Bears Ears falls on Deaf Ears

According to the North American Bear Center, a bear’s “hearing is over twice the sensitivity of human hearing and exceeds human frequency ranges.”  A bear’s ears are their first line of defense.  If you have ever hiked in bear country you know that noise if your best protection you can carry with you.  Talking with a hiking partner or whistling let the bear know that you are there, and thus to stay away. Because if you surprise a bear he will chose to defend herself and that means trouble for humans. So, I find it quite ironic that Obama’s recent

Supporting Convention of States but not Term Limits

My son asked me the other day why I was supporting the Convention of States, when I was against Term Limits.  And his question is very valid, especially since according to a Convention of States poll, the most popular reason for people to support the Convention of States is because they want Term Limits.  The truth of the matter is I also don’t support the 2nd most popular reason people are supporting a Convention of States.  I am opposed to a Balanced Budget Amendment. There may even be a third of the 9 proposed amendments that I am opposed to,

Missing the Mark with Millennials

So, I had the privilege last week to attend a Church training meetings for leaders in our local area.  And while there was a lot discussed in this meeting, there was one things that spoke to me as both a faithful member of the Church and as a politically minded person.  The training was related to how do we as church goers reach Millennials? As part of this training they shared this interesting video that was put together by David Kinnaman.  Please take 3 minute to watch this.  Please use both your political eyes and your church eyes. So, how

The Electoral College, the President, and the States

When I started back up blogging 2 and a half months ago, one of the reasons I wanted to blog is because so often Internet memes get it wrong.  I often agree with the intent of some of the memes, but often there is some misleading information in the meme.  Here is just one example of such a misleading meme. Okay.  This map does accurately represent roughly half of the population.  And yes, each county is fairly accurately represented.  However, we don’t know that this map actually indicated how people voted.  Looking at the Guardians Presidential Map (by county), we

An Open Letter to the House and Senate

Dear Republican Congresspersons and Senators, For those of you elected or reelected this term, congratulations on your victory.  Whether you were reelected or if this is your first time having the privilege of representing your constituency, you have a great responsibility before you.  And while, I also mean the responsibility to lead our country and to help make it more in line with the constitution, I am writing specifically to ask you to keep the new President in line with Republican values and constitutional principles. During the campaign season, President-elect Donald Trump called for several changes that would be direct

No matter who wins…

No matter who wins this is my country. No matter who wins I will continue to love this place.  No matter who wins I will continue living here.  No matter who wins, she or he will be my president.  That won’t mean I will agree with their policies.  That won’t mean that I will fight for their agenda.  But I will fight to protect them as an individual and to honor the office that they hold. I don’t believe that our country will be in total ruin regardless of who wins.  I won’t think that this is the “finale” season