Citizenship

The pain is still there

The death of an American soldier in combat is painful. The agony of loss is heart-wrenching. I’ve looked at the faces of the dead, those who were beside me talking only a few moments ago. I’ve looked in the faces of their friends; for some, friends for years: through basic training, AIT, and a first assignment together. These are friends who were in pain. Their grief was visible. Sometimes is came out in anger, sometimes…

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Liberty requires capitalism

A friend shared this brief cartoon-like video with me today. In short order, it gets to the point: free markets are a natural and requisite outgrowth of a free society. Capitalism is the practical application of liberty. The socialism, communism, and totalitarianism espoused by national leaders today are only attempts to destroy the liberty of a free society. This short from 1948 gives us much to consider about our current state of affairs. May we…

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Remembering

On this Memorial Day, I remember nine brave men who gave their all in Iraq in defense of our nation. Elias Elias Allen Jaynes Mike Balsley Alex Fuller Brian Botello Alex Funcheon Jay Martin Eric Snell Mike Miller Almighty God, our heavenly Father, in whose hands are the living and the dead; We give thee thanks for all those thy servants who have laid down their lives in the service of our country. Grant to…

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