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More Attacks Upon Our Nation's Past and Its Values

I have written often about the great push among those on the left in America today to  denigrate the past.  They want to rewrite history with the express purpose of sanitizing it.  In their history there would be no more slavery because all those who either had slaves or favored slavery would be expunged from history.  So we remove statues of Confederate leaders such as Robert E Lee and Jefferson Davis.  In their history the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution would be nullified because it was written by a bunch of "white supremists." 

Since the election of 2016, one of the targets of the left has been the Electoral College, one of the tenets of the Constitution.  The Electoral College is one of the great compromises of the Constitutional Convention held in Philadelphia in 1787.  Oh the wisdom of our Founding Fathers.  They wanted to ensure that every vote in a presidential election was valued.  They were concerned that, if the election of a president was only …

Thoughts on Those Leaving Their Faith

I want to begin this week's thoughts with a disclaimer: I am not against contemporary Christian music.  I will be honest and say that, personally, I prefer many of the hymns from the past and I am rejoicing that many of those are being rediscovered.  Not every song that has been written is worthy of surviving history.  Of the thousands of songs written by Charles Wesley, just a few dozen still are part of our hymnody.  The remainder have been lost in the dust of history.  And I know that will be true of the contemporary Christian music being written today.  I have often said this, "Of the thousands of songs written each year, how many of them will the Church be singing fifty years from now? A hundred years from now?  Five hundred years from now?" 

I am also not opposed to the books being written today, although, again to be personally honest, I find many of them hardly worth the paper they are written upon.  In a world that is hungering for truth, instead we find opinio…

"The Hunt" - A Movie That Is UnAmerican

We know we live in a world of violence.  In my last blog I wrote about the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton.  There seems to be no stopping of the killing of innocents in the United States.  Just ask the residents living on the west and south sides of Chicago.  Just ask residents living in the urban communities of Baltimore and Detroit. 

Political pundits quickly accused President Trump of creating an environment of hate from which these mass shootings evolved.  But when I read about a movie that Universal Pictures had scheduled to release on September 27, my anger was stirred.  Because of the outrage over the El Paso and Dayton murders, Universal Pictures has since pulled this movie from its scheduled release date.  The movie was titled, "The Hunt."  The movie tells the story of a group of liberal elitists who are flown to an island.  On that island are twelve "deplorables" who become the "game" for these liberal hunters.  Yes, you guessed correctly…

More Mass-Killings: Is There An Answer?

The mass shootings this past weekend at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, and in front of a bar in Dayton, Ohio, has once again stirred the cries for some type of enhanced gun control.  Once again the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution has come under attack.  Let's remind ourselves what that important amendment actually says: "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

This amendment, part of what is known as the Bill of Rights, was authored by James Madison as an important part of the ratification process of the Constitution.  If we consider those first ten amendments in an order of importance, then the right to keep and bear arms is second only to those rights enumerated in the First Amendment: freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly and freedom of religion.  In those closing days of the 18th century, the newly independent United States …