This past week I attended a memorial for Randy Scruggs, a longtime friend, son of the late Earl Scruggs, and a multi-talented guitar player, producer, songwriter and performer.
The Social Security Administration released its annual trustees report this week, and the prognosis is not good.
Quick, grab the smelling salts and clear the fainting couches.
This week, the Supreme Court ruled on the Masterpiece Cakeshop case. That case involved a religious Christian man, Jack Phillips, who decorates cakes for a living. Two men came into his shop one day and demanded that Phillips decorate a cake for their same-sex wedding. Phillips refused. For this grave breach of civic duty, the Colorado Civil Rights Commission referred his case for prosecution, ruling that he had breached the customers' rights to receive service.
There are those who believe he should never have been allowed to be born.
We still have a court that believes that under the right circumstances, when done in the correct manner, the government can require Christians to act against their faith.
How far are Americans willing to go to purchase “security?” A recent incident with the TSA answered that question for me, and it’s disturbing.
Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of cake maker Jack Phillips in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case. Justice Kennedy wrote the decision for the Court, joined by six other justices, both liberal and conservative. Justices Gorsuch and Alito concurred, Justices Thomas and Gorsuch concurred, Kagan and Breyer concurred, and Justices Ginsburg and Sotomayor dissented.
For anyone committed to constitutional government, California looks like a lost cause. The political battle rages between the radical-extreme and moderate-extreme. People and businesses are being driven out of the state.
If all there was to designing a cake was slapping on some icing, adding a few letters and colorful swirls, Jack Phillips’s place of business would not be called “Masterpiece Cakeshop,” and he wouldn’t be nearly so renowned for his skills and creativity. He’d just be another guy who sold cupcakes and cookies.