The Washington Post blog, The Plumb Line, reports today that a new leadership post for House freshmen is being created, and South Dakota’s new congresswoman Kristi Noem has expressed a strong interest. If selected and she accepted, Noem would be the representative of the incoming freshman class of representatives.
The recent election results reveal the very limited and temporal nature of politics. It was, after all, only two years ago that the nation went in the opposite direction. The Bush administration was a reaction to the Clinton administration. In 2006, Americans hired the Democrats in response to Republican policies. Before that, Republicans were given the Congress in 1994 in reply to the Democratic Party’s agenda. Our culture has remained unabated in its downward trajectory, despite the continuously shifting balance of political power. This should raise serious questions regarding the role of politics in actually shaping our cultural and moral values.
The outrageous invasion of our privacy rights that is the whole-body scanner (and its equally outrageous counterpart, the full-body pat down) was hurriedly put in place by the government, before Americans could really comprehend what it would mean and whether they were willing to tolerate it. Yet where did the impetus for installing these scanners in our nation’s airports come from? And who’s responsible for this unfolding nightmare being unleashed on the American people?
If the U.S. House passed a bill 435-0 and the U.S. Senate passed that bill 100-0 and the president signed that bill into law, but that law said the First Amendment was overturned, that law would be illegitimate. It wouldn’t matter that it was passed unanimously and signed by the president. Thankfully, America could count on Tea Party patriots to rise up and ensure that “law” did not take effect. Why would normally law-abiding patriotic Americans vociferously reject such a “law?” Because such a “law” would violate a higher law.
Turn on the TV. Take a stroll in the store. Go to church and you’ll see it: Females dressing as though the new fad is straight “hooker.” That may be a little crass, but seriously, when you pick up a magazine or just try to watch the news, you’re bombarded with an obscene amount of skin. Sex sells, so they say. And “they” be right. The only thing that has even a smidge of marketability the way a barely clothed woman will is a puppy. And puppies don’t wear any clothes.
We, as America have a problem: we’re addicted to debt. Now is not the time to point fingers. This isn’t the time to figure out whose fault it is or when was the fatal binge that sent us over the line from recreational user to addict. Now is the time to man-up, to admit we have a problem, and take the first steps toward recovery. And I’m not talking about some over-priced, jazzed-up, Betty Ford type recovery “Program.” I mean real recovery
The recent Restoring Honor rally and the Restoring Sanity rallies appear similar in attendance by looking at areal photographs. Yet CBS obviously lowballed the conservative rally. CBS has spent years descending into fear-based bias…born of fear that the public will see that their emperor has no clothes unless they attempt to dress him up.
An overwhelming number of failed marriages cite financial troubles as a major factor in their breakup. This is no surprise because the way we use our time and money reflects our values. Without a strong set of shared values, marriages drift apart. But, dealing with finances together can bring a couple closer. Here are seven principles of how you can build wealth and your marriage.
Now the midterm General Election is history and no matter who won and who lost the sun came up the next morning. It should be about time the post-election celebrations and whine and cheese parties come to an end. The voice of the people as expressed on Election Day needs to be respected because they have spoken. It’s time the winners roll up their sleeves and go to work attempting to cure our state’s ills