I have no aspirations of being a political blog. There are folks far more astute and articulate than I am. But I am afraid of what the current administration is going to do to the freedom, health and welfare of my family.
The brilliant Thomas Sowell has an informative piece explaining to the lay economist, like me, how our economy got to this point. If only Washington would listen...
When more cows are needed to produce more milk to make ice cream,
then fewer cows will be slaughtered and that means less cowhide
available to make baseball gloves. Supply and demand mean that
catchers' mitts are going to cost more.
While this may be easy enough to understand, its implications are
completely lost on many people in politics and in the media. If
everything is connected to everything else in a market economy, then it
makes no sense to have laws and policies that declare some given goal
to be a "good thing," without regard to the repercussions, which spread
out in all directions, like waves that spread across a pond when you
drop a rock in the water.
Our current economic meltdown results from the federal government,
under both Democrats and Republicans, declaring home ownership to be a
"good thing" and treating the percentage of families who own their own
home as if it was some sort of magic number that had to be kept
growing-- without regard to the repercussions on other things.
Movies are a great way to reach people's hearts and help them understand difficult subjects. The many ways in which our culture breaks down natural law and ignores God's design for marriage and family are complex and heart rending. Tiger's Hope , produced by the talented Dr. Stan Williams, is a movie that will help us understand the ramifications of ignoring God's design.
From the Tiger's Hope blog: Through the power of story, this short movie will give an accurate
picture of the state of both in vitro technology with its health
hazards, its low probability of success, and its health effects on
children and mothers. All that will be dramatically contrasted with
natural methods that have no side effects, almost no cost, and a
success rate that is 300-400% greater than in vitro. The cultural
ramifications of separating the conception of children from the martial
act will also be revealed in light of the Church's teachings on
marriage and the dignity of each human being. (This is from a post I found particularly interesting given my love for large families. In this post Dr. Williams contrasts the two high profile large families featured on the Discovery channel, the Duggars and the Gosslins. Quite insightful.)
Be sure to visit the website and blog, you will find much food for thought. Please spread the word and pray for the project!