Home

Category Archives: Politics

Fearing the Future Leave a comment Read more »

Fearing the Future

When I was a child I went through a phase where I was terrified to get out of bed. I was convinced that something terrible lurked underneath waiting to grab my foot, hand, or ankle if it drifted over the side. Daytime was fine, but…


Balanced Budget Amendment: Bad Idea Leave a comment Read more »

Balanced Budget Amendment: Bad Idea

I was listening to former Senator Bob Bennett from Utah a couple weeks ago and he made a salient point regarding the recent push in Congress for a Balanced Budget Amendment. Truth be told, he’s been making more and more sense ever since he lost…


2 Comments Read more »

Why Tolerate The Liars?

It’s an unfortunate reality, but a politician is a politician. What do I mean? It’s painful, demoralizing, and destructive, but politicians lie, make unrealistic promises, and play games with serious issues. It doesn’t matter what party it is, what their stated religion, or if they…


Market Regulation: Even Casinos Regulate Leave a comment Read more »

Market Regulation: Even Casinos Regulate

Republicans continue to pound the deregulation drum heading into the 2012 election, but what would that actually mean for the various stock and futurist markets? Well, we’ve seen in part what that would do in the past couple years, and it is widely recognized that…


Leave a comment Read more »

Passionate Civility – Leaving Room for Disagreement

There needs to be room for people to disagree. The problem is when two or more sides feel passionately about their’s being the correct course of action. It really doesn’t matter what the issue is, if we feel strongly that one action is good and…


Leave a comment Read more »

Arguments Against repeal116.com – Group Against Utah’s Guest Worker Program

The group represented by repeal116.com has been making a lot of noise regarding Utah’s recent passage of HB 116 that institutes a guest worker program. Below are quotes from the website (unless it says otherwise) highlighted in grey, and my counter arguments follow. If a…


HB 116 - Utah's Guest Worker Plan - HB116 Leave a comment Read more »

HB 116 – Utah’s Guest Worker Plan – HB116

Utah’s plan for solving some of the social issues surrounding illegal immigration There have been a lot of arguments against HB 116 in recent weeks, and I thought I would address a few of the concerns surrounding this bill. It is one thing to say…


What If I'm Wrong? 4 Comments Read more »

What If I’m Wrong?

The Truth About Being Wrong A friend of mine made a comment/question on facebook recently that went like this: What if people pursued truth instead of sides? A thoughtful comment to be sure, and it made me think. Of course, the thought that immediately came…


Jesus Politics 4 Comments Read more »

Jesus Politics

Clearly a comparison between the political groups of Jesus’ day and ours is not perfect. I’m not trying to say Jesus was on the side of any group, or that any current political party is the party he would have been a part of. Quite…


Pharisees, Sadducees, and the Tea Party: The Politics Surrounding Jesus 11 Comments Read more »

Pharisees, Sadducees, and the Tea Party: The Politics Surrounding Jesus

Palm Sunday Powder-keg By Joseph Ellis I don’t want to give the impression that I am comparing any politician to Jesus, that is not the case, so please don’t read that into this piece. However, the days of Jesus and our political environment are remarkably…


Page 1 of 212