Friday, May 27, 2016
Following the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, John Adams, one of the signers, said, "I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the gloom I can see the rays of ravishing Light and Glory...I can see that the end is more than worth all the means."
He was right. Our freedom has, and does, cost much---to most of us, it is worth it.
This weekend we remember those---and their families and loved ones, who paid the price.
While Memorial Day weekend is a kind of official kick-off for summer, with grilling and chilling, and enjoying the "Light and Glory" of this great country, let's take a look back and remember those who paid the ultimate price.
Some thoughts about the Day, and some terrific suggestions as to how we can remember and celebrate.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
New York University professor Jonathan Haidt told an audience this week there's a new religion exploding on campuses of America's colleges and universities.
And if it isn't stopped, it might be better to shut down the institutions over the next 20 - 30 years.
The new religion, Dr. Haidt says, is creating an existential crises in education while punishing heretics with public shame. And the religion is both intense and destructive.
Heads up parents, grandparents and concerned citizens who are funding public education.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
On college campuses across the country, anti-Israel activists are pushing the "BDS" movement---which advocates for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctioning of Israeli products.
Portland State University, a 28,076 student university located in downtown Portland, is a national leader in the BDS movement.
But would students go a step further than boycotting, and actually help fund terrorists in bombing "soft targets" such as schools, places of worship, hospitals and cafes?
The response is chilling.
I'll be talking about the WA State primary election this morning on our live radio program at 9 AM PDT.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Canada's ruling political party has introduced a bill that would ban anti-transgender speech, including both gender identity and gender expression, with up to 2 years in prison for violators.
The bill is an incremental extension of their existing "Hate Speech" laws.
How they got to this point should be as alarming as the new expanded "hate speech" law itself.
And yes, far left progressives in the US are communicating with far Left progressives in Canada.
Monday, May 23, 2016
A new Barna Group Poll asked Americans whether capitalism or socialism align better with the teachings of Jesus.
A little more than 24% say Jesus aligns more with socialism, while 14% say He doesn't---the rest responded with "neither" or "not sure."
When asked which presidential candidate's policies was most closely aligned with Jesus' teaching, a majority said "Bernie."
The religious Left have been casting Jesus as closely aligned with the Left and their social justice for some time, but was Jesus really a socialist?