It’s a matter of documentable and observable fact that Europe is now a collection of post-Christian nations. Though revival can and does happen in the darkest of place, facts for the moment are that church attendance there is beyond abysmal. Christian institutions such as marriage, baptism, etc. are by and large becoming things of the past. Couples in Europe (regardless of the definition of the notion of a “couple”) don’t bother getting married anymore. They just shack, have kids, and if the relationship fizzles – move on. There is nothing binding them like a marriage license or vows made before an Almighty deity. The moreRead More →

Just when you think “That’s it. There’s no way California can do anything to top this latest liberal Looneyland move”, good ‘ole Cali manages to top itself.  When it comes to California whether its flat-broke Los Angeles setting up a $10 million (taxpayer-funded) defense fund for illegal aliens or Cal-Berkeley pushing for $15/hour minimum wage, getting it, then laying off 500 minimum wage workers, in Cali the hits keep coming. Never to be outdone, now its again San Francisco’s turn. Two members of San Francisco’s 11-person Board of Supervisors are introducing legislation that would ban the city from hiring or doing business with any companyRead More →

As President Obama continues his tour around the nation in an effort to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 he continues to state that, “Raising the minimum wage will life millions out of poverty”, most recently before a fawning audience at the University of Michigan. The data simply does not support the notion that raising minimum wage lifts people at the bottom of the economic ladder out of poverty. In fact, it does the opposite. Poverty increases dramatically every time the minimum wage is raised. First there’s the “non-factual-analysis-common-sense” test of this. (Don’t worry, my usual factual analysis is below.) Raising the current minimumRead More →

Do you want to know where a totalitarian government with absolute power leads? Examples abound throughout history; none have ended up well for people who found themselves living under the thumb of such. All efforts to “master plan” a nation, culture and/or society have ended in utter disaster. Some of those disasters are still taking place on planet earth even today. You may well have never thought about it but people born in China since 1980 have no siblings. China is a society with no aunts, uncles or cousins. Ever consider that that? For the most part if you are 34 years or younger youRead More →

Fresh off the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, Democrats in California (where else?) have introduced a bill that would ban the words “husband” and “wife” from being used in federal law because they are “gendered terms” and discriminate against gay people. The words husband and wife were deleted from California state law last year.  Under new legislation proposed by over two dozen Democrats, that same rule would be applied federally. The bill, introduced by Rep. Lois Capps, D-Calif, would introduce new “gender-neutral” terms such as “spouse” or “married couple” and eliminate “husband” and “wife.” Early in his first term the Barack Obama administration alreadyRead More →