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Given all of the discussion today about our ‘rights’ to things such as healthcare, education, a job, etc., I think it is appropriate we look at exactly what our role is in creation. What we own, what we owe, and what we are responsible for. We seem to have forgotten much, even within many of our churches.

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Posted in: Charity
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Recently the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and an evangelical group issued statements opposing the President’s immigration moratorium from seven predominantly Islamic countries where the rule of law has broken down. They rightly point to the love of neighbor and need to support religious liberty for all, but their positions are not intellectually honest as they do not present all the relevant issues.

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Posted in: Stewardship
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As we witnessed the peaceful transition of power on January, 20th, despite the rancor occurring during the election itself, it seems fitting to think a bit about Obama’s legacy. There have been certainly been many analysts and talking heads who have expressed their views, but are their views grounded in truth? Without that, their words are as empty as the wind, and of little value.

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Posted in: Governance
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The last article questioned if principles matter any longer within our country? Well, the election is over. We have some results that indicate whether we even understand what principles are any longer. No, I am not talking about the Presidential election, those of the Senate or House, the governorships, or even the state legislatures.  Virginia had two constitutional ballot initiatives this election. The first proposed an amendment supporting Virginia’s right to work law.  Its purpose was to make it more difficult for a governor or other elected official from undermining present law. The second provided localities the option of creating property tax exemptions for the surviving spouse of certain emergency services providers who die in the line of duty.

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Posted in: Governance
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We’re all familiar with this year’s election issues.  They include: the economy, jobs, taxes, the regulatory burden (all internal), and national security, the terrorism threat, border integrity, and rebuilding our military (all external).  While all these, and more, are valid issues; there is something more fundamental at stake that supports all the above.  The principles which underlie these issues.

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Posted in: Governance
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Did you know your freedom is dependent on your faith?  I believe that it is; please allow me to explain.

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Posted in: Governance
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Ms. Clinton started her campaign discussing the Founders and comparing her vision of the future to her opponents at a July 29 Philadelphia rally.  She mentioned that our Founders created a constitution that has supported the world’s longest-running democracy.  Second, they did not want one man to have all of the power.  George Washington served as the example as he willingly stepped away from power when his term ended.  Third, they created a single nation because they were stronger together.  Additionally, while we have made progress today, there is still much work to do.  We need more good jobs, have to raise wages, tackle inequality, and make the economy work for everyone - not just those at the top.  We need to invest in good paying jobs.  In other words these are things that government must do to create equality.

 

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Posted in: Governance
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Our President interjected himself into this year’s campaign again earlier this week.  While it was an act beneath the office he holds, the comment that one of the candidates is unfit for office is much more troubling, and its being passed over by our society at large is even more telling yet.  I must admit that I do not agree with Mr. Trump on some issues, and agree even less with Ms. Clinton, but both have been nominated by their respective party as this year’s candidates.

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Posted in: Governance
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With the FBI’s announcement two weeks ago about Ms. Clinton’s handling of classified emails, we quite clearly have at least two sets of laws within our country.  One for the well-connected, and another for the rest of us.  This is something that should not happen as one of our founding principles is equality under the law.  This notion is based upon Biblical principles.  First, that the laws are to apply equally to all within society.  There are no exceptions.  This is confirmed from some of the earliest books of the Bible.  Within Exodus 20-24, the Ten Commandments and other ordinances were agreed to by the people.  There were no exceptions. 

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Posted in: General
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Sunday of last week in Orlando, a follower of Islam, Omar Mateen, went into a night club and began killing other human beings.  A senseless and cowardly act by Western standards, but ISIS has embraced him as a heroic fighter for the Islamic State.  Why?

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Posted in: General
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Dan WolfMy goal is that my writing will help you to get started on your own journey of discovery, or help you along the way on a journey you may have already begun. Our Founders considered education, religion, morality, and virtue to be the cornerstones for any successful society. Being successful requires understanding both the languages of reason and faith; reason alone is insufficient.