Politics

A Moral Proposal on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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We are facing an immigration crisis. There are as many as 20 million illegal immigrants currently in the United States and many more coming. These modern pilgrims are coming to the United States to work and participate in the better economic and educational opportunities found here. For the most part, they and their families are honest, hard working and respectable…

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Favorites, Politics

An Old Man’s Reflection on America

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I can remember John F. Kennedy winning the presidency. I remember Woodstock, the first moon landing and the original Shelly Cobra. I can also remember Viet Nam, the assassinations of John and Bobby Kennedy, John Lennon and the death of Jim Morrison. I remember the LA race riots and Martin Luther King. Of course, all old men are inclined to…

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Family Sermons, Religion

My Cat and God

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Our cat thinks I am a God. She petitions me untiringly. She depends on me for food, shelter, and safety. She watches me do things, which must seem miraculous. In many ways I must seem a God to her. I even have authority over life and death.  Even though I fall far short of the compliment, to my pet I am god…

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One White Man’s Opinon on Racism

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They say that as a white man in the Untied States I can’t understand what it is like to grow up in America as a black man. I would think that is true. They say that having grown up in an area where blacks are few and far between that I am probably a racist myself. I would think that…

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Politics

Immigration and Chess

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I just listened to President Obama on immigration. I have to admit that I really agree with and liked the changes he has set forth. If it happens the way he described it, I think the country will be better for it. Now congress needs to get busy and put it into law. Politically, it seems to be a win…

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Life, Politics

An Open Letter to President Obama, “Stay On the Course.”

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Mr. President, On November 5th you met with Al Sharpton and other Ferguson Civil Rights Leaders in the White House to discuss political strategy after the mid-term elections. Reportedly, you advised Al Sharpton to “stay on the course” in Ferguson, Missouri. Really? What course would that be? Robert Jordan in his fantasy series “The Wheel of Time” creates a society of very…

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History and Political Correctness

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By: Samuel Waen Jensen I just finished reading Will and Ariel Durant’s “The Lessons Of History.” The Durants were brilliant. I thought I would share just a couple of nuggets that I gleaned from it as they pertain to our current fervor for political correctness. On Race: “History is color blind, and can develop a civilization (in any favorable environment)…

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Politics

The Moral Middle: The Redistribution of Wealth

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In “The Lessons of History” by Will and Ariel Durant; the authors point out that the concentration of wealth in just a few powerful individuals is natural and occurs in almost all democratic societies.  In a free society, since people are not really equal, those with better talents rise to the top and over time they form a small group which…

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Family Sermons, Favorites, Politics, Religion

Of Creation and Science

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In my early adulthood I found myself enrolled in a religious college and majoring in Geology. This experience started a life long interest and reflection on how this earth was created (yes, I do believe it was created) and how the concept of creation and my geology textbook can augment one another. Geology has increased my understanding and belief in…

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