“WHY WE RIOT IS THE WRONG QUESTION” When riots and looting break out along with the general out-of-control behavior occurring in Ferguson Missouri right now most people ask the obvious question, “Why? Why are people doing this?” That is the wrong question. The correct question should not be “why?” but “where?” That’s because riotous behavior is startlingly consistent and, in America, occurs in but one place. The flash points that cause riots like the one we’re seeing in St. Louis County right now are singular events in time like the shooting of Michael Brown, the beating of Rodney King or the infrastructure decimation of post-KatrinaRead More →

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 →

When you are an outspoken conservative (as I am) who spends many hours on social media each week (as I do), you begin to find certain recurring themes in either discussions with, or study of the voices and writings of, the political left in this country. There are certain themes which pop up again and again and again. Monthly, weekly, daily, hourly. Such take the form of talking points that political liberals have rehearsed so many times and are so ingrained into thought processes that they’ve transcended mere belief and are now ideological absolutes. (Meaning, many have convinced themselves these things are true even inRead 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 →

[The Model Cities Program was an element of U.S. President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society and War on Poverty. In 1966, new legislation led to the more than 150, five-year long, Model Cities experiments to develop new antipoverty programs and alternative forms of municipal government. The ambitious federal urban aid program succeeded in fostering a new generation of mostly black urban leaders.] -from WIKIPEDIA A portion or rather ‘condition’ of the access to “aid” from the Model Cities program that burst entitlement spending into the stratosphere was the necessity of there not being a man in the house in order for women to gain access to certainRead More →