Thursday, February 22, 2007

Uphold the law or follow your conscience?

Imagine you are juror during the early 1800s. The case involves a Christian couple standing trial for violating the Fugitive Slave Acts (Click here for details). You know that their fate hangs on what the jury will decide. As someone who finds slavery morally wrong, you also know that if this couple is convicted, it will send a message to other abolitionists not to help runaway slaves. A conviction, therefore, could prevent countless slaves from escaping to freedom.

As a juror, should you be free to find the defendants innocent even though they clearly violated the law? While sitting on a jury, should you be allowed to vote your conscience or must you simply decide the facts of the case?

Tune in to upcoming blogs for Part 2 of a continuing discussion on jury rights. As always, I welcome your comments.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Homeschooler snatched by SWAT team disappears

Click here for details.

Thursday, February 15, 2007


My blogger account has been switched over to Google, and I'm having trouble posting links. I will try to correct this in the future. Meantime, the full URL for the petition to free the border patrol agents is:

It is hosted by

Sorry for the inconvience.

Gross Miscarriage of Justice

Two border patrol agents were sentenced to 11 and 12 years in jail, respectively, for shooting a drug smuggler who was crossing the Mexico border illegally. One of the agents has been brutally beaten by inmates; both men have families to support (one has a wife who is confined to a wheelchair).

To demand REAL JUSTICE for these two heroes, click on this "' address'>web address.

Check out "'>WorldNetDaily to read more about this unfolding story.

The Face of Tyranny

Eritrean officials seize church finances, jail Samaritan's Purse drivers.

Click here for details.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

NFL Cracks Down on Church Super Bowl Events

Click here to find out more. The article's a bit dated but worth reading for those who haven’t heard of this latest insanity.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Why conservatism is dead

“There are basically two worldviews in conflict here: One is a socialist vision in which government plays god. The other is a freedom vision in which government is subservient to God.”—Joseph Farah, WorldNetDaily

To read the entire article, click here.

PS: This is a good explanation for why I prefer the term "Libertarian" or, better yet, "Constitutionalist."

Forced vaccination without representation

“Our children would be forced to be injected with three doses of a vaccine that could cause serious side effects and we don't know the long term safety or efficacy,” writes Barbara Simpson of WorldNetDaily. “It's human experimentation and the government is pushing it.”

To read the entire article, click here.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Rapture Ready?

Truth, justice and the rapture debate

If Christians are serious about impacting their world for Jesus, why on earth would they want to leave the planet during the most difficult period in history? If we care about justice for the poor and oppressed, why are we hoping to get as far away from them as possible in a pre-trib rapture ride to heaven? How well do we love our neighbors if we long to escape the tribulation while they go to hell?

For a hard-hitting perspective on some of these questions, click here.

Our Founders' recommendations for president

Exclusive: Chuck Norris reveals who he'd like to see make a run for White House. Click here for the article from World Net Daily. While I don’t agree with Norris’ choice, this article is well worth reading for its insight into the biblical criteria for government leadership. The column also includes a link to an Election Day sermon from