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Hawaii governor vetoes civil union bill

In a highly anticipated announcement, Hawaii’s Governor Linda Lingle vetoed the civil union bill, as the definition of a union it contains was too similar to that of marriage.  The law would have allowed gay and lesbian-identified couples the same rights and privileges of married couples. In her veto message, Lingle stated that an issue […]

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Voting for one nation under God

Army Lt. Col. Allen B. West is destined to lead. West is currently running as one of the Republican contenders for U.S. Congress in Florida’s 22nd District. He graduated from the University of Tennessee and received his master’s degree in political science from Kansas State University. West also holds a Master of Military Arts and […]

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RI governor’s veto on redefining hate crimes

On June 30, Rhode Island Governor Don Carcieri vetoed a bill designed to expand the state’s definition of a hate crime to include “gender identity” and “gender expression.” The governor said the state’s existing law already addresses actions “motivated by racial, religious, sexual orientation, gender, and disability prejudice;” therefore, the measure was not required.  Caleb […]

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White House scrambles to clarify funding of abortions in PA

  The Obama Administration scrambled into “clarification” mode following a revelation that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) approved $160 million in taxpayer funds going to Pennsylvania that could be used to fund abortions.  In a speech to a joint session of Congress last September, President Obama made the following promise, “Under our […]

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Majority now want health care do-over

Support for repealing the health care reform law has now reached 63 percent according to new numbers from Rasmussen Reports. Weekly polling has shown most Americans opposed the reform, even during the debate, but this is the first time the number has broken 60 percent.Gary Bauer, with American Values, says opposition to the law is […]

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Taxed Enough-The Journey of America’s Tea Party

America’s Tea Party movement has been dubbed many things since it materialized in the early months of 2009. On the positive side, The Economist describes the movement as “America’s most vibrant political force.” In contrast, recently a Newsweek journalist said the movement was “dominated by conspiracist kooks.” And then you have those who might be […]

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I, Myself

Of all the subjects I have written about in this column, this month’s subject is perhaps the most thought – provoking and sobering. For some time, I have desired to write about the attribute of Christ-like humility. But I, at least, do not feel equipped to write about such an attribute since those who possess […]

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Sleeping our rights away

Imagine if you will, that you own a home in South Florida that’s not your primary residence. One day, a person comes along and takes over the house … out in the open, for all to see. They turn on all the lights, bake cookies for the neighbors and enroll their children in the school […]

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Pray America to be One Nation Under God

Do you know which televangelist said, “It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible?” OK, it was a trick question. America’s first president, George Washington, said that, not a televangelist. In Naples, Fla., a God-fearing, patriotic group has sprung up, with the hope of reinstating the truth that America was […]

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for better or worse

“Why are we washing dishes again dad?” my young son asked me. “We always wash, Dad. Should mom be doing this?” It was a natural question coming from a child who believed we had gone past our responsibility of service. Why are we still serving? Thankfully, he stopped just short of saying, “Mom should be […]

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