September 24, 2015

Various and Sundry

  • It's the end of the world as we know it . . . Oh, wait. No, it isn't (link). 
  • I can't think of any reason why the government would want to know the traveling patterns/habits of its citizens. Can you? (link
  • Despite all his downsides, I can't help but like Donald Trump when he says stuff like this and this (I'm also fully aware that Trump seems to be saying whatever he thinks his audience wants to hear).
  • At the recent debate, the GOP candidates seemed to be trying to outdo one another in their support for Israel (link). In actuality, they were competing for Sheldon Adelson's money (link), a competition which Marco Rubio won, apparently (link). I sure hope he doesn't screw it up by hanging out with some guy who collects Nazi memorabilia (link). 
  • Carly Fiorina's recent rise has many Evangelicals once again concerned over whether or not it's appropriate to vote for a woman for president. To them I say, "There are plenty of good reasons not to vote for her that have nothing to do with her gender" (link, link, link, link, link, link, link).
  • The above may be moot, as it seems Rubio and Fiorina aren't running for president so much as they are running for spots in the Bush administration. Haven't you been wondering why so many candidates with no real chance of winning are even bothering to run? This article may provide the answer. 
  • Here's a helpful reminder from Joel McDurmon: "We focus way too much time, energy, and resources on national politics as the solution to our social ills. We need instead to focus upon restoring power and authority to local governments" (link).
  • Doug Wilson encourages us to recover religious liberty "without permission" (link). Wilson: "When the Christian movement first began, it was routinely illegal. The early Christians thought that this was too bad, and kept right on going."
  • I enjoyed this recent article on capitalism from Kevin DeYoung. I do have one quibble, however. I disagree with DeYoung when he claims that Christianity does not require capitalism. While it's true that the Bible does not teach capitalism per se, the ethical imperatives of Scripture (e.g. Exodus 20:15) rule out the alternatives (because any alternative to a free market involves theft and extortion).
  • While we're on the subject, capitalism is not the cause of rising healthcare costs. You have government intervention to thank for that (link).

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