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Dr. Carson to Emergency. Nation on Life Support!

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“Is there a doctor in the house?”

Once upon a time, that phrase was a common occurrence when there was a medical emergency at a public venue.  Today, most doctors are afraid to treat medical emergencies outside of a hospital for fear of being sued.  Our healthcare system, which represents one-sixth of our economy, is upside down and Obamacare made the situation worse.

This inept president has put our country in the ER and it is doubtful that the USA, with its $18 trillion debt and future obligations that can’t possibly be met, can survive in its present form.  The current condition is not entirely Obama’s fault.  Career politicians from both political parties are to blame for this chronic condition.  However, it is Obama who has pushed us into the critical  care area.    Read the rest of this entry »

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May 27th, 2015 at 5:30 pm

Deck the Halls with Federal Regulations (Fa, la, la, la, la – la, la, la. la!)

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While we were feasting on the holiday turkey and celebrating with family and friends, Obama was pulling another fast one.  While we enjoyed the Thanksgiving stuffing, he was busy stuffing the federal register with 3,415 new regulations.

At this time of year, average Americans are worried about scraping up some holiday cash Meanwhile, Obama seems hellbent on driving up the cost of everything.   Read the rest of this entry »

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December 3rd, 2014 at 5:30 pm

“D-Day” for Republicans

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“D-Day” is a military term used to denote the beginning of a combat mission.

There is a new D-Day coming.  Let’s call it “Decision Day for the United States.  It falls on December 11.  That is the day the GOP must decide if it will accept the mandate it was given by the American people to lead or if it will run up the white flag of surrender to an unpopular but stubborn president.

If you have been paying attention, then you know that this is the day the government runs out of money.  The timing is awful, two weeks before Christmas when most people are busy with the holidays and have checked out politically.

This timing is no accident.  The price of liberty really is eternal vigilance.  There can be no liberty without the ability to control a fair portion of what we earn which is slowly slipping away with each passing tax increase.  And don’t kid yourself, if we don’t get the nation’s spending under control, more hefty tax increases are coming.  It’s just a matter of time. Read the rest of this entry »

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November 19th, 2014 at 5:30 pm

The bad news? GOP’s same Spineless Leaders

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So you think the fact that Republicans now control both houses of Congress there will be a rollback of Obama’s unpopular policies?  Guess again.

If you hit the snooze button for another two years, there will be a lot of whining and gnashing of teeth, but nothing important will get done.  Obamacare will still be the law of the land.  We will still be spending more than we take in and our immigration laws will still be a joke.

But wait a minute.  Isn’t this why the electorate gave the Republicans control of Congress?  What about the millions that were spent on the ads Repubican candidates were running touting these very things?  Aren’t these the very issues this election was supposed to be all about? Read the rest of this entry »

A Christian Response to the Border Crisis

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The current crisis at the border due to the influx of thousand of young people and some children has tugged at our heartstrings and rightfully so.

The U.S. is a welcoming country.  We grant permanent legal status to a million applicants a year and temporary visas to countless others as tourists, students or the much abused H-1B program where businesses import workers claiming they can’t find qualified U.S. citizens to fill their job requirements.  In addition, we admit thousands more as refugees fleeing persecution based on religion, race, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group.

Despite what you may have heard, the illegals crossing our southern border do not fall into the refugee category.  Most are from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.  The problems in these countries are nothing new.  All of these governments receive aid from the U.S. but they are inept and fraught with corruption. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 13th, 2014 at 5:30 pm


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