Bonnie Alba column
Bonnie Alba is a "politically incorrect" researcher-writer. Since 1995, her articles have appeared in California newspapers. Previously she served in various Department of Defense positions for over 16 years. Now she and her U.S. Army and middle-school teacher retired husband are Grannie and Papa to five rambunctious, but well-behaved, grand boys. She loves to teach others about God through His Word. A patriot, she believes the U.S. Constitution has been distorted and America has diverged from the vision of the Founding Fathers. Comments are welcome at tttalba@hotmail.com


Two Women, Two Babes -- Mary's Treasures of her heart (Part II)
Bonnie Alba
December 21, 2013

God's timing is not ours. In the sixth month of Elizabeth's pregnancy, emerging from her seclusion and her devotion in thankfulness to God, God purposed what . . .


Two women, two babes -- Elizabeth's Joy! (Part I)
Bonnie Alba
December 20, 2013

Every Christmas morning, as a family, we have heard the biblical story of the birth of Jesus read aloud by our son or grandsons. I always reflect on the . . .


God, please shake the worldly churches!
Bonnie Alba
October 30, 2013

God, Please Shake the worldly Churches! "The Church has sprung a leak and the world is leaking into the Church." A.W. Tozer, 50 years ago Much has been . . .


Tea Party -- the Journey of a thousand steps
Bonnie Alba
October 25, 2012

"We have yet to elect a Congress of which the majority will be intelligently conservative — much though the times cry out for a genuinely conservative . . .


Omitting God is right for Democrats
Bonnie Alba
September 14, 2012

"Every nation divided against itself will be ruined, ...and will not stand." (Matthew 12:25) Reading the Republican and Democratic Platforms was a revelation . . .


Feds' goal: measure your pursuit of happiness
Bonnie Alba
August 30, 2012

When Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke announced that "happiness" measurements should be included in the variables determining economic progress, I . . .


The 4th of July -- teach the rising generation
Bonnie Alba
July 3, 2012

"..Let the Fourth of July always be a reminder that here in this land, for the first time, it was decided that man is born with certain God-given rights; that . . .


America -- still 'One Nation under God'
Bonnie Alba
May 3, 2012

"Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD..." Psalm 33:12 This year's National Day of Prayer is being held corporately across our land with fellowship . . .


'Hunger Games' -- One possible future for America?
Bonnie Alba
April 20, 2012

Courage is the first of the human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others. — Winston Churchill Author Suzanne Collins gave . . .


Easter Bunny happily hops -- Christians walk with hope
Bonnie Alba
April 7, 2012

Is Easter just another holiday to you? Around the globe, Christians will celebrate Easter Sunday as "Happy Resurrection Day." Rituals and rites will be enacted . . .


Retailers ban "Merry Christmas" at their own risk
Bonnie Alba
December 3, 2011

It has become "politically correct" to ban the word "Merry Christmas" from commercials and retail stores during the holiday season. In 2005, there was a big . . .


Another side of Herman Cain
Bonnie Alba
October 22, 2011

Have you heard the name, Herman Cain? Almost a household name, he's the fast-rising star of the Republican campaign trail to the White House. The Republican . . .


Tea party congressmen: hold that line, hey!
Bonnie Alba
August 6, 2011

"We have negotiated with terrorists; this small group of terrorists have made it impossible to spend any money." Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) in closed-door . . .


Feminism -- Churches bought the lie (Part III)
Bonnie Alba
June 2, 2011

"There's a God-shaped vacuum in every heart." Blaise Pascal, 17th century philosopher In 1993, over 2000 "Christian" women prayed, "We invoke Sophia, Divine . . .


Feminism -- schools are their playgrounds (Part II)
Bonnie Alba
May 19, 2011

"When a crowd adopts a point of view en masse, all critical thinking stops." ~William Powers The Feminist Movement is on the wane. There's a conservative . . .


Feminism -- greatest hoax against freedom (Part I)
Bonnie Alba
May 13, 2011

At the May 5, Fox news Republican presidential debate, Sen. Rick Santorum was asked what he meant when he wrote — "Many women... find it easier, more . . .


National Prayer Day -- America, a Christian nation?
Bonnie Alba
May 5, 2011

This week millions of Americans will attend public breakfasts-luncheons or evening services across America to honor God. This year's theme is "A Mighty Fortress . . .


Congress and Pres. Obama shame us -- is this all they can do?
Bonnie Alba
April 14, 2011

"The farther backward you look, the farther forward you can see." ~ Winston Churchill Looking back: The Debt Ceiling was increased 7 times in 8 years on . . .


EXTREME spending and debt is a CRISIS
Bonnie Alba
March 31, 2011

Overheard by reporters: Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) stated, "Label the GOP spending cuts as 'extreme.' I always use 'extreme.' That is what the caucus instructed . . .


Congress and Pres. Obama: quit living in denial
Bonnie Alba
March 10, 2011

"Last month's federal deficit is nearly four times as large as the spending cuts House Republicans have passed in their spending bill, and is more than 30 times . . .


Union protests differ from the Un-unified Tea Party
Bonnie Alba
March 3, 2011

Some media and political pundits have identified the ongoing public-sector (government) union protests as analogous to the un-unified Tea Party movement. This . . .


Would George Washington recognize God-deprived America?
Bonnie Alba
February 21, 2011

In this month of celebrating presidential birthdays, I wonder how an old speech containing the words of our first president would be received if any post-modern . . .


Civilization's yardstick for civilized behavior
Bonnie Alba
February 17, 2011

With the recent call to cutting the "hate talk" and all the crassness and intimidation with a return to civility, I think this is just the tip of the iceberg. . . .


Progressives FEAR tea party
Bonnie Alba
January 20, 2011

The sordid picture painted by the liberal democrats and media of Tea party citizens as crazed, right wing, radical extremists has offended most Americans who . . .


The Gift who keeps on giving
Bonnie Alba
December 23, 2010

It is said that wonderful things come in small packages. Decades ago, when $100 bills were rarely seen, my husband wrapped taped a $100 bill into a piece of . . .


Ho hum! December is atheists' favorite month
Bonnie Alba
December 16, 2010

This is the annual season of Anti-Christmas sentiment. The naysayers feel they shouldn't have to put up with this traditional nonsense, so they intimidate by . . .


A-N-D, the middle of God's plan
Bonnie Alba
December 9, 2010

The Christmas season finds us all living in a world of uncertainty. Are you worried about your job, your family? Are you concerned about the ongoing corruptive . . .


DEBT dishonors and destroys our nation
Bonnie Alba
November 19, 2010

George Washington once remarked to James Madison, "No generation has a right to contract debts greater than can be paid off during the course of its own . . .


Homogenized & pasteurized church fits the American Dream
Bonnie Alba
October 15, 2010

[A recent book, "Radical," making the rounds in Christian circles is decidedly making people uncomfortable. Written by David Platt, he is the youngest pastor of . . .


American tolerance may be our downfall
Bonnie Alba
September 2, 2010

For almost 1400 years, Islam's response to anyone outside of their religion has been killing or enslaving them if they do not convert to their illogical belief . . .


Heaven -- we were made for planet earth (Part 4)
Bonnie Alba
August 20, 2010

"A modern philosopher had told me again and again that I was in the right place and I had still felt depressed even in acquiescence.... When I heard that I was . . .


Heaven -- God's home and man's destiny (Part 3)
Bonnie Alba
August 12, 2010

"The future is bound up in the past. One's belief concerning his origin will inevitably determine his belief concerning his purpose and his destiny." ~ Dr. . . .


Heaven a secret? (Part 2)
Bonnie Alba
August 5, 2010

"I pity the man who never thinks about heaven." ~ British theologian J.C. Ryle "I thought we couldn't know what Heaven will be." ~ anonymous comment Why . . .


New Heaven and New Earth united (Part 1)
Bonnie Alba
July 29, 2010

"Heaven and Hell are not places far away. You may be in heaven before the clock ticks again, it is so near. Oh, that we, instead of trifling about such things . . .


Fury of HELL denied
Bonnie Alba
July 15, 2010

"I greatly fear that the denial of the eternity of future punishment is one wave of an incoming sea of infidelity." Charles H. Spurgeon If you read beyond . . .


Debt's truth and consequences
Bonnie Alba
July 2, 2010

"No generation has a right to contract debts greater than can be paid off during the course of its own existence." George Washington to James Madison 1789  . . .


Tea Party -- we are the pruners
Bonnie Alba
June 17, 2010

"The multiplication of public offices, increase of expense beyond income, growth and entailment of a public debt, are indications soliciting the . . .


For such a time as this -- prayer
Bonnie Alba
May 5, 2010

"When we forget the real inner source of our power, our outward physical strength begins to disappear. Before long we become confused and fearful as we scramble . . .


Elect more nonconforming libertarian-Republicans
Bonnie Alba
April 2, 2010

"If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism." Ronald Reagan Nonconformist: of or characterized by behavior or . . .


Death of the oath and republic
Bonnie Alba
March 18, 2010

"I swear ... to support and defend the Constitution of the United States ... so help me God." Our President, Congress, and Supreme Court Justices do so . . .


Race for San Francisco's 8th District, John Dennis vs. Nancy Pelosi
Bonnie Alba
March 2, 2010

Liberty Republican John Dennis (www.johndennis.com) is fairly new to active, political involvement. When citizens raised their voices and were ignored by their . . .


For Tea Party citizens, it's 'The American Cause'
Bonnie Alba
February 15, 2010

"What really creates discontent in the modern age, as in all ages, is confusion and uncertainly. People turn to radical doctrines not necessarily when they are . . .


Tea Party citizens -- forces to be reckoned with
Bonnie Alba
January 14, 2010

The Tea-Party movement is holding a February convention in Nashville, TN. Why? As planners put it, to provide information, tools and techniques; help tea party . . .


Hope above all others
Bonnie Alba
December 22, 2009

A glorious song of old came upon a midnight clear from angels above the Earth ... "Peace on the earth, goodwill to men, from heaven's all-gracious King." An . . .


The Bible, just another book?
Bonnie Alba
November 5, 2009

Oprah Winfrey has said it, thus many believe it. She has stated that she cannot believe in a "Jealous God" and declared that "There are many ways to God." In . . .


Nanny government & AARP, both growth industries
Bonnie Alba
October 9, 2009

Who hasn't heard of the American Association of Retired People better known as the AARP? Organized as a non-profit seniors' organization in 1958 to lobby . . .


California's breadbasket drying up for a fish
Bonnie Alba
September 25, 2009

Water is a boring subject until you're without it, isn't it? Herein lies the story: Three years of drought in California threatens the San Joaquin Valley. A . . .


The biggest U.S. business is...?
Bonnie Alba
September 10, 2009

Straight-faced, with neither a blink or a wink, Pres. Obama presented his rendition of Health Care 'insurance' reform to Congress and the American people. It . . .


Obama and God are health care partners?
Bonnie Alba
September 3, 2009

On August 20th, Pres. Obama held a conference call with about 1000 Jewish leaders and a Webcast with an estimated 140,000 religious leaders and people of faith . . .


Bigger picture: "Soylent Green" solution
Bonnie Alba
August 27, 2009

The Obama administration's strident push, along with congressional dem-libs, for their ownership of America's healthcare is not a myth. It is one more step to . . .


Fight for the republic
Bonnie Alba
August 20, 2009

South Carolina's Republican Sen. Jim DeMint has been much in the news these days as he publicly opposes the attempt to push through a muddled Healthcare Bill.  . . .


Prayers of millions a part of history
Bonnie Alba
May 7, 2009

Millions of Americans come together on National Prayer Day to raise their collective, repentant and prayerful voices to God for our country, our leaders, our . . .


We are Americans!
Bonnie Alba
April 18, 2009

Are you a Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Constitutionalist, Independent, whatever? Or are you an American? We appear to be coming out of our closets of . . .


"Meltdown" -- Book for all of us
Bonnie Alba
April 2, 2009

Finally, an easy-to-read book for you and me explaining America's "economic crisis." Thomas E. Woods is a Senior Fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute ( . . .


America's saving spree -- crime against the economy
Bonnie Alba
March 19, 2009

Americans have retreated from wild spending to prudent saving for a rainy day. Bad for the economy and government, good for America. Or, is it? Many economic . . .


States affirm their rights
Bonnie Alba
March 12, 2009

On February 26, the South Carolina House adopted and sent to the Senate a bill to "affirm the rights of all states including South Carolina based on the . . .


Erosion of the Good News
Bonnie Alba
February 26, 2009

The Southern Baptist Convention has reported a drop in membership in the latest church annual report, "Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches." They're now in . . .


"Living and breathing" vs. original intent
Bonnie Alba
February 5, 2009

In just six months the so-called movers and shakers in our nation's Capitol have managed to, and continue to add to, an impossible burden of National Debt on . . .


Real change: thrift and prudence
Bonnie Alba
January 14, 2009

We Americans have come a long way from the Great Depression not that we have learned from it. The Federal Reserve and U.S. Government have also not learned . . .


News traveled slow -- 2000 years ago
Bonnie Alba
December 23, 2008

Are you on information overload? It's not surprising. We are constantly bombarded with news, continuously processing what we take in from newspapers, radio, . . .


Retailers say Bah! Humbug! to Christmas
Bonnie Alba
December 11, 2008

At this time last year, I visited our local mall to do a bit of Christmas shopping. Lo and behold! Not a sign, a song, a word of Christmas! All I saw were signs . . .


Hardship results in Thanksgiving
Bonnie Alba
November 25, 2008

America is facing some perilous times. Confronting a worldwide financial tsunami that will affect us for decades to come, with increasing job losses and rising . . .


America's financial solution is confidence?
Bonnie Alba
October 30, 2008

As an economic advisor to Obama and former U.S. Federal Reserve chairman, Paul Volcker said part of the financial market problem is a result of the lack of  . . .


Voters reflect polarized America
Bonnie Alba
October 23, 2008

Warning: Telling friends that you're not going to vote the "way you always do" may cause loss of friends. If nothing else, they go ballistic. When I told a . . .


Government shows true color
Bonnie Alba
October 2, 2008

Here's what I'm waiting for: Courage of convictions and principles. A leader who stands and says "This is wrong" or "This is right." Instead Washington runs on  . . .


Ron Paul: the republic's financial prophet
Bonnie Alba
September 25, 2008

In 2000, Rep. (TX) Ron Paul issued the most comprehensive, undeniably compelling and historical discourse on the state of our nation I have ever read. Entitled  . . .


Radical protest: "none of the above"
Bonnie Alba
September 4, 2008

The Sarah "Barracuda" Palin hubbub has turned the media into ravenous sharks. Almost instantly a household name, many disenchanted voters are galvanized in . . .


The super crisis no one dare speak -- I.O.U.S.A.
Bonnie Alba
August 28, 2008

It's too bad that most Americans will not view I.O.U.S.A. (Movie Trailer: www.iousathemovie.com/) before they vote the next big spenders into office. They might . . .


I.O.U.S.A. is authentic REALITY
Bonnie Alba
August 14, 2008

Many Americans watch what the entertainment industry calls "reality shows." These orchestrated "pretend" programs perpetuate the mind-numbing imaginings which . . .


The un-churched and lukewarm churches
Bonnie Alba
July 31, 2008

In a 2007 survey, LifeWay Research reported that the number of citizens who claim to believe in God but never attend church increased from 17 percent in 2004 to . . .


From riches to rags?
Bonnie Alba
July 17, 2008

In 2004, Gerald Swanson, Professor of economics at the University of Arizona authored "America the Broke." He wrote: "our political leaders, Republicans and . . .


Lukewarm churches mirror society
Bonnie Alba
July 10, 2008

Over the last century, American Christian Churches have metamorphosed from standing out and being different from the surrounding society-culture to blending a . . .


Tell the children, lest we forget
Bonnie Alba
July 1, 2008

This year we celebrate the 232nd anniversary of the painful birth of our nation. Many Americans will gather for barbecues and fireworks yet they never learned . . .


Take the diseased GOP party back, abandon it!
Bonnie Alba
June 19, 2008

What's in a name? Republican or Democrat? The major parties used to be clearcut on principles. Not anymore. In light of the last 20 years of Democratic and . . .


Be a patriot, vote American when you shop!
Bonnie Alba
June 5, 2008

I don't know why it took so long, but I finally bought Roger Simmermaker's book, "How Americans Can Buy American: The Power of Consumer Patriotism." Did you . . .


Ron Paul's ultimate revolution -- you!
Bonnie Alba
May 22, 2008

The current presidential campaigns are being driven by self-interest on the part of the major parties, the candidates and the voters with the exception of one . . .


Tolle's 'A New Earth,' Darwin, and Jesus
Bonnie Alba
May 8, 2008

Another "How To" phenomena has hit Planet Earth. Promoted by spiritual seeker Oprah Winfrey, Eckhart Tolle and his book, "A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's . . .


"We the people" called to pray
Bonnie Alba
April 25, 2008

President Bush has issued a Proclamation declaring National Prayer Day on May 1, 2008. He included this year's Prayer Theme taken from Psalm 28, "The Lord is my . . .


America -- propagate or die
Bonnie Alba
April 4, 2008

According to the Vatican http://uk.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUKL3068682420080330, Islam is now the largest single religion in the world. Statistics, partly . . .


Ron Paul's long-term thinking in dangerous times
Bonnie Alba
March 17, 2008

Ron Paul's campaign for president has ended, but his "Revolution" has not. Paul's message of liberty and change has resonated with citizens who were on the . . .


Bernanke's nightmare, potato-skin soup feast
Bonnie Alba
March 6, 2008

Is a time coming, maybe sooner than later, when Americans will have no choice but to tighten their belts? Is it possible that a loaf of bread may cost too much . . .


'I'm a good person'
Bonnie Alba
February 29, 2008

As Lauren Cleri found out on the Fox reality show, "Moment of Truth," she said one short sentence and lost a possible $200,000 plus winnings. Hooked up to a . . .


FairTax, here to stay
Bonnie Alba
February 21, 2008

More citizens are joining the millions already on the FairTax bandwagon and should. We've all known for decades that the antiquated and overburdened U.S. tax . . .


David (Walker) vs. Goliath
Bonnie Alba
February 18, 2008

The congressional watchdog agency, the General Accounting Office, is losing their top man. On March 12, 2008, David M. Walker will depart the position of U.S. . . .


Three humble giants, two are candidates
Bonnie Alba
February 14, 2008

Unnoticed by the media and the majority of the population, three humble statesmen have consistently plowed their life roads towards restoration of freedom, . . .


Tornadoes, federal budgets, and campaigns
Bonnie Alba
February 7, 2008

After the Super Tuesday Tornadoes: "All the clues were there. It was just unfortunate that it came out the way it did." -Joseph Schaefer, Storm Prediction . . .


Ron Paul's message: hope not change
Bonnie Alba
February 1, 2008

Last night was a disappointing show. The staged (so-called) debate in California (Jan. 30) was just that, staged. Fresh from the Florida primary, McCain and . . .


Fed and government stick their fingers in the dike
Bonnie Alba
January 24, 2008

There aren't too many people left who actually lived through the Great Depression. The memory of those years has dimmed with time. Since then, the Federal . . .


The mainstream media detests Ron Paul
Bonnie Alba
January 17, 2008

The liberal mainstream media has single-handedly kept one of the candidates out of the news as much as possible. Fox News gave all kinds of unconvincing excuses . . .


GOP candidates and conservatism
Bonnie Alba
January 10, 2008

How do voters determine who to vote for? Emotionally or intertwined with deliberate and sane reasoning? Or, by the charisma and good looks of the candidate?  . . .


Levi's and toasters -- change not always better
Bonnie Alba
January 3, 2008

Levi Strauss who doesn't recognize the royal brand name of denim jeans? Millions of men have depended on Levi's for generations. In the past, Levi Strauss . . .


Shepherds spooked by angels
Bonnie Alba
December 21, 2007

We experience information overload on a daily basis in our twenty-first century world of technological advancement. Unless we turn it off we do have that . . .


Heart and soul of Christmas denied
Bonnie Alba
December 7, 2007

Jing-jing-jing-aling! Aah, sweet music to the retailers' ears this season of the year. Yet there are signs that Americans are pulling back from parting with . . .


Battling hate crimes against Christmas
Bonnie Alba
November 30, 2007

Those few U.S. citizens who can't stand the thought or public expression of "Merry Christmas" or any other symbol of Christmas are taking up the annual banner . . .


Thank God for the Farmers
Bonnie Alba
November 15, 2007

Discounting all the recalls of food products in recent times, America suffers no shortage of available products to put food on the table. With the growing food . . .


Humanists' education control -- no plumb line
Bonnie Alba
November 2, 2007

Recent results of student testing shows more than a failure to educate. Something else is going on apart from the testing experiment. Broken families? One . . .


Pray to God, any god will do
Bonnie Alba
October 12, 2007

It is possible America has passed the point of no return. As a nation, we may now be considered godless. The highest office in the land has issued a . . .


God's servants stand in the gap
Bonnie Alba
September 27, 2007

In recent years, three great Christian leaders have departed the Earth. Most of us recognize the names Dr. Jerry Falwell and Dr. D. James Kennedy who were at . . .


National identity, God, patriotism, and the ACLU
Bonnie Alba
September 13, 2007

When murderous Islamic Terrorists attacked us on 9/11, a peak of traditional patriotism spiked on the chart of American togetherness. "God Bless America" was . . .


The FairTax -- distortions and lies
Bonnie Alba
August 30, 2007

The Sunday Wall Street Opinion Journal published an article (8/26/07), "Fair Tax, Flawed Tax" (link below) by former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury . . .


The road to Rome -- tighten your belts
Bonnie Alba
August 16, 2007

"In my view, it's time to learn from history and take steps to ensure the American Republic is the first to stand the test of time." U.S. Comptroller David . . .


"Wake-up" books for Americans II
Bonnie Alba
August 9, 2007

The stresses and pace of postmodern lifestyles leave very little time to read full-length books aimed at information and long-term trends of our nation. Despite . . .


The FairTax -- citizens' vigilance required
Bonnie Alba
August 2, 2007

Imagine receiving a full paycheck, all your last pay period wages. No income tax except possibly state. Think FairTax. It is the proposed replacement plan to . . .


One nation under God? Whose God?
Bonnie Alba
July 20, 2007

America is "one nation under God." Or, has America rejected the biblical Creator-God of the Bible, the God of our founding fathers? Though surveys show a . . .


"Wake-up" books for Americans
Bonnie Alba
July 12, 2007

The ongoing stream of never-ending news stories on everything from the Iraqi War, illegal immigration, to Islamic Terrorism and projected attacks in America, to . . .


Independence Day's forgotten heritage
Bonnie Alba
June 29, 2007

The Fourth of July! Countless pleasurable memories come to mind from past family and community celebrations of this significant date on our calendar. As . . .


Elephant's conservative trunk dying
Bonnie Alba
June 22, 2007

The existing Great Divide between our Capitol and "we the people" has never been wider or deeper. Both major parties are selling out our country. The . . .


Ron Paul: GOP's last chance?
Bonnie Alba
May 31, 2007

The recent 2008 presidential GOP debates have highlighted one man. His name: Ron Paul. The mainstream media acted surprised and, I'm sure, the other nine . . .


Russell Kirk: conservatism's ten principles
Bonnie Alba
May 17, 2007

You claim to be a conservative. I, too, claim to be a conservative. But what is a conservative? Americans pick up labels easily yet most of us lack a classical . . .


National Christian heritage: Lies and deceit
Bonnie Alba
May 1, 2007

There is an irony occurring in our society. As prayer meals are attended by millions across the nation to signify America's devotion as a praying people, our . . .


National call to prayer
Bonnie Alba
April 26, 2007

Pres. Bush has issued his annual Proclamation for National Prayer Day. Many citizens never read or hear these proclamations from our president. Even newspapers . . .


PC never names evil
Bonnie Alba
April 19, 2007

Grief and mourning continues at Virginia Tech and will for a long time. Two events were held on Tuesday at Virginia Tech. One was a candlelight vigil that . . .


Perfection, to death, to life
Bonnie Alba
April 5, 2007

This week Christians the world over will celebrate the Cross and the Resurrection. The Book of Genesis to the Book of Revelation is really a sweeping history of . . .


Fair Tax -- bold experiment
Bonnie Alba
March 29, 2007

Depending on what statistics you believe, American taxpayers are shelling out around $400-500 billion to pay their rightful share of taxes to the IRS. Or, . . .


Goliath debt strangling U.S. future
Bonnie Alba
March 15, 2007

We keep hearing that the U.S. economy is healthy, wealthy, plenty of jobs, and our standard of living will only improve we are the land of opportunity, aren't . . .


In God We Trust -- a new coin
Bonnie Alba
March 1, 2007

From a Memorial Address for President Lincoln on April, 24, 1865, "...the last act of Congress ever signed by him was one requiring that the motto, in which he . . .


Democrats blinded by political correctness (PC)
Bonnie Alba
February 8, 2007

In their zest to prove their PC tolerant, we-can-all-get-along attitude, the Democrats have just proven their intolerance of America. They exhibited their true . . .


Man's inventiveness may result in global Borg
Bonnie Alba
January 18, 2007

As I observed the woman in front of me swipe her card through the terminal, paying for her purchases, she never ceased holding her cell phone to her ear and . . .


Not a paperless society -- yet
Bonnie Alba
January 11, 2007

As early as the 1970s, the introduction of computers and word-processing programs into the work environment was heralded as a "labor-saving device." The future . . .


Our future arrived -- 2000 years ago
Bonnie Alba
December 20, 2006

Expressions of excitement, wonderment and joy may be seen on children's faces as we move through the Christmas traditions of this season. Tantalizing aromas . . .


The ACLU zealots' Christmas mission
Bonnie Alba
December 8, 2006

"Atheists are not our law-givers!" Edmond Burke once said this of England and Russell Kirk noted that this could be said of the United States in his book  . . .


Thanksgiving's future hope
Bonnie Alba
November 21, 2006

I make a prediction for this exclusive American holiday: In 50 years, should America still exist, Thanksgiving will be proclaimed as a holiday without any . . .


Part II -- One Indian loses all, finds hope and home
Bonnie Alba
November 16, 2006

While the Pilgrims were still in the planning stages for their journey to the new land, God was preparing a young Indian for a future role. Squanto's first . . .


Part I -- Pilgrims' epitaph: they trusted God
Bonnie Alba
November 15, 2006

In the relative calm following the stormy ugliness of the recent election campaigns, and in these days leading up to Thanksgiving, it might benefit us to look . . .


God's political favorites?
Bonnie Alba
November 3, 2006

This season's election campaigns have offended most Americans with mudslinging and shameful commercialization. One Democrat, Harold Ford Jr. of Tennessee, . . .


Call for a conservative 'conditional' vote
Bonnie Alba
October 23, 2006

The new Trick: Call conservative voters who may be thinking of not voting "stupid" or "mindless." But this name calling did not come from the Dem-Libs. That . . .


Faith in action: two extremes
Bonnie Alba
October 13, 2006

The Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) made headlines with their threat to protest the murdered Amish children's funerals. This small group displays . . .


SOLD! America...saga continues
Bonnie Alba
October 10, 2006

Americans should rest easier now that Pres. Bush has signed the Homeland Security budget which includes a measly first installment of $1.2 billion for . . .


SOLD! America III
Bonnie Alba
September 26, 2006

Perhaps the most important story of the 21th century is happening away from the public eye. The first-step plan implementation is the Trans-Texas Corridor(TTC), . . .


Pope Benedict need not apologize for history
Bonnie Alba
September 18, 2006

Protests, marches, screaming outrages, burning effigies of Pope Benedict along with sporadic violence was the response to less than 50 words of around 4000 . . .


SOLD! America II
Bonnie Alba
September 14, 2006

The magicians are busy keeping American eyes focused on sleight-of-hand tricks. Much in the media makes little sense. Divisive political games hold center stage . . .


Sorry folks, wrong call on deadly mix: Darwin and Hitler
Bonnie Alba
September 2, 2006

I apologize. After viewing Dr. D. James Kennedy's "Darwin's Deadly Legacy" last weekend, I felt totally disappointed and regretful that I had recommended this . . .


Deadly mix: Darwin and Hitler
Bonnie Alba
August 25, 2006

This weekend, Dr. D. James Kennedy of Coral Ridge Ministries is showing a documentary called "Darwin's Deadly Legacy." It purports that what one believes can . . .


The real war vs. the "politically correct" war
Bonnie Alba
August 20, 2006

Since one person, U.S. District Court Judge Anna Diggs Taylor, has announced her judgment that the "Domestic Surveillance Program" is unconstitutional or . . .


Darwin's evolutionary disciples silent
Bonnie Alba
August 11, 2006

Recently I posed two questions to my husband, a retired middle-school science teacher: 1) What scientist and field of science relies on and solely depends on . . .


On the road to global utopia?
Bonnie Alba
August 5, 2006

Last Tuesday British Prime Minister Tony Blair gave a nice speech to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council. Full of nice words. Instead of Radical Islamic . . .


United Nations' threat to all nations' sovereignty
Bonnie Alba
July 27, 2006

"Money makes the world go around." The U.N.'s proposal to tax citizens around the world continues to be a thorn in the sides of successful and democratic . . .


SOLD! America
Bonnie Alba
July 19, 2006

When we watch a magician perform, we are often amazed "How did he do that?" Our eyes are purposefully drawn to the small bait while he does the big magic, . . .


Thankful for the media's lust of liberal-Donkeys
Bonnie Alba
July 14, 2006

Recently my husband and I flew to CA to help my sister move back East. During that time, I, a political junkie, deliberately deprived myself of any newspapers, . . .


Civilization and same-sex marriage
Bonnie Alba
June 29, 2006

Is same-sex marriage one more step towards the disintegration of the greatness of American civilization? Dr. Russell Kirk understood that of the three bodies of . . .


Paleo-conservatives -- the watchmen on the towers
Bonnie Alba
June 22, 2006

"The American cause...is the defense of the principles of a true civilization. This defense is conducted by renewing people's consciousness of true moral and . . .


Fairest tax of all -- update
Bonnie Alba
June 12, 2006

Now that April tax month has faded from our minds, I have a question for you. Do you know how much income tax you paid for 2005? And please, don't say, "I didn . . .


Paleo-conservatives departing the Grand Old Party
Bonnie Alba
June 4, 2006

Conservative republicans held such hopes when Pres. Bush was heralded into office and the Republicans gained control of the Congress. That was then, this is now . . .


National Prayer Day -- America, a Christian nation?
Bonnie Alba
May 2, 2006

This week millions of Americans will attend public breakfasts and luncheons across America to honor God. It is ironic that, at the same time, our Christian . . .


Gasoline prices -- "feeling your pain" burps
Bonnie Alba
April 25, 2006

Pleasure-Comfort-Convenience should be the motto of 21st Century American consumers. As the gas pump prices keep rising, we hear dumbed-down, whiny Americans as . . .


A false Judas & fishy fossil -or- God's Easter & Jesus Christ -- no contest!
Bonnie Alba
April 10, 2006

Two recently announced discoveries might raise questions and doubts in some Christian minds during Easter's holy week of remembrance and celebration, the Cross . . .


The Mexican hat dance -- farming and illegal immigrants
Bonnie Alba
April 6, 2006

Most Americans are so far removed from the earth and where their food and clothing comes from, they never think twice about it. According to past surveys, many . . .


Congress -- say "reform" one more time -- you're fired!
Bonnie Alba
March 31, 2006

In light of the most recent scandal of corruption and bribery, Congress has failed again. Former lobbyist Jack Abramoff pleaded guilty and is going to prison. . . .


The 'Bible Literacy Project' -- not attacked by the ACLU yet!
Bonnie Alba
March 23, 2006

"Congress granted the approval to print 'a neat edition of the Holy Scriptures for the use of schools.' Congress' endorsement stamped on the first page:  . . .


California focus on "Cattle Litter Boxes"
Bonnie Alba
March 19, 2006

Today I digress from the usual BS and hot air blowing from inside the Capitol beltway to the opposite coast where the most recent hot air topic is again okay, . . .


The U.S. government vs. Americans -- disconnection on national security
Bonnie Alba
March 14, 2006

"Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government. Whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be . . .


Raising the debt ceiling -- America, deeper, deeper in debt
Bonnie Alba
March 8, 2006

Treasure Secretary John Snow has requested Congress to raise the $8.18 trillion National Debt ceiling to almost $9 trillion. If the proposed $781 billion in . . .


Americans' illusive privacy -- 'man no longer king of his castle'
Bonnie Alba
March 6, 2006

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated."  . . .


Mr. President, why veto now?
Bonnie Alba
February 27, 2006

Pres. Bush didn't know about it. Defense Secretary Rumsfield didn't know about it. Homeland Security Secretary Chertoff didn't know about it. Well, who did know . . .


George Washington would not recognize God-deprived America
Bonnie Alba
February 22, 2006

In this month of celebrating presidential birthdays, I wonder how an old speech containing the words of our first president would be received if Pres. Bush . . .


Pres. Bush's 'no tough love' budget
Bonnie Alba
February 11, 2006

Both Reds and Blues are already whining and railing against Pres. Bush's $2.77 trillion budget boondoggle. Why? Because it cuts spending? Not a bit. Bush has . . .


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