Monday, December 20, 2010

Monday Minute: Tell You What to Buy, Tell You What to Sell

Two stories in the last week are painting an interesting picture of what freedom in America might look like in the future.

The first story is the ongoing saga concerning the constitutionality of ObamaCare. A federal judge recently found the mandate to purchase health care, which is the foundation of President Obama’s health insurance plan, unconstitutional.

That decision is at odds with two others that have said the mandate is proper under the omnibus “commerce clause”.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Monday Minute : Is Your Pastor An Anarchist?

Thoughts from our Executive Director

Ok, the title is a bit alarmist. But there is a point, I promise.

Within Christendom, there are a wide range of approaches as to how Christians, both individually and collectively, should engage in law, government, and public policy. Some feel that government exists to make sure everyone behaves like them, some feel government is irrelevant. Still others feel government is an instrument of evil and should be totally abandoned.

However, the greatest conflict within Christian churches is between two groups that generally agree what the outcome should be but have strong differences of opinion as to what should be done to achieve that outcome.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Monday Minute : Unusual Marriage Appeal Heard Today

Thoughts from our Executive Director

In August of this year, a judge in California ruled that the California Constitution violated the U.S. Constitution by defining marriage as a relationship between one-man and one-woman. Today that decision is being appealed before the ninth circuit court of appeals.

This case is unusual in several respects. In addition to hearing arguments about a state’s ability to define marriage, the court will decide whether those who disagree with the judge’s decision even have standing to appeal it.