As relatively young conservatives, we couldn’t disagree with her more regarding the sport of soccer and many in our country’s love of this great game and the 23 Americans representing exceptionalism down in Brazil.
Who wants to talk about climate change? Yes, climate change.
It smells like Iran-Contra to me. Only this time, it involves the violation of a state’s constitution for a cause much less admirable. Under-handed dealings and money-shuffling disguised as acts of public interest are oozing out of the budgetary offices in Phoenix, Arizona.
“Who is the real revolutionary?” asks a new poster being distributed by Young America’s Foundation to celebrate this week as the fifth annual Freedom Week. Below this headlining question sits two pictures- one of Che Guevara and the other of Ronald Reagan.
Cactuses aren’t the only things being cultivated by the arid Arizona temperatures. State deficits are growing at an alarming rate as mismanagement of the state’s income and imminent plans for expansion of government programs are creating a hot and humid environment for Arizona legislators. “The heat is on”, but fortunately for residents, the Goldwater Institute is determined to hold state officials’ feet to the fire by highlighting the gross mismanagement of state finances and proposing alternative budget policies that would address the mounting fiscal concerns.
On August 8th, the Goldwater Institute filed suit against Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon for violation of this constitutionally protected right for free-market competition.
It is hard to imagine a sacrifice more selfless than the ultimate sacrifice of an American soldier. Thousands upon thousands throughout American history have given their lives in the name of freedom, but how many of their names do you remember? How many times have you said “thank you” when you’ve seen a serviceman returning home from war? How many prayers have you said for the families of those who won’t be coming back? Not enough. None of us could do enough.
In 1994, some of our nation’s finest theologians banded together in defense of religious freedoms from the jaws of American courtrooms.
Following the Virginia Tech travesty, I reflected again on my experience at Grove City College and the severe contrasts I see between educations grounded in the teachings of Christ and the atmosphere this creates for a student body- as opposed to the secular educational system of public colleges and universities.
"I want to live". It's a simple saying, but it embodies the hopes, fears, dreams, and very vitality of us all. Many of us take our lives for granted. How many people watched the ball drop and made a new year's resolution to live? Of course not. We know we can't control that. Instead, we'll promise ourselves that we'll eat fewer twinkies and only drink light beer. However, as we celebrated the dropping of the ball in New York City, we should mourn the dropping of another. One incredible woman, who's story gripped our nation, won't be here to determine what direction she wants her life to take in 2007. We held her life in our hands...and we dropped the ball.
Do you ever wonder, "Why do Americans, and particularly Westerners, feel less free?" Or, "What happened to our Constitutional liberties and the rule of law?" William Perry Pendley has the answers.
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