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Principles and Policies Podcast for 2/21/2015- “Climate Change” And Liberty

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday February 21, 2015. Chuck Michaelis introduces a lecture given by Dr. Michael Coffman of  Environmental Perspectives, Inc. at Camp American in 2010. The subject is the fraud of man-made global warming and its use as a tool to restrict your liberty. This is a timely re-run chosen to coincide with reports that claim despite the weather we’re having January was the warmest January on record in the Northern hemisphere. Dr. Coffman demonstrates the pseudo-scientific smoke and mirrors that make this kind of reporting possible.

You can purchase a DVD copy of the video of this presentation with the Power Point and graphics here

Posted in Biblical Worldview, Camp American, Commentary, Critical Thinking, Education, Podcast, Science.


Principles and Policies Podcast for 2/14/2015- The Federal Takeover Of Education Is Rotten To Its Common Core

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday February 14, 2015. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis discuss the Common Core, the for-profit companies that benefit from it by supplying the materials and tests, the state politicians who took the federal bait money to adopt the standards and the test packages that generate the money for the companies that now demand minimum numbers of students or the price per student goes up, and how those same politicians are now desperately trying to back away from the now VERY toxic standards and disastrously botched teaching methods.

This political tap dance actually means that your child has a chance to avoid the grossly flawed PARCC testing if HB 7 passes. This is the “safe harbor” bill for students that is currently before the Ohio House of Representatives.

Article links- Why and how you should opt out of PARCC (Common Core) testing

The opt out forms for you to fill out

The Ohio Department of Education’s false claim that there is no PARCC opt out

Ohio Department of Education document discouraging opt out by falsely claiming that there isn’t any

Governor John Kasich calls out those who oppose Common Core

Who is really behind Common Core?

Common Core will be a dividing line in the 2016 presidential election

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Posted in Biblical Worldview, Commentary, Critical Thinking, Education, Ohio Legislation, Podcast, Public Policy Principles News, Public Policy Radar.


Principles and Policies Podcast for 2/7/2015- When Is A Discussion About Vaccinations Not Really About Vaccinations?

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday February 7, 2015. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis ask the question in the title- the answer we discover is “When it is about ginning up reasons to steal your liberty and empower the government.” We flesh out our answer in this program. We want to know what you think about it, too.

Article links- Michael Gerson’s argument for mandatory vaccination

Rush Limbaugh’s analysis of the vaccine brouhaha

Doug Wilson presents the liberty view on vaccinations

Posted in Biblical Worldview, Commentary, Critical Thinking, Federal Legislation, Life Issues, Podcast, Public Policy Principles News, Public Policy Radar, Science.


Sticky: Institute On The Constitution Class Starting In Ashville, OH

IOTCWe the People have the duty to restrain a government operating outside Constitutional boundaries. The Institute on the Constitution invites you to learn how by discovering your American heritage and birthright.

INSTITUTE ON THE CONSTITUTION – Course Description & Information

A great history and non-partisan government class for adults and teens to be introduced to the U. S. Constitution, our Biblical heritage and the concept of limited government. Twelve weekly classes of approximately 2 hours each are comprised of a 30-minute video lecture, group review and discussion questions.

Beginning with the Bible you will learn of the origins of history, law and government, followed by stories of America’s discovery, settlement and evangelization from exciting, primary sources you never saw in school! Then, the worldview of the founding fathers is discussed, which leads straight to the text of the Constitution.

Your live instructors will be Chuck Michaelis, Executive Director of Camp American and Barry Sheets, Executive Director of the Institute for Principled Policy and owner of Principled Policy Consulting, LLC. Chuck is a biochemist with a voluminous knowledge of history. Barry has nearly two decades of experience working with elected officials and public policy. Lt. Colonel John Eidsmoe is the video instructor. Lt. Colonel Eidsmoe is a Constitutional attorney and professor with degrees in theology, law and political science. He is a published author and frequent lecturer at colleges, churches and community groups.

This timely and relevant course’s cost is $75 per person prior to February 2, 2015. Registrations taken after that date will be $85 per person. Couple and family rates are available (see registration link below). Your course fee includes the 12 weekly lectures, a Student Manual, and a number of supplemental books that will be read during the course.

CLASS DATES AND TIME – Begins Tuesday February 10th, 2015 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for 12 weeks

CLASS LOCATION –Village Chapel United Methodist Church 30 Circleville Ave. Ashville, OH 43103 MAP

TO REGISTER, go to our ONLINE REGISTRATION PAGE- or you can CONTACT – Barry Sheets, 614-989-5293 (email- director@principledpolicy.com), Chuck Michaelis, 614-893-5986 (email- director@campamerican.com)

Posted in General.


Save the Date for the RUC Banquet with Jeffrey Dean – March 5, 2015

jdean2The sixth annual Relationships Under Construction (RUC) Benefit Banquet will be at Villa Milano – prepare for lasagna!! Jeffrey Dean will be the featured speaker and is a 20 year veteran of teen and family education. Dean has risen to become an authority on teens and teen culture. RUC has a long history with Dean. From 2002-2006 Catherine, under the Ohio Abstinence Campaign grant, scheduled Jeffrey to speak at assemblies in over 100 schools throughout Ohio. RUC is excited to schedule Jeffrey for five assemblies before the banquet.

Register Now Online!
Download the Event Flier
Download Jeffrey Dean’s Bio

Posted in Biblical Worldview, Education, Family, Life Issues, Marriage and Family.


Principles and Policies Podcast for 1/31/2015- Worldviews, Faith, And Politics

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday January 31, 2015. Chuck Michaelis hosts as we present a class from Camp American presented by Dr. Michael Coffman of Environmental Perspectives, Inc.. The subject is faith, worldview, and politics.

Posted in Biblical Worldview, Camp American, Commentary, Education, Podcast, Private Property, The Church, The Vote.


Principles and Policies Podcast for 1/24/2015- Worldviews, Faith, And Apologetics

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday January 24, 2015. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis explain why a Christian worldview simply isn’t enough, and that a strong foundation of faith in the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is essential.

Article links- A Solid Worldview Won’t Save My Kids

GOP Kills Off Late-Term Abortion Ban On Eve Of The March For Life

 

Posted in Apologetics, Biblical Worldview, Commentary, Critical Thinking, Family, Life Issues, Podcast, Public Policy Principles News, Public Policy Radar, The Church.


Yes, The Site Looks Different

That’s because we just changed out the theme. It wasn’t because we wanted to. We had to. The old one got corrupted and was so old that the original file was lost. Therefore, we are using a newer one.

Let us know what you think of the new look and please let us know if you are having any problems with the new theme or the site in general.

Email the administrator at- admin@principledpolicy.com

Posted in General.


Principles and Policies Podcast for 1/17/2015- As The Culture Crumbles Where Is The Church?

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday January 17, 2015. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis look at some items in news and commentary that ask where the church is as the culture crumbles and try to answer why it seems to be MIA.

Article links- Christianity Is Losing In America

Apologetics: Two Reasons Not To Use When Sharing Your Faith

Faith Has Its Reasons

Posted in Apologetics, Biblical Worldview, Commentary, Podcast, The Church.


Principles and Policies Podcast for 1/3/2015- A Glimpse Ahead For 2015

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday January 3, 2015. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis do a follow-up to the repeat program played on December 27. The repeated program was our show from January 11, 2014 in which we looked ahead at 2014. Now in this show we look ahead at 2015 and talk about a few trends we see coming down the road in the short-term. What do you think is going to happen in the coming year?

Posted in Biblical Worldview, Commentary, Critical Thinking, General, Podcast.