Mrs. Palin just can’t seem to get things right. She apologizes when she shouldn’t, and remains silent when she should. A few months ago, Palin called Pope Francis “liberal” (gasp!), and she was pilloried by the press. In a very PC minuet, she quickly spun and apologized. It was a joke. Pope Frank is influenced […]
What is government? When this question is asked, most people respond by equating government solely to a centralized civil State. Even our language reflects the confusion: “Government? It’s in Washington,” or “The government will take care of its citizens through its many programs.” Both of these statements reflect a misunderstanding of the true nature of government. They portray the idea that the only governing institution is a political one. Historically, however, the term “government” was always qualified in some way, unlike our present-day definitions.
I nearly lost my faith in big-politics while in the act of voting during the 2000 election. I cast my ballot in a small church in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, that employed a now old-school voting booth