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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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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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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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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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A Gun Proposal by Samuel Waen Jensen

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I keep returning to an article on gun ownership in the USA written by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry. If you are in anyway involved in the debate, this is a must read. (Read it here.) This article is by far the best synopsis of the issue that I have run across. Pascal, in his article discusses Switzerland and accredits their training as a…

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