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Principles and Policies Podcast For Saturday 1/30/2016- Kill The Messenger! Planned Parenthood, Political Surrogates, and Abortion As A Political Football

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday January 30, 2016. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis exchange views on the recent Texas indictment of the Center for Medical Progress by a grand jury (while the same grand jury IGNORED clear violation of Texas law regarding sale of human spare parts) at the behest of a supposedly “pro-life” prosecutor. We also delve into the Ohio legislature as they worked a political sleight-of-hand to run cover for John Kasich’s attempt to sell himself in New Hampshire as a moderate but in South Carolina as a “conservative.”

Article links- Look who’s cheering the jailing of investigative journalists

An explanation of why the Texas indictment of the Center for Moral Progress is more political then a matter of law

The Ohio legislature’s shameful political logrolling to support John Kasich while babies are murdered and their parts are sold

Posted in Biblical Worldview, Commentary, Critical Thinking, Life Issues, Ohio Legislation, Podcast, Public Policy Principles News, Public Policy Radar, The Vote.


Principles and Policies Podcast For Saturday 1/23/2016- Planned Parenthood, The Courts, And Presidential Politics

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday January 23, 2016. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis consider attempts to fully defund Planned Parenthood and the powers of federal courts, both Constitutional and usurped. We also discuss what is going on in the race for president and the current state of the “conservative movement” in the face of populism.

Article links- Rush Limbaugh says populism is rapidly overtaking “conservatism” as the driving force of many voters

John Kasich crowns himself the “Prince of Light and Hope;” conservatives cringe

Bernie Sanders’ campaign manager says “Vote John Kasich If You Want A Democrat Who Will Accept The Republican Congress”

Rand Paul says Trump is “like Gollum” (in behavior not physical resemblance)

Recent study shows that way too many people think Judge Judy is a Supreme Court justice

Not surprisingly, John Kasich appeals to liberal independent voters in New Hampshire

 

Posted in Biblical Worldview, Commentary, Constitution, Critical Thinking, Judicial Activism, Life Issues, Podcast, Public Policy Principles News, Public Policy Radar, The Vote.


Principles and Policies Podcast For Saturday 1/16/2016- The State Of The Union-Real And Fantasy

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday January 16, 2016. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis dissect the President Obama’s State of the Union address to Congress. We discuss what he said, what he meant and what the REAL state of the union is. We also discuss “conservative” New York Times columnist’s article hit piece on Ted Cruz that even leftist Mediaite had to say “wait a minute here” when analyzing it. This leads to a discussion of definitions.

Article links – Breitbart outlines the top ten lies in the State of the Union address

David Brooks accuses Ted Cruz of “murdering Jesus

Mediaite analyzes David Brooks rant

Jeb Bush attempts to hijack the definition of “conservatism”

 

Posted in Apologetics, Biblical Worldview, Commentary, Critical Thinking, Economics, Executive Usurpation, Federal Legislation, Podcast, Public Policy Principles News, Public Policy Radar, The Vote.


Principles and Policies Podcast For Saturday 1/9/2016- New Year, Same Old Same Old

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday January 9, 2016. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis converse on what looks new but really isn’t. Topics include new House Speaker Paul Ryan, the Constitution, “universal” health care, positive vs negative law, the “Obamacare Repeal” dog-and-pony-show and the concomitant “designed to fail” Planned Parenthood de-funding section. We also explain the REAL constitutional tools available to Congress that they steadfastly refuse to use.

Posted in Biblical Worldview, Commentary, Constitution, Critical Thinking, Executive Usurpation, Federal Legislation, Podcast, Public Policy Principles News, Public Policy Radar, The Vote.


Principles and Policies Podcast For Saturday 11/28/2015- A Retrospective Look At Thanksgiving 2014

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday November 28, 2015. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis take a spin in the Wayback Machine™ and discuss what was happening post-Thanksgiving 2014. It’s always good to go back and check your consistency and check on what difference a year makes.

Posted in Biblical Worldview, Commentary, Critical Thinking, Family, The Church.


Principles and Policies Podcast For Saturday 11/21/2015- The Coming War Over Worldview

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday November 21, 2015. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis discuss the fact that 2016 is shaping up to look a lot like 1968 in many ways, especially racial and electoral politics. And we tie the Bible back to the way we should view our world and live the whole of our lives because of it, including our view of public law and policy.

Posted in Biblical Worldview, Commentary, Critical Thinking, Education, Podcast, The Church, The Vote.


Principles and Policies Podcast For Saturday 11/14/2015- Republican Debate Follies

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday November 14, 2015. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis discuss winners, losers and candidates who completely embarrassed themselves (AHEM…cough…John Kasich…cough) in the most recent Republican debates.

Article links- Business Insider reviews John Kasich’s debate performance- their verdict? Dismal.

Ultra-liberal Vox inexplicably declares Marco Rubio the debate winner and correctly labels John Kasich a major loser

Audience boos Kasich when he flubs bank bailout answer

The Blaze names a new category for debate losers- EPIC Loser- and names John Kasich as the winner of that category

Breitbart explains that this debate, with its substantive questions, would not have been possible without a GOP conservative base revolt

 

Posted in Biblical Worldview, Commentary, Critical Thinking, Podcast, Public Policy Principles News, The Church, The Vote.


Principles and Policies Podcast For Saturday 11/7/2015- Everybody’s Favorite! Election 2015 Analysis

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday November 7, 2015. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis analyze the results of the 2015 off-year election from a Christian conservative constitutionalist perspective.

Article links- The laughably misnamed “Responsible Ohio” announces that it will be back to the ballot with a new and improved marijuana legalization initiative

Matt Bevin surprises media types, but not Kentucky voters, with a big win in the Kentucky Governor’s race

The New York Times loses the plot (not to mention its composure as well as its dignity) in an editorial excoriating Houston TX voters for failing to approve Houston’s so-called “bathroom law” by a wide margin

Posted in Biblical Worldview, Commentary, Critical Thinking, Podcast, Public Policy Principles News, The Church, The Vote.


Principles and Policies Podcast For Saturday 10/31/2015- How Many Democrat Candidates Did You Say There Were?- Part II

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday October 31, 2015. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis take aim at a moving target and discuss the entirety of the Democrat slate of candidates, including the so-called “minor” candidates.

Article links- Complete list of Democratic presidential candidates

Posted in Biblical Worldview, Commentary, Critical Thinking, Podcast, The Church, The Vote.


Principles and Policies Podcast For Saturday 10/24/2015- Third Party Possibilities, Potential Candidates, And Dashed Hopes

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday October 24, 2015. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis discuss major changes in the Democratic Party presidential race. In the same vein we discuss both withdrawals of potential candidates and other possible “white horse” Democrat candidates (which may come as a bit of a shock). We also talk about the dog-and-pony show in the House of Representatives over the House Speakership

Posted in Biblical Worldview, Commentary, Critical Thinking, Podcast, Public Policy Principles News, Public Policy Radar, The Vote.