Americans always have welcomed those fleeing danger and oppression abroad. Some of the earliest Americas crossed the Atlantic to escape religious persecution in Great Britain.
We should continue to offer sanctuary to those in need. Christians, especially, should be compassionate to those who face death for their beliefs. But in today's world we must be cautious as well. After all, the first responsibility of the government in Washington is to those who already are here. We can enjoy our liberties only when our lives are secure.
True horror has befallen the Syrian people. Hundreds of thousands have been killed, millions have been driven from their homes. After years of warfare they see little hope for the future. Our hearts should go out to them. more >>
To really help the poor, we must not only change their mindset and worldview — but ours as well!
Peace Corps volunteer Josie Kornegay was in the West African nation of Sierra Leone teaching a class on microbiology for ten nursing students. As related in Darrow Miller and Stan Guthrie's book, "Discipling Nations: The Power of Truth to Transform Cultures," "[a]fter the final exam, one student raised her hand and said, 'Miss, I know that you taught us about polio, but do you want to know how people really get it?'"
Josie's heart sank. "How?" she asked the student, who replied, "It's the witches!" . . . They are invisible. They fly around at night and bite people's backs!" more >>
Back in the Sixties, President Lyndon Johnson tried to wage the Vietnam War and launch the welfare programs known as the "Great Society" at the same time.
In a classic example of the "guns and butter" tradeoff, the president was unwilling to make a decision between guns or butter. He would not reduce domestic spending and he would not cut back the growing Vietnam War.
Nor did he wish to risk popular support by increasing taxes to pay for his ambitious agenda. He simply ran budget deficits. more >>
Many health-related problems Americans face are directly related to hunger and malnutrition, according to a new report by the ecumenical Christian anti-poverty group Bread for the World.
At a press conference on Monday, Bread for the World released its 2016 Hunger Report titled "The Nourishing Effect," which focused on the link between hunger and health.
"Hunger and poverty put people at greater risk of poor health by limiting access to nutritious foods that promote good health," wrote Bread for the World President, the Rev. David Beckmann, in the foreword to report. more >>
Hillary Clinton might be the clear frontrunner for the Democrat Party's nomination, but according to a new poll at least six Republicans could beat her in next year's general election.
A Fox News poll released Sunday, which was conducted a week after the Nov. 13 Paris terror attacks, shows Florida Sen. Marco Rubio fairing best against the former secretary of state and Democrat frontrunner.
Rubio, who tops Clinton 50 to 42 points, told voters in Iowa Monday that if elected president, he would show the world how Islamic State militants "cry like babies" after they're captured. more >>
Former Secretary of State and Ex-New York Senator Hillary Clinton found herself on the defensive during the second Democratic Debate on Saturday evening.
Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont and former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley both took jabs at Clinton on various issues, including financial reform and gun reform.
Moderated by CBS News and hosted at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, the debate focused on issues such as foreign policy, the economy, and financial reform. more >>