Monthly Archives: January 2016

Iowans ought to give Ben Carson a try

Professor Harold Hill was persuaded by a small group of citizens to give Iowa—or “I-a-way”—a try. On Monday, February 1st, Iowans Ben Carson for Presidentought to give Ben Carson a try.

The increasing rumblings of the political primary season reminds me of Hugh Nibley’s candor:
“Modern men and women feel they are too busy for the rigors of serious discussion necessary for genuine politics. … How could it be otherwise? Politics by its very nature is superficial: the practitioner can never go into depth because too many things have to be considered.”

Many Americans are overwhelmed at the complicated structure and workings of government. We don’t want to consider serious issues. This carelessness and frustration on our part, leads easily to accepting image driven opportunists and television personalities. Trump’s political standing, in my opinion, is a reflection that American’s are watching to much television.   Continue reading

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Make Common Sense Common Again

A few days back on Twitter, Ben CaBen Carsonrson invited people to Make Common Sense Common Again, with the hashtag NewyearsresolutionIn5words.

Of course the return responses varied widely. There were mocking retweets. Some even arguing his catchphrase was four words in a five word slogan.

Seriously? This is the problem with so many today. They look to criticize, respond with belligerent sarcasm, and spew words of scorn and disdain, to get some excitement on social media to pat their own desperate realm of an online presence. We seem to be more ignorant instead of informed.

Why would Dr. Carson desire a collective 2016 resolution to make common sense common again? Remember he is seeking the office of president for the United States. Continue reading

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