That's kind of a scary thought, isn't it? Especially for us oh-so-patriotic 'Mericans who stared down them Commies back in the day. Git 'R' Dun! But the USSR's legendary attempt at Communism caused their own people harm and worried everybody else. So why am I even putting "Christians" and "Communists" in the same sentence? Well, … Continue reading Are Christians Supposed to be Communists?
Missouri's local primary elections are coming and--hey, wake up! WAKE UP! Bear with me a second, yeesh! And besides all the candidates I know nothing about, there are a few proposed amendments to the Missouri constitution. Most notable is Amendment 1. You can read the whole verbage by clicking here, but the short version is … Continue reading Stupid, Pointless Laws are Stupid and Pointless
First of all, it can learn that this is how you make a good sequel: take everything that worked in the original and add another teaspoon of awesome. That's it. However, there's another pretty strong, slightly indirect message that the movie gave which our country (as well as businesses, churches, etc.) can take away (mild … Continue reading What America Could Learn from “How to Train Your Dragon 2”
The house looks like Abe Lincoln's death trap. A little log cabin where every log, rod, and stick has been fashioned to a razor point, like a wooden porcupine, laced with flecks of something black and silver. Even the sidewalk is covered in wooden nails jutting out at every angle so that there's only one … Continue reading L.A.W.S. A Thinly-Veiled Metaphor for Bad Government
Let me be clear: when I say "Worst Generation," I'm not saying all these twenty-somethings are entitled, lazy brats. Many of us are, but many are not, too. I say "us" because I'm one of them. I'm 25. By "worst generation," I'm talking about the times. OUR BROKEN WORLD Our generation has two huge problems … Continue reading The Greatest Opportunity for the Worst Generation
It's absolutely everywhere anymore. School, work, church, home, the hospital, everywhere else, and all the lanes between. Don't think I'm some old geezer yapping about the current generation; I'm 25, right in the age group of a lot of movers and shakers today. And I absolutely cannot stand the overwhelming entitlement that has come to … Continue reading Entitlement: The Freedom that Enslaves
As of this writing, the US Supreme Court has not yet reached a decision on whether or not homosexual marriage should be a thing. I think it's fair to say the US is holding its breath on this one. Christians are one of the biggest groups anxiously awaiting the answer. And I think it's passed … Continue reading What If…?
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Government, You've seemed stressed lately. You're grouchy, short-tempered, and inattentive. I don't blame you, though. See, I've been watching you lately and I think I know why you're so grouchy. With your permission, I'll explain. At long time ago, long, long before I was born, things were simpler. You reigned in … Continue reading Mommy-and-Daddy-in-Chief
Yesterday, I posted a...well, a post, I guess...about how I disagree with going the legal route in trying to make the world healthier. Instead, I argued that people should discipline themselves instead of blaming others and/or making ineffective laws that change no one. Unfortunately, I left out one key point: the cost. A friend of … Continue reading So Poor People Are Lazy?–A Quick Addendum to Yesterday’s Post
My wife and I went to McDonald's last night because we're young and our hearts can still take that kind of abuse. I walked up to the counter, looked at the menu to see which number I wanted to order, and then literally jerked. There was something new on the menu: calorie content. Everything on the … Continue reading Government: For When You Can’t Do It Yourself