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052118 Reality check

I don’t mean to be pessimistic, I’m trying to be helpful in pointing out the reality that if we keep doing the same thing in the same way, then we’ll keep getting the same result.  The “thing” we’re talking about today is trying to hold on to a Republican majority in the Senate.  The …

051518 How States can limit the Feds – 1

Here’s an out-of-the-box thought about how States can use their Constitutional powers to rein in the federal government.  Of course, you would only be interested in this idea if you hold the opinion that our federal government is bloated, wasteful, arrogant, disobedient and destructive.

First, let’s impose the discipline of the paycheck on Congress and …

051418 More on good advice from Mom

In addition to thinking that we all share a devotion to two ideals – call them Freedom and Generosity – but just rank them in different order of priority, I also see these two ideals laid out in the Constitution.  Both are mainstream, and we need a balance of both in order to succeed.

Let’s …

051318 Good advice from Mom

Several years ago, when I was in the midst of a heated dispute in our church, my Mom gave me some great advice.  She recalled a similar strife that her Dad had gone through, and told me, “Nothing much has changed in church politics – just don’t let it break relationships.”

I’d like to apply …