MInTheGap

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

Should I Take Next Wednesday Off?

October 30th, 2009 Viewed 1008 times

barak_obamaWith the possibility of this country being thrown into the control of a Liberal President, a supermajority in the Senate and a majority in the house of Democrats, should I stay up for this (hopefully) once in a lifetime event, or should I plan to take the day after off so I can follow it all?

It’s a good question.  Elections don’t happen all that often, and even Sen. Obama himself is suggesting we take election day off.  ‘Course they don’t want me to do it, or anyone that doesn’t agree with them.  Not really, even if they say that they do.

What do you think?  Is this election over?  Are you going to vote?  And if so, are you going to support a main-line candidate?

Defending the 10th Amendment

October 29th, 2009 Viewed 2005 times

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I bet you didn’t know it needed defending?

The Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states:

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

This is a statement made by the Federal Government about the extent of its power and where its power ends.  It was by this Amendment (before the 14th) that made it so that states had established religions even when the Federal Government could not.

It is also by this amendment that many states are taking more actions to protect themselves from the actions of the Federal Government.

The End Of “One Person – One Vote”

October 28th, 2009 Viewed 1317 times, 1 so far today

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The coming election in New York District 23 (NY-23) illustrates in small the problem that many voters have every year.  In this county there are three people running:

  • Bill Owens – Democrat
  • Dede Scozzafava – Republican
  • Doug Hoffman – Independent/Conservative

The interesting part in this race is not only who is choosing to support whom1, but it what this episode illustrates about our electoral system.


  1. The Democrats support Owens, Scozzafava is being supported by Newt Gingrich and the Daily Kos, and Doug Hoffman has Sarah Palin, Fred Thomas and the like. []

What if Social Security Is Unconstitutional?

October 27th, 2009 Viewed 3538 times, 2 so far today

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It was a time much like the present.  There was a economic downfall, a President with high personal popularity, a Democratic Congress sympathetic to the President’s plans, and a Supreme Court split down the middle.  The ambitious President sought to deal with mitigating circumstances with dramatic solutions that would increase government involvement in everyday lives.

And what would happen next would change the course of the country for decades to come and still impact us today.

Abolish Unions!

October 26th, 2009 Viewed 3379 times

Union on Brick Unions are a relic of the past and hinder the ability of the American manufacturing sector in its race to keep pace with the rest of the world.  At one point in time Unions might have been necessary to guarantee workers some basic benefits, but today, the benefits that they secured are bankrupting businesses and governments and yet they still feel they have a right to them.

I Bet You Can’t Hear This!

October 24th, 2009 Viewed 943 times

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Many places have taken to playing pitches to dissipate crowds of teens.  This works because our ears get worse as we age, and cannot hear the high pitches as well as when we were young.

The Dollar’s Diminishing Value

October 23rd, 2009 Viewed 1418 times, 2 so far today

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It’s been in the news a bit recently.  Whether it’s comments about whether the dollar will cease to be the reserve currency for the world, whether OPEC will cease to place worth of oil in dollars, and whether China will take over the world.  The ever inflating dollar is quite the topic.

Dean Baker from the Guardian suggests that, contrary to popular belief, we should embrace the dollar’s downfall.

Are You Going to Get the H1N1 Flu Shot?

October 22nd, 2009 Viewed 1639 times

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My wife is pregnant with our fourth child.  That puts us close to first in line for the H1N1 flu vaccine—only with the conflicting stories that we hear, we’re currently favoring taking a pass.

Another Activist Judge

October 5th, 2009 Viewed 1660 times

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A judge in Dallas ruled on Thursday that the Texas’ ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional1—which is quite absurd when you think about it.


  1. Judge: Texas Ban on Gay Marriage Unconstitutional – NBC []

Why Did God…

October 4th, 2009 Viewed 1686 times

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I keep tabs on all the major social networking sites, and one of them is very heavily biased towards liberalism and atheism.  It pays to keep tabs on them, because you know how they speak and what arguments (weak and strong) they are using.

In particular, I found a thread the other day that made the following statement:

I asked, ‘Why did ‘god’ give reptiles the ability to regenerate and not humans?’ I got this *gem* for my replay…

Reply from co-worker: “God is standing there waiting to help humans, but we keep rejecting them. Reptiles don’t. That is my explanation there.”

MInTheGap

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