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How to be a Republican in Exile

A Trump presidency? There is little chance of that.

Look at the data: Hillary Clinton will surely defeat him. But what does it say about the Republican Party that Donald Trump was ever able to take the lead?

And especially that he was able to gain more votes than Ted Cruz, a man of integrity, committed to preserving the Constitution, liberty, and nearly every conservative value that the GOP claims to stand for?

The Human Right that Doesn’t Exist

This article is from Sean Edwards, who blogs here. Thanks for allowing me to re-post your outstanding article!

Sean EdwardsAround the world people believe healthcare is a human right. There are advocacy groups that believe every person has the right to direct access to modern medicine.

This is one of the most noble goals we as a society should have. Every person should have access to modern healthcare.

But something dangerous happens when we label access to healthcare as a natural right.

Must a Christian Vote?

When Christians look at Donald Trump, they are not happy. But many are now asking, wouldn’t it be better to support Trump so we can block Hillary Clinton, who is even worse?

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I’ve been thinking a lot about that question. Indeed, Hillary probably is a worse person than Donald Trump. And her ideology is certainly worse. Because she has an ideology. But is one candidate more dangerous to the country than the other? If so, why?

Christianity and Government: An Interview with Jarrod Manning

I recently interviewed Jarrod Manning, the Associate Pastor of Ministry at Grace Bible Church of Brazosport.

Jarrod studied at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and I found common ground in our understanding of Christianity and government.

As You Consider Socialism

Socialism in Scripture? For more than one hundred years, the people of the United States have faced the choice of socialism versus freedom.

Generally, the people have spoken out for freedom and individual rights. Politicians have affirmed these values while campaigning, but not while legislating.

As Christians in America consider socialism, they are sometimes told about “welfare” in the Bible. They are told that a “safety-net” is consistent with Christian values. They are told, “God cares for the poor, and so should our nation.”

The Bible does in fact tell Christians to give to the poor. But the question at hand is who controls the giving? Should individuals give of their own goods, of their own choice? Or should a politician decide how much one owes—and to whom one owes it?

So Christians should ask: Does God have anything to say about socialism? Is “welfare” in the Bible? Let’s look into the Bible’s most famous case of “socialism.”