Families, Government and Moral Responsibilities

March 17, 2016

I just read this fascinating article on a topic I have not read much about or given much thought. Here are the two money quotes from the article, in my opinion: For generations, conservatives have rightly railed against deterministic progressive notions that put human choices at the mercy of race, class, history, or economics. Those […]

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DISTRUST OF THE HUMAN, MORE GOVERNMENT CONTROL OF OUR CARS

March 10, 2016

I just read this article on National Review Online. The themes in the article pervade society. The bigger the government, the smaller the individual; who controls the computers that will control us? Who is worthy to make life and death moral decisions for us? The article is worth reading. I don’t know if the issue […]

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A WORD FROM EDMUND BURKE

March 8, 2016

I read Powerline Blog every day. The writers are among the brightest, most articulate and insightful on the web. Here is a quote from Edmund Burke and the link to the paragraph on Powerline Blog http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2016/03/a-word-from-edmund-burke.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+powerlineblog%2Flivefeed+%28Power+Line%29 POSTED ON MARCH 5, 2016 BY SCOTT JOHNSON IN CONSERVATISM, HISTORY A WORD FROM EDMUND BURKE In the spirit of Steve Hayward’s occasional blasts from […]

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Social Media Destroying Children–Adults Too!!

March 5, 2016

Have you seen the cartoon.. not really a cartoon, but a graphic… depicting four or five young children, may seven or eight years old, sitting on a porch stoop outside, each looking only at his or her iphone or whatever the device may be? No one is talking. They are all sitting. The caption reads: […]

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Telling Kids “No” Is a First World Problem

February 11, 2016

I just read this article. It is provocative and timely and persuasive. I will quibble with this short sentence: But does that really count as saying “no?” If the reason you don’t get something for your kid is because you can’t afford it, have you really denied them? Isn’t the impact of “no” felt most […]

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More Democrats, Fewer Children

February 8, 2016

I just read this intriguing essay on National Review, February 8, 2016, Morning Jolt with Jim Geraghty titled: 2016’s Hidden Issues: Home Ownership, Families, and Urban vs. Suburban America https://mail.aol.com/webmail-std/en-us/suite The more I thought about the premises and the examples given, the more credibility the essay gained. Look at what’s happening in Europe and Japan: […]

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MOST PARENTS KNOW WHAT IS RIGHT. DO IT AND BE LOVED!

February 2, 2016

One of the most impacting comments parents have made to me over the years when I speak about my book is this one or similar to it: “I valued your presentation and your book because you affirmed that what I thought was right was right. You gave me the words to say what I thought.” […]

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PARENTING AND ADVERTISING: THE LINK AND THE CHALLENGE

January 26, 2016

January 25, 2016 I found the following article earlier today: The Ethics of Attention And The Inevitable Future Of Digital Advertising   http://nativeadvertising.com/the-ethics-of-attention-and-the-inevitable-future-of-digital-advertising/ The premise of author Ally Stuart is noble: that advertisers have an obligation to be ethical in the placement of their internet advertisements as well as in the content of their advertisement.  The […]

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HOME SCHOOLING AND ANTI-HOMESCHOOLING TYRANNY

January 20, 2016

I just read this article on National Review On-Line.   So many issues are addressed and implied: the aggressive attacks on home schooling; the loathsome engagement and intervention of neighbors and strangers to the homeschooling family and these people’s willingness to use the State to harass, prosecute and in other ways subvert the liberty of […]

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Altruism, Tolerance, Compassion and Destruction

January 1, 2016

Happy Hanukkah Merry Christmas Happy New Year I wish all my readers the best for a wonderful new year. To make the New Year more likely virtuous and productive, I share an article I read earlier today. When Altruism Becomes Pathological Posted in Lifestyle Wed, Dec 30 – 9:00 am EST | 1 day ago by Stephen Hick […]

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