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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...
  • Website pulled on US church that wants to burn Korans

    09/09/2010 5:43:21 PM PDT · by valkyry1 · 8 replies
    AFP ^ | 09-09-2010 | AFP
    GAINESVILLE, Florida — The small Florida church that has sparked global outrage with its plan to hold a Koran-burning event had its website pulled from the Internet on Thursday by its host. Dan Goodgame, a spokesman for the San Antonio, Texas-based web hosting firm Rackspace, told AFP the evangelical Dove World Outreach Center church had, "violated the Offensive Content section of its Acceptable Use policy." The policy forbids content or links to material that is "excessively violent, incites violence, threatens violence, or contains harassing content or hate speech; and creates a risk to a person's safety or health, creates a...
  • Vietnamese town survives war, hate crimes, hurricane and now oil (and keeps on ticking)

    08/26/2010 4:33:48 PM PDT · by dickmc · 3 replies
    Aug 25, 2010 | See Article
    Unfortunately this informative article --which is enlightening and upbeat-- can't be posted. It is worth reading at
  • Restoring Honor: An Overview

    08/24/2010 9:18:39 PM PDT · by MikeMerritt · 1 replies
    Right Across the Atlantic ^ | 8/24/2010 | Michael Merritt
    Restoring Honor. What does that mean? Ask many different people and you’ll likely get many different answers. Perhaps somebody wants to restore their own honor after committing a blunder of some sort. Or perhaps that person would like to restore someone else’s honor that was undeservedly taken away. In many parts of the world, and particularly in Eastern Asia, honor is often seen as something a family has earned, and is something that can be lost if a family member makes a mistake. In that case, honor can be difficult to restore. Honor is often spoken about on a more...
  • Economists Predict Home Values Will Continue to Drop Into Next Year As Foreclosures Rise

    07/27/2010 3:53:44 AM PDT · by jerry557 · 31 replies · 1+ views
    The Ledger ^ | 07/26/10 | Alan Zibel
    WASHINGTON | Thought the housing crisis was over? Not quite. Despite four years of falling prices and recent signs that they were finally bottoming out, homes are expected to lose still more value in many metro areas during the next year. Parts of the country already pummeled by the housing crisis, like Las Vegas, Phoenix and Miami, will be hit hardest. But even some places that have rebounded or held up relatively well - including New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. - will suffer, too. That's the conclusion of economists who have been reducing their estimates for home prices...
  • The Secret of America

    06/11/2010 12:03:33 AM PDT · by ezfindit · 20 replies · 654+ views
    CDS ^ | 6/11/2010 | Carol Negro
    If you bomb our cities, you can’t destroy America. If you ruin our economy, you can’t destroy America. If most of the continent falls into the ocean, you can’t destroy America. Even if you kill most of us, you can’t destroy America. America is an idea. The greatest, purest, sweetest, most sublime idea in the history of the world. It lifts man up, it blesses him, it encourage him, it enlightens him, it civilizes him, it opens his heart, it makes him kind and generous and honest and brave and free. It makes him smart and successful and industrious. It...
  • The despicable 'duty to die'

    05/15/2010 3:15:35 AM PDT · by Scanian · 23 replies · 660+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 15, 2010 | Thomas Sowell
    One fashionable notion among some of the intel ligentsia is that old peo ple have "a duty to die," rather than become a burden to others. This is more than just an idea discussed around a seminar table. Already Britain's government-run medical system is restricting what medications or treatments it will authorize for the elderly. It seems almost certain that similar attempts to contain runaway costs will lead to similar policies when US medical care is taken over by the government. Make no mistake: Letting old people die is a lot cheaper than spending the kind of money required to...
  • Who Hijacked My Party?

    05/06/2010 8:42:10 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 31 replies · 480+ views ^ | 05/06/2010 | Scott Factor
    Although I am a registered Republican, I never really considered myself a party-line kind of guy. Party-line people are concerned with the survival of the party, no matter the consequence. Although I realize that this isn’t the ideal situation or approach to political governance, party survival is critical if the party you are trying to preserve is representing your political values in the governing process. However, I consider myself a conservative first, Republican voter second. The basic core values of conservatism from a governance standpoint are less government, less taxes, more personal freedom. Less government is good government because the...
  • AUDIO:YWC at Defending the American Dream Summit

    05/03/2010 4:39:31 PM PDT · by Charles West · 236+ views
    Youth for Western Civilization ^ | 5/03/10 | Kevin DeAnna
    I just returned from Michigan, where I had the honor of speaking at Americans for Prosperity’s “Defending the Dream” state summit. Among the other speakers were Stephen Moore of The Wall Street Journal, Justice Robert Young of the Michigan Supreme Court, and Governor Sarah Palin. I spoke on a panel entitled, “Alinsky: Turning Liberal Tactics into Conservative Victories.” Joining me was James Muffett of Citizens for Traditional Values, a group that I hope we can work with in the future. I was pleasantly surprised that the crowd (well over a thousand at the summit and a packed room of hundreds...
  • Principles and Values; The True Victims of the "War on Prosperity"

    04/02/2010 12:35:47 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 1 replies · 124+ views
    artorius castus blog ^ | 2 April 2010 | Patrick Truax
    Of all the casualties in the Democrat’s “War on Prosperity”, values, morals and core beliefs seem to be the biggest losers. From the “Cornhusker Kickback” to “Gator-Aid”, some of our elected officials sacrificed a lot more than their re-election chances in helping Obama push Socialized Medicine gasping and wheezing over the finish line. Bart Stupak, a now de-bunked and de-frocked Pro-Lifer (D)-MI, held out on his blessing UNTIL THE DAY OF THE VOTE of ObamaCare for the limelight. Ben Nelson-(D) NE, was assuaged by no Medicare or Medicaid expansion costs in Nebraska.
  • No Sex Please, I'm Neal McDonough...

    04/01/2010 5:39:09 AM PDT · by Mr. Jazzy · 40 replies · 1,710+ views
    DeadLine Hollywood ^ | 1 April 2010 | Nikki Finke
    Neal McDonough is a marvelous actor who elevates every role he plays, whether it's in Band of Brothers or Desperate Housewives. So when he was suddenly replaced with David James Elliott 3 days into the filming on ABC's new series Scoundrels earlier this week, there had to be a story behind the story. The move was officially explained as a casting change. But, in fact, McDonough was sacked because of his refusal to do some heated love scenes with babelicious star (and Botox pitchwoman) Virginia Madsen. The reason? He's a family man and a Catholic, and he's always made it...
  • Illegal Immigration is American Suicide

    03/30/2010 11:36:11 AM PDT · by Charles West · 7 replies · 686+ views
    Youth for Western Civilization ^ | 3/30/10 | William Houston
    Walter Rodgers has a really good article in the Christian Science Monitor about illegal immigration from Latin America. There is nothing much I can add to this. I recommend you click the link and read this one yourself. He starts the piece with an arresting anecdote: Walking the sandy beachfront in this ultra-affluent city, I chanced upon two Hispanic men rummaging through the trash. Startled at the sight, I stared momentarily. One of them yelled at me, “You look now, but in 50 years we will own all this!” Given the tsunami of illegal immigration and the prolific Hispanic birthrate,...
  • Etiquette Arising, Combating the Coarsening of Culture

    03/14/2010 7:46:19 PM PDT · by ezfindit · 29 replies · 921+ views
    CDS ^ | 3/12/2010 | Chuck Colson
    Can something as simple as good manners help to stem the coarsening of our culture? Yes! Cord Ivanyi, a Latin teacher at a Phoenix high school, was tired seeing the boys in his class subject the girls to vulgar words and behavior. The behavior was disrespectful, and disrupting to his classes. So Ivanyi decided to give the boys an example in chivalry. When a girl got up to go to the restroom, Ivanyi stood as a sign of respect. When she came back to class, Ivanyi held the door for her. [...] Christians need to resist the slide into vulgarity...
  • Do Walmart and others promote declining values?

    03/12/2010 1:33:28 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 52 replies · 903+ views ^ | 03/12/2010 | Ken Lowder
    Do Walmart and other retailers support the destruction of American values through their lack of willingness to stop shoplifting? How much is their lack of enforcement costing you and me? The answer appears to be YES and it's costing us BILLIONS. Last year Walmart reported that they had lost $3 billion due to theft of products. That's just at Walmart. Most retailers reported losses in the same range for their market share. Given the poor economy I would expect this year's losses to be much higher. How is this happening? Two reasons: 1. Once a shoplifter makes it outside, they...
  • Is America Still Making Men?

    02/23/2010 11:18:10 AM PST · by ezfindit · 81 replies · 39,492+ views
    CDS ^ | 2/23/2010 | Dennis Prager
    Every society has to answer a few basic questions in order to succeed and even in order to survive. One of them is, “How do we make good men?” The reason for the importance of this question is simple: Males untutored about how to control their natures will likely do much harm. Conversely, males who are taught to how to control themselves and to channel their drives in positive directions make the world a much better place. The good man is a glory of civilization; the bad man ruins it. Throughout American history, American society asked, “How do we make...
  • Election Deciding Questions

    02/01/2010 8:56:15 PM PST · by wizkid · 181+ views
    JohnQuincy ^ | 02/01/2010 | WizKid
    These are questions that will decide the next presidential election. They re-elected Clinton and they will be used to try and re-elect Obama. They are not weighty questions and have nothing to do with politics or policy. If you are reading this, odds are that you will never be called to answer them.
  • Marriage Is a Better Deal for Men Than Women

    02/01/2010 8:41:28 AM PST · by ezfindit · 115 replies · 2,033+ views
    American Thinker via Conservative Dating Site Blog ^ | January 30, 2010 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    After forty years of preferential treatment in schools and the job market, many women are now better-educated and make more money than men. These changes should surprise no one — especially not social science researchers. Those who work with the data know that there has been a profound shift in marriage itself and that marriage rates are declining. Many women are finding it difficult if not impossible to find a husband who is their financial, career, or social equal. With the decline in manufacturing jobs and their lack of higher education, many men don’t have the money or job prospects...
  • America and Israel: You Got A Friend in Me?

    01/31/2010 11:49:12 AM PST · by 1pitech · 183+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01-30-10 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    What is the meaning of friendship? What makes the bonds that we call a true friendship mean something? We have all heard of the fair-weather friend and most likely we have all had one or two of them. The fair-weather friend stays by your side as long as all the conditions of life are optimum. Unfortunately, we often need our friends most when times are bad, and that is when the fair-weather friend often disappears, and in some cases, sides with the forces we are struggling against. “Thanks a lot!” Those may very well be the parting words that pass...
  • This is the 24th anniversary of the Challenger disaster

    01/28/2010 12:50:25 PM PST · by free1977free · 69 replies · 1,638+ views ^ | January 28 | Jennifer Ellis May
    Where were you on January 28th, 1986? Were you in a classroom watching the first teacher go into space? Do you remember how you felt when you saw the Challenger explode soon after it left the earth? CNN reports that about 17% of Americans were watching when the disaster occurred. One hour later, 85% had heard the news. It is estimated that 48% of 9-13 year-olds were watching. Teacher Christa Macauliffe was supposed to be the first teacher in space, but she never made it. She died in the explosion along with the six astronauts accompanying her. Most of today's...
  • U.S., U.K. Share History, Values in Afghanistan

    01/26/2010 4:23:02 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 150+ views
    LONDON, Jan. 26, 2010 – “The United States has no closer ally than the United Kingdom,” Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said here yesterday. Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III gives his remarks to the All Parliamentary Group at the House of Parliament during a recent trip to London, England, Jan. 25, 2010. Lynn is visiting the United Kingdom to strengthen defense cooperation between the two countries, Jan. 24, 2009. DoD Photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The two nations have a special relationship based on history, shared...
  • Education, Economics and Self-Government

    01/13/2010 9:05:02 PM PST · by stolinsky · 153+ views ^ | 01-14-10 | stolinsky
    Once you deny the existence of absolute truth, the definition of “good” becomes subjective and the only standard of behavior is what we want − “we,” in the political sense, meaning the government or bureaucracy. It reduces politics not to right, but to force. That is why there is this bullying spirit about our government today, and why so many Americans are worried
  • From the Archives - "I Don't Have To."

    12/31/2009 9:05:22 AM PST · by Ed Hudgins · 4 replies · 244+ views
    [New Year's resolutions are often put in terms of "I have to" and fill in the blank with what you think you must do. David Kelley warns that "To say 'I have to' is to speak the language of compulsion, duty, authority." David suggests we speak "the language of values instead of the language of duty, 'want-to' instead of 'have-to'."]How many times during the course of a week do we say "I have to..."? I have to take out the trash...change the oil in my my Visa bill...I have to give a presentation at the sales meeting...take the final...
  • The war front is at home

    12/26/2009 3:09:24 AM PST · by bogusname · 9 replies · 821+ views
    WND ^ | December 26, 2009 | Star Parker
    Yes, of course, brave young Americans are in those far off lands defending our country. God bless them. But the war's front is here at home – the war we are having with ourselves. After the horrendous attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, a few Christian pastors stepped up to say that the unprecedented violation of America's homeland was a sign of weakness within our nation. They weren't talking about how we gather intelligence or how we check travelers at the airport. The management best-seller from the 1960s, "The Peter Principle," points out that one sign of an organization or an...
  • We are in big trouble (It's time that Americans took a hard look at our values & concept of justice)

    12/14/2009 8:45:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies · 1,211+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 12/14/2009 | Larrey Anderson
    Our country is in big trouble ... huge trouble. It is time that Americans took a hard look at our values, our conception of justice, and our standards for truth. This piece is intended as a first step in that direction. 1) Values The story of Tiger Woods and his (now admitted) "infidelity" is everywhere. The Woods' story has piqued the prurient interests of America and the world. The story has dominated the mainstream media for days while the injustice being committed against our Navy Seals and the revelation of the computer code from the CRU (exposing the biggest hoax...
  • Sarah Palin: Should We Make Rogue Vogue?

    11/28/2009 12:40:52 PM PST · by ibbetsonusa · 6 replies · 835+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11-26-09 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    As Sarah Palin emerges again as a potential political player, we will see an inevitable, grotesque, re-enactment of the Palin attacks, the likes of which had never before been heaped upon man, woman, or beast in the political realm. One should remember the eerie depths liberals plunged to when degrading Palin as a political candidate, by attacking not just her political views, but by attacking her as a wife and mother. We should not forget that, despite all the liberal rhetoric being brought forth promoting the rightness of empowering diversity, the left—and all its agents—attacked Sarah Palin with reckless ferocity...
  • Fatherhood and Religion

    11/11/2009 10:41:21 AM PST · by bs9021 · 5 replies · 332+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 11, 2009 | Allie Winegar Duzett
    Fatherhood and Religion Allie Winegar Duzett, November 11, 2009 “Children benefit when fathers are involved in family life; religion encourages men to be more involved in family life,” Dr. Richard Petts said at the Heritage Foundation’s recent conference, Religious Practice and the Family: What the Research Says. Dr. Petts, an assistant professor of sociology at Ball State University, spoke on the impact of paternal religiosity on child development. Unfortunately, Dr. Petts noted at the conference, “No studies have yet examined how [the] father’s religiosity may affect the lives of young children.” Still, Dr. Petts finds it worthwhile to ask: Does...
  • Property Values Set to Fall from Bubble Peak to Long-Run Average

    11/07/2009 9:11:54 AM PST · by Son House · 39 replies · 1,494+ views
    Seeking Alpha ^ | November 05, 2009 | Seeking Alpha
    Price Trends / WAR OF THE WORLDS (Round # 2): If you use 120 years of data for your time horizon, and assume prices will return to the average, then our residential property bubble will fall 49% from the bubble peak to the long-run average (see above (a) aka “(x) - (z) / 202” aka “Projected Fall Peak to Trend”). This total projected fall is less than the 60% predicted in my recent post based upon 20 years of data and a trend line drawn with the eye (click here to see that post). Property Values Set to Fall 43%...
  • Religion and Families

    11/05/2009 1:09:35 PM PST · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 297+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 5, 2009 | Allie Winegar Duzett
    Religion and Families Allie Winegar Duzett, November 5, 2009 Studies of the past decade’s religiosity “can be boiled into good news and bad news,” said Annette Mahoney of Bowling Green State University at a recent Heritage Foundation conference, Religious Practice and the Family: What the Research Says. “The bad news is that almost no research has been done on how religion operates when problems are not prevented,” she said, adding that “the good news is that religion does matter for families.” Mahoney explained that religion tends to help people in “maintaining any family relationship, traditional or not, such as being...
  • 500 Miles for Moral Values

    11/05/2009 9:43:28 AM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 162+ views
    TFP Student Action ^ | 11/04/09 | TFP Student Action
    The weekend of October 24 was busy for TFP Student Action volunteers. Their first stop was Scranton, Penn., for a pro-life conference. Lighting the Way for Life was the title of the full-day conference sponsored by the Pennsylvanians for Human Life on October 24. The event brought together hundreds of pro-family leaders from across the Keystone State committed to defend innocent life against the culture of death. TFP Student Action members manned a booth at the event and distributed pro-family literature. What attracted most attention at the busy booth was the TFP petition urging the president of the University of...
  • Starbucks Sabbath

    11/03/2009 9:22:03 AM PST · by bs9021 · 5 replies · 424+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 3, 2009 | Allie Winegar Duzett
    Starbucks Sabbath Allie Winegar Duzett, November 3, 2009 In recent years, the American family has been falling apart. Divorce rates have skyrocketed, as have births outside of marriage; non-traditional families are on the way to becoming the norm in society. Brad Wilcox spoke of the “unprecedented family revolution” in America at a recent Heritage Foundation event, Religious Practice and the Family: What the Research Says. This family revolution, Wilcox argued, has “undercut marriage as a fundamental institution” in American society, which matters because religion and familial stability typically go hand in hand. As Wilcox pointed out, “couples who share a...
  • I fear....Gone are the days of old! What do you think?

    10/27/2009 5:59:26 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 23 replies · 1,433+ views
    Me | 10/27/2009 | mikelets456
    Like most of you, I have a house and work 5-6 days a week. I have 3 children and a dog. My wife works because we have a child in college and 2 in private school. We work hard all day long and then come home and try to balance time with our family and things that have to get done around the house. Our schedules are busy running from place to place and enjoying the time spent together. In the summer we would hang out with our friends or take a ride to the shore and simply grow as...