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Ten Best Conservative New Year’s Resolutions

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Feeling a little guilty because you were caught up in the holiday rush and failed to make New Year’s resolutions?   It’s not too late.   January is a time to reassess, revitalize and invest in some worthwhile habits that will improve your life and the lives of those around you.

Many of my conservative friends tell me they have stopped watching the news.  It’s just too depressing.  With Obama as president, liberals in control of the Senate and Republican leaders in the House quaking in their boots, it looks as if the country will continue to decline as we complete the long, slow march toward socialism.  Can anything stop it?  Many conservatives have just given up. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 15th, 2014 at 5:30 am

D-Day for Parental Rights

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In the military, “D-Day” is the coded designation of an important invasion or military operation.  The term also has been used to mark the timing for a landmark event or decision.

Such a day is coming for a homeschooling family, the Romeikes, who fled religious persecution in Germany five years ago and are fighting to remain in this country.   It is also a D-Day for the protection of individual rights of every U.S. citizen

The clock now is ticking for the Romeikes and for the Obama Administration which has been ordered by the U.S. Supreme Court to respond to a petition by the Home School Legal Defense Association to hear an appeal in the Romeikes’ deportation case.  The deadline is December 19. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 4th, 2013 at 5:30 pm

The “Core” Problem in Education

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One of the biggest mistakes of President Ronald Reagan was his failure to deliver on a promise to abolish the federal Department of Education.  

When you hear someone mention that today, he or she is regarded as a complete nincompoop, who has little regard for children. 

Most people don’t remember life before the federal Department of Education.  It was created in 1979 by Jimmy Carter and we did quite well without it. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 5th, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Surprise, Surprise, Teachers’ Union Endorses Obama

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The bumbling, vice president who was put in charge of:

  • touting the administration’s record on transparency (his speeches are often off-limits to the press)
  • ensuring that the $787-billion stimulus spending was done wisely (cost taxpayers $278,000 per job)
  • holding fund raisers to help Democrat Party keep control of the House of Representatives (GOP now holds a 48-seat advantage)
  • reaching a budget compromise last winter (veep got rolled, Bush tax cuts were extended)
  • getting a solution to the debt ceiling crisis (don’t hold your breath)

finally won one! Read the rest of this entry »

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July 7th, 2011 at 12:00 am