Conservative Truth
Dr. Tom Barrett
If you had told a Chinese man 3,000 years ago that Cowrie shells would be replaced as money he would have laughed at you. If you had informed an American Indian in the 1600s that Wampum would cease to be money you would probably have gotten the same reaction. How about your grandparents or great-grandparents? If you had told them in 1932 that FDR would seize all their Gold coins in 1933, and force them to take worthless Federal Reserve Notes in their place, they would have thought you were crazy. Gold and silver were the only legal money, according to our Constitution.

So why do people react this way when faced with change? It’s call normalcy bias. It’s also known as the Ostrich Effect. Often normalcy bias is seen when people face a catastrophic event. They refuse to believe it will occur, even in the face of solid evidence. For instance, “Our family has lived here for generations, and that volcano has never blown. Why should it erupt now?” Read more...
Dr. Tom Barrett
It’s not too late to make some moves that will save you money on your 2018 taxes. I will be doing a Christian Financial Concepts Webinar on last-minute tax tips on Monday, December 17 at 8 PM (EST). (Go to www.ChristianFinancialConcepts.com to register free). In case you can't attend, I thought I'd post some of the best ones here. Just make sure you complete these on or before December 31st.

Disclaimer: This is not tax, accounting, or legal advice. I just want to remind you of some common sense actions you might not have considered. Read more...
 
Special Commentary
Ed Delph
I’m one of those people who love to hear Christmas music from Thanksgiving through Christmas and beyond. Obviously, there are more people like me out there or there wouldn’t be so many radio stations playing the same fifteen secular Christmas songs in different versions by different artists twenty-four hours a day.  Read more...
Email of the Week
In September 1960, I woke up one morning with six hungry babies and just 75 cents in my pocket. Their father was gone. The boys ranged from three months to seven years; their sister was two. Their Dad had never been much more than a presence they feared. Whenever they heard his tires crunch on the gravel driveway they would scramble to hide under their beds.

He did manage to leave $15 a week to buy groceries. Now that he had decided to leave, there would be no more beatings, but no food either. If there was a welfare system in effect in southern Indiana at that time, I certainly knew nothing about it.  Read more...
What the president and nation will face with the new Congress,and Democrat majority, could be an obstacle to progress.
Bob Pascarella
The results of the midterm elections have caused much speculation about the 2020 presidential race. Some in the journalism community feel either the president will decide not to run or will lose because his base is shrinking, he trusts no one, changing demographics, and the urban women’s vote that favored the Democrats on November 06 (2018). In reading the opinions and critiques of Mr. Trump since the midterms, I have discovered that there is one significant factor that the ‘experts’ fail to take into consideration - the Democrats and their majority in the House of Representatives in the 116th Congress.  Read more...
Don Boys, PhD
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is an absolute monarchy—basically an inherited dictatorship. It is a backward, brutal, and bloody autocratic nation ruled by a royal family and Sunni clerics of the Wahhabi sect, the most extreme Muslims. That sect and the Saudis spawned Osama bin Laden and fifteen of the 9/11 hijackers. While there are many legitimate complaints against the Kingdom, it is a strong U.S. ally— a supporter of Israel and enemy of Iran. So, the Kingdom can’t be all bad.  Read more...
Brent Smith
I hear Dick’s Sporting Goods is branching out. Now that they sell virtually no guns anymore at their “Sporting Goods” stores, they’ve decided to fill those empty shelves with scented candles, potpourri, and dream catchers, in addition to camping and fishing equipment. And with every purchase during this holiday season, of $50 or more, the patron receives a free Michael Bloomberg, gun-control bobblehead. Well…that’s what I heard!  Read more...
Jake MacAulay
Make no mistake, some things are real and some things are pretend. Knowing the difference is critically, crucially important.

If I told you that I was a 24-year-old superwoman, I would be telling you something that is not real even if you saw it on my Instagram profile. Would you encourage me to live out the reality of my social media profile and jump out of buildings while chasing world terrorists? I think most would agree this most assuredly would end in fatal harm.  Read more...
Brent Smith
Here’s why most Americans believe our military was defeated in Vietnam.

When the left speaks of the war in Vietnam, what do they always point to? The big loss - the Tet Offensive - the surprise attack on January 31, 1968, that turned the tide of the war in favor of North Vietnam, who eventually won. At least that’s how the history books, written by academic leftists, recount it.  Read more...
 
Humor
Putin plays pirate.
Bob McCray
Ever since the time of Catherine the Great, Russia has been searching for a permanent warm-water port for their country. Russia’s primary military naval ports at Vladivostok and Murmansk are usually blocked by ice during the winter months. This creates major problems for Russia, especially after the breakup of the Soviet Union, when many of the countries occupied by Russia at the end of the Second World War took back their identities and their borders. Russia compensated for the lost territory by sharing the Port of Sevastopol in the Crimea, which is located on the north shore of the Black Sea, in a sort of friendly arraignment with Ukraine.  Read more...