Deficits, Spending and the Debt-Limit Vote: What Matters Most?

Answer: Coffee! [Read more...]

Remember the Hobby Lobby Petition? It Could Use Your Signature.

 

It’s collected over 9,100 signatures so far, and is about 16,000 shy of the goal. [Read more...]

Irony Alert! Today is Religious Freedom Day UPDATED

Knows the value of words over deeds

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

Foremost among the rights Americans hold sacred is the freedom to worship as we choose. Today, we celebrate one of our Nation’s first laws to protect that right — the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom. [Read more...]

Being Conan the Barbarian vs. Being Civil (The Lost Art of Persuasion) UPDATED

I’ve been not publishing a number of comments these past few days, as they violate the little rule I keep here at the blog. It’s a simple rule based on a passage from St. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians,

No foul language should come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for needed edification, that it may impart grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the holy Spirit of God, with which you were sealed for the day of redemption. All bitterness, fury, anger, shouting, and reviling must be removed from you, along with all malice. And be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ.

Just because it’s simple, doesn’t mean it isn’t hard to follow. [Read more...]

Cardinal Dolan’s Own “State of the State” Letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York

He sent it under the letterhead of the New York State Catholic Conference. The occasion? The Governor just delivered his State of the State address today, as did other governors.

The Cardinal took the opportunity to both praise Governor Cuomo for what he is doing that benefits the common good of society, while chastising him for what he is failing to do to protect its most vulnerable members. It is an even-handed approach that many of us should take when writing a letter to our elected representatives.

Here is the letter in full. [Read more...]

Last Time I Checked the Hobby Lobby White House Petition…

It looked like this.

A 23:45 EST, the numbers show that 4,199 souls have signed it so far. Truth be told, that is a pretty fair showing, given that it has only been up for two days.

I didn’t write it, but I was the 6th person to sign it. [Read more...]

While The President is On Vacation, Sign This Petition at the White House

A few minutes ago, a citizen named Nick left a comment with a link to a freshly minted petition he has drafted over at the White House in the post where Mike Huckabee said he intends to stand with Hobby Lobby.

I will admit to you that I signed the petition immediately. [Read more...]

Mike Huckabee on Hobby Lobby: “We will stand with them in their resistance.”

Perhaps the doomed, quixotic, movement to confront tyranny, and help Hobby Lobby this coming Saturday,  isn’t so doomed after all. The politician, public speaker, commentator, and Baptist pastor, just posted this message on his Facebook wall.  [Read more...]

Another New Years Eve Setback for the HHS Mandate: Sharp Industries Wins Relief


It’s time for some more bubbly. Were the courts in session yesterday, or what? Though I was on vacation, see, the answer to that question is “yes,” even if they got down to business quick, and closed down early for New Years Eve. First, we heard of Kort & Luitjohan’s good news, then an injunction handed to Tom Monaghan’s company,  and now there’s another reason for a toast.

Francis J. Manion, Senior Counsel with the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) sent me a little New Year felicitation, [Read more...]

The HHS Mandate Takes It on the Chin Again With Ruling For The Founder of Domino’s Pizza UPDATED

Perhaps the Administration will scuttle this ridiculous rule out of embarrassment alone. I mean, the phony war on women trope worked well enough to secure reelection, but in reality, it isn’t holding up. Perhaps a miracle, much like the pending deal on the fiscal cliff, is imminent.

Here are the details from the Thomas More Law Center, [Read more...]


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