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Rules of the Madhouse Part One: For Democrats

Ladies and gentlemen, the next President of the United States!

Ladies and gentlemen of American Politics, meet your new warden!

A few days ago I wrote an article on my blog, Christian Fearing God-Man, detailing the 10 rules that every American should follow when they decide to get involved in American Politics (shameless plug). It doesn’t matter how you get involved, because the rules are still the same whether you run for office, blog, or serve as an activist in some way. The rules are in jest because I’ve been told that we need to have an “adult conversation” about the troubles facing our nation, and I realized a long time ago that an adult conversation is just a dream.

This counts for both sides, Democrat and Republican. I’ve noticed that many disciples of → Read More

Meeting in the Middle: A Centrist Position

Tomorrow we go to the polls (actually we have early voting here so I’ve done my citizens duty) and see how strong the political winds have been that are driving the GOP. As our political parties become more partisan and retreat deeper into their respective corners preparing for the next great battle any hope of compromise and effective governance becomes less likely. But for those of us who retain some glimmer of hope of our politicians acting in the best interest of our country,the centrist position, where independents and moderates reside, offers some idea of where progress on bipartisan legislation can be made…if men and women of good will go to Washington to govern.

On the economic front there are lots of good ideas → Read More

Six More Days to Go!

I’m sure many of you are as excited as I am about the changes we will see when Election Day finally arrives; but I doubt our excitement comes from the same source. Many of you anticipate the GOP stampede that will take over the House and perhaps the Senate. There are many GOP and Tea Party themes that I share including the goals of fiscal conservatism, a return of greater power to the states, and a smaller federal government; but those are too far down the road for me right now. No, at this time I’m simply giddy at the prospect of this election finally coming to an end. The list of things I won’t miss is extensive but here are a few highlights:

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One voter’s reasons for voting for Barack Obama

If you have been reading my blog for very long, you will know that I have only allowed one other guest blogger before now. It’s just something I do not do. After getting to know Linda through Pigeon and Pet Chat and discussing some of her thoughts and reasons behind her vote for Barack Obama, I thought it would be good to hear from someone who voted for Obama and could state their reasons for doing so with clarity. Without further ado, here is Linda’s take on this election.

That’s my take!


Larry and I have gotten to know each other through a little forum we both belong to: Pigeon and Pet Chat. Ordinarily, at forums such as these, political discussions are taboo, as → Read More

Let’s be fair to President Barack Obama

Barack Obama has not even hired his entire staff, much less been sworn in and already, we are seeing negative articles about him and the people he is choosing to fill his staff positions. How I feel about Obama is not a big secret. I am no fan of the man and I really question how he will lead our country in the next four years. I have serious reservations about what his policies will be towards abortion, 1st Amendment rights, 2nd Amendment rights, and taxes, not necessarily in that order. I will be among the first to question him as he begins his work as President and we begin to see how his Presidency begins to take shape. However, let’s do be fair to → Read More

Obama Remarks About Bankrupting Coal Industry–VIDEO!

The story broke over the weekend that Barack Obama had made a statement about bankrupting the coal industry in San Fransisco on January 17, 2008. At the time, there was only audio of that interview, but a video segment has been released. Watch and listen as Obama explains how he plans to bankrupt coal plants with his cap and trade policy on greenhouse gases.

Not only does Obama plan to bankrupt the coal industry, but he also makes comments later in the interview pertaining to the price of electricity. From Hot Air:

The problem is not technical, uh, and the problem is not mastery of the legislative intricacies of Washington. The problem is, uh, can you get the American people to say, “This is really → Read More

Election 2008–History in the making

I have pondered for some time what to write on the morning of election day, 2008. It would be an understatement to simply say this is one of the most important elections in our history. After all the votes are cast and the results are in, history will certainly be made. We will have either the first African American President of the United States or the first female Vice-President of the United States when it is finally over. As significant as this is, I pose this question. Is making history enough?

There will certainly be a lot of votes cast for Barack Obama because he is an African American. I believe that is one reason the media has so steadfastly guarded him and his campaign → Read More