In many respects, Americans are freer today than ever before, with more Americans than ever before enjoying unencumbered access to the promise of American life. I’m quoting Andrew J. Bacevich, retired US Army colonel,...Read More
Did you see the recent comment from “Donna”? It stirred me up! Come on people! Christian integrity and humility should compel you to allow that those who voted for Obama are NOT thereby proven to be ignorant or...Read More
Bad News Warren Buffett, the widely respected Omaha multi-billionaire, used the phrase “Pearl Harbor” to describe the significance of our nation’s current economic crisis, a phrase he has never before used about the...Read More
It’s extraordinary to me that the United States can find $700 billion to save Wall Street and the entire G8 can’t find $25 billion dollars to save 25,000 children who die every day from preventable diseases. –...Read More
Mark Twain supposedly said, Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it. He also asked, For in a Republic, who is ‘the country?’ Is it the Government which is for the...Read More
Through LibraryThing.com I now and then get review copies of books newly or nearly published, in exchange for writing a review. This is one of those. It’s not very political, to say the least, but it does have a lot to do...Read More
Quotes from the e-newsletter I get from Information Clearing House. … the United States, for generations, has sustained two parallel but opposed states of mind about military atrocities and human rights: one of U.S....Read More
Statements by economists. These are from an email newsletter I get from Information Clearing House Few trends could so thoroughly undermine the very foundations of our free society as the acceptance by corporate officials of a...Read More
The Matthew 25 Network has a very helpful page for Christians who want to know the truth about Senator Barack Obama as against the flood of lies we have all experienced. As promised, here’s a lengthy excerpt from that...Read More
The prior post (“Twillight of the Gods – Greed and Money“) mentioned increasing economic distress throughout our nation. This is for real. I expect it will continue, though the extent to which it spreads and...Read More
I wonder … Whether shadows of the dead sit somewhere and look with deep laughter On men who play in terrible earnest the old, known, solemn repetitions of history? Swarming...Read More
A lot of us have been surprised that the recent sex scandal in Congress has been getting so much attention. I don’t think it’s the pedophilia and cover-up that’s the really energizing factor. What I keep...Read More
I. Hard Stuff and Soft Stuff in Institutional Purpose Driving and thinking yesterday, about all the institutions I am involved in, it seemed to me that our formal institutions are, perhaps without exception, fairly strongly...Read More
America has given to the world a precious jewel. It has shown that a government whose concerns are purely secular and which leaves to the individual conscience of its citizenry all obligations that relate to God is the one which...Read More
I found this in an old notebook recently. About three years ago, when I first started blogging, a major-party candidate for the Presidency set forth these values: As President, I would set four goals for American leadership:...Read More
US Army Colonel (retired) Larry Wilkerson’s story has two important elements for Americans concerned about Christian morality – or the lack thereof – in the White House: first, his obvious credibility, and...Read More
These are comments about Clinton’s commitment of US troops into Bosnia; and it wasn’t all that long ago – they should be able to remember the logic. (Thanks to kos.) “You can support the troops but not...Read More
A friend sent me this quote from the book Sin and Society by Edward Alsworth Ross, published in 1907 (with forward by Theodore Roosevelt!). (Ross was in Madison, Wisconson, where he would finish out his career, but he had just...Read More
This is from yesterday’s mini-rant by Ed Howard in the email I get daily from Nebraska’s StatePaper.com: Low taxes aren’t everything when it comes to attracting good employers and good jobs. Toyota has rejected...Read More
Wish I’d Said That!
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- anon said I could not comment over on that post. So I will c...
- Sharon said Obama was also a disappointment in his first days...
- admin said I’m not sure how anyone would know that. Bu...
- Connie said These poems are inspiring and beautiful because th...
- Betty said I agree with Bernie and hope that more people will...
- CONNIE said Yes, we would and we will
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