The low birthrate of our country will have a detrimental effect on our nation in the future. Children are the future of this country, and they are needed to sustain a healthy economy. Italy, Japan and Russia are already facing the problems of a decreasing population size. The declining birth rate has not been beneficial for America, and our children are not better educated and our society is not better off.
Monthly Archives: April 2013
Last week, The Orange Movement connected with the Oklahomans Against Trafficking Humans Coalition (OATH), and Run Free by Venture Expeditions to run the happiest 5k on earth— The Color Run. Because the color run had over 13,000 participants, it was a great opportunity to inform Oklahomans about human trafficking and the ways they can help.
Christians often get labeled as the “pushy ones”— always trying to push the way they view the world on everyone else. But really, that is true of everyone that holds any worldview.
What’s that song in the air? Wasn’t it just a perfect day on Saturday? Nearly eighty degrees, no wind and clear skies. The type of day to take Freckles, our Cocker Spaniel down to Atkinson Park for a long romp. … Continued
Following the horrendous shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut, the issue of gun control has once again come to the forefront of political dialogue. Superficially this seems like a good idea. Intuitively limiting guns, magazines, and ammunition will surely reduce gun violence and save lives. While this may be emotionally satisfying, or soothing to the conscience that something was done, I would submit that such actions are not only ineffective and encroach upon our constitutional rights, but may even increase violence and crime.
“One thing you don’t hear much about in the discussions of guns: race… Murders with guns are the No. 1 cause of death for African-American men between the ages of 15 and 34. But talking about race in the context of guns also mean taking on a subject that can’t be addressed by passing a law: The family breakdown issues that lead too many minority children to find social status and power in guns,” wrote Mr. Williams.
As mentioned in my previous post, there are consequences of abandoning the American rule of law with its roots in a higher law and moving toward another form of rule of law based purely on civil authority. One consequence is an abandonment of principle for pragmatism and subsequent increased arbitrary nature of decisions large and small. One egregious example in the financial realm came to light in March when Attorney General Eric Holder justified the lack of prosecution of financial giant HSBC.
Hannan writes, “The United States is Europeanizing its health care system, its tax rates, its day care, its welfare rules, its approach to global warming, its foreign policy, its federal structure, its unemployment rate.” Hannan sees Europe’s 20th and 21st century path as the new road to serfdom. It is a path that “is incompatible with the vision of the founders and the spirit of the [American] republic.”
Why do universities espouse freedom of expression and human rights; yet seek to curtail those freedoms and rights by limiting their students’ freedom to exercise their religion?