Drones and Rand Paul’s Filibuster: A Lesson from Exodus

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

The Biblical book of Exodus may not be the first place you'd think to find wisdom for harnessing modern technology, but I think Rand Paul's filibuster over drone use finds some support there.This week, Senator Rand Paul (KY-R) initiated a talking filibuster -- a rare event in these days of virtual filibusters -- to protest what he sees as the Obama Administration's lack of a transparent policy regarding when drones may be used to kill American citizens without due process of law as … [Read more...]

What Star Wars Can Teach Us about the Fiscal Cliff Fiasco

I know. We've just about had it with the whole fiscal cliff fiasco. Maybe that's why most of us want the words "fiscal cliff" banned from the English language. We should be frustrated with our national leaders. In the words of my own Congressman LaTourette: "This is disgusting, and everybody involved should be embarrassed," said Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-Ohio), marching glumly from a GOP conference meeting in the House Monday evening. "It's not even small ball -- it's a pingpong ball," he said of … [Read more...]

The Emancipation Proclamation: Do Two Wrongs Make a Right?

Slavery is wrong. It is sinful. A pernicious evil in which humans seek to become as God over their fellow man. I hate it with a passion. And my heart hurts for the countless thousands of peoples who are in bondage still today across the world. Support one such freedom spreading orgnaization here.And yet after a recent visit to the sacred grounds of Antietam, site of the bloodiest 12 hours in American military history, I find myself asking troubling questions about a document that supposedly … [Read more...]

Review the Facts: The Brief Against Obama by Hugh Hewitt

Hyper-partisan fans of the President won’t like Hugh Hewitt’s latest book The Brief Against Obama: The Rise and Epic Fail of the Hope and Change Presidency, published by Center Street, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc. But those seeking a candid review of the facts from a seasoned attorney and communicator will find it indispensable for deciding votes this November.Hugh’s strategy for the book is clear enough. He cites law partner Gary Wolensky to frame the task: “If you promise to show t … [Read more...]

How Should We Respond to the Obamacare Ruling?

"Sometimes, bad is bad." Huey Lewis and his mullet-loving friends had it right back in the days of Reagan. Sometimes, bad law is just bad law. Obamacare is bad law. It doesn't help when a narrow Supreme Court decision makes it worse.I'll point you to Tim Dalrymple's excellent first take on the decision here to sort through the political implications and to Paul Mirengoff here for a summary of the legalese. Suffice it to say, I'm not a fan of Obamacare as evidenced from my series "Why Obamacare … [Read more...]

Waiving Away the Law: God, Obamacare, and Immigration

President Obama once again this past week took action that raises a question that sounds like a child’s joke – but it’s no laughing matter. In fact, it reminds me of the fifth and final reason I believe God objects to the health care law commonly known as Obamacare.For those just arriving, you can find more about me here and my latest project here. I am passionate about connecting real life with real faith.The question raised by how Obamacare has been enforced and by the President's lates … [Read more...]

Violating our Conscience: God and Obamacare (Part 4)

My two previous arguments for a God-oriented take on the President's signature health-care law were both matters of degree. Far from being clear expressions of right or wrong, they pointed out the danger of significantly tilting toward an unbiblical result. In such cases, it can be hard to tell exactly where that line gets crossed, but history tells us it will get crossed eventually. Somewhere. By someone.The wisdom from Scripture can be summed up in the Biblical warning to "avoid it, don't go … [Read more...]

Why Obamacare Fails to Get God’s Vote (Part 3)

Often as we probe real life with real faith,  there are no easy answers. Only shades of grey. Not fifty of them, thank God, as my friend and author Joel J. Miller points out in his critique of that latest fad.  But there is a vital need to maintain a healthy balance between two equally essential values that exist in tension with one another. And that’s not a bad thing.My home site is here for now for those who want to know more about me. My latest project is here. My passion is connecting rea … [Read more...]


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