MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Over Two Years and Still Out Of Debt

September 26th, 2009 Viewed 1752 times, 2 so far today
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Debt (Photo credit: LendingMemo)

This past week, I was in a conversation with a coworker about cars.  You see, ever since I decided to be done with debt and my wife and I decided to have our third child, we’ve only owned one car—a 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE.  It’s old, but it has low mileage for the age and it’s served us well.  Until I started to drive back and forth to work for my new job.

So It’s Ok if We’re Slaves to China?

September 25th, 2009 Viewed 1135 times

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One of the common refrains that have been sung over and over recently is how that “going green” will help us to declare freedom from foreign oil—because we’ll need less of it.  In essence, what our government is trying to tell us is that we are slaves to foreign oil, having to pay them lavish amounts of money and we are at their bidding to a degree.

The problem that I have is that this same government is selling us into slavery of other foreign countries—most notably, China—and yet they don’t seem to be singing about how bad that slavery is.

Biden States the Obvious

September 22nd, 2009 Viewed 1195 times

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For anyone watching, it’s easy to tell that part of the Republican strategy has to deal with attempting to take back control of the Congress in 2010, during the midterm elections.  It’s rare for the party that gets the Presidency to win the first midterm elections.  This can be attributed to the fact that many more people come out during a general election, and the head of the ticket usually has some coattails.

That being said, 2010 is especially significant.

Playing the Race Card

September 17th, 2009 Viewed 1417 times, 2 so far today

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In many ways I’m an idealist.  I’m a trusting individual that doesn’t expect people to want to lie or be malicious, and when someone says something I take it at face value.

When then Sen. Obama ran for the Presidency, I didn’t have a problem with his skin color—only his policies.  I realized that there were some in this country that would have a problem with it, but I figured it was a minority.

Many figured that it would be racism that would keep him from being elected.  Few in the mainstream media would actually admit that it is racism that people would use to attack criticism of him.

Healthcare and the Power of Personality

September 15th, 2009 Viewed 1234 times

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One of the things that has been true for politics in the United States is that it rarely leaves one party in power for too long.  Usually, different sections of government balance each other out.  Consolidated power between the Presidency and the Congress rarely stays that way unless there are moderate voices.

This is one of the reasons that, I believe, the federal government should be more concerned about protecting liberty than amassing power.

When is a Lie a Lie?

September 11th, 2009 Viewed 1208 times

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Two individuals were engaged in name calling, but only one has been forced to apologize.  The question I have is not the decorum question, but the question is “Who’s right?”

You see, when you call something a lie or a person a liar, you’re making a statement that should be verifiable, one way or the other.  But with all the focus of the timing of an outburst to a speech, the focus on the statements themselves is overlooked.

Who’s Worse? The Congressman or the Insurance Companies?

September 10th, 2009 Viewed 1251 times, 2 so far today

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In what felt more like a State of the Union Speech than one on policy, President Obama stood before a joint session of Congress to talk to those gathered and the nation—at least, those that weren’t tuned in elsewhere—about what he envisions health care insurance to look like under his plan.

A few observations:

Using the Media as a Propaganda Machine

September 9th, 2009 Viewed 1031 times

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It’s getting pretty ridiculous, is it not?  I can’t remember any President in modern history being on the television in prime time as much as President Obama has.  And it’s not just press conferences—it’s taking over a segment of World News Tonight, and prepared speeches.

Even if the media is not trying to sound like the state run media of the communist system, the fact that he has been allowed to appear on the airwaves (costing millions of dollars) multiple times without rebuttal, makes it look really bad.

How the Health Care Mess Could All Go Away

September 8th, 2009 Viewed 996 times

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Let it never be said that I don’t try to be helpful.

After giving this whole thing careful thought, I think that the easiest way that President Obama could get out of this whole mess about health care is to propose a unique solution.  But not just any solution, but a few solutions—and the way that he could present it would make even the conservative stand up and take notice.

Was it Right to Post the Photo?

September 7th, 2009 Viewed 1672 times, 2 so far today

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Over the weekend the AP published a photo of the young marine as he lay dying.  They did this despite being asked by the Defense Secretary and the parents asking that they would not do it.  Why?  Because they said that it shows the sacrifice of young men and women of our country in a time of war.

MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.