Nobody likes a bully. In the movies, we cheer as the bullies are defeated but in real life we often give into them simply because no one likes to be bullied. We take the road of least resistance, even when it means giving up important, even sacred ground.
Such was the case in Arizona when Governor Jan Brewer vetoed a most reasonable bill updating the state’s “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” to clarify two ambiguities in the state’s law which was modeled after the federal REFRA signed by Bill Clinton. Specifically, this new version made it clear that one’s “free exercise of religion” does not stop when you run a business. And that this “free exercise” not only protects you against the government but civil legal action as well.
Recently, business owners have been forced to go to great expense to defend their right to operate in a way that will not compromise the moral values they hold dear. The lawsuits brought by Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Woods against Obamacare’s birth control mandate are two of the most visible. The U.S. Supreme Court will decide these cases next summer.
Ready or not, this issue is headed your way. Read the rest of this entry »
In a recent New York magazine interview, Saturday Night Live boss Lorne Michaels revealed an interesting fact that gives us some insight as to why late night TV hosts are more likely to demean Republicans than Democrats. “Republicans are easier for us than Democrats,” said Michaels. “Democrats tend to take it personally; Republicans think it’s funny.”
In other words, Democrats have no sense of humor. They take themselves much too seriously while Republicans can laugh at themselves. Read the rest of this entry »
To say that President Obama is unpopular these days is like saying the weather changes or garbage smells. It’s obvious.
Instead of garbage, it’s Obamacare that is stinking up the place and no amount of running away from the problem or burning 25,000 gallons of jet fuel can escape this disaster. Nevertheless Obama put 3,000 miles between himself and Washington, D.C., over the long President’s Day weekend traveling to my state of California on the eve of the fifth anniversary of his second biggest achievement, the Obama stimulus.
Did I mention that one smells too? Read the rest of this entry »
Are you man (or woman) enough to say “No” to a child?
Before you answer this question consider this: When liberals try to justify more government spending they trot out our youth. “Do it (whatever ill-conceived big government program they are promoting) for the children boohoo, sob, sob!
This makes conservative legislators quake in their boots. It is only a matter of time before, they cave in to this pressure. I offer our 17 trillion dollar national debt as Exhibit A.
Now, bring it down to a personal level. It is one thing to say “No” to a little boy. It is quite another to say “No” to a precious little girl, looking up at you with those beautiful, big, expectant eyes.
That’s what you will be up against if you join — and you should – the boycott against Girl Scout cookies begun by Pro-Life Waco and now joined by countless pro-life and pro-family organizations. Read the rest of this entry »
Dear Girl Scout Leader:
Thank you for being involved in the important process of training our next generation.
I am sorry that I cannot buy the cookies but I am interested in supporting your troop. In fact I am willing to donate $ to you troop to help you transition to American Heritage Girls, which was begun in 1995 by dedicated Girl Scout leaders like yourself who were disturbed by the changes that had taken place in the national organization and discovered there was no way to change the organization from within. Read the rest of this entry »