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Marriage and Family

I believe in marriage – between one man and one woman, ideally for a lifetime.  One of the greatest plagues on our society has been the breakdown of the family.  Without question, children do best when raised in a healthy

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Transportation

Political is not the only gridlock we experience in Hampton Roads.  Our highways, at predicable (and sometimes unpredictable) times of the day are backlogged for miles.  The electronic signs highlighting delays certainly help, but there’s only so much you can

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Taxation

Federal Income Tax.  Social Security Tax.  Medicare Tax.  Federal Unemployment Tax.  State Income Tax.  State Unemployment Tax.  Local Income Tax.  Sales Tax.  Gasoline Tax.  Hotel and Restaurant Tax.  Real Property Tax.  Personal Property Tax.  Capital Gains Tax. Utility Tax.  Telephone

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Welform Reform – Part II

In their “must read” book “When Helping Hurts,” subtitled “How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself,” authors Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert talk about three types of assistance we can provide to those in

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Welfare Reform – Part I

During his presidency, Lyndon Johnson declared a “war on poverty.”  I do not question his, or anyone else’s, motives when it comes to attacking this plague on not only our society, but the majority of our world.  All of us, whatever

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Progressives Are Not

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”  Shakespeare got it right – switching something’s name does not change its essence.  Liberals are trying to reinvent themselves – by referring to their members as “progressives.”  But paraphrasing Shakespeare,

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Experience

Have you ever heard a politician say that experience does not matter?  I doubt it.  We want people in office that have been around the block a time or two.  And for obvious reasons.  We believe that when an elected

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Life

I believe life begins at conception.  Thus, from conception, the unborn baby should be entitled to the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness afforded all Americans.  Obviously this view conflicts with those that view abortion as a

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Role of Government

What should be the role of government?  Every year government seems to creep into more and more arenas of society – segments previously considered personal, or serviced by the private sector, or embraced by civic and religious organizations.  Yet more

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Political Gridlock

We’re stuck.  We’re entrenched.  Neither “side” wants to budge or give an inch.  And heaven help us if we give our opponents any credit for programs that actually work.  Is there anything or anyone that can change this toxic political

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