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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Reclaiming our identity, pride, key to our own future

What is the EU? Well, I’m glad you asked, because it wasn’t exactly what I thought it was. For starters, the EU is an economic and political partnership involving 28 European countries. The idea began after World War II on the premise that countries that trade with one another are less likely to war with one another.
Monday, June 20, 2016
The horrific events at a nightclub in Orlando this month, where 50 people were killed, like those at an office Christmas party in San Bernardino or at a Navy Reserve recruiting station in Chattanooga, the bombing of the Boston Marathon, the attack on the U.
Monday, June 6, 2016
By now, many of you have heard about Louisiana state Rep. Barbara Norton’s comments about how the Declaration of Independence is “unfair” and “not the truth,” regarding her opposition to a bill in the state Legislature mandating that schoolchildren in Louisiana be taught the Declaration of Independence.
Monday, May 23, 2016
We pay attention to what Miley Cyrus twerks, what Jay-Z and Beyonce say, and a hundred other insignificant matters, but fewer than half of all Americans know that there are three branches of government, or can even name them.
Monday, May 9, 2016
I know many of you are angry and feeling frustrated. So many of you are grieving the loss of the America you grew up in, and the erosion of the fundamental values that provided us all with a sense of security, identity and purpose as proud Americans. No, we didn’t always agree, but at least we felt like we could make a difference.
Monday, April 25, 2016

Giving in is the same thing as giving up

Let me explain. If you are like me, you probably find yourself saying “no” more often these days than usual. “No” to continued deficit spending by the federal government, “no” to government-run health care, “no” to higher and higher taxes from Baton Rouge, “no” to illegal immigration or sanctuary cities … the list seemingly goes on and on.
Monday, March 28, 2016
And on the day before the Normandy invasion, D-Day, General George S. Patton Jr. told the soldiers of the U.S. Third Army on June 5, 1944, “We’ll win this war, but we’ll win it only by fighting and by showing the Germans that we’ve got more guts than they have; or ever will have.
Monday, March 14, 2016

The consequences of elections

Unfortunately, though, it is the unborn that have continued to lose. Even as the number of abortions are continuing to drop nationwide – 31,000 fewer abortions last year – and while 53 abortion clinics closed in 2015 alone, black children are still being aborted at five times the rate of white children.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
But that doesn’t keep us from trying, though, does it? In fact, spending is soaring – consumer credit card debt is $712 billion – that’s $15,355 per household. And our U.S. government has a budget deficit this year of $616 billion. Our country has spent, and now owes $19.
Monday, Feb. 15, 2016

For the candidates, it’s all in the storytelling

Many fictional writers say if you leave these key characters out of your story you will risk losing your audience, altogether.

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