Conservatives

Beware of hypocrites in politics!

At first, the title might seem a bit silly. It’s like saying “beware of drunks in a bar” or “beware of thrill seekers in an amusement park.” It’s something to be expected. And one of the problems in American politics is that it is something to be expected. Way too often. A case in point: Josh Duggar For two years ending with his resignation last month, Mr. Duggar, 27, was executive director of...

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GOP: How about some constructive ideas?

Like him or hate him, there is one think you have to admit about Sen. Ted Cruz. You know exactly where he stands. Columnist Cal Thomas (no relation) aptly described it this way: What the establishment and the left really dislike about Cruz is that he paints in bold colors. You know where he stands, whether or not you agree with his positions. There is little chance Cruz will say one thing on...

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Is there a solution for poverty?

Sociologist Michael Zweig defines poverty “as a state of privation, or a lack of the usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions.” You do not have to be a conservative to question the effectiveness of government antipoverty programs. According to the Census Bureau, which defines a poverty level for statistical purposes, in 1966, the poverty rate was 14.7%. Fifty years...

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Tinkering with the Constitution: The Liberty Amendments

Part 1 of 3   Two well-known students of the U. S. Constitution – from opposite sides of the political spectrum — recently published books suggesting how the it should be amended. I am presenting their views and my own in a three-part series:   Today: Mark Levin, The Liberty Amendments May 26: John Paul Stevens, Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution June 2:...

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Should religious organizations be taxed?

Last week, I discussed the value of the separation of church and state. In the LinkedIn discussion that prompted that post and this one, a writer commented, “I’m for [taxation of religious organizations] because I really feel like most religions and religious people are heavily on the right side of the political spectrum … if that’s going to be the case, I feel they...

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