Archive for February, 2011

Obama’s Justice Inspires Lawlessness

February 23rd, 2011 3 comments

One of the foundational principles of our great American experience is what is known as the rule of law. Our Founding Fathers created a Constitutional Republic built upon the timeless principles of the Word of God. It was the Scriptures and the laws which emerged from these biblical principles which created a culture of unprecedented freedom, liberty and prosperity.

That’s why the news today that the Justice Department will no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act, a law created by our Legislative Branch as the express will of the people, simply because President Obama doesn’t want to, should be a cause of extreme alarm. When our own government disregards the clear law of the land you have the beginning of lawlessness. If the President of the United States can conveniently choose which laws he supports while ignoring those that don’t fit his personal taste, then why should the average American bother with respecting the law?

The Bible tells speaks of “lawlessness leading to more lawlessness” (Romans 6:19). Perhaps that’s why we are witnessing an epidemic of lawlessness in our state legislatures where one party conveniently walks out of the process and refuses to submit to or even debate the agenda of the majority party, a majority created by the free votes of the electorate.

Unfortunately, if a reverence and respect for the rule of law is not modeled by the highest ruler in the nation, we can only expect an escalation of lawlessness and anarchy among the rank and file. Unfortunately, President Obama is fueling this spirit of lawlessness and I shudder to see where our nation is headed if the rule of law is not, once again, embraced and honored.

Holy Blushes

February 23rd, 2011 3 comments

Blushes aren’t all bad!

Sure, we all have our Rolodex filled with the memories of our most embarrassing moments! We remember when we wet our pants in elementary school, or when we were caught “red handed” in something we shouldn’t be doing. These all fall in the category of “bad blushes.”

But there’s a corresponding column for all the right kind of blushes. Let me explain.

I have been blessed with four beautiful daughters. I still enjoy the home fashion shows. You know the scene. After shopping all afternoon, they burst through the front door with bags bulging with great treasures. Then comes the inspiring speech, much like the President’s State of the Union Address, where I hear the good news of all the money they have saved me!

Next comes from favorite part – the fashion show.

“Dad,’ they ask coyly, ‘Do you like it?” Inside their precious, little princess minds, they are looking for Prince Charming (that would be me for the time being) to affirm the deep desire of their holy, little hearts. They want to hear something every person longs to hear. They want to know…

Am I beautiful?

Am I lovely?

Am I desirable?

You see, I know what’s going on behind the fashion show. My little princess needs to be affirmed by her admiring Daddy. “You look gorgeous!” I gush. “I love it! You make that dress look soooo beautiful!”

I can always tell if I do my job with excellence. I look at the blush on their faces. It’s a blush that says…

I am loved

I am cherished

I am adored

These are the good blushes of life. We all need them. Make someone you love blush today with the joy of knowing how much they are loved!

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Democratic Dereliction of Duty

February 22nd, 2011 2 comments

The current behavior of lawmakers in Wisconsin is a despicable dereliction of duty. And unfortunately, it seems our own Democrats in Indiana are joining this profligate party. Our entire political process is based upon the biblical premise of a representative government designed to express the general will of the people. This results in both a majority and minority party to express the diverse views of the electorate. We end up with differing viewpoints which leads to healthy debate and an open democratic legislative process. If the people don’t like the outcome, they change the majority in the next election cycle.

What we are currently witnessing by elected officials is a complete dereliction of duty. Instead of respecting the rule of law and the American political process, we see “let’s just take our ball and go home” approach which shuts down all meaningful discourse and destroys the democratic process. If the minority party is allowed to leave their legislative seats, and their state for that matter, every time they disagree with the majority party we would never get anything meaningful accomplished.

I suggest that we call it what it is – a dangerous, reckless, irresponsible dereliction of duty – and that we impose daily fines on those who choose to act as refugees, when in fact, they have been elected to be our representatives. Those who want to abandon their post for weeks on end should be promptly impeached.

Will someone please pass some meaningful legislation to make sure this ludicrous behavior doesn’t happen again? Unfortunately, our current set of leaders would probably transform into refugees before they’d allow that to happen.