The Culture War Starts at Home

America’s culture war won’t be won by conservatives collaborating with a counterculture bent on the destruction of the civil society. Hollywood, the music industry, the arts, and education are all controlled, to a large extent, by a Godless liberalism. Consorting with the promoters of falsehood won't result in the triumph of truth.

Infiltrating P. Diddy’s posse and whispering conservative platitudes in his ear won’t win the culture war.

Culture begins and ends with the family. It is axiomatic that stable families, composed of a husband, wife, and children, promote social and economic success. The traditional nuclear family is the bedrock of morality and, as such, shapes the character of culture. One need only to examine the impact of the destruction of the nuclear family in the African-American community to see the tragic results of government welfare programs and the resulting cultural rot. Black fathers have become a rare commodity in the home. The imbalance creates a long list of social ills and directly contributes to a morally bereft subculture, celebrating violence, rape, murder, and every other form of criminality. The civil society is destroyed, and with it, the ability to function democratically--liberty decays into license and the state expands to enforce order. The spiral of decay is perpetuated by liberal politicians who make merchandise of misery by addicting constituents to the dole, thereby ensuring their dependence on the state and on those who administer it.

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Rising Healthcare Rates Hurting North Carolina Business

Americans are figuring out that the Affordable Health Care Act seems to be anything but affordable. With looming deadlines and regulations yet to be implemented, it is putting small business owners in a problematic place.

Take for instance, North Carolina Salon owner, Julia Vittorio who was living her American Dream. Proud to have provided healthcare for her employees whom she considers family, she’s now facing the likely difficult position of having them pay more due to rising rates.

“It’s frustrating and scary.” says one of her stylists. “I don’t really know. I don’t really know what I would  do…”

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Mad Men falls off the Balcony to a Disappointing End (Spoiler Alert)

The cult favorite drama, AMC’s Mad Men, aired its 2014 finale over Memorial Day Weekend; following the lead of its network counterpart Breaking Bad, the second half of Mad Men’s final season will air in April 2015.  I watched Sunday night’s mid-season finale with great anticipation, to see how show creator Matthew Weiner would set up the end of the compelling story he has told about the one of the most consequential decades in American life, the 1960’s, through the eyes of a fascinating and complex – yet utterly commonplace – set of characters.  When I was done watching the show, I was utterly disappointed.

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Part One: A Step Backwards

It is easy to convince oneself that the world outside your borders can be ignored, but time and again the policy of isolationism has proved misguided.  History has taught us that we must learn from our mistakes and attempt to not repeat them, and at no time in history has the world been more interconnected than now.  The events that plague one corner of the globe can easily inflame another in a moment’s notice, and Afghanistan is no exception.  When the White House made the decision to exchange five Taliban leaders for a US POW the administration essentially rolled the dice on foreign policy.

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Attention America: “Conservative Women Fight Back”

Republican candidate Annette Bosworth is proving she’s no victim and used personal attacks against her in an unconventional, ‘adults only’ press conference.

Bosworth explained the toll running for South Dakota’s Senate Seat has taken on her 10 year old son. Teased at school because of the vile things being said about his mom on the internet, she explained there is no way to avoid it. Fighting hard to hold back tears, Bosworth speaks of her son’s encouraging words when he told her, “I know it’s hard to be brave, this is why we pray.”

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