Has Thanksgiving Become ‘Government Giving’?
A sign at an elementary school caught my attention. It read, “Bless America.” The question that came to mind was, “Who or what are they calling on to bless America?” Even with the unabashed call for God to bless America, there is no specific God in mind. Is it Aristotle’s
Why Do So Many Americans Believe Abraham Lincoln Was a Great President?
Abraham Lincoln is a political icon to those on the Left and Right. Many on the Left have compared Barack Obama to Lincoln. Check out the CBS article “The Obama-Lincoln Parallel: A Closer Look” if you want to see how liberals view the iconic history of Lincoln. Many Conservatives are
What Should You Say to Your Child Who Wants to Read About the Civil War?
Much of what most of us know comes to us second hand — from textbooks that have limited space to tell the whole story and whose writers have biases, from films that have the same problem as textbooks, and reading books that are designed to portray historical events to support
Public School Bans Christian Books
Officials at Springs Charter School in Temecula, California, must have misunderstood what Banned Book Week (Sept. 21-27, 2014) is all about. The celebration is not about why it’s good and proper to ban books; it’s about the freedom to read. The sponsors of the celebration are against banning books unless,
Plaque Controversy: I Say Let the Democrats Have Abraham Lincoln
A plaque on Northeastern Illinois University’s Frank Lloyd Wright building reads “This building is dedicated to public service honoring the memory of Abraham Lincoln — Democrat.” I first saw this story on Facebook. It’s now getting wider attention. The controversy is over identifying Lincoln as a “Democrat.” In reality, he
I Agree with Lauryn Hill: Taxation is Slavery
I never heard of Lauryn Hill. The fact that she’s a Grammy award-winning singer did not register with me since I don’t follow music award shows. She’s in the news now because she’s about to go to jail and pay a fine for not paying income tax: “Lauryn Hill was
Was Abraham Lincoln Our Greatest President?
There’s a new Lincoln movie out with a guy with both British and Irish citizenship playing the part of the Illinois Rail Splitter. How appropriate. Why is our 16th president so adored? What did he actually do that was good for our nation? Some will say that he ended slavery.
Is ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ an Attack on Conservatives?
When my youngest son asked me if I had seen the trailer for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, I thought it was a joke. He assured me that it was real. Sure enough, when my wife and I went to see The Avengers today (in 3D no less), and there was
Could Abraham Lincoln Run and Win in 2012?
Abraham Lincoln is a political icon to those on the Left and Right. Conservatives like Bill O’Reilly and Glenn Beck consider him to be our nation’s greatest president, as do many others. Some have compared Barack Obama to Lincoln. Check out the CBS article “The Obama-Lincoln Parallel: A Closer Look”
Obama Says He’s 4th Best President
In an interview with Steve Croft of 60 Minutes, President Obama believes he is the 4th best president. If you take the four presidents on Mount Rushmore – Lincoln, Roosevelt, Washington, Jefferson – Obama can be no better than 5th. Obama claims that he’s forth behind Lincoln, FDR, and Lyndon
Censoring the Meaning of Thanksgiving
If your children go to a public school, there’s a good chance that they won’t be told why they don’t have to go to school on Thursday. The same thing is true if they read accounts of the history of Thanksgiving in our nation’s newspapers. Here’s one from today’s issue