Mark West column
Mark West is Corporate Office Manager for Mechanical Construction Services, Inc., in Newark, Arkansas, and serves in an evangelistic preaching ministry. He is a devoted husband to his wife Kristy and father of three children. As a political analyst, he devotes his writing and speaking to the social and financial impact of public policy. Mark is a member of the Constitution Party, serving in public relations for Arkansas.

A rotten bunch
Mark West
August 26, 2010

Weaving my way through Wally World, bewildered by the remodeling, I grazed toward the fruit section. Thankfully it hasn't moved! My mission was simple. Retrieve . . .

Yo Joe!
Mark West
August 12, 2010

Am I the only old dope who enjoys hanging out in the toy department with his kids? The uncontainable excitement is akin to a sort of hyper‐stimulation, . . . trade away from destitution
Mark West
July 21, 2010

Scoping my daunting to‐do list I am inescapably enthralled by the glory of getting it done. Yet, my path to grandeur is blocked, impassable. Between my . . .

Day of the debt
Mark West
July 19, 2010

Recurring dreams plague my life. I have a couple of dreams, from my childhood, that have recurred often throughout my lifetime. One is a flying dream in . . .

Dawn of the debt
Mark West
June 21, 2010

ZOMBIES!!! I LOOOOOVE Zombie films! Allow me to clarify, I'm not a fan of the gruesome gorging on human flesh, nor the glamorously gory zombie kills, but . . .

Real recession now...or deep depression later?
Mark West
June 10, 2010

Date nights are great nights! My wife and I enjoyed an awesome film during one of these over Memorial Day weekend. Typical for a Russell Crowe film, Robin . . .

World War III will materialize
Mark West
June 9, 2010

Begin with Paul Volker, Larry Summers, Richard Holbrooke and Robert Rubin. Toss in Henry Kissinger, David Rockefeller, Bill Gates, and Eric Schmidt. Add a . . .

Mark West
May 27, 2010

"Oh my gosh!" said my wife as she looked at my daughter during dinner a couple of nights ago. "Did the sitter say anything about her eye?" At this point I . . .

Before a fall
Mark West
May 20, 2010

My four-year-old daughter and I were playing a game a couple of days ago. Well, she was playing a game; I was actually trying to work. In her game she would . . .

A frightful despotism
Mark West
May 17, 2010

In her infancy, or at least throughout the term of her first President, the United States maintained an aura of non-partisanship. George Washington avoided . . .

Chess and the Constitution
Mark West
August 26, 2009

Watching the debate over health care reform disintegrate into partisan skullduggery troubles me. Our federal government has no clue how to do their duty and it . . .

It's the reform, stupid
Mark West
August 17, 2009

We are a racist, un-American, mob! We are the protesters and town hall disrupters targeted by public health care plan advocates in Congress and the media.  . . .

The International: exposure or control?
Mark West
August 6, 2009

You had me at the trailer! When I saw the trailer for "The International" I was hooked. I had to see this film. Honestly, any film promising to expose the . . .

Dear Congress, oppose public health care plan
Mark West
July 23, 2009

Dear Congressman Berry, Senator Lincoln, Senator Pryor, I write this letter having read 400 pages of the House Health Care bill that is currently being . . .

Response to John Hawkins' "3 reasons why a successful third party wouldn't solve anything"
Mark West
July 22, 2009

Read John Hawkin's Article: 3 Reasons Why A Successful Third Party Wouldn't Solve Anything Then read my response to his article . . .

What would you do?
Mark West
July 14, 2009

I'm writing this letter to Congressman Marion Berry and Senators Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor. What would you do...if you discovered that our President was . . .

1913, Part 4
Mark West
July 1, 2009

"An unlimited power to tax, involves, necessarily, a power to destroy; because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation."  . . .

1913, Part 3
Mark West
June 24, 2009

Nelson Aldrich had a deep affinity for the private central banking system in Europe. I'm sure his affinity had nothing to do with his relationship to the . . .

1913, Part 2
Mark West
June 10, 2009

Funding government initiatives was becoming a very costly process at the turn of the century. Tariffs and excise taxes were enormously expensive creating . . .

1913, Part 1
Mark West
June 1, 2009

Pivotal moments affect every nation. Originating from crises that are both external and internal in nature, these moments demand critical attention.  . . .

Just an American
Mark West
May 11, 2009

"insofar as there is jealousy, strife, and factions among you, aren't you fleshly" 1 Corinthians 3:3 I couldn't wait to take part in my first election. . . .

...And pigs flu...
Mark West
May 4, 2009

"He has dug a pit and hollowed it out, And has fallen into the hole which he made." Psalm 7:15 What is this "swine" influenza? A mutation of the H1N1 . . .

It's gonna blow!!
Mark West
April 27, 2009

"Some people pretend to be rich but really have nothing." Proverbs 13:11 Balloon animals play an important role in our society by placating the minds of . . .

Just wanna go home
Mark West
April 20, 2009

"But I am hard-pressed from both directions, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, for that is very much better; yet to remain on in the flesh is more . . .

So close and so far away
Mark West
April 11, 2009

"I do not understand the things I do. I do not do what I want to do, and I do the things I hate...What a miserable man I am! Who will save me from this body . . .

Arrogance, I guess?
Mark West
April 10, 2009

"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." John 15:13 Awesome and gruesome, such are the mixed emotions of someone, . . .

The other side of China
Mark West
March 29, 2009

Barter economics: where the rice farmer and the bean farmer both eat rice and beans without a middle man! Sounds odd to start an article on China with . . .

Destroy, destroy!
Mark West
March 24, 2009

"Do not owe people anything, except always owe love to each other, because the person who loves others has obeyed all the law." Romans 13:8 My wife and I . . .

More than they need us
Mark West
March 15, 2009

"Hezekiah had exceeding much riches and honor: and he provided him treasuries for silver, and for gold, and for precious stones, and for spices, and for shields . . .

Mark West
March 13, 2009

"The borrower is servant to the lender." Proverbs 22:7 Our President introduced a new "catch phrase" into the vernacular of American economic malaise as he . . .

R.I.P. Bushism
Mark West
November 7, 2008

November 4th, 2008, should be known as the night Bushism died. Sound too harsh? Well, the main-stream media got it wrong, as usual! Hailing this election as . . .

Embraced by history
Mark West
November 5, 2008

Wiping the tears of disappointment from my eyes, I fix my unwaveringly patriotic gaze upon the soon-to-be 44th President of our great nation, the United States . . .

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