Alexis de Tocqueville on America’s Greatness

In the 1830’s Alexis de Tocqueville toured America. When his tour had been completed, he made this observation (and I paraphrase): “I have toured America, and I have seen most of what you offer. I’ve seen the richness of the fields and the wealth of your mines. I’ve seen your industrial might, the beauties of the rivers, the streams, the lakes, and the grandeur of the mountains. I’ve noticed the abundance of the forests and…

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The Simplest Way to Define Isms

Here are some interesting definitions: Communism: You have 2 cows, the government takes 1 and gives you part of the milk. Socialism: You have 2 cows, the government takes 1 cow and gives it to your neighbor. Fascism: You have 2 cows, the government takes both, and sells you the milk. Nazism: You have 2 cows, the government takes both and shoots you. Bureaucracy: You have 2 cows, the government takes both, shoots one, milks…

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56 Gallant Men Who Signed the Constitution

Lewis Morris saw his land destroyed, his family scattered. Philip Livingston died within a few months from the hardships of the war: John Hancock is well-remembered, mostly due to a quirk of fate rather than anything he stood for. That great, sweeping signature, attesting to his vanity, towers over the others. One of the wealthiest men in New England, he stood outside Boston one terrible night of the war and said, “Burn Boston, though it…

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Old Time Religion in America

Nearly 9 out 10 adults (87%) state that their religious faith is very important in their lives. A majority of adults describe themselves as “religious” (60%). But it is important to note that 1/3 of those who say religion plays in their lives reject the label of “religious.” Although most adults consider religion to be a core element in their own lives, the prevailing perception is that most people have experienced a declining degree of…

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Barna Reports on American Religion

* “Consider the issue of truth. About 3/4’s of all adults reject the notion that there are absolute moral truths. Most Americans believe that all truth is relative to the situation and the individuals involved. Similarly, at least 3/4’s of our teens embrace the same position regarding moral truths. Not only do more than 3 out of 4 teenagers say there is no absolute moral truth, 4 out of 5 also claim that nobody can…

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  • 1 John 3:11 February 16, 2020
    “[More on Love and Hatred] For this is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another.”
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