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A Heavily Qualified Foreign Policy: American Diplomacy in the Obama Era
May 30, 2014: Some thoughts about President Obama's lengthy foreign policy speech at West Point a few days ago:
Saying No to Marijuana
May 14, 2014: In January, President Obama was asked about his views on marijuana. He opined that it is "not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life." And, he said, "I don't think it is more dangerous than alcohol."
Conservatives and the Constitution: The Political Imperative of Retaining our Allegiance to Constitutional Governance
May 07, 2014: Conservatism has always contended that representative self-government must be grounded in the moral self-control of its citizens, that liberty should be ordered to prevent it from descending into license, and that liberty should only be constrained in order to ensure the public good. Conservatism finds its ontological foundation in the concepts of a personal Creator, human equality under him, the nobility of man, and the reality of human imperfectability.
Sexual Assault on Campus a Symptom of a Larger Problem
May 06, 2014: Sexual assault is a moral evil. This is clear from the teaching of Jewish and Christian Scripture and from the voice of human conscience. It is an assault on the dignity and privacy of the person, a warping act that, whether committed against an adult or child, does violence to body, soul, and mind.
Christian Faith and Marijuana Use
May 05, 2014: According to the White House National Office of Drug Control Policy, "Since 1996, 20 states and Washington, D.C. have passed laws allowing smoked marijuana to be used for a variety of medical conditions." This trend reflects what seems to be a growing national tolerance for the use of marijuana for both recreational and medical purposes.
The Battle for Life Endures -- and So Must We
May 01, 2014: The abortion battle is neither won nor lost, which is why Christians have to keep waging it. Consider two recent items in the news. The first from CBS News: "Oregon incinerator may have been burning tissue from aborted fetuses." Local officials expressed dismay and anger. "I'm sorry I didn't know that this included fetal tissue, but now that I do know, believe me things change," Marion County (Oregon) board of commissioners chairman Sam Brentano said. "We are outraged and disgusted that this material could be included in medical waste received at the facility," according to Marion County commissioner Janet Carlson.
Evangelicals Are Too Nice
April 30, 2014: Robust orthodoxy is out of fashion. Tenuous, tempered, nuanced articulations of flailing faith appear with frequency in Christian magazines, blog sites, books, and sermons. Woe unto him who makes a declarative, propositional statement -- it's regarded as mean, dogmatic, fundamentalistic (no, not that!), harsh, lecturesome, oversimplistic, and hostile.