I had to shut down my computer the other day after reading about all the brave soldiers who've joined the ranks of the "forever young" in Afghanistan. It's been a long 15 years.
War is not for the fainthearted, or the impatient. I am guilty on both counts, but I am not alone in my feelings as I come to understand the cost of war extends far beyond America's diminishing treasure.
With scant media reports about the positive impacts of our presence in Afghanistan and a Commander-in-Chief who checked out before he took office, it's easy to mistake Afghanistan as a total loss. A cursory glance projects a dysfunctional nation infested with godless, faceless, soulless lunatics who will stop at nothing to "kill all infidels." more >>
Another Memorial Day is upon us. Interestingly, President Obama just visited Vietnam to help solidify our formerly strained relations.
The Vietnam War still brings up many painful memories for those who served. No doubt it all turned out tragically, but there is a side of that war we rarely hear about — and that is, a word of thanks for even trying to keep that nation free from the scourge of Communism.
When Vietnam veterans came home, they were often vilified. They were spat upon. They were called "baby killers." They were shunned. They were not thanked, but treated badly. And all they did was go and serve when their country called them. more >>
America marks Memorial Day this weekend, a federal holiday originating after the Civil War to remember and appreciate the sacrifice of those who have died defending our nation. Only days ago, on May 21, the lesser-known Armed Forces Day gave honor to service members and their families currently serving within the various branches of the U.S. military.
In their sacrifice, one prominent pro-life leader finds a clear message to inspire the advance of life and liberty through policies that defend the innocent. Brad Mattes, President of Life Issues Institute based in Cincinnati, Ohio, hosts Facing Life Now — an Emmy Award winning TV show that recently transitioned to an online series.
A conservative legal organization is crying foul at the appointment of a former member of the Southern Poverty Law Center to prosecute a case against Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore.
The Alabama Chief Justice is battling a complaint filed by the Montgomery-based activist group — known for labeling organizations opposed to same-sex marriage as "hate groups" — for alleged ethics violations when he defied a court order to allow state judges to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.
The Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission appointed Samford University law professor John Carroll to the position of prosecutor for the Moore complaint. more >>
Newsweek magazine, on December 27, 1982, in an article entitled, "How the Bible Made America," made this revealing statement, "historians are discovering that the Bible, perhaps even more than the Constitution, is our Founding document."
To understand the core values of a nation, one must simply look to the beliefs set forth during its conception, and, in the case of America, during the transitional years of the American Revolution. Judge for yourself how far we have drifted from the original intent of early Americans.
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Reformation and annihilation are not the same thing. Sadly, many of the young tigers who have deluded themselves into believing they are social reformers and their aging establishment sycophants don't know it.
In the passion to sanitize society, the fierce cleansers are not using soap but acid. Freedom is annihilated in the name of sanitation. They are razing, not renewing; scouring, not polishing; devastating, not developing.
They leave us not with the fresh smell of a cleansed stream but the stringent odor of a harsh solvent. more >>