Archive for February 28th, 2011

Liberal Spirits in the Material World

Liberal Spirits in the Material World

Why are Democrats in Wisconsin and Indiana running from their jobs rather than face a vote on fiscal responsibility and curbing union power? It’s because their utopian enclaves are threatened, and they would rather pull a very old political maneuver than see their fantasy crumble.

Tomorrow Begins Today

Tomorrow Begins Today

Are we to be the generation that drops the ball? Each generation of Americans has bequeathed to their posterity a land stronger than they received. We were handed the unquestioned leadership of the world and after less than two decades we have frittered it away.

DICISPLESHIP SERIES: What Does the Christian Do?

DICISPLESHIP SERIES: What Does the Christian Do?

If “all the Law” hangs on loving God and loving others, then to love God is to obey him and to obey him is to love others. But what does it really mean to love others? Should you walk down the street hugging everyone you meet saying, “I love you”? Should loving others be accompanied by feelings of affection? Are these feelings essential to loving others and if absent does this mean you’re not being loving?

Pay Yourself First

Pay Yourself First

Whatever is in your checking account you are likely to spend. Whatever is in your investments you are less likely to spend. Automating the process of saving and investing is like damming a river to form a reservoir. The alternative is the manual process of hauling buckets of water from your stream to a water tower. You will never grow rich by hauling buckets, and it’s much harder work.

This is not the time to pick on the ‘voluntary tax’

This is not the time to pick on the 'voluntary tax'

Because of the recession and the smoking ban talk has been to get rid of video lottery because revenue is down as well as the lottery being morally wrong. Some other talk was to increase the state’s share of the lottery’s profits. However, the state’s earnings from video lottery is the second largest revenue for South Dakota’s general fund. The number one source is the sales tax.