President Obama’s Parting Gift Article II of the Constitution defines the responsibilities and powers of the executive branch of the federal government. Within that Article, it states that the president “shall have Power to Grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.” Granting reprieves and pardons is an … More MERCY TRIUMPHS
It saddens me when I read or hear the words, “a wasted vote”. There is no such a thing. For example, some say that a vote for a political party that has no realistic hope of winning the election is a wasted vote. Not true. One’s vote is first and foremost an intimate personal expression … More THE WISDOM OF THE SECRET BALLOT
HELPING IMMIGRANTS ASSIMILATE The history of the USA informs us that first generation immigrants faced many challenges assimilating with the culture. They bring with them their own language and cultural practices which are often very different from the language and culture practices of the USA. Immigrants are often met with fear, suspicion, and prejudice by … More Immigration
Most of the churches directly addressed by Jesus in the book of Revelation faced serious issues. Never was revival proposed as a solution. Jesus said, “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.” (Revelation 3:19, NKJV) The issues of the local churches were confronted by apostolic correction and instruction; not by revival meetings. … More REVIVAL?
On the occasion of the 750th anniversary of Berlin, June 12, 1987, President Ronald Reagan delivered this exhortation in a speech at the Brandenburg Gate near the Berlin Wall, “Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall.” The nations listed below are currently engaged in building walls on the borders with their neighbors in an attempt to … More Bridge Builders Needed
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen was first published in 1833 when it appeared in “Christmas Carols Ancient and Modern,” a collection of seasonal carols gathered by William B. Sandys. The lyrics of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen are traditional olde English and are reputed to date back to the 15th century although the author is … More God Rest Ye Merry Gentle Men and Women
Leading a civil society to a higher level of civility. … More On Being Civil in a Civil Society