Tax Payer Protection Pledge

Today, 277 members of Congress signed a pledge to never, ever raise taxes. And today, 277 members of Congress signed a pledge to make sure that our economy permanently fails. The comparison, or leap to judgment may sound drastic but that is exactly what is it when you look at the fact that our nation …

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Riches

Before he died, Agur the oracle asked this of the LORD: Two things I asked of You, do not refuse me before I die: Keep deception and lies far from me, give me neither poverty nor riches, feed me with the food that is my portion, that I not be full and deny you and …

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Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Our country has a mantra or anthem that we live by, or govern ourselves by which has been bothering me for quite some time - “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” It sounds pleasant enough, fantastic really, especially since its purpose was to guarantee the alienable rights …

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My Thoughts on Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America

This morning I listed to mid-morning with Kerri Miller on Minnesota Public Radio. With her this morning was Eugene Robinson, author of Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America. In his interview with Ms. Miller he talked about several things that really stood out in my mind. For Mr Robinson, the terms that we have used …

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Thought For the Day…

I came across this extremely powerful quote today that shook me to my core in regards to its blunt and accurate picture of poverty in the United States. Here it is: "People construct their own picture of reality based on what they experience and want to believe. Widespread hunger and poverty are not part of …

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