Friday, January 25, 2013

Bobby Jindal leads the way

Here is the text of Bobby Jindal's recent speech to the Republican National Committee:

Ideas that impressed me:
"We must not become the party of austerity. We must become the party of growth."

"first you must win the argument, then you can win the elections." (quoting Margaret Thatcher)

"we will not win elections by simply pointing out the failures of the other side."

"solving problems closer to home should always be our first, not last, option."

"Get rid of the loopholes"

"reject identity politics"

"quit 'big.'"

"focus on real people outside of Washington"

We also need to stop funding media, companies and institutions that always and only support our opposition. Not a single ad or subscription or tuition or purchase dollar, ever again. Put that money to better use buying and supporting new media, institutions and products.

We can never out-promise or out-demonize those willing to say and do anything to win. All we can do is ignore their latest distraction and stand up for Truth and Freedom, knowing we'll be hated and attacked even if we say and do nothing.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Anything I can do, short of a loan

Excellent summary by Rev. Donald Sensing, on why cash is rarely the right way to help strangers in need, even for a Christian. I long ago learned that if a stranger approaches me downtown with a need that can apparently only be met with cash, that is the one thing I must never give if I truly care. This is really sad too, as a dear friend once found herself downtown without CTA fare home, and had to beg for hours, because professional panhandlers so often abuse the generosity of strangers.