Enter the Affordable Care Act and it's punitive treatment of smokers, who will be subject to as much as 50% higher premiums. Making other people sick and costing other people money, well that's wrong. It's downright immoral! If only the 55 million or so unborn children that have been aborted since 1972 had been the beneficiaries of such clear-eyed moralism.15 comments
Americans are living in an age where the actions of government increasingly come into conflict with Christian values. As issues like abortion and gay marriage continue to insert themselves into the cultural milieu, Christians and other traditional-minded Americans – including those of other religious faiths – find themselves marginalized and even demonized.25 comments
In the wake of the brutal, senseless tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the gun control debate is once again aflame in Washington, D.C. Advocates of strict gun control laws are taking advantage of the visceral, emotional nature of the event to push their agenda, while the NRA and their adherents have been put on the defensive. As frustrating as it is for supporters of responsible gun ownership to witness the irresponsible politicization of this issue, we are seeing how government reacts when free men cease to govern themselves with virtue and restraint.21 comments
The reality is that abortion is big business for Planned Parenthood, and Uncle Sam continues to be a complicit financier of the organization's ghoulish practices.271 comments
Every year the week before Christmas, St. Peter's Church in Purcellville, VA hosts a "Blue Christmas" service. The aim is to offer a message of hope and comfort to those who might not be feeling so holly jolly during the holidays. Joseph and Mary no doubt felt this way as they found themselves preparing for the birth of their son in a cold barn on the road to Jerusalem.1 comments
If you are the average Joe or Jane, chances are you feel your government doesn't pay much attention to you – and you're probably right. There's an easy way to solve this attention deficit problem, however: Contribute big bucks to your office holder's campaign.6 comments
For a glimpse of what to expect from government-controlled healthcare, we need only look across the pond to our British cousins. The gruesome practices being uncovered in Britain's medical system are the inevitable result of placing government bureaucrats in charge of health care decisions.83 comments
In the wake of President Obama's decisive reelection, the GOP is engaged in some serious soul-searching. Pundits on the Right and Left are cautioning Republicans that their party is facing extinction unless some major changes are made. They maintain it's evolve or die for the GOP. The question is, how much can an institution change without losing its identity? If "change" for the Republican Party means ceasing to stand for the conservative principles that have defined it since the time of Abraham Lincoln, is that what Republicans want? Is that what America needs?160 comments
One thing is certain. Neither Mr. Romney nor the Republican Party ever made the case for the sanctity of life or marriage in this election season. Sure, they mouthed their opposition to abortion and their support for traditional marriage, but they never really made their case to the American people as to why these issues are so critical to the health and prosperity of our nation.58 comments
The mystery surrounding the 9/11 terror attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi continues to deepen. One of the more recent revelations in the ever unfolding story about the attack involves the suspicious departure of General Carter Ham, commander of AFRICOM.
Much of the legacy we leave our children and grandchildren will be determined by the vision of the man who leads our country through the next four years. As the President has said, the competing visions couldn't be clearer. You should think long and hard about what you want the legacy for your children to be, and then be sure to get out and vote.1 comments
Government-led rationing of health care inevitably invokes utilitarian criteria which cut against the sick and dying. When couched in purely economic terms, the elderly, the handicapped, and the terminally ill are "resource hogs" whose useful life is over and who now cost more to maintain than they produce. They are "takers" and not "makers." This attitude utterly rejects the sanctity-of-life ethic that has long prevailed in this country
The airwaves are clogged and mailboxes stuffed with the message that the crusty old white men who comprise the GOP are engaged in a "war on women." Their goal? To blast American women back into the Stone Age by refusing to subsidize their birth control and their abortions.121 comments
A couple with no children became parents of five thanks to the miracle of modern science, but then they chose to correct this technological "glitch" by aborting three of their babies to arrive at a more manageable figure. Prudence reassures this woman that her decision was medically sound, but would she also maintain that it was ethically sound?
The violent response to an anti-Muslim movie has cast the subject of religious tolerance into the limelight. Is Islam a religion that can tolerate criticism? Can Muslims bear up gracefully when their religion is insulted?