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Some Said It Was a Miracle

2017 | Week of September 18 | #1221 It was September 1787. It had been a long hot summer in the nation’s largest city, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. However, in spite of the soaring temperatures and the associated discomfort, 55 men had been meeting regularly in The City of Brotherly Love since May, occupying what was then […]

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Expanding Gambling: A Bad Idea That Needs To Go Away

2017 | Week of September 11 | #1220 Some bad ideas just don’t go away—like expanding gambling in Wisconsin. Simply put, state-sanctioned gambling always involves the state receiving money from the gambling. Thus it is always in the state’s interest to have more gambling so that revenues are increased and the state’s coffers are getting […]

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Time To Listen to Mom

2017 | Week of September 4 | #1219 We’ve all heard it from our moms: “Just because someone else is doing something doesn’t make it good or right.” And of course, the classic, “If everyone were jumping off a cliff, would you just follow them?” From time to time, legislators need to listen to mom. […]

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Free Speech, Religious Freedom & a Dane County Court

2017 | Week of August 28 | #1218 On Tuesday, August 1, about 1:30, I made my way to the Dane County Courthouse, took the elevator to the 5th floor and found Judge Richard Niess’s courtroom. I was apprehensive. I was there to observe oral arguments in a case that we had had something to […]

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Dane County, The Northwest Ordinance & School Year 2017

2017 | Week of August 21 | #1217 Few people in Wisconsin realize who Dane County, the county in which our state capital, Madison, is located, is named for. Dane County is named for Nathan Dane. A plaque rather inconspicuously placed on the back of the Dane County Courthouse gives a bit of information about […]

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Georgia GOP on Gambling: A Most Excellent Example

2017 | Week of August 14 | #1216 Finally. A state Republican party willing to push back against using casinos as part of balancing a state budget. Gambling in general isn’t an issue you hear either Democrats or Republicans talk much about. It should be talked about a lot, but it’s not. Thankfully, Republicans in […]

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Protecting Kids in a Cyber-Crazed World

2017 | Week of August 7 | #1215 The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, the public-policy arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, recently published and promoted for use in churches, a bulletin insert entitled “Smartphones, Tablets, and Christian Parenting,”[1] authored by Dr. Russell Moore, president of the Commission. Obviously, this is a timely subject, as […]

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Satan & the Family

2017 | Week of July 31 | #1214 Sometimes I feel like a broken record or maybe just a true simpleton—you know, a not-too-bright person who just keeps repeating the same simple thing over and over, hoping people will listen. Yet in my heart, and based squarely on the forever fixed, never failing, inerrant Word […]

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What Might Be

2017 | Week of July 24 | #1213 Much of politics disgusts me. I am no fan at all of the games, the lies, the posturing, the meaningless rhetoric or the way money buys access and action far too often. That said, I also know that elections and politics matter and have very real consequences. […]

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Court Decisions Matter

2017 | Week of July 17 | #1212 Court decisions matter, especially those from our nation’s highest court. No doubt they shouldn’t matter as much as they do these days.  Our founders designed a government with 3 branches that are meant to check and balance each other, not one where one branch holds the other […]

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Family Prosperity: How’s WI Doing (Originally aired 3/20/17)

2017  | Week of July 3 | #1210 (Re-airing #1195, Week of March 20, 2017) 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 […]

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Acting Worthy of Ourselves

2017 | Week of June 26 | #1209 Next Tuesday we celebrate our nation’s 241st recognition of “Deliverance Day,” as John Adams referred to it, or, as it has come to be called, “Independence Day.”  During these days may we ponder the words independence and liberty.   What do they mean?  Independence from what?  Liberty for […]

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Domestic Partnerships & the Undermining of Marriage

2017 | Week of June 19 | #1208 Domestic partnership registries undermine marriage. That’s why smart conservatives oppose them. Some will say that’s narrow-minded. Others will allege that’s archaic. Regardless of the allegations, the reality is domestic partnerships are not marriage.  While mimicking marriage, in important ways they differ from marriage and should not be […]

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Restoring a Culture of Fatherhood

2017 | Week of June 12 | #1207 I find it a bit ironic that we still have a national “Father’s Day” in a culture that is doing everything it can to deny the importance of fatherhood. We see it in the media, in entertainment, in our schools, our public policy and even in our […]

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Adult Desires v. Children’s Well-Being

2017 | Week of June 5 | #1206 “Daddy is leaving. In order for daddy to be a good daddy, he needs to be happy. Daddy’s not happy right now. You want daddy to be happy, don’t you?” And I’m not really picking on dads because the lopsided conversation you just heard could, sad to […]

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Porn Shops, Sexually Exploitative Businesses & Sex Trafficking

2017 | Week of May 29 | #1205 The large billboard on a state highway boldly proclaims, “Sex Trafficking: Porn Creates Demand.” That sign isn’t in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, or Detroit. It’s not even in Milwaukee or the Fox Valley. It’s in Beaver Dam, a city of fewer than 17,000 citizens, located […]

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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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