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Dr. Robert Owens is a College Professor and the author of a widely published weekly opinion column. He holds an Associate Degree in Biblical Studies, a Bachelor Degree in Religious Education, a Bachelor Degree in History, a Masters Degree in Religious Education, a Masters Degree in History, and a Ph. D. in Organizational Leadership. Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, Religion, and Leadership. View the trailer for Dr. Owens

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    Why Social Security Hurts Society and Isn’t Secure

    The concept of a social safety net is well accepted throughout the Western World.  The idea that some provision should be made for those who through no fault of their own are unable to provide for themselves first appeared as a state policy in Germany in the 19th century as the Iron Chancellor, Bismarck, sought to coopt the popular appeal of socialism and strengthen the | Read More »

    What’s Next?

    Now that BHO has decreed that deportations will cease and work permits and other privileges of legal immigration will be granted to those who chose to enter our country illegally what’s next? In less time than it takes to say “Fundamentally transform America” the chorus of usual suspects, , , , and their fellow travelers will start saying “It isn’t fair for all these people | Read More »

    Why the Welfare State Isn’t Well and It Isn’t Fair

    Throughout most of the 19th and 20th centuries Socialism had a fairly precise definition, a somewhat clear program, and a generally agreed upon goal.  The definition of Socialism was some variant of Karl Marx’s well known statement, “From each according to the ability to each according to their need.”  Socialism’s program was the nationalization of all means of production, exchange, and distribution.  Socialism’s goal was | Read More »

    Law vs Anti-Law

    America was founded upon the principles of Natural Law.  The Progressives led us into the realms of Legal Positivism.  The vast government apparatus they have constructed has progressed into a dystopian fantasy land beyond law where faceless bureaucrats in an alphabet soup of departments create regulations with the force of law from thin air.  Such is the journey from tyranny to tyranny in ten generations.  | Read More »

    Nobama

    The once haute couture No Drama Obama has fumbled his way to the “What me worry?” of Alfred E. Newman. After almost five full years of the coolest, smartest, least prepared president America has ever had it has become obvious, even to the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media, that except for efforts to transform America into a Social Democracy we are rudderless. In | Read More »

    Don’t Worry Be Happy

    No one gets to live in the world they grew up in, it moves too fast. It wasn’t always like this.  My father grew up plowing with mules as had his father and his father and his father back and back into the mist of time.  Things changed slowly until the machine age.  Then with the development of the steam engine, the assembly line, and | Read More »

    Why Worry When You Can Pray

    I am often asked, “How can you stay focused so intently upon the situations and circumstances surrounding America’s current condition of managed decline without succumbing to the mind-chilling depression it warrants?” How can I watch with the contextual awareness of an Historian the seemingly unstoppable advance of the progressives in their quest to re-build America in their own image without falling victim to the lure | Read More »

    The Last Comic Standing

    At one time if you had said that an African-American would be president of the United States people would have thought you were crazy.  Praise God those days are behind us.  At one time if you had said there would be a rogue president violating the Constitution at will and daring Congress to impeach him you would have been accused of either taking drugs or | Read More »

    Check and Mate

    According to Zach Taylor an outspoken former Tucson Sector Border Patrol agent who is the chairman of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers, “As the government allocates resources to South Texas, it is systematically leaving areas within the U.S., as well as vast swaths of land along the border, unguarded.”  Taylor continues, “This gives people that are trying to get their infrastructure, their | Read More »

    Why Have a Bill of Rights ?

    In any free society that area of life which is left to the sole discretion of the individual includes all actions that are not specifically forbidden by a general law. In our nation when it came time for the ratification of the Constitution it would have been impossible to gain the votes needed if the backers of a centralized national government had not promised that | Read More »