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"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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Monday
Jul212014

Saving Liberalism: An Appeal to My Progressive Friends

 

I've never liked the words "liberal" or "conservative" to describe people because I'm both liberal and conservative in the historic meaning of the words.

The problem comes when words carry multiple meanings or change over time and end up connotating something far different than when they were first introduced.

Words are sometimes like the proverbial frog boiling in the kettle:  slowly and subtlety they can change over the years and need to be either renounced due to distortion or renewed to their original context.

I want to make an appeal to my liberal, progressive friends today. Liberalism has devolved; It is in danger of becoming nothing less than brute force-- which is not liberal.

Will you join with me in saving liberalism?

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Wednesday
Jul092014

The ABCs of the Immigration Crisis and What We Can Do About It

We all learned during childhood that to form words and give them real meaning, it was necessary to learn our ABCs.

At the present time we have an illegal immigration crisis on our southern boundary. Nearly 50,000 people a month, twenty percent of them unaccompanied minors, are crossing over and overwhelming the officials that are supposed to protect us.

Most of the illegals are from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala.

What are the ABCs of the crisis and what do we do about it?

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