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Who’s Suffering from Digital Distraction?

2017 | Week of May 15 | #1203 I watched with amazement recently as a darling two-year-old boy took his mom’s smart phone and began using his miniature fingers to maneuver round the keys and buttons without hesitation, eyes glued to the screen, his handsome little face, complete with pursed lips, intent on accomplishing his […]

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Of Proclamations & Executive Orders

2017 | Week of May 8 | #1202 Last Thursday, May 4 was a day showing elections really do have consequences. On that day, President Trump issued a proclamation[1] and an Executive Order[2], both of which deal with religious freedom. The proclamation recognizes the National Day of Prayer which was last Thursday. I was immediately […]

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Worth the Fight?

2017 | Week of May 1 | #1201 The transgender issue is not going away anytime soon. Those who think somehow that will happen are sadly mistaken and could be tragically affected. Ignoring this issue will only make it worse. But is trying to stop it worth the fight? Aggressive, well-funded and well-organized activists are […]

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Assisted Suicide–The Bill That Never Dies

2017 | Week of April 24 | #1200 It was October 1997. I think it was my first week on the job with Wisconsin Family Council. It was certainly my first assignment having to do with legislation.  The mission? Attend a public hearing and take notes.  I remember walking up to the capitol and finally […]

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Income Tax Realities

2017 | Week of April 17 | #1199 The March 31 edition of Wisconsin Taxpayers’ Alliance’s publication, “Focus,” had some pretty eye-opening information regarding income tax in Wisconsin.  For instance, did you know that Wisconsin’s income tax is the nation’s oldest?  It’s true. Our income tax was enacted in 1911 and even predated the U.S. […]

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I Say Hogwash

2017 | Week of April 10 | #1198 “Yeah, yeah. Judicial activist judges are judges that disagree with you. We know. We get it.”  I’ve been told that countless times. In essence, the scoffers and mockers are saying judicial activism is just in my head and is a defense mechanism I use when a court […]

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Politically Correct Child Abuse

2017 | Week of April 3 | #1197 Child abuse of any sort is wrong. The Bible tells us it is better that a millstone be hung about a person’s neck and he or she be cast into the sea than that a person offend a child.  So why do we tolerate and consider as […]

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Adopt at Any Cost?

2012 | Week of March 27 | #1196 I’m not positive, but I’m fairly confident I was pretty cheap to adopt. Of course, that was a long time ago. In fact, I was adopted during the so-called Baby Scoop Era, a period following World War II and lasting to 1970 when there was, sadly, a […]

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Family Prosperity: How’s Wisconsin Doing?

2017 | Week of March 20 | #1195 The Family Prosperity Initiative is a project of the American Conservative Union. It is based on the idea that communities, states and nations are only as strong as the married dad-and-mom families that make up these entities. Two excellent economists use their experience and expertise to analyze […]

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Lots of Numbers Funding Important Ideas

2017 | Week of March 13 | #1194 In one of his classic wry statements, former President George W. Bush once remarked about the budget, “It’s clearly a budget. It’s got a lot of numbers in it.” Isn’t that the truth? Government budgets can be absolutely mind-boggling. As ornery and as irritating as understanding a […]

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A Call to WI: Heal Without Harm

2017 | Week of March 6 | #1193 A year ago at this time, pro-life organizations were doing last-ditch efforts to try to get the state legislature to pass a bill that would ban the trade and use of the body parts of aborted babies.  All efforts failed. In spite of having strong conservative majorities […]

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Make America Great Again–One Family at a Time

2017 | Week of February 27 | #1192 “Make America great again.” Maybe it’s a pretty good campaign slogan, but what really needs to happen to make America great again?  Can a president do that on his own? Or even in cooperation with Congress? Or is America’s greatness determined by factors different from economic policies, […]

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Standing Up for All the Anyones

2017 | Week of February 20 | #1191 “If they can do this to me, they can do it to anyone.” That’s what 72-year-old Christian grandmother and creative professional Barronelle Stutzman of Washington State said in a news interview recently. Barronelle was referring to the state of Washington coming after her in a no-holds-barred fashion […]

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Be a Difference Maker in the Spring Election

2017 | Week of February 13 | #1190 You, yes you, have an opportunity to be a difference-maker next Tuesday! Are you prepared to do that? Are you ready to vote knowledgeably, responsibly and prayerfully? Next Tuesday, February 21, Wisconsin has its spring non-partisan primary election. This election narrows the field of candidates to two […]

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Education–Whose Responsibility?

2017 | Week of February 6 | #1189 Who is responsible to educate children? The local community? The state? The federal government? The parents? A combination of these? This really isn’t a question with lots of correct answers. There’s one correct answer, and that is parents.  I base that answer on my authority source—the same […]

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Hope for a Dollar–A Bad Bet

2017 | Week of January 30 | #1188 “Where else can you buy hope for a dollar?”  I just kind of stared at the person who said that to me in a conversation about gambling. “That’s really what people say about gambling?” I asked in disbelief.  At first I wanted to scoff at the stupidity of […]

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Governing Begins

2017 | Week of January 23 | #1187 The highly anticipated, much reported inauguration of America’s 45th president is now history. Now the governing begins.  It’s often difficult for elected officials, whether president or school board member, whether federal or state, to leave the campaign rhetoric, shift from transitioning and actually govern. On January 3, […]

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Cautious Optimism or The Good That President Trump Could Do

2017 | Week of January 16 | #1186 I was recently asked to be part of a pre-inaugural panel for National Public Radio. NPR was doing 4 of the panels nationwide, and Milwaukee was one of the four locations. The general topic was what do we want our new president to know about our community. […]

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Character & Madison

2017 | Week of January 2 | #1184 Republicans in Wisconsin have unprecedented majorities in our state legislature. We have a Republican governor. But what will that mean in the legislative session that begins this week in Madison?  Will it mean we truly strengthen, preserve and promote God’s plan for marriage and family, the sanctity […]

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Educated & Engaged

2016 | Week of December 26 | #1183 Enjoy this week of relative national and state calm because next week the fun in Madison and in Washington D.C. begins in earnest. A newly elected state Assembly and Senate and US House of Representatives and Senate will be sworn in, and we all know what that […]

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The Christmas Family

2016 | Week of December 13 | #1182 In the midst of this wonderful Christmas season, have you considered the “Christmas Family”?  Certainly, the preeminent message of Christmas is that the Son of God came to earth, took on human flesh and lived the human life. Christ did not just live the human life, though; […]

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Choose Life Plates Coming to Wisconsin!

2016 | Week of December 12 | #1181 Last week Choose Life Wisconsin, Inc., announced it is now an Authorized Group with the Department of Motor Vehicles for the purpose of requesting a specialty license plate. The choose life plate has been almost ten years in the making. We are excited that within the next […]

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Could the Recount Disenfranchise You?

2016 | Week of December 5 | #1180 Your vote for president in the election held on November 8 is now being counted—again.  This statewide recount is a waste of manpower, at a minimum, and it really doesn’t matter who is paying for the endeavor. What matters is protecting your vote. Jill Stein, Green Party […]

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Rescue Adoptions

2016 | Week of November 28 | #1179 While the national and state media are now all abuzz over the presidential vote recount in The Badger State, I’m going to ignore it this week for the purpose of this commentary because I can’t let November go by without talking about adoption. Annually, November is recognized […]

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Grateful for Our Government?

2016 | Week of November 21 | #1178 During this week of Thanksgiving, I like to think Americans really will be expressing their gratitude to God for many things: families, homes, safety, jobs, health, churches, friends, food, freedom, opportunities and much more.  Gratitude is always appropriate and following in the ways of the earliest settlers […]

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Writing History Post-Election 2016

2016 | Week of November 14 | #1177 Election 2016 is now in the history books. Hopefully you had a part in this history by casting a knowledgeable, responsible, and prayerful vote and by encouraging others to do likewise.  Now we live with the results of the election. A couple of quick thoughts regarding those […]

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Honoring Our Veterans

2016 | Week of November 7 | #1176 In the summer of 2010, I took a trip I had long wanted to take—a journey that took me to such places as the Green at Lexington, Massachusetts.  I wandered around that now peaceful park, remembering as I took in the minuteman statue and the other memorials, […]

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Duty Calls Us to the Polls

2016 | Week of October 31 | #1175 What an election cycle this has been! I can’t imagine anyone hearing this commentary anywhere in America is caught by surprise by the news that we have a national election next week. Each day—and sometimes every hour–seems to bring new controversy and breaking news about the presidential […]

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A Very Bad Judicial Legacy

2016 | Week of October 24 | #1174 Wisconsin federal Judge Barbara Crabb is at it again.  Late last month Judge Crabb handed down a decision and issued an order in a case involving two lesbians, a child and the State of Wisconsin. This decision continues her string of bad judgments. Here’s a memory jog […]

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A Time To Mourn

2016| Week of October 17 | #1173 One hundred years. That’s how long Planned Parenthood has been around doing its dastardly and deadly work. Of course this milestone is being widely and wildly celebrated by the nation’s largest abortion provider, encouraging people to support them in every way.  Frankly, I see nothing to be celebrated, […]

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Keeping the Proper Perspective

2016 | Week of October 10 | #1172 November 8, Election Day 2016, will soon be here—and then gone.  But the impact of this election will be with us for a long time in the form of laws and policies formulated and foisted on us by those we elect and in the decisions/opinions of federal […]

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Religious Freedom & Non-Discrimination: Titanic Clash of World Views

2016 | Week of October 3 | #1171 At this very time 396 years ago, a small band of Pilgrims and Puritans were just about half way into their 66-day trip across the Atlantic Ocean from England in a pretty small vessel known as The Mayflower. They had left behind family members, possessions, their way […]

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An Election Is Coming; Time To Get Excited!

2016 | Week of September 26 | #1170 Are you excited about the upcoming election?  I didn’t ask you if you are excited about the candidates. I asked if you are excited about the election—the opportunity you have to voice your values through your vote? If you’re not, then I hope you are by the […]

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How Will You Respond?

2016 | Week of September 19 | #1169 I watched them come into the restaurant in my hometown this past Saturday. One tall, thin young man, accompanied by a shorter young man. They came in hand-in-hand; then, instead of sitting on opposite sides of the table in the booth, they initially sat on the same […]

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Forgetting Our Past

2016 | Week of September 12 | #1168 “A nation that forgets its past has no future,” once said the esteemed British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill. Others have noted that the one thing we fail to learn from history is to learn from history and those who forget history are doomed to repeat it. […]

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Are Your Kids Ready To Learn?

2016 | Week of September 5 | #1167 In short order all school-aged children in The Badger State will be once again engaged in their formal education after enjoying a beautiful Wisconsin summer. About 86% of those children will be in public schools, while the remaining 14% are in either in a private school or […]

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And Now Good News on the Pro-Life Front

2016 | Week of August 29 | #1166 Last week I reported good news on the transgender agenda push. This week I’m pleased to continue this trend of good news with a report on the pro-life issue in Wisconsin.

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Sharing Good News

2016 | Week of August 22 | #1165 Finally. Some good news from the courts—and some good news on the push to normalize gender non-conformity. I realize some will disagree with me, but I believe one of the most important issues facing our society today is the transgender agenda. I’ve talked about this for several […]

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What Fatherlessness Looks Like

2016 | Week of August 15 | #1164 Fatherlessness is epidemic in our country, and we are reaping the consequences. Recent statistics tell us over 20 million children are living in homes without their fathers. That’s pretty abstract; so let’s get closer to home. In Milwaukee 7 out of 10 African-American children in our state’s […]

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Why We Exist: Loving God, Loving People

2016 | Week of August 8 | #1163 Why does Wisconsin Family Council exist? From time to time, this question percolates to the top of my mind, demanding renewed attention. In this our 30th Anniversary year, it’s been especially persistent. Why does Wisconsin Family Council exist? First and foremost, we believe God called this work […]

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