Author: Robert E. Meyer

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June 22, 2010

Arizona took off its rainbow shades

Filed under: Featured Conservative,Immigration - 22 Jun 2010

Most of the arguments over the heated immigration issue take on a similar form. People claim that Arizona’s new law allows police to racially profile Hispanics. Those in favor of the law swear it does not, but only allows police …

April 13, 2010

How Bart Stupak mirrors Neville Chamberlain

It was once claimed that the road to Hell is paved with good intentions. In his time, Neville Chamberlain was probably the poster child for such a sentiment. In the aftermath of the passage of health insurance reform, we can …

March 24, 2010

Brights: The lights are on, but is anyone home?

Recently, I received an E-mail from a gentleman who described himself as a “Bright.” Just in case you are not familiar with the term, it is not slang for an electrician or a light bulb salesman, but someone that is …

February 16, 2010

No ‘Hail to the Chief’ on Presidents day

Filed under: Featured Conservative,Politics In General - 16 Feb 2010

Up until now you probably have noticed that I have not engaged in much criticism of president Obama. I suppose it could be said that for me the honeymoon period was longer than usual. Actually, I have always believed it …

January 15, 2010

The “immorality” of voting against health insurance reform

An editorial writer recently sought to make a point about the federal health care legislation, giving us an anecdotal story about a Republican congressman who voted against the health care insurance reform bill. The story begins after the vote for …

December 18, 2009

Away with the manger!

A frequent contributor to my local newspaper wrote a piece before Christmas urging that religious Nativity displays don’t belong on government property. Since the piece was only superficially about the Nativity, and sought to expound on issues pertaining to The …

November 8, 2009

Answering bogus charges against Christianity

A recent vitriolic anti-Christian editorial brought out the usual boiler-plate responses from both sides of the ideological continuum. One respondent argued that people are entitled to believe whatever they want, but then in the next sentence said that “radical Christians” …

October 13, 2009

The fundamental disagreement between the religious right and religious left

There has much conversation in recent years about both the religious right and religious left, as to why their views differ. Since both movements claim to be functionally Christian in their orientation, we need to examine why they often support …

September 20, 2009

Health Insurance reform: Socialism American style

One of the drawbacks of the current health care debate is that this issue is debated in terms of facts(which side is dishonest or misinformed about provisions of pending health care bills), rather than in reference to ideas(is universal health …

August 22, 2009

Freedom From Religion; Deconstructing The First Amendment

When my local newspaper published the an article related to the lastest folly of the Madison Wisconsin based Freedom From Religion Foundation, under the heading “Anti-Religious group…,” somebody finally got the characterization correct. For the FFRF to bill themselves as …

July 25, 2009

Global Warming: Religion or science?

If we have seen it once, we have seen it a thousand times: somebody writes an editorial claiming that man-made global warming is a irrefutable scientific fact, and the rest of us who are stubbornly skeptical might as well be …

June 18, 2009

“Originalism” is not conservative judicial activism

Recent diatribes have appeared in the media criticizing and misrepresenting the rationale of those opposed to the Sotomayer nomination to the Supreme Court.

Sotomayer has been lauded ad nauseam for her desire to be empathetic in her adjudication, and many have …

May 28, 2009

My personal trial by fire

Filed under: Potpourri - 28 May 2009

Every now and then, some event in life occurs that changes your entire outlook on things. Such an event merits writing about despite the fact that it deviates from the usual political analysis in this column. The information shared or …

January 30, 2009

The state establishment of atheism?

Filed under: First Amendment,Religion & Faith - 30 Jan 2009

Along with the “coming out” of militant atheism in recent years, there has been a growing perception that freedom of religion is tantamount to public freedom from religion and, such pursuit is a legitimate objective of The First Amendment. Such …

January 23, 2009

Criticism of Warren invitation unwarranted

To the consternation and disappointment of many ardent Obama supporters, Rick Warren, the famous mega-church evangelical author, was asked to officiate at the presidential inauguration of President Barack Obama.

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