Does God give us the ‘right’ to keep and bear arms?
Someone on Twitter asked the question, “Where does God give you the right to keep and bear arms?” First, let me begin by defining government. According to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the American government is tri-partied. It consists of We The People, the States, and the Federal Government (not national which implies power over the people instead of a federal government, | Read More »
The Dog Ate It
The Baker Report Dr. Jake Baker Yesterday, while criticizing Vice Presidential Nominee, Paul Ryan, who spoke of his father in his Wisconsin speech this past weekend, Joe Biden quoted his father, implying that his dad was wiser than Ryan’s dad. “…My dad [had] a lot of wisdom. Every time someone tells you, say, ‘Look, let me tell you what’s important to me, what I value.’ | Read More »
The Grande Dame of Death – Is There Anyone Kathleen Sebelius Doesn’t Want To Kill?
Dr. Jake Baker In 2003, 2005, 2006, and again in 2008, then Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius killed legislation that would have tightened the rules for minors receiving abortions, tightened the rules for coerced late term abortions and tightened the rules in general for late term abortions. In other words, from conception to one minute before birth, Kathleen Sebelius insisted the womb be just another killing | Read More »
Don’t Ask Don’t Tell – A Behind The Scenes Look
By Dr. Jake Baker Sunday, December 19, 2010 Dr. Jake Baker Until now I have been silent on the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) debate. I guess I figured that sanity would prevail. Now we know that is not the case. As a continued act of betrayal, eight Senate Republicans stood with 53 democrats and 2 independents to repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, | Read More »
The Secret To Amereican Excetionalism
I’m an American. I still believe in American exceptionalism, but perhaps now more than ever, I have come to understand that exceptionalism is not a result of merit … but grace. I came to that conclusion after honestly asking myself: Are we smarter than the Romans, who built a republic thousands of years ahead of us; more brilliant than the Germans, from whom we developed our rocket and space technology; better than the Brits, who were one of the largest empires ever built, or more tenacious than the Russians, who stopped the Germans in WW II? I doubt it.
So, what made America exceptional? Certainly, at the time of the revolution it was not our military or financial prowess. Exceptionalism did not rest in the hands of the Continental Congress, who were as feckless as any deliberative body ever assembled. The case could be made that Washington was exceptional, yet he lost battle after battle, almost to the point of mutiny among his men and top generals.
What, then, was that spark that set this nation apart from all others on earth? Sure, we have an abundance of natural resources: land, warm water ports, and so much more; still, I believe, to accurately define exceptionalism, one must look to the words of the Declaration of independence.
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Are We Seeing The End Of America
We knew the boneheads and traitors on the left would never “get it”, but it is becoming increasingly obvious that the Republicans aren’t close to getting it either.
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Boehner – Rebel or Compromiser Leader or Comfortable Failure
Dr. Jeffrey “Jake” Baker: If John Boehner Can’t Be Rebel Or Compromiser, What’s Left? Ten-term Ohio Rep. John Boehner, the House Speaker-in-waiting. by Frank James… In her piece on Morning Edition, NPR’s Andrea Seabrook asks the question: which of the Rep. John Boehners seen during his congressional career — the rebel or the compromiser — will show up as the next speaker? Because | Read More »
For Such A Time As This
Dr. Jeffrey “Jake” Baker Edmond OK I recently wrote a letter to a friend. Some of the letter is personal and has been redacted but at his insistence I have placed the rest of the letter here. A bit of an unusual posting I agree … but perhaps after reading it will encourage you and help understand your role or calling … For Such A | Read More »
When Government Becomes Destructive of These Ends
By Dr. Jeffrey “Jake” Baker November 10, 2010 The recent vote tells us a lot about the willingness of our countrymen to radically change their course in history. But the important work of preserving freedom still remains. Our Founding Fathers broke their political ties with England because they believed the following: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, | Read More »
The Coming Crash
By: Dr. Jeffrey “Jake” Baker Wednesday November 10, 2010If you want to view America in 2012, simply look across Europe where unions are growing, spending has been unrestrained and irresponsible, and people see government – not the private sector – as their salvation. Unrest, even militancy, is growing at an alarming rate, as violence spreads even to once safe, quiet neighborhoods. Both Spain and Greece are | Read More »