As a Libertarian, I hate faux Republican and Democratic government programs equally.
Given the “war on poverty” has been going for 50 years and we have more poor people than ever, while spending trillions of dollars on it, we can see that it is a failure. Has it helped people to eat? Yes. Has it eliminated poverty? No.
So, what’s the solution? Many would have us double down on the program, spending twice as much. The reality is, the more we do, the more people end up dropping below the poverty line. Continue reading
Just received this from my stake president. As my stake’s public affairs director, I’ve been chomping at the bit for several months on these dates.
Announcement for the Indianapolis Temple open house and dedication are now out. Dedication: August 23
Open House: July 17-August 8
Official letter announcing dates
“Fear always springs from ignorance.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Rahm Emanuel (Obama’s former chief of staff) said, “Never let a serious crisis go to waste.” He meant that when there’s a crisis, try to stack on it as much other policy, regulation, tax increases, and programs that you can. His statement fits nicely in with Connor Boyack’s book, Feardom.
In this book, Boyack considers how governments use fear to get the public to approve and back new rules, regulations, actions and wars that the leaders of a nation seek to implement. Continue reading
Yesterday, the new House of Representatives were sworn into office. On today’s docket, the largest Republican majority in almost a century began discussing three key programs to increase jobs. Continue reading
The Church, so far, only has a PDF version of the new PH/RS manual for 2015. It works great on large screens, but a 7″ tablet isn’t a large screen. So, I’ve converted it over to Kindle MOBI format for anyone wanting it for their personal use.
It is available here: Pres Benson Manual
Also, I have the 2014 Oct General Conference in a PRC format (early MOBI format) available here: Oct 2014 General Conference.