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Principles and Policies Podcast for 7/18/2015- From Republic To Oligarchy

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday July 18, 2015. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis discuss the deeper implications of the Supreme court’s Obergefell decision in which they purport to create a “right” to homosexual “marriage” (or, with a tip of the hat to Pastor Douglas Wilson, homosexual mirage). We demonstrate the Christian view of marriage (the Radical 2 Kingdom surrender notwithstanding).

Article links- Mitch McConnell gets it wrong on rolling back the Obergefell decision

Toledo area judge refuses to participate in performing homosexual marriage and cites his faith a reason

Lyle Denniston, judicial journalist,makes a plea for resisting the Supreme court’s decision- on the SCOTUS Blog!

John Nolte exposes Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood’s racist origins at Breitbart

Dr. Joel McDurmon explains how pietism contributed to the church’s withdrawal from the public square which helped create the atmosphere where Obergefell could happen

Dr. McDurmon’s book Inglorious Kingdoms

Tom Woods and Kevin Gutzman discuss what the 14th Amendment actually was for-
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Posted in Apologetics, Biblical Worldview, Commentary, Constitution, Critical Thinking, Family, Federal Legislation, Judicial Activism, Marriage and Family, Podcast, Public Policy Principles News, Public Policy Radar, The Church, The Vote.


Principles and Policies Podcast for 7/11/2015- Current Issues With Gun Rights

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday July 4, 2015. Chuck Michaelis hosts a class from the 2014 Camp American taught by Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America.
This presentation will soon be available as a Video from Camp American.

Posted in 2nd Amendment, Biblical Worldview, Camp American, Commentary, Constitution, Executive Usurpation, Federal Legislation, Judicial Activism, Ohio Legislation, Podcast, Public Policy Radar, The Vote.


Principles and Policies Podcast for 7/4/2015- Making Biblical And Constitutional Public Policy

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday July 4, 2015. Chuck Michaelis hosts a class from the 2014 Camp American taught by Director of the Institute For Principled Policy, owner of Principled Policy Consulting and Principles and Policies co-host Barry Sheets. The class is making biblical and constitutional public policy
This presentation will soon be available as a video presentation.

Posted in Biblical Worldview, Camp American, Commentary, Critical Thinking, Education, Family, Federal Legislation, Life Issues, Marriage and Family, Ohio Legislation, Podcast, State Legislation, Surveillance, Taxation, The Vote.


Principles and Policies Podcast for 6/27/2015- Jiggery Pokery Alakazaam! The Supreme Court Does Legal Sleight-Of-Hand!

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday June 27, 2015. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis break down the Supreme Court decision on (more correctly rewrite of) on the Affordable Care Act.

Article links- Chief Justice Roberts tortures the English language to bend it to his will

Supreme Court decision is completely lawless

Associate Justice Scalia’s scathing dissent

Senator Jeff Sessions states the obvious- the Supreme Court can’t save you

Associate Justice Scalia continues his dissent

Posted in Biblical Worldview, Commentary, Constitution, Critical Thinking, Judicial Activism, Podcast, Public Policy Principles News, Public Policy Radar.


Principles and Policies Podcast for 6/20/2015- The Historical And Biblical Implications Of The Right To Self-Defense

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday June 20, 2015. Chuck Michaelis hosts a lecture given at Camp American in 2014 by Pastor David Whitney of the Institute On The Constitution. Pastor Whitney explains the biblical and historical implications of the right to self-defense.

This will soon be available as a video presentation.

Posted in 2nd Amendment, Biblical Worldview, Camp American, Commentary, Constitution, Critical Thinking, Podcast.


Principles and Policies Podcast for 6/13/2015- The Gender Identity And Ohio Budget Follies

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday June 13, 2015. Chuck Michaelis and Barry Sheets discuss current topics like Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner’s “identity” change and the farce of the Ohio budget process.

Posted in 2nd Amendment, Biblical Worldview, Camp American, Commentary, Constitution, Podcast.


Principles and Policies Podcast for 6/6/2015- Camp American, Informal Fallacies, And The Ohio Budget

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday June 6, 2015. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis talk about Camp American, informal fallacies and how those fallacies and the inability to recognize them affects society, the Ohio budget process, and John Kasich’s gamble in running for president.

Article links- John Kasich Exposes his strategy of throwing conservatives under the bus while expecting them to vote for him anyway

John Kasich explains that he doesn’t like to be confused with facts about Medicaid expansion

Posted in Biblical Worldview, Camp American, Commentary, Critical Thinking, Economics, Podcast, The Vote.


Principles and Policies Podcast for 5/30/2015- How To Put Your Faith Into Action

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday May 30, 2015. Chuck Michaelis hosts a lecture given at Camp American in 2014 by Jake MacAuley of the Institute On The Constitution. The subject of his talk is how to put your faith and knowledge into action in your schools, churches, communities, states, and country.
The videos for this class will be available shortly.

Posted in Apologetics, Biblical Worldview, Camp American, Commentary, Critical Thinking, Education, Podcast, The Church, The Vote.


Principles and Policies Podcast for 5/16/2015- What Does The Pew Research Poll On Religious Faith Really Mean?

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday May 16, 2015. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis dissect the recent Pew Research Poll on faith and what the media claim it means. We then discuss what it really means. Then we look at a related article in which a “philosopher” makes a (weak) case that traditional families have an “unfair advantage” and to make it fair should adopt practices that dumb down their children.

Article links- Pew Research Center poll on faith

The broken down numbers from the Pew Research Poll (fancy graphics)

Some of the methodology of the Pew Research Poll

The traditional family is an unfair societal advantage

Posted in Apologetics, Biblical Worldview, Camp American, Commentary, Critical Thinking, Education, Podcast, The Church.


Principles and Policies Podcast for 5/9/2015- Do Courts Really Have The Authority To Redefine Marriage?

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday May 9, 2015. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis discuss the question of court redefined definitions of basic definitions of the foundations of society and what the Church’s role in dealing with the consequences of their decision.

Article links- Dr. James Dobson’s comments on the attack on marriage

Albert Mohler comments on the current case on same-sex marriage at the Supreme court and the Solicitor General’s arguing to allow it

Far-left blog Vox weighs in on the current case before the Supreme court

Posted in Apologetics, Biblical Worldview, Commentary, Constitution, Critical Thinking, Family, Federal Legislation, Judicial Activism, Marriage and Family, Ohio Legislation, Podcast, Public Policy Principles News, Public Policy Radar, The Church.