Today is a significant day in history.
It was on this day 240 years ago that the Continental Congress formally changed the name of the new nation to be the “United States” of America. This resolution by Richard Henry Lee replaced the term “United Colonies,” which had been in general use, and was so declared on September 9, 1776.
The United States of America speaks to many ideas and ideals. States rights. Independence from tyranny. A Democratic Republic. A more perfect union. Domestic tranquility. The blessings of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Continue reading
The heading read “Just another sinner, Born Again.” Above it was a was an imposing head shot of Donald Trump.
The article by Lincoln Mullen appeared in Wednesday’s Atlantic magazine. My friend, Andy Diestlekamp, shared it on facebook yesterday. Andy tagged me since I had posted about James Dobston’s claim that Donald Trump had been converted, then quickly began to back track. Continue reading
Last week both a Real Politics and Ramsmussen Poll showed that most Americans think that our country is on the wrong track. 65% to 68% of the 2500 eligible voters surveyed believe we are heading the wrong way. Accordingly, only 27% felt the country was headed the right direction
However, this is nothing new. I looked back to 2009 and found that over 60% felt the same way then. In fact, one week the poll revealed an 80% dissatisfaction among our populace.
Why are Americans feeling this way? Continue reading
“I’m fed up with politics.” I wearily commented to Norma Jean the other night after being fed more political baloney.
Then what did I do about it?
I tuned in last night to watch the Republican debate. Yes, another one! At one point during an exchange of charges and counter charges over their record and positions on the issues, Norma Jean turned to me and asked, “How do you know who is right!? Continue reading
Mt Olympus, in ancient Greece, was once regarded the abode of the Greek gods. The deities believed to have dwelt there were Zeus, the king of the gods; his wife Hera; his brothers Poseidon and Hades; his sisters Demeter and Hestia; and his children, Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Aphrodite, Athena, Hermes and Hephaestus.
I am reminded, however, of a quip by D. L. Moody who once wrote, “You don’t have to go to heathen lands today to find false gods. America is full of them.” Continue reading
Monday night during a fundraiser in Stamford,Connecticut, President Barack Obama took a jab at his Republican rival, Mitt Romney, and told his supporters: “He’d ask the middle class to pay more taxes so that he could give another $250,000 tax cut to people making more than $3 million a year.” Then to applause and uproarious laughter the President added, “It’s like Robin Hood in reverse. It’s Romney Hood!” Continue reading