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Does Culture Trump Politics?

Mark Steyn says: “. You can’t have conservative government in a liberal culture, and that’s the position the Republican party is in.”   Is the “liberal” the correct word to describe our culture today? We certainly couldn’t describe as a conservative culture, could we? Remember when in movies when a man and a woman were getting hot and bothered on a bed, the male actor had to keep one foot on the floor. Remember when four letter words were taboo in radio or television? Young people today would laugh out loud at the morals and mores of the 50?s. And, God? […]

Married Without Children

“I would say, you know, if you’re getting married — why are you getting married? Why would you get married? Why would anybody get married?” – Nancy Pelosi Why, indeed?  Of course, San Francy’s all for the institution as long as it’s between a pair of homosexuals, people that have no need for it — in America, they’re already free to shack up at will.  If marriage is fundamentally a societal framework designed primarily for the propagation and protection of the offspring it produces, then support for same-sex nuptials is revealed for what it is: a radical attack on accepted […]

Some Thoughts on the SCOTUS, DOMA and Prop 8

There are a lot of strong feelings out there today, as the SCOTUS has issued rulings on DOMA and California’s Prop 8.  Both deal with gay marriage, and there are a ton of upset SoCons out there.  The Cultural Marxists won another victory.  I don’t blame the SoCons, and I’m dismayed as well.  However, as a Christian, I know that this type of thing is going to happen.    The world is becoming more and more corrupt.  The Book predicts this, so while it is disappointing, it we’ve know about it for nearly 2000 years.  I trust God, and take him […]

Taking America Back One Bit At A Time Part 1: Introduction

On November 26, 2012, I wrote a post titled Is It Time For Conservatives to Start Thinking Long Term? Support from my readers was less than I had hoped it would be. As part of that post, an article by Andrew Klavan was linked and I asked that readers review and share their opinions  on Klavan’s long view plan for taking back America. Klavan addressed three areas of gradual attack: bringing balance back to news media, bringing balance back to the entertainment industry, and bringing our Judeo-Christian God back into our culture. All lofty goals to be sure. For my part, I wrote […]

Without a Rudder or a Sail

Will Rodgers once said:  ”I am not a member of an organized political party. I am a Democrat.” He would have made the same point if he had said he was a Republican. I am going to extrapolate Will Rodgers’ words and say: “I am not a member of any organized culture, I am an American.” One would be hard pressed today to describe American culture in a few words. That was not always the case. In the eighteenth century, American culture was dominated by the WASP (White Anglo-Saxon Protestants). As the nineteenth century progressed and the country grew through immigration, our […]

The way we Rolled: 80’s Edition

I caught this over at Motor City Times, and had to respectfully and considerately steal it for here… Because that IS how we rolled!

What the Hell has happened to America?

Without being so crude, that is the same question asked by Peggy Noonan in her Wall Street Journal articleAmerica’s Crisis of Character. … I’ve long thought that public dissatisfaction is about more than the economy, that it’s also about our culture, or rather the flat, brute, highly sexualized thing we call our culture. Now I’d go a step beyond that. I think more and more people are worried about the American character—who we are and what kind of adults we are raising. I found her article very disturbing. I have no intention of parsing this article. There is nothing I could add […]

Bill Whittle on Political Correctness

Here is another great video from Bill Whittle.  The topic is Political Correctness. Once again, Whittle knocks it out of the park.