Dollar stores have done more to keep down what we pay for basic goods and helped more struggling families than any government action ever has. For that, and because they are based in the South, Obama's O-bots in the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) are going after them.
Stores like Wal-Mart and Dollar General often operate in under-served areas of town, sell staples at great prices, and hire Greatest Generation veterans to be greeters in vests. These are men who stopped the march of Hitler in WWII but who cannot slow the stampede of women for a waffle iron sale when the doors open on Black Friday.
My uncle Mac says he prefers Dollar General because he "does not like having to get all dressed up to go to Wal-Mart." People going into dollar stores and buying larger size clothes have been the only thing keeping the economy going for the last four years. more >>
When American parents send their children off to college, the deluge of emotion can be overwhelming. No matter how much time and money you spent preparing yourself for this most pivotal transition in the life of your child, you always feel as though you could have done more. Will they succeed? Will they be safe? Will I get a positive return on my investment in the form of a good job and happy life for my child? What exactly is it that I've spent the last decade saving for? What is a college education, really, and why is it important?
In recent decades, these questions have become increasingly urgent. For all the billions spent on higher education, it seems as though our nation's youth are graduating from college without much in the way of an education. There is a general consensus that there is a dumbing down of America underway. Of course, there are the obvious culprits. Too much sex, too much partying, too many distractions in general. Parents bear a good share of the blame for raising a generation of narcissists who lack the humility and work ethic to succeed. But there's another more fundamental issue at play when it comes to the obvious shortcomings of higher education in America today. There is a growing recognition that our move away from the classical understanding of what constitutes a proper education – and the ends of that education – is largely responsible for the problems we're seeing in the classroom, the workforce, and the culture at large.
Most American universities are founded on the classical liberal model of education. According to Wikipedia, "the liberal arts (Latin: artes liberales) are those subjects or skills that in classical antiquity were considered essential for a free person (a citizen) to know in order to take an active part in civic life. . . . The aim of these studies was to produce a virtuous, knowledgeable, and articulate person." This model is less concerned with equipping individuals with a particular skill set needed to excel in a particular career, and more with cultivating a well-rounded, thoughtful individual with the capacity to engage the world of ideas with vigor and intelligence. The classically educated person is not only concerned with the "how's" of life, they are concerned with the "what's" and "why's." This person believes that there exists an objective truth, and that the good life consists in the quest for and contemplation of that truth. From these principles flows his or her conduct as a human being. more >>
President Obama's gun gaffe was nearly lost in the pre-Christmas flood of TV and Internet chatter. But Breitbart's Joel Pollak was right to highlight Mr. Obama's bizarre post-election statement. One of the reasons he ran for re-election, Mr. Obama told Barbara Walters, was so he could have "men with guns around" as his daughters entered their teen years. What a gaffe!
We need to focus on that comment now, especially in light of his bromides about fathers in his Father's Day message. Mr. Obama last week issued a typical Father's Day Proclamation leading up to the weekend. In it, he said, "there is no substitute for fathers." But in the same proclamation, he takes it back, asserting that two moms will substitute nicely for a father in the home.
Of course, the Obama administration named Prof. Chai Feldblum, to a key position on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). This radical lesbian activist presses for a legal end of marriage. She advocates the idea that any number of concerned adults should be granted legal custody of any number of children. You can read all about it in the statement issued by Feldblum's and many of her radical cohorts. (www.beyondmarriage.com) Just think of the Village People instead of a mom and dad. more >>
Citing the "illusion" of the Democratic Party that its agenda is the best path for uplifting blacks in America, Louisiana State Senator Elbert Lee Guillory explained on Sunday why he quit the Democratic Party for the GOP and encouraged African-Americans to join him in the move.
His explanation came via an approximately four-minute YouTube video that is already attracting high praises online.
"I wanted to take a moment to explain why I became a Republican, and also to explain why I don't think it was a bold decision at all. It is the right decision — not only for me — but for all my brothers and sisters in the black community," says Guillory in his opening statement in the video. more >>
In a letter to President Barack Obama, Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan's Purse, urges him to not send military aid to the rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, arguing that those rebels are just as evil as Assad.
"Giving guns to the opposition will prolong the war; and unfortunately, the opposition is no better than the present government – in some ways it may even be worse," Graham wrote in the letter dated June 14. "Mr. President, I would strongly urge you to keep America out of the Syrian conflict. In my opinion, the best thing that we can do is to help bring both sides to the negotiating table."
The White House recently announced it would provide small arms to some of the rebel groups fighting Assad after it was discovered that Assad had used chemical weapons. more >>
WASHINGTON – Since Roe vs. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion 40 years ago, anti-abortion activists have successfully passed legislation regulating and restricting the right to an abortion, and they have been successful at moving public opinion in their direction. On the marriage issue, though, public opinion has moved in recent years toward allowing the redefinition of marriage to include same-sex couples, and 12 states and the District of Columbia have redefined marriage. Given that the pro-life and pro-marriage causes are two of the core issues of social conservatives, or the Christian Right social movement, why is the former winning and the latter losing?
This question was put forth by The Christian Post at a Friday panel at the Faith and Freedom Coalition's "Road to Majority 2013" conference.
"Ultrasound," Ryan Anderson, William E. Simon Fellow in Religion and a Free Society, answered. more >>