Category: Politics

Faith, Politics

The Little Girl in Cory Booker

A faction in America seems hellbent on destroying the country in order to save it from Donald Trump. What do we owe them? For many years, I wrote and preached that we owe them contempt and anger. That we must fight them tooth and nail. And that we must prevail. And we did. And our …

Politics

State House Candidate Likes Local Control after Embarrassing State Audit

One of the candidates for Missouri House District 110 (Eureka, Wildwood, and Pacific) sent out a mailer to voters today.  The mailer talks about “local control” of education, and many other fine platitudes that poll well.  In other news, while this candidate was on the Rockwood School District board of directors (the district that serves …

2018 Missouri Primary, Politics

Quick Math Facts on Rockwood School District Tax History. UPDATE: RDS Servers Bouncing?

One of the candidates running for the state House of Representatives in District 110 has been on the Rockwood School Board since 2011.  In a campaign mailer, this candidate claims he’s cut taxes in the district. Is that true? Well, it’s true that the property tax rate in Rockwood has been reduced twice during his …

Politics

King David and Eric Greitens

People have an innate sense of justice.   One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing. The woman was very beautiful,3 and David sent someone to find out about her. The man said, “She is Bathsheba,the daughter of Eliam and the wife of …

News, Politics

Liberals Are Not the Enemy

Forgive me. I say “liberal” sometimes when I mean something else. My mistake is habit, not irony. (Irony would require some intent on my part.) I grew up disparaging liberalism. I grew up reading and watching William F. Buckley Jr., for whom liberalism was the enemy. In the post-WWII era, the liberalism of the day …

Politics

How to Neuter a Crossing Guard

This is for my conservative friends who are celebrating the healthcare bill’s demise. You’ll want to read it all. Let’s begin with a little story about a crossing guard. Imagine you are standing at a dangerous intersection now. Cars whizzing by nonstop in all 4 directions. You feel powerless and frustrated. There are no structural safeguards, …

Politics

How to Tell a Lie

You had to laugh. Claire McCaskill jumped on Twitter to announce she’d never met the Russian ambassador to the US. Before that, she jumped on Twitter to brag about being so damned important and vital that the Russian ambassador sought her oracle-like guidance. After people mocked and scorned her silly lie, Claire McCaskill made up …

Federalism, Politics

The Left’s Newfound Love of States’ Rights

Every Constitutional conservative knows there’s no such thing as “states’ rights.”  Only people have rights. Governments have powers. People have the right to grant government powers. Governments have no power to assume powers not granted by the people. Anyone who says “states’ rights” needs a basic course in political philosophy. For years, a few conservatives …

2016 Election, News, Politics

Donna Brazile’s Corrupt Silent Partner

Since its revelation in WikiLeaks two weeks ago, Donna Brazile has been justly excoriated for cheating on behalf of Hillary Clinton by passing along a debate question. However, an important aspect to this story has been overlooked. As the saying goes, it takes two to tango. Yes, Donna Brazile sent a critically beneficial piece of …