Why California Secession (#CalExit) should help Christians rethink their approach to politics

rethinking-imageI’ve been in the political business for over three decades all the way back to my days as a Senior Legislative Assistant to two conservative republican Members of Congress during Reagan’s term as president. I was in Washington when I saw and participated in the rise of the Moral Majority and the seeming ascendancy of the “Religious Right.” Those were heady days as many of my evangelical friends began to believe we would soon have much greater control over the “nations” policy. Back then, I still considered America to be a “nation” and I really had no concept or understanding of federalism or republicanism. I may have understood the words, but I didn’t really understand how they should, would or could apply to our “nation” other than to refer to our national government as a federal government. The bottom line is this, neither I nor any of my friends on the Hill understood federalism…but we did understand power. Continue Reading

Fast Facts about California Secession

Fast Facts about California Secession

Now that California secession is trending as one response to the election of Donald Trump, it’s reasonable to ask just how realistic is it for California to secede and actually make it as a separate “nation.” Based on just gross numbers comparing their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) with their current budget obligations, it is entirely… Continue Reading

Trump won…now what?

Trump won…now what?

Okay, the national election circus is over finally and the vote tally is largely in and President-Elect Trump will amass north of 279 electoral college votes. The easy  part is done…you voted. Now comes the hard part, holding him and other elected officials accountable to their campaign promises. You nod as you read this, but down… Continue Reading

The 15 States that should secede! Starting today!

People often revolt against the idea of secession when I bring it up on the air. Demanding that it can’t be done or the Constitution doesn’t allow it, or Lincoln settled this issue with the war that led to the death of over 700,000 people. Sadly, Christians embrace this inaccurate and bloody narrative as well.… Continue Reading