Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Judeo-Christian Worldview and Economics

By |March 20th, 2014|

 

 Socialism embodies a lust for power based upon the deceit by man of man. Capitalism embodies a lust for wealth based upon the service by man to fellow man. Socialism concentrates power and wealth for a few. Capitalism diffuses power and wealth for many. These two opposing systems hold the promise of blessings or curses to the nation that adopts them. It is the imperative of ethics (oughtness) rather than the indicative of morality (what is practiced) that elevates the fate of a nation. A nation can not expect good if it is not itself good. The choice between capitalism and socialism is an ethical one.
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Saving America will take more than votes

By |March 16th, 2014|

(’76 Contributor) The other day a Facebook friend posed the following question: “Do you think we can turn this country around just by voting?” My short answer was: Not a chance. […]

Universities and liberal education: Lamenting our loss

By |March 16th, 2014|

(Centennial Fellow) Martin Gilbert, in his biography of the greatest leader of the 20th century, Winston Churchill, tells of rumors seeping out to Germany of “the extent of the German slaughter of Jews on the eastern front, the murder by gas of Polish Jews in three special death camps […]

Can we legislate morality? Yes and no

By |March 15th, 2014|

(CCU Faculty) I would like to begin and end my comments this evening rather inauspiciously by referring to my two favorite curses, the first of which has most certainly alighted upon our nation, and the second of which we may yet hope to escape. […]

The Judeo-Christian worldview and American politics

By |March 8th, 2014|

No other worldview has had as material an impact on America and her politics as the Judeo-Christian worldview. The land that became known as the United States of America was called America long before there was a declaration of Independence.[1] The Bible tells us in Isaiah 33:22 that government should be made up of three branches, a lawgiver, a judge, and a king. This corresponds to a legislature (Congress), a judiciary (Supreme Court), and an executive (President).The primary purpose of such a government is to administer God’s justice on the earth to protect the innocent and punish the wicked. The rule of justice protects property, family, and society while preserving freedom for man who was made in the image of God. It recognizes that man is in a fallen state (sin) and that order is necessary to sustain life. The government is just one of the three primary institutions (along with the family and the church) that God established for society.
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The Left’s message to teens: more sex, no guilt, no consequences

By |March 8th, 2014|

Now that our society has officially lowered us all to the level of rutting rabbits, the Coalition for Positive Sexuality (positive.org) is specifically targeting and encouraging promiscuous sex, abortion, and homosexuality to young teenagers. The Younger the Better should be their slogan. […]

Is this the start of Cold War II?

By |March 8th, 2014|

The Cold War haunted many of us when we were young, whispering always about the possibility of nuclear exchange, sometimes, as in the Cuban Missile Crisis, shouting about it, and reminding us of another kind of life, of an oppressive, miserable slave-state existence some saw as justice. It seemed that it would last forever except that suddenly the Soviet Union crashed. The Cold War was gone. […]

JFK, Conservative: “Johnny, we hardly knew ye”

By |March 8th, 2014|

(Boston) Ah, Boston, so much History in such a small space. As I walk from Copley Square up Beacon Hill and down toward Quincy Market for a luncheon at the Union Oyster House the history I reflect upon is that of the last of Massachusetts’ four Presidents- John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963). […]

ObamaCare chains more of U.S. to government dole

By |March 5th, 2014|

What sets Americans apart from people in so many other countries is that we actually like working. No, every job isn’t fun, but Americans understand the dignity that comes with work. We achieve a sense of self-reliance by producing something worthwhile, creatively using our unique talents, and providing security and opportunity for ourselves and our families. […]

Caucus night: Arapahoe slow

By |March 5th, 2014|

(’76 Editor) Neighborhood grassroots politics, America at its best, was in full swing Tuesday night as Republicans and Democrats in Colorado held precinct caucuses. However my Arapahoe County precinct in Centennial near DTC had just 17 voters […]