Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Three Reasons The Future is Conservative


There is an excellent article in the May edition of Capitol Connection called Three Reasons the Future is Conservative. Following is an outline of the article:

1. "Conservatism equips us to cope with rapid change." Rapid change is coming at us so fast that central planners cannot possibly get their minds around all of it. Their plans become obsolete even before they can get them written down. Conservatives have long held, individuals making their own plans can adapt much more nimbler and much more effectively to rapid change.

2. "Conservatism equips us to cope with the day governments go broke." We are nearing the moment when Big Brother’s largess hits its limit. All those who have become dependent upon it will not be prepared when the rug has to be pulled. It then becomes obvious that conservative values of self-reliance and working with private groups in local communities will be the only way to go.

3. "Conservative ideas encourage people to run their own lives, and now they have more tools to do so." The knowledge now available to us as individuals is awesome. Individuals all over the world now have cell phones with access to information that only governments had in the past.

Monday, May 18, 2015

North Carolina Under Republicans

Gov. McCrory announced that NC Receives Another Top Business Award
NC Pays off Debt and forth in Forbes Top Business states (see bottom of  this link's page)


Friday, May 1, 2015

No Pharisees Here--Response to Anonymous Commenter

    " Quoting Jesus, he continued: "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets." Continuing, the writer asks: " How can we preach the need to repent and turn away from sin if we cannot call sin a sin?"

An Anonymous commenter wrote: "Just because

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

No Pharisees Down Here--Blogger Responds to Anonymous

   An Anonymous commenter wrote: "Just because Jesus didn't directly say something is a sin doesn't mean it is not a sin. . ." Quoting Jesus, he continued: "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets." Continuing, the writer asks: "

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Blogger Responds to Reader HM

  A regular commenter on the blog, who goes by the nom de plume Happily Married, asked me the following question: "Blogger, as a priest, maybe you have some insight as to the many examples of violence contained in the Bible - and how those examples are

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

High Tax States Losing Population! Dick Morris

Congratulations Matt!!

  Congratulations to Matthew Snyder  appointed as Watauga Board of Elections Director. Matt is a very decent young man who will bring continuing integrity to the position. It was a shame such a nice guy had to be abused by people who just can’t take losses in stride.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

White Privelege and Appalachian State University

   As I pulled my Watauga Democrat from my mail box, glaring headlines greeted me__WHITE NATIONALIST GROUPS TARGET ASU. I thought "Oh, lordy, skin heads

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Congratulations, Free at Last!

 Tax Freedom Day is the day when the nation as a whole has earned enough money to pay its federal, state, and local tax bill for the year." For North Carolinians it’s a few days earlier. I’ll bet you thought what you earned so far was yours. Well, it wasn’t.  It's the governments!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

People are Fleeing High-Tax States

   Newsmax's "Americans Fleeing High-Tax States" excerpts.

New York State suffered a net loss of 1.5 million people between 2004 and 2013. It’s marginal personal income tax rate is the second-highest in the nation.

California has the highest tax rate, 13.3 percent. 1.4 million people departed.

States with low taxes