How Functioning Conservatism Can Point The Way To Needed Reform

By Janice Barlow What is Functioning Conservatism? ACCORDING TO PHIL WILLIAMS, man of many hats who coined the term, Functioning Conservatism is: “Doing conservative things instead of just sounding conservative. It is actually producing an outcome instead of just stating that one holds to conservative values.” Functioning conservatism shows how the Constitution protects We the People and gives us religious liberty, instead of being problematic. It illustrates how the Bill of Rights creates equality for everyone instead of being unfair and racist. And it proves that the Rule of Law…

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Give Them an Inch and They Become the Rulers

By Janice Barlow MOST YOUNG PEOPLE DON’T PAY MUCH ATTENTION to history when they are in school. They pay even less attention to it when they hit their twenties and thirties and life becomes something that they actually have to start doing, to an extent. (More so for some than others). It’s not until most people are affected by something personally, a direct hit to their own lives or someone they know, that they reflect on the things that led up to why things are the way they are in…

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Are You a Rebel Without a Cause? – Constant Negativity Interferes With Conservatism

By Janice Barlow FOR THE PAST COUPLE YEARS, the nation has been dividing itself between those who were for, and those who remain against the man who ultimately became the president of the United States, Donald J. Trump. The lines dividing the voters kept shifting and continue to do so. For the conservatives among us, the narrative should be shifting from NeverTrump to NeverLiberal. Because Trump espouses no real ideology, he often aligns with liberalism anyway. But he won’t be in office forever. One stark truth remains obvious: Those who staunchly…

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“At Least He’s Not”…is the Big Compromise in Republican Elections

By Janice Barlow Compromise has been the number one descriptive word surrounding the Republican Party in since the GOP Convention last July. Principles, values, morals, the Constitution, and even the wisdom of candidates in the political arena were compromised in exchange for winning at all costs. Donald Trump won the presidency in spite of his philandering, adultery, cussing, arrogance, relentless lies, trashing of the other candidates and extreme stupidity regarding what the presidency entailed. And in response, all his supporters can continue to offer up is, “At least he’s not…

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The New War on Drugs is Just the Same Old War- It’s Time to Cut the Head off the Snake

By Janice Barlow For several decades now, the government has been throwing billions of dollars at stopping the illegal drug problem. Now, added to that issue is the prescription drug abuse of opiates. But is this the real issue? It is a known fact that these medications are helpful to some people who use them and are not addicted to them. The outcry now seems to be the same one used for gun control: Taking away the physical product from those who do not abuse it because others are or…

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Refocusing on Victims of Sexual Abuse: Teens and Children, and How You Can Help

By Janice Barlow All the media attention that has resulted from teenagers being sexually assaulted has once again put the topic in the limelight. This article is not about the innocence or guilt of any one person, but instead about an issue that needs more focus because our children are the future of this country, and as potential victims, they are facing some serious challenges. We have lost sight of who these victims are. They are children and teens everywhere, from all races and socioeconomic backgrounds. We know that in…

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It’s Almost Year End! Do You Have Your Donations Done? Here’s A Great One!

By Janice Barlow Phil Williams has so much on his plate these days, that it’s hard to keep up with him. For those of you who haven’t yet heard of Phil, he’s a disabled veteran who wears many hats. He’s a preacher. He has a radio show. He has a kid’s radio show. He also has his own recording studio where several well known artists record their music. He is also a musician and vocalist in his own right and can rival the best rappers. But he uses his music…

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Phil Williams And His Mission To Inspire Youth Via The Medium Of Entertainment

Phil Williams' Lil' Jimmy character with custom van and Lil' Jimmy graphics

By Janice Barlow Phil Williams is not your garden variety veteran of military service.  He’s a gospel singer/songwriter who has written hundreds of songs and records and mixes for other artists.  He has a radio podcast.  He’s a preacher when the occasion calls for it; a youth pastor at Mustard Seed Faith Ministries under Pastor Jimmy A. Copeland – and a motivational speaker. Phil’s out in neighborhoods in and around metropolitan Atlanta daily, talking with young people about civics and responsibility, conflict resolution and problem solving in their own street…

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