David Lantz: For much of our history, character education taught what researcher Charles Murray calls America’s four founding virtues: Honesty, industriousness, marriage, and religion. Today, these founding virtues are being destroyed, leading to the unraveling of We the People.
John Hendrickson: The true origins of today’s big government originate with the progressive and modern liberal movement of the early 20th century.
Adam Graham: More than 200 years after his death, George Washington remains the gold standard for what American leadership ought to be and rarely is.
There is a common spirit in America today of despair and ingratitude. For all of our problems, there is much for which all Americans can be very grateful.
Here is another story I didn’t have the opportunity to address prior to vacation. Back in April, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed a proclamation recognizing the Pray 7:14 event that took place on July 14th on the grounds of the Iowa Statehouse. It read: Now, Therefore, I, Terry E Branstad, as Governor of the State […]
We work hard for what we have and share with who we want to. The government cannot force us to be charitable. Charity has to come from the heart.
David Shedlock’s post has called to mind a key feature that has made America successful. The history of the interaction of religion and politics was often a mixed proposition. On one hand, it’s undeniable that the actions of many holy men often restrained the power of the state and brought a more decent, more humane […]
When I think of our founding fathers a number of things comes to mind, but one thing does not – their sexiness. Parade Magazine asks its readers who is the sexiest founding father? They are then given the choices of Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, John Adams and George Washington. About Alexander Hamilton, our […]
What does it mean for Christians to be good citizens? Jesus gives us a glimpse in Matthew 22 as He turns back the Pharisees attempt to trap him. The Pharisees asked, “Tell us, therefore what You think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar or not?” After asking for a coin and verifying the […]
Referring to comments President Obama made during the 2008 campaign that some bitter people were clinging to their guns and their religion, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee told the NRA conventioneers in Pittsburgh Saturday that “I want you to know I stand here tonight as a gun-clinger and a God-clinger, unapologetically.” He got a standing […]
From William J. Johnson, George Washington, The Christian (New York: The Abingdon Press, 1919). Monday Morning Prayer: O eternal and everlasting God, I presume to present myself this morning before thy Divine majesty, beseeching thee to accept of my humble and hearty thanks, that it hath pleased thy great goodness to keep and preserve me […]
President George Washington made a historic proclamation signed on October 3, 1789 to set Thursday, November 26, 1789 as a Day of Public Thanksgiving and Prayer. It wasn’t until October 3, 1863, when President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation making the 4th Thursday in November a national holiday. Washington’s Original proclamation reads: WHEREAS it is […]
Today is the 222nd Anniversary of our Constitution. I know I’m a little late on this, but hey if you forgot you can mark the day tomorrow as well. Some statements made about the Constitution throughout history. We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution […]
1. An example of a neighborhood missional moment: Benched from Brandon McCormick on Vimeo. HT: Bill Kinnon 2. Too Funny HT: Cucirca 3. Marcus Goodyear shares the Ten Commandments of talking and blogging about politics. A very good reminder. I don’t think I’ve broken any of them. At least I hope I haven’t. 4. A […]