Archive for the ‘Domestic Policy’ Category

True Religion And The Welfare State

I recently had a conversation with a friend who I would consider part of the “Christian Left.”  As I’ve mentioned before, those on the Christian Left tend, generally speaking, to reject evangelical assumptions about Scripture, such as inerrancy or perspicuity.  Many, like my friend,...
February 25th, 2013 | Culture, Domestic Policy, Politics, Religion, Social Justice | Read More

America! Exceptional! For Goodness’ Sake!

As I went through public school, I heard all about America the melting pot, the New World refuge for victims of persecution or economic hardship, the “city on a hill” of democracy. In church I heard all about how our Christian founding fathers wanted a nation where they could freely worship God and...
September 8th, 2011 | Domestic Policy, Foreign Affairs, Other, Politics | Read More

What Decided Perry v. Schwarzenegger

Everyone’s talking about the wrong thing.  The Prop 8 trial Perry v. Schwarzenegger recently concluded in a flurry of punditry that had little if anything to do with the case.  While most media personalities spent their time aimlessly speculating or just provoking controversy, anyone who wants to...
August 11th, 2010 | Conservative/Liberal, Culture, Domestic Policy, Family Issues, Human Rights, Politics | Read More

Our First Memorial Day

Let us not forget in these days of divided politics those who laid down their lives so that we might live in a nation united.  They died so that an exceptional idea might live.  That exceptional idea is that men are free and equal; that every man should have the freedom of life and liberty to...
May 31st, 2010 | Domestic Policy, Politics | Read More

Life, Liberty & the Protection of Happiness

Fifth grade civics was a while ago. So, as a starting point, here’s a refresher of some important wording from the Declaration of Independence: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that...
May 11th, 2010 | Domestic Policy, Heritage & History, History, Politics | Read More

Arizona Immigration Law – EO Symposium

The recently passed Arizona Immigration law has stirred up great controversy.  Even within our elite contingency of writers at Evangelical Outpost there is controversy about the law.  On the Left, Lindsay Stallones argues that this law is unconstitutional and will inevitably lead to racial profiling. ...
May 6th, 2010 | Domestic Policy | Read More

Alphabetical Social Justice

“It’s not nice to take people’s L’s”, she told me.  “There’s an L in my name and an L in your name, but lots of poor people out there don’t have L’s like we do.”  She’s only four, but my young friend already has a sharply defined sense and right and wrong.  Much as I’m glad...
May 6th, 2010 | Domestic Policy, Politics, Social Justice | Read More

The Hobgoblin of Little Ideologies

Conservatives just ain’t what they used to be.  From the Big Brother program of unwarranted domestic wiretapping to military spending in Iraq that was so great it wasn’t even reported on the annual budget, the Republican party has been wandering far from its small government roots.  Of course,...
May 5th, 2010 | Conservative/Liberal, Domestic Policy, Ethics, Human Rights, Politics, Social Justice | Read More

Steeped in Revolution

As far as governments go, America’s is unusually stable. Considering it began in revolution and underwent four years of bloody civil war less than one hundred years later, the stability is incredible. But now, no matter how we assess its motives or methods, the Tea Party movement has brought the...
May 3rd, 2010 | Domestic Policy, Politics, Republicans | Read More

Census and Race – The Conversation

Why is race on the census form?  Over half of short census is dedicated to the question of race.  The question is not without controversy, but before you can reach a decision about whether race ought to be included on the census, you ought to know the history behind the census and race inquiry. A...
April 27th, 2010 | Domestic Policy, Heritage & History, Social Justice | Read More
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