Election 2016, Politics

The Moral Middle| Ted Cruz

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Ted Cruz, Texas Senator, successful son of a Cuban immigrant, Tea Party ideologue, darling of “The Blaze,” and lover of Green Eggs and Ham, bravely took the plunge and was the first candidate to officially jump into the 2016 Presidential race. Rather uniquely, he chose Liberty University, a Christian school founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell to announce his…

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The Moral Middle| America Stands in Shame

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The United States has long been a beacon for democracy throughout the world. Today we stand in shame as would-be self appointed Overlords of the universe; and whoever dares to stand in our way will forever be branded and upbraided as… racist. Israel is a democracy and an important American ally. Reports this last week have demonstrated how the U.S.…

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Life, Politics

The Moral Middle| Mandatory Voting is Evil

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One of the issues being debated on the Internet this week is mandatory Voting. At first look, those wanting to increase voter participation among the disenfranchised might think it a good idea. We would get better representation from minorities and the poor (not to mention the Democrats would get a big boost. Yes, Virginia, this is simply another partisan political…

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The Moral Middle: Divisive National Leadership

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We have become a vindictive and vengeful people. A country that embraces and upholds lies. In the last six and a half years, the ethics and moral fiber of our nation has diminished and those that we trust with our national ethos, have shown us the way. The first President that I voted for was Ronald Regan but my memory…

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Life, Politics

The Moral Middle on Unions

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There are a lot of opinions on worker unions. Many of them are wrong. Recently I have been amused by several magazine pieces dealing with unions from a political view point. These articles have covered a variety of subjects, including: Wal-Mart raising their minimum wage just to avoid becoming unionized: Unions helping poor marriage rates among males with lower incomes:…

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Iran and President Obama

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A year or two ago, a man from Idaho drove to Washington DC and took a few poorly placed shots at the White House. To explain why, he ranted some nonsense about President Obama being the Anti-Christ. Those of us live in Idaho were mortified! How could he drag the name of our wonderful state into such stupidity? However, in…

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The Moral Middle: Netanyahu’s Speech

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Nancy Pelosi said Netanyahu’s speech was full of “condescension” and an “insult to the intelligence of the United States.” What she didn’t say is that the agreement will keep Nuclear weapons capability away from Iran. Rep. John Yarmuth said: “This speech was straight out of the Dick Cheney playbook,” What he didn’t say is that the agreement will keep Nuclear…

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The Moral Middle: In Defense of Israel

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Tomorrow, Benjamin Netanyahu, will be addressing the congress of the United States. It is unfortunate that many of the Democrats, including the President, Vice President and Secretary of State will be boycotting the address for political reasons. Undoubtedly, the subject of Netanyahu’s talk will be the ongoing nuclear talks with Iran. These negotiations started in February 2014 between the United Nations…

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Politics, Religion

Phil Robertson Schools the GOP

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Friday at CPAC, Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame, schooled potential Republican candidates in religion,The United States and history. It needed to be said. Our Nation has slid into a humanist pool of immorality and narcissism. Phil reminded us that a country so debased can not long stand. Wil and Ariel Durant in their book “Lessons From History” pointed out…

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