certainly people want Washington's policies to help support and encourage economic recovery, but for most Americans, it's not just about dollars and cents. The sweeping anti-incumbent attitude and desire for change that characterized this election were not the result of an American people divided neighbor against neighbor, or red vs. blue. Where there is division is between a united American people...
  • Latinos Go Conservative

    10/23/2010 9:01:40 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 22 replies
    Pajamas ^ | October 23, 2010 | by Chris Salcedo
    As if the White House didn’t have enough to worry about, a recent Gallup poll piled on bad news for President Obama. At the beginning of 2010 the president enjoyed support from 69% of Hispanics. By May that number was down to 57%. Now just 55% of Hispanics support the president and his liberal agenda. This news by itself is devastating to the Democrats’ prospects in the 2010 midterm elections. But what’s going on behind the numbers could possibly be a harbinger of doom for Obama’s re-election in 2012. Across the country conservative Latino organizations are springing up as fast...
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    10/22/2010 5:58:22 PM PDT · by big bad easter bunny · 30 replies · 1+ views
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  • Values Voters Rally 10/22/10 (Press Release)

    10/22/2010 9:47:22 AM PDT · by MagnusMaximus1 · 1 replies
    10/22/2010 | Augustus Alzona
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:(Bethesda, Maryland – October 22, 2010 12:30pm EDT) Values Voters Rally for Montgomery County, Maryland 10/22/10==================================================================== WHAT: Values Voters Rally for Montgomery County, Maryland This is non-partisan, public event where some of our very best candidates for local, state and federal office may meet, greet and rally values voters participating in the 2010 elections. Short speeches will be delivered by select, local pro-life and pro-gun candidates on the Montgomery County ballot. Confirmed candidates include keynote speaker, Michael Lee Philips (Republican nominee for Maryland’s U.S. Congressional District 8); State Senate candidates Dwight Patel and Don Irvine; House of Delegates...
  • Values Voters Rally for Montgomery County, Maryland

    10/19/2010 6:16:45 AM PDT · by MagnusMaximus1 · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Trademark Band ^ | 10-19-2010 | Augustus Alzona
    (Note: this is a non-partisan event, open to the general public) Friday, October 22, 20108:00pm – 11:30pmValues Voters Rally for Montgomery County, Maryland! Come out and meet some of our very best candidates for local/state/federal office here in Montgomery County. Listen to short speeches by select pro-life, pro-gun candidates on the 2010 general election ballot, and dance the night away to live, classic rock music performances by friends of Gus Alzona’s Trademark band. Mike Philips, Republican nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives (MD Congressional Dist. 8) will be our main speaker. Additional candidate speakers are being added as confirmed....
  • Marriage Trend Reversal: More Educated More Likely to Get Married

    10/09/2010 8:24:31 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct 7, 2010 | FoxNews
    Young adults with college degrees are now more likely to be married than those who are less educated, a reversal of longtime trends as the struggling economy pushes weddings to all-time lows. About 62 percent of college-educated 30-year-olds were married or had been married, compared with 60 percent of those without a bachelor's degree, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of census data. That is a significant shift from the 1990s, when young adults who didn't finish college were more likely to have wed than their better-educated counterparts, 75 percent to 69 percent. -- More than 9 in 10...
  • Standing Shoulder to Shoulder, Even While We Argue Politics

    10/06/2010 9:19:21 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 2 replies ^ | 10-07-10 | stolinsky
    The world of musk oxen is dangerous. So is ours. We would do well to emulate their ability to stand shoulder-to-shoulder. We would do well to keep this in mind while we engage in our periodic political disputes. The wolves would like nothing better than to see the cattle preoccupied with squabbling among themselves over a choice patch of grass, while the pack prepares to enjoy beef tartare. There are many crucial issues that divide conservatives and liberals. No one should minimize these differences. But we must also remember the ties that bind us together − the Judeo-Christian and American...
  • Glenn Beck's 'Twelve Values': Reverence

    09/22/2010 10:32:39 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 128 replies · 1+ views
    Reverence. Why reverence? The lack of reverence causes a brashness, a coarseness, a noise in our society. Reverence has -- a lack of reverence has us watching the cakes and the circuses. Quick! Reverence to me means quiet, reflective, be still, listen, ponder. In our society we have not given any time to something that's extraordinarily important. Reverence. Silence. Ponder.—Glenn Beck The problem with Beck's statement here is that it is incoherent and incomplete. He postulates that reverence is valuable, but then totally excludes who or what one is to be reverent towards. It is similar to what one might...