As the Dow Jones Industrial Average inches upward, there will be a strong temptation--especially from financial news outlets--to equate recovery by shareholders with the recovery of economic security in our country.
A recognizable pattern is emerging in Republican Party behavior, and it’s not pretty. Cannibalism might be a fair characterization to describe the goings on in Republican circles, both inside Congressional halls and in the country at large. It appears that a major battle has been initiated by right-wing conservatives for control of the party. The ultimate goal is to create a society characterized by limited government, individual liberty and Biblical morality. The conservative Republicans maintain such a society was envisioned by the Founders, and thus its re-establishment is a desirable goal. In the fight for control of the party, moderate and liberal Republican influence is being eliminated, often ruthlessly.