PowerLinks 07.03.12

I Was Hungry and You … Called Your Congressman Kristin Rudolph, Juicy Ecumenism Since the federal budget debate began to heat up in the spring and summer of 2011, a group of religious activists formed a “Circle of Protection” with the purpose of lobbying President Obama and Congress to avoid cutting funding for welfare programs. Continue Reading...

Obamacare and Civil Disobedience

Florida Governor Rick Scott recently declared that his state would not comply with President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In blatant defiance of the federal government, Florida will not expand its Medicare program or implement any of the other changes that “Obamacare” requires. Continue Reading...

Telling Pharaoh To Keep His Money

Ismael Hernandez, founder and executive director of the Freedom & Virtue Institute and Acton University lecturer, has written a piece in Crisis Magazine detailing why the Church should cut purse strings with the federal government. Continue Reading...

Collective Action and the Declaration of Independence

“Modern Americans read the Declaration of Independence too individualistically,” says James R. Rogers. “We think of it as a revolt against high taxes and big government.” Take the Declaration’s best-known complaint against the King, “for imposing taxes on us without our consent.” This is not about high taxes. Continue Reading...

Growing Weary and Losing Heart

Galatians 6:9 (NKJV) And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Is it possible to sow, toil and work only to lose heart and not reap any reward? Continue Reading...

Feeding the Poor, Bureaucracy Style

From India comes this tragic headline: As India’s kids starve, $1.5 billion worth of grain rots How does a country have starving people while it is producing so much food that it is literally rotting from being left outside in the open? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 07.02.12

Jerry Ford, Faith, Free Markets and Michael Novak in Grand Rapids Mark Tooley, Juicy Ecumenism The rebirth of American confidence and prosperity was fueled by new intellectual ammunition for democracy and free markets. Continue Reading...

Samuel Gregg: The Prophet of Europe’s Crisis

Online today at The American Spectator is an article from Acton Research Director Samuel Gregg. The article highlights the forethought of German economist Wilhelm Röpke, who predicted Europe’s present economic downturn in the middle of the twentieth century. Continue Reading...