Last week we informed you about a “food safety” bill that was little more than an FDA power grab that would add compliance costs to farmers’ bottom line and raise food costs. The bad news is that it passed the U.S. Senate 73-25. The good news is that the Daily Caller reports the liberals in the Senate acted unconstitutionally in passing this bill, and it is uncertain whether there will be time to pass another version before the end of the year.
The take from Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Admiral Mike Mullen on the possibility that congress may force open homosexuality on the U.S. military is an interesting one. Rather than telling homosexuals who have a problem conforming to military behavior standards that they may find themselves looking for a new job, Adm. Mullen says the 97.1% of military personnel who are not engaged in an immoral and unhealthy sexual behavior that they are the ones who must conform to the demands of an immoral 2.9% of the population.
Some people doubted me when I recently denounced the deficit commission panel as just another pantywaist liberal exercise that would do nothing to get at the heart of America’s fiscal hemorrhaging. Now we see that rather than recommend ditching the trillion-dollar unconstitutional ObamaCare scheme, they want to keep it…but make “hard choices” about what to pay for and how much. America was warned…
Blizzard and freezing temperatures continue in Europe: what a wonderful time to go to Cancun and talk about how the earth will be destroyed by global warming if we don’t stop all these evil capitalists and take their money away from them. London’s Gatwick Airport is closed for a second day, and several are dead from the cold in Poland, the Czech Republic and elsewhere.
Perhaps the most serious and terrifying threat against our nation and the world is a danger about which most Americans likely know little or nothing. That threat is of an electromagnetic pulse—or EMP—attack. The Heritage Foundation has released a bone-chilling report which analyzes in detail what an EMP attack is and the horrific effects it would have on our country, and it gives important recommendations for guarding our nation from such an attack.
A free press and people willing to share their thoughts whether popular or unpopular have long been the bane of tyrants. Those who seek to order the lives of others and to micromanage the fate of nations cannot abide the literature of liberty or the discourse of free people boldly proclaiming that the government that governs least governs best.
Christmas reminds us that we who were without hope, weary and discontent, slaves to sin and sorrow now have real and present hope. This Christmas let us not be swept away by the illusory claims of consumerism; instead, let us revel in God’s gracious gifts, to drink deeply the wonder of relationships and life and every moment of this season—these will leave you truly satisfied and debt free!