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Why, Yes, My Faith Does Sway My Politics

I would like to know what is so liberating about leaving people sick, naked, and hungry. That is precisely what government entitlement programs address: feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, and taking care of the sick. If conservative Christians really are disciples of Christ, then I would like each one of them to ask, “What would Jesus do?”

Socialism, the Death of America

“Socialism and the redistribution of wealth is a fundamentally wrong-thinking, anti-freedom, anti-American idea. Nowhere in history has it worked. It destroys nations. Why do our leaders keep moving us in this direction? Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness CANNOT happen when you limit, confiscate, and redistribute ownership and property through central government – societies […]

Is Romney the Next FDR? Wait, Stop Laughing

By Cody Ray Shafer Mitt Romney says he wants to fight poverty because he really wants to be president. I’m not suggesting he’ll do or say anything to be president—I would go that far—but rather, that the message is less important to him than is the opportunity to just do it. Romney has a major […]

Bill Nye on Myths about Global Poverty

Forget the debate about creationism. This: We can change the world. Will we?

Utah Cracks Down on Panhandlers

One of the best ways to help the beggar…is to fine them $750 for begging. Fox 13 News reported recently on a new Utah law that will restrict pandhandlers along roadways. The story featured Jennifer Gailey who has been homeless for five years and relies on pandhandling. Starting on Tuesday, though, the effort could cost […]

How Can We Cut Poverty Today?

In the video below, the Center for American Progress proposes five things we can do to cut poverty now. In short, the five things are: Create jobs Increase the minimum wage Expand access to high quality pre-k and childcare Make the workplace family friendly Don’t make poverty worse In the following video, these points are […]

“Look in their eyes ma, You’ll see me” #hymnsofsocialjustice

Bruce Springsteen is teaming up with Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello to release a new album called “High Hopes,” it will be out in January of 2014. The new album will include some classic rock and roll numbers and covers of some of Springsteen’s previously recorded songs with he and Morello performing them […]