MInTheGap

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

Does Wisdom Come From a Day on the Calendar?

April 24th, 2018 Viewed 516 times

wisdomWhile I understand what’s being said here, is the solution to let people that are younger vote on some kind of a sliding scale? Remove the age limitation altogether and replace it with something else? Or is this just a vehicle for the original poster to complain?


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Should Twitter and Facebook Be Treated as Utilities? No.

January 26th, 2017 Viewed 2258 times

While one can understand and sympathize with why Scott Adams asks this question and appreciate the uniqueness of the solution, the problem with this is that it enshrines these things as public entities and relieves competition.  Even now, alternative applications to Twitter and Facebook are under development, and with most social platforms, times can change and people can and do leave them– though I will definitely grant that adoption rates for new sites can be slow when there isn’t much of a value ad.

I believe it would be far more powerful for bigger names to leave these two platforms for a new platform and encourage their followers to move to keep up than it would be to allow these platforms to achieve some kind of protected, too-big-to-fail status.

Soon, President Obama is Going To Wish that Romney Had Won

November 15th, 2012 Viewed 1833 times, 1 so far today
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the 44th President of the United States…Barack Obama (Photo credit: jmtimages)

I often wondered just who would want to run for the office of President when they see the mess that the candidates have to go through.  Now, I wonder who would really want to be President today with the world looking ready to explode.

Domestically, there are 675,000+ signatures for people suggesting secession would be ideal to living in Obama’s America.  The Dow Jones is falling.  The fiscal cliff is approaching, and although both parties of Congress seem to be a little more compromising, they are still far apart on a deal.

And then the Middle East explodes, with battles between Israel and Palestine, with the rest of the Arab world getting ready to pounce.

Seems to me that it’s not a time I would like to be President of the United States—good thing I didn’t run!

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What Should An Elected Official Do?

March 2nd, 2010 Viewed 1394 times

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In a Democratic Republic like we have, what are politicians supposed to do?  There are two schools of thought on this.  Some believe that they are elected to do what they think is best.  They believe that we elect statesmen, that are better than us and that have our best interest at heart.

The other side believes that we elect mouthpieces—people that are to go to represent us and our opinions and values.

So which is happening here?

Christianity and the World

January 24th, 2010 Viewed 1910 times

Church Aisle

The old saying goes that the church is only 10 years behind the world morally/culturally.  That was part of last night’s message looking into “respectable sins”—those sins that Christians commit that are ranked as “not bad” because “everyone does them.”

This is a charge that I’ve heard before, and I have to say that I agree with it.  If you look back through the church’s history you’ll find that the church has changed in its behavior and its standards over many years.

Socialism and the Democratic Party

March 12th, 2009 Viewed 2705 times

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There are some interesting quotes floating around the Internet I thought I would share:

A Page From History

Norman Mattoon Thomas (November 20, 1884 to December 19, 1968) was a leading American socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America.

The Socialist Party candidate for President of the U.S., Norman Thomas, said this in a 1944 speech: “The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of “liberalism,” they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.! ” He went on to say: “I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democrat Party has adopted our platform.”

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“The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.”

~~Margaret Thatcher~~

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who are not.

– Thomas Jefferson

Friend, you cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. And what one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government can’t give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody. And when half of the people get the idea they don’t have to work because the other half’s going to take care of them, and when the other half get the idea it does no good to work because somebody’s going to get what I work for. That, dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

– Adrian Rodgers

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Presidential Qualifications

December 19th, 2008 Viewed 2636 times, 1 so far today

Obama Header If President-Elect Obama does well in office, what does that say about the qualifications to be president?

Dust be quiet, I’m teaching my babies (about politics.)

October 20th, 2008 Viewed 1991 times

I’m no super-mom.

There’s no way I can follow the election, grade everyone’s papers, and keep the house clean.

Between now and the election, I will settle for keeping everyone fed, clothed, cleaned, and loved.  We all have our regular house chores, but any major cleaning projects will just have to wait.  If you visit me, my windows will be dirty.  Deal with it.  I have!  🙂

We are LIVING history, right now.  I don’t want my children to miss an awareness of it.  Sure, I shelter them from the revolting Sarah Palin t-shirts and I pre-view all youtube videos; but I let them in on all that they can handle.

Politics and Religion

February 5th, 2008 Viewed 2690 times

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Unlike any election season that I can remember, this one has been filled with discussion about the place of religion in politics and how they line up. There are many reasons that this topic is being brought up:

  • A candidate who used to be a pastor.
  • The “values voters” that seemed to play a big part in the last Presidential election.
  • Liberals inability to understand people of faith.

It’s the last one that seems to be permeating the discussion, as of late.

MInTheGap

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