Hume Profession of Faith Follow-Up
As a quick follow-up to the post from yesterday, a friend emailed me a link to a DC radio show in which Brit Hume further explains his “controversial” statement. That is all. http://www.wtopnews.com/?sid=1856307&nid=93
“The Two Most Explosive Words in the English Language”
The facts are fairly simple. Brit Hume was a guest on “Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace” on January 3, 2010. Chris Wallace asked the panelists to make predictions for 2010 in four different categories: politics, entertainment, sports, and the economy. When it was his turn to talk about sports, Hume said this: “Tiger Woods will recover as a golfer. Whether he can recover as | Read More »
Brit Hume and Public Profession of Faith
We conservatives spend a lot of time – on this website and elsewhere – fighting for freedom and limited government. We do so because we believe ourselves to be right –confident that if government will simply get out of the way, free men will prosper. We therefore will not sit idly by while the world succumbs to tyranny and statism, and instead, we will do | Read More »
Merry Christmas from Ronald Reagan
Often overlooked when contemplating the life and presidency of Ronald Reagan are his strong faith and his deep understanding that it is the “twin beacons of faith and freedom [that] have brightened the American sky,” as he eloquently described in his first Christmas address as President, on December 23, 1981. In that address, he said, “At this special time of year we all renew our | Read More »
Rep. Joseph Cao Falling on the Sword for Conservatism
Last week, a liberal Democrat voiced his opposition to the health care bill for electoral reasons. This week, a moderate Republican voiced his opposition to the health care bill as a matter of principle. Conservatives pine for leaders who place principle above pragmatism. Rep. Joseph Cao is acting like such a man. Cao was undecided on the health care bill. Cao won his heavily African-American | Read More »
Curriculum for the political neophyte? Help!
Until a few months ago, I was one of the slumbering masses who was blissfully ignorant of all things political. But I did grow up with a fierce admiration for the principles this country was founded on, even if I was unable to articulate them. I am now 28, and like many others, the election and subsequent months rudely roused me from my stupor. Not | Read More »
The 21st Century stability of a Christian America governed by cultural elites
One can hardly hear one’s self think for the din of liberal Christians gleefully announcing the decline and fall of “Christian America” and conservative Catholics and Evangelicals rushing to agree. That America has been Slouching towards Gomorrah at various speeds since at least the early 1960’s, as Robert Bork documents in his book, is hard to refute. So, what is the occasion for the latest | Read More »
Principles mean more than favorability to the Pope? Heaven forbid!
Originally on The Point. Pope Benedict XVI has sparked international outrage with his statements regarding his rejection of using condoms to fight the AIDS epidemic. From time to time I see this happen, and I never understand why people suddenly act outraged at teachings the Catholic Church has always held. The Catholic Church rejects the use of condoms because they create a barrier to life | Read More »
Amen, Tony Blair, Amen
Say what you will about Tony Blair, but he has a way with words. And his remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast are dead on: ‘I recall giving an address to the country at a time of crisis. I wanted to end my words with “God bless the British people”,’ he said. ‘This caused complete consternation. Emergency meetings were convened. The system was aghast. ‘Finally, | Read More »
A Religious View of Abortion…But Not What You Expect!
(This is my very first diary, and I’m probably about to put my foot in it big time…but here goes.) Full Disclosure: I am not a conservative. I am center-left in my leanings. Specifically, I am one of those strange creatures known as the Religious Left, that odd pack of betwixt and betweeners who find themselves agreeing with both political sides partially (and neither side | Read More »
Obama’s Church, Obama’s School
Sally Quinn of the Washington Post has a recommendation for the Obamas to choose the National Cathedral as their place of worship that is practically a parody of liberal attitudes towards religion:
Some thoughts on Prop 8 and Gay Marriage
Since the election the Prop 8 passage has been a major item on news broadcasts and the internet. We have seen protests at Mormon and Catholic houses of worship (but not in predominately black and hispanic neighborhoods, which Larry Elder attributes to the lack of a possibility of confrontation at the LDS and RC churches) and we have heard a variety of talking heads and | Read More »
This is my first diary entry here and it’s a new process for me as I was never involved in the ‘blogosphere’ before this election. In the run-up to the election and subsequent fallout, I’ve been plagued by a bad case of dualism and I hope that this exercise in expression will help me compartmentalize some of my thoughts. As a Reagan conservative and pro-life | Read More »
I’m not Discouraged.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia I’ve been so busy lately that I haven’t had much time to brood over the election. Still, I had some ready answers when my Aussie friend Benjamin mentioned it. When he said that Obama was in a great position to align America with the sentiments of the rest of the world, I said that was exactly what I was afraid of. I | Read More »
Being a Christian – Citizen part 1: The responsibility to vote.
I am going to post two part series over the next day or so regarding our as citizens in this great nation of ours, and why it matters. While it is true that God is sovereign and ultimately in control – he does give us choices with consequences, just as he did Isreal. In that vein I would like to present an article written by | Read More »