Friday, August 18, 2017

As Schools Prepare To Open

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Education Week, not a conservative publication, but widely read among educators says, "Schools are opening to a somber mood" following the riots in Charlottesville and beyond---quoting a retired 4th grade teacher who says she used to "enliven Civil War history lessons" by taking her class to the site of the now controversial statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Actor Leslie Odom, Jr., who played "Hamilton" in the Broadway play, says if statues, including those of Washington and Jefferson, no longer "make us feel good about our selves," they too should be torn down.

Not only the 50.4 million kids returning to America's public elementary and secondary classrooms, but most of the 325 million people in our country are revisiting who we are, and what we are to become as a nation.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Christian Columnist: "Evangelicals, and Their Leaders, are Tools of the Trump Presidency"

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Peter Wehner, who writes op-ed pieces for The New York Times (and other publications), says evangelical leaders like Franklin Graham, Eric Metaxes, Jerry Falwell Jr., Pastor Robert Jeffress, James Dobson and others "are effectively blessing a leader who has acted in ways that are fundamentally incompatible with a Christian ethic."

And that evangelicals are "tools of the Trump presidency."

I wouldn't care what he thinks, except that pastors, some of whom I know, are posting his thoughts on social media in affirmation to their congregations.

Let's take a closer look at what he is actually saying.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Founding Fathers In Peril?

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Yesterday Laura Ingraham raised the question of how far this so-called anti-racist movement will go, wondering out loud if Jefferson's Monticello and Washington's Mt. Vernon will go next.

General George Washington, his subordinate "Light House Larry" Lee, father of Robert E. Lee, Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe and Andrew Jackson were all slave owners---5 of our first 7 presidents.

Will Mt. Rushmore be next?

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

VP Joe Biden To Virginia Rally: Republicans "Want To Put Y'All Back In Chains"

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Five years ago, to the day of the riot in Charlottesville, Vice President Joe Biden told a crowd a few miles south in Danville, Virginia that the Republicans "want to put y'all back in chains."

While ABC News tried to cover him by reporting that he said Republicans want to put "voters" back in chains, most knew, including Joe himself, that he was talking to the large number of blacks attending the rally.

President Obama's campaign deputy, Stephanie Cutter, said at the time, Obama has "no problem" with what he said.

So, who is trying to put whom in chains?

Monday, August 14, 2017

August 21, 2017---Millions Will Be Looking Up

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One week from today, August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will occur across the contiguous United States---for the first time in nearly 100 years.

A variety of meanings are being attached to the event. Many are asking if there is any spiritual significance, because millions will be looking up next Monday.