Category: Citizenship

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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,...

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How to talk to veterans about war

Wes Moore talks about his experiences in war and how to engage with veterans. He explains that the cliche “Thank you for your service” only addresses a small part of what a veteran has done, that a veteran’s service extends beyond a deployment.

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Why veterans miss war

Sebastian Junger talks about why veterans miss war after they come home. His presentation provides profound insight every veteran’s family members and friends should hear.

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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...

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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...