Archive for April, 2009

Why am I a Conservative? Part I

Friday, April 24th, 2009

My name is Cliff.  And I’m a conservative.  I feel like I should be in a 12-step program to acknowledge and turn away from my shame.  The term “conservative” is a bad word anymore.  We’ve been branded as bigots and hatemongers.  Despite the recent election results, I assure you the conservative movement is not dead. … »

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Abortion Laws Don’t Add Up

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Men and women are not equal.  I think it’s high time everyone stops the politically correct pandering to women and just admit the truth.  Women are helpless, indecisive, and irrational, and should therefore not be held accountable for their actions.  Lest you think I’m crazy, or merely arrogantly chauvinistic, let me assure you I am… »

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Eat the Elephant: The First Bite

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Although I did not vote for Barack Obama, I have embraced his Presidency with great optimism in one regard:  my hope for a real opportunity to improve race relations in this country.  It is an issue that has been laid on my heart by God for reasons that will become quite clear in this and… »

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Columbine Revisited: The Absence of Hope

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

As we mark the 10th anniversary of the horror of Columbine High School, our society finds itself still asking many of the same questions that a decade ago seemed to provide no acceptable answers.  Why did this happen?  Who is to blame?  Why don’t we have more gun control laws?   It’s natural for people… »

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Brian Carter, a Skateboard and a Ski Rope

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

It’s only fitting to begin this section with the title story.  It’s not even close to the best story I have to tell, but it definitely made for a nice title.  So, here goes… It was late spring in 1981, near the end of my fifth-grade year.  Brian Carter was my best friend.  Now pardon… »

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What is George W. Bush’s Legacy?

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

I had a conversation with a friend a few weeks back about President Bush’s legacy. Like many who lean leftward, my friend has spent the past 8 years disparaging President Bush at every opportunity. The President has been portrayed as stupid, a cowboy, arrogant, and reckless.

In our polarized political climate, it’s become common to vilify… »

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Dang Write! debuts

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

April 18, 2009 marks the official debut of Dang Write!  In recent years, but particularly since the political shift of 2006, I have had conversation after conversation with fellow conservatives dissatisfied with the political direction of our country–this includes disappointment with many Republicans and other “conservatives” who seem to have abandoned the core principles that… »

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Simpsons Quote of the Day

“What good is money if it can’t inspire terror in your fellow man?” — Mr. Burns

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