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The Defining Moment of 2015

For Dave, the defining moment of 2015 was the moment he was informed by a friend that DaveĀ “doesn’t need the 2nd Amendment.”

51UdNjXG7JLIt’s not really about guns, or free speech or search warrants. It’s about the question of how do you reach people who honestly express the opinion that they simply do not see the Constitution the way we do?

At the same time, what happened along the way? How did we go from the quality of leadership as defined by the Founding generation to the leadership qualities we see in our political candidates today?

All of these questions close out the year 2015 and lead us with hope and courage in the New Year…

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Constitution Thursday – “No Religious Tests…”

Breaking both the timeline and the 4th Wall, the debate of religion and government in the United States has taken on a new and particularly partisan tone in recent days, as the Nation tries to decide what to do about the Syrian Refugee problem. Oddly enough, the debate has taken on religious tone, as some say that “as Christians” we must accept the refugees, while others say that we must not. Scripture is quoted to both support and defy the idea of bringing in the refugees.

thumbs_intelligent_design_church_state_science_and_a_large_high_wallBut as Dave so often says, people do not change. The do the same things for the same reasons usually with the same results, throughout history. Indeed, as we have already seen, they even have the same arguments.


As the debate over debate the ratification of the Constitution continued, one of the ideals bubbled to the surface – religion, and the lack thereof in the proposed Constitution, came to the front and center. But you might be surprised as to who was on which side of things, and why. And how it shows that all these centuries later, we are still debating the same questions as those who debated the Ratification of the Constitution.

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Last Day of Little Boy

385557_2826010459524_1312879305_nIt’s a rather significant day, as Ben has his last day of being a little boy. From here on out, it’s school and work. Or both.

Dave got two new books that he started reading yesterday. In them, he found some concepts about the way the Government functions that should have our teeth set on edge. There once was a time when the Government didn’t feel like it could do certain things without our permission. So what changed, and why?

The GOP is letting the media pick its candidate for 2016… again. The FOX News Debate tomorrow night is just more of that same thing. Why can’t the GOP embrace social media and start selling itself instead of letting the Networks decide who it is and who will represent them in the election? And the debate tomorrow will be all Trump all the time, with Trump winning the debate by a landside.

Modesto is – once again – concerned about the homeless problem. Luckliy there is Measure G which will solve the problem and make every day a sunny and rainbow filled one here in the Central Valley. The real issue is that nobody wants to do what it would actually take to solve the real problem, which isn’t that homeless people don’t have homes. It’s misplaced compassion.

All on the last day of little boy…

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