Contraception and Deception

This article ran at on March 6th, 2012

Contraception and Deception

 Progressives are demanding taxpayer funded contraception.  Obama says the church should genuflect to the state.  Activist and thirty-year old Sandra Fluke, with no husband in sight, says she needs over $3000 from taxpayers for contraception while she attends $23,000 per year Georgetown Law School, a Catholic Jesuit institution.  The strong delusion called liberalism maintains that pregnancy is the worst of all fates, taxpayer funded contraception is reproductive justice, with the end game aimed at easy and “free” abortion.  The moral clarity here among liberals is nonexistent.

Research clearly shows that the current “hook up” culture has a devastating effect on the marital prospects for females.  One researcher says it this way, “…women who were sexually active prior to marriage faced a considerably higher risk of marital disruption than women who were virgin brides.”  A study at the University of Chicago said it this way, “For both genders, we find that virgins have dramatically more stable first marriages.”

 Nancy Pelosi is spinning this conflict as a, “…War on Women.”  This is as silly as saying that rat poison increases intellectual capacity.

Democrats push taxpayer funded contraception as if it is the grandest panacea since the harnessing of electricity.  Astute thinkers know that this agenda is anything but grand.

 A good father, an honorable man, a father with moral character, fully attempts to deliver his daughter on her wedding day as a virgin to the groom.  This simple and grand idea, assuming she marries a good man, can save a young woman from a multitude of poison darts: STD’s, AIDS, unwanted pregnancy, abortion, the deep grief and loss that results from abortion, raising a child by herself, an increased chance of poverty, and the prospect of marital disruption.

 And the positives of this charmingly odd idea of a father getting his daughter to the altar as a virgin are manifold: she increases her odds of obtaining a good husband, she gives herself the best chance of a fulfilling marriage, there is a much better chance of financial stability, and each anniversary is a celebration of her wedding day that includes the pleasing memory that her first act of intimacy was with her husband on her wedding night.

 Such proper goals are not even on the map for liberal democratic leaders.  They think, talk and act as if it would be totally natural for their daughter to lose her virginity on prom night in a pot smoke filled 1970 Pinto with that “nice guy” who married somebody else.

 Now, we all know that people make mistakes and that redemption is available.

But the message is vital.  Do we tell young women to do what you will, use tax payer funded contraception, and maintain that this constitutes, “women’s rights and access to healthcare”?  Or do we emphasize the moral narrative and personal responsibility?

Sandra fluke cited abnormal medical issues in her attempt to normalize tax payer funded contraception at all venues including religious institutions.  But the bigger narrative is obviously the promotion of contraception and abortion with a wink at the en masse promiscuity involved.  And that is a disastrous agenda for young women and females.

 So when Ms. Fluke informs congress that young coeds require $3000 worth of contraception for their excursion at a Catholic school, realize that she is promoting a worldview that is highly noxious to women.  When Obama called to encourage Ms. Fluke the activist he undermined the marriage prospects of countless simpleminded followers.  And when Nancy Pelosi emits her white hot rhetoric about access to healthcare, it must be understood that her strong delusion ends up promoting a promiscuity that deeply injures young women.

 Just in case someone thinks I give my own gender a free pass on this realm, let me say this.  Promiscuous males ruin vulnerable women and do great harm.  Ruining a woman is serious evil.  Every man that sleeps with someone who is not his wife is sleeping with the wife of someone else… she is just not married yet.  That is a serious offense.  A promiscuous man has a very hard time sticking to one woman once he is married.  And the fact of the matter is this, if fathers held to their responsibility to raise daughters correctly, and young men were taught high virtue then there would be no occasion and no reason for Ms. Fluke to express her wayward sentiments.

 There is absolutely no reason for conservatives to take a defensive posture on this issue.  The consequences of this liberal narrative amount to a life of ruin and people with moral insight should vigorously oppose this agenda.

 Ron Hunnicutt




God and the Republic

December 25, 2010

God and the Republic

By Ron Hunnicutt

Progressives delight in proclaiming that God is not mentioned in the Constitution.  But the Declaration of Independence does mention our Creator in the first two paragraphs along with the last.  Our Declaration is the why of what our Founding Fathers did.  The Constitution is the how.  The Declaration is the foundation, and the Constitution is the structure or framework of our government.  The Declaration is act one, and the Constitution is act two.  Both acts make for a viable construct.  Leave one or the other out, and the whole becomes incoherent.
What is the purpose of the Constitution?  To set up a government that acknowledges our equality in God’s eyes (and yes, the equality stops right there, except for the idea that all men should have equality before the law in a courtroom) and allows us to exercise our “unalienable rights,” among other things.  The Declaration states our independence from tyranny, and so the obvious need for the Constitution is at hand.
If progressives wish to discount our Declaration or discount God’s presence in the Declaration, then the purpose of our very existence as a nation becomes somewhat confused.  The Founders created a constitutional republic, but why?  For what purpose?  The Declaration gives the why and purpose.  A part of the Founders’ justification for declaring independence was that King George III “broke covenant” with the colonists for many reasons, and “covenant” is a sober biblical concept.

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Trash Can Your Liberal Spouse???

August 7, 2010

Trash Can Your Liberal Spouse?

Ron Hunnicutt

I really enjoy reading AT articles but there is a consistent and thin stratum of thought in the comment sections that really provokes excavation. This pedestrian thinking is that one is justified in walking away from their spouse if the political loci are polar opposites.The typical situation is the angst created by a liberal partner married to a conservative partner.

Politics so consume the relationship that one spouse feels justified in taking the axe to the marriage due to the political discord.

This is priorities run amuck and the very pinnacle of selfishness. Anyone that puts politics above their marriage has turned wisdom on its head. It is called Holy Matrimony for many good reasons.

Some of you are objecting with loud protests saying that your spouse changed! Then the order of the day is to get over it and work through it. Anyone that can live a good portion of their life without changing is a certified zombie. Most of us are not raised correctly and we have to change to achieve a better life. Even those who come out of great homes still want to hone their skills, try new things, strive for perfection and mentor others. If we have already exchanged vows then our marriage is the safest and most nurturing environment to accomplish the change.

The time to reject someone for their politics is during the courtship, not after one says “I do.” If you are a conservative ox and you are considering marriage to a liberal gazelle then you better think long and hard about being yoked to that gazelle. Do yourself a huge favor and step away now.

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Panicky Advertisers Abandon Limbaugh

March 5, 2012

Panicky Advertisers Abandon Limbaugh

Ron Hunnicutt

Rush Limbaugh has apologized for labeling 30 year old “reproductive justice” activist Sandra Fluke with two derogatory names.

As of Sunday night, seven companies have stopped advertising with Mr. Limbaugh.  I doubt that any of us could talk nationally for three hours a day spanning 20 years and avoid the same fate.

Mr. Limbaugh’s apology signifies a mistake, but perspective on this issue is in order.  These companies are free to act as they wish, but their rash conclusions give me pause.

Does our Constitution matter at all to these companies?  Does it matter to them that Obama by decree is attempting to force an agenda on religious institutions that violates their freedom of religion?

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SEIU: Myopic Greed

January 27, 2012

SEIU: Myopic Greed

Ron Hunnicutt

The Service Employee International Union (SEIU) is out of touch with reality.

Reality: the current California state budget deficit is estimated at 13 billion dollars.

Folly: SEIU workers in Fresno, California, went on strike for three days on January 23rd.

Reality: according to Phil Larson, a Fresno County Supervisor, the SEIU strikers have had a 31% compensation increase over the past 5 years.

Folly: The Fresno County SEIU workers went on strike for three days over a 9% pay cut.

Reality: according to U.S. News and World Report, Fresno is the 2nd worst city in America to find a job.

Folly: SEIU protestors in Fresno, during the strike, chanted, “WE ARE THE UNION, THE MIGHTY, MIGHTY UNION!”

Reality: the unemployment rate in the Fresno County was 16.2 percent in December 2011.

Folly: SEIU labor representative Kevin Smith, referring to the three day strike said, “It’s a way to show that we’ve been disrespected.”

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Our Freedoms Are Not Easily Wrought

Our Freedoms Are Not Easily Wrought

We left Portland at 3:30 PM for a seventeen hour flight to Seoul.  We chased the sun deep into Asia before it finally set a little before flying over Japan, about two hours from Seoul.  In the late 1980’s, prior to 9/11, we were highly fortunate to spend some time with the aviators in the cockpit of that MD-11 triple engine jet airliner.  Those pilots explained just about everything in that cockpit and answered all of our questions – gracious and interesting men.  They even turned off the autopilot momentarily and exhibited just how difficult it is to fly a 600,000 pound jet airliner with 300 passengers.

 Our purpose for flying to Korea was to help build a small church at a Christian university in Chonan, South Korea.  The 25 minute drive from Kimpo International to the bright lights of downtown Seoul moved my spirit as deep as anything ever has.  As I gazed out the windows, I noticed small red crosses dotting the landscape.  With every sense in me on full tilt, I noticed the same remarkable occurrence in the opposite direction.  These South Koreans exercised Freedom of Religion!   These six and eight foot high red crosses crowned small churches all across the land in every direction.

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Christians have the Answers

I am very disappointed that my fellow Americans re-elected Obama, an evil man in my opinion. This is a gut punch to the heritage and vitality of America. But, my hope is not in politicians. My hope is in the mystery of the ages, Jesus of Nazareth.

Obama does not have the truth and he does not have answers. He could very well be a curse on America. Things will get worse under his leadership… unemployment, foreign policy appeasement, Iran, Muslim Jihad, fiscal irresponsibility, excessive taxes, supreme court nominee activists, increased food stamp recipients for political gain, open borders for more illegal immigration, on and on.

 More and more people will be hurting due to liberal policies. But we Christians have the truth. We are ambassadors for Christ who has the answers for all things. Obama’s policies will add to the plight of all Americans but Christians have the answer and people will be seeking… suffering does that. People rarely seek God due to prosperity but they search for answers in hard times.

 Consider this. God picked the time and place for Christ to come to earth. The time and place God picked was during the Roman Empire – not a “Godly” nation and not a regime sensitive to the things of God. This situation is similar to our own.

 In any case, for the Christian, God has taken care of us the last four years and we can trust that He will remain faithful. Since all sin is social then there might be rough times ahead but this is still America and God is still God.

Prop 32 Restores We the People

This article ran at American Thinker on Nov 2nd, 2012.

Prop 32 Restores We the People

One mediocre consequence of Obama’s bad economy is that employers are more inclined to oppress employees because the employer knows that there are ten people waiting in line for that particular job.  The bad employer feels free to demand unreasonable productivity “goals.”  The flip side of this dilemma is that many employees have no regard for the Protestant work ethic.

 In times past, unions provided a check and a remedy against oppressing workers.  Today, unions are sophisticated and effective shakedown organizations focused on extorting large amounts of cash from middle class workers with an endgame of obtaining power and influence.  An objective analysis of California politics clearly reveals that union interests prevail.  The Manhattan Institute reports that over the last thirty years, “75 percent of the measures that the unions opposed were defeated.”  The unions have effectively dissolved Lincoln’s, “…government of the people, by the people, for the people…” in California.

In 1984 California was the 5th largest economy in the world but in 2012 California slipped to the 9th largest.  Workers, about 225,000 per year, and employers alike are fleeing en masse to business friendly and tax friendly Texas, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon and North Dakota.  Some will undoubtedly slam economic might as a worthy goal for California but the lament of that mindset is high unemployment (people’s livelihoods), huge deficits and bankrupt cities like Vallejo, Stockton, Mammoth Lakes and San Bernardino.

 The San Francisco Chronicle reveals a common issue with these red ink communities, “…cities that are unable to persuade public employee unions to agree to deep cuts in salaries and benefits.”

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