Raising drones of the state

by Patrice Lewis -- President Obama is pressing to increase the number of hours students spend in the classroom, both per day and per year. He says "American kids spend too little more…

The One won, but for what?

by Patrice Lewis -- As my husband came downstairs Friday morning, groggy and half-asleep, he asked, "What's new?" "Well, did you hear Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize?" I replied. He stopped. more…

Why should I spread the wealth?

by Patrice Lewis -- Consider the following quote by Adrian Rogers (1931-2005): You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working more…

Prepared to be wrong

by Patrice Lewis -- In Greek mythology, Cassandra was the daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecuba. Apollo thought her beautiful, so he granted her the gift of prophecy. But Cassandra annoyed more…

The arrogance is breathtaking

by Patrice Lewis -- I think I've finally figured it out. What is it about this administration and the mainstream media that grates on people's nerves? Why are folks so angry that more…

Obama's bitter medicine

by Patrice Lewis -- As I wrote a few weeks ago, a nationalized health-care system is clearly outside the constitutional limits of our government. But for some inexplicable reason our politicians didn't more…

Preserving abundance

by Patrice Lewis -- Wednesdays are kind of loopy in our house with regard to our homeschooling schedule. That's because the girls have music and sewing lessons on Wednesdays and it breaks more…

How free Americans became pigs at a trough

by Patrice Lewis -- I frequently receive e-mails from readers professing admiration for our (ahem) "simple" life. (For those unfamiliar with our lifestyle, we have a homestead farm, a home business, and more…

Discipline your brats

by Patrice Lewis -- I'd like to pause momentarily from my usual socio-political commentary to remark upon a subject of interest to all parents: raising good kids. The reason for the change more…

Suck it in, guys!

by Patrice Lewis -- We're getting by in the Lewis household during this harsh economic downturn. Not because we're making any more money than normal, but because – as usual – we're more…