Culture/Values

America’s new government-imposed religion

By John Biver

Rep. J. Randy Forbes is exactly right: Catholic adoption agencies have been forced to close their doors in Illinois, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C., because their religious beliefs about marriage were deemed unacceptable by their…

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Senate Committee Overrides Illinois History

Senate Committee Overrides Illinois History

By John Biver

The Illinois Family Institute weighs in on the latest from Springfield: The Senate Executive Committee decided to override Illinois history … by approving SB 10 which redefines marriage to include two individuals of the…

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The Boy Scouts Saga Continues

By John Biver

From Laurie Higgins: As a manipulative political stratagem, the Left propagates the notion that the normalization of homosexuality is a cultural inevitability. Belief in this inevitability dispirits conservatives and depletes whatever reservoir of motivation…

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FLASHBACK: Moral neutrality is no longer a practical policy

FLASHBACK: Moral neutrality is no longer a practical policy

By John Biver

“My dear Rick, when will you realize that in this world today isolationism is no longer a practical policy?” ~ Said by Signor Ferrari to Richard Blain in the movie “Casablanca.” The failure of most Republican politicians to do any deep thinking on any issue during the past couple of decades helped bring about the presidency of Barack Obama. […]

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The Canary in the Culture

The Canary in the Culture

By John Biver

Tom Trinko makes incredibly important points in his latest article at American Thinker: At the heart of the HHS mandate is the belief that the First Amendment does not mean what it says. To…

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The American Appetite for Deception

The American Appetite for Deception

By John Biver

Here’s a good one from David A. Eisenberg; I’d only add that what he discusses in this article occurs in the vacuum of genuine enlightened leadership. People can usually be convinced to take the…

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Obama, Equality, and Marriage

Obama, Equality, and Marriage

By John Biver

Another excellent post from the Heritage Foundation: President Obama seems to have reiterated his support for redefining marriage in his inauguration speech earlier this week. Riffing on the Declaration of Independence, Obama declared that…

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Europe as we know it is dying

Europe as we know it is dying

By John Biver

Here’s an interesting article by Steven Mosher — and note these incredible opening quotes: It’s happened before. Writing a century and a half before the birth of Christ, the Greek historian Polybius observed “nowadays…

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America Needs a New Birth of Freedom

America Needs a New Birth of Freedom

By John Biver

Another good article from Star Parker — here’s an extended excerpt: It is no accident that as the American welfare state grew, the American family collapsed. In 1960, 72 percent of American adults were…

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