Quote of the Week

"The choice before us is plain: Christ or chaos, conviction or compromise, discipline or disintegration. I am rather tired of hearing about our rights and privileges as American citizens. The time is come--it is now--when we ought to hear about the duties and responsibilities of our citizenship. America's future depends upon her accepting and demonstrating God's government.”

Peter Marshall, chaplain of the US Senate, 1947.


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Forty Years Ago in August: Time for Another POTUS to Resign?

I was in England on August 8, 1974 when Richard Nixon became the first US president to resign while in office. It was a stunning demise for a formidable politician who served as vice president, lost the 1960 presidential race to JFK, then rose from the ashes to be elected POTUS in 1968 and re-elected in 1972.

The bottom fell out when he was caught at the helm of a minor political break-in that became known as Watergate--and then lied about it. Years of malaise, including the inept presidency of Jimmy Carter, followed in his wake.

I've been thinking for six long years about the failing presidency of Barack Obama. As jihadists be-head an American journalist, Russia subtly invades Ukraine, racial riots explode in Missouri, the US economy subsists on life support, and the national debt nears 18 trillion dollars--while President Obama vacations and plays golf--I'm wondering if another US president should resign for the good of the nation.

Two prominent women--one a secular progressive and the other a conservative--beat me to the punch this week.

Here are their sobering words for all of us to consider.

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No Character, No Justice

If you live in a cave somewhere, are spending too much time on social media, or reside in another nation besides the United States and haven't watched television recently, you might not know that marches, riots, and looting are taking place in a St. Louis, Missouri suburb called Ferguson.

Nearly every night for a week.

One of the main slogans of the marchers is "No Justice, No Peace." I agree with the general maxim that righteousness in society helps to encourage public tranquility, but it goes much deeper than that.

Without character, there can be no peace, justice or freedom.

Here's why.

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