Barack, The Cowardly President

Posted by Larry Miller on August 7, 2013 under How | Be the First to Comment

To the cheers of Leno’s audience President Obama said he called off his meeting with Vladimir Putin because he did not like the way Russia treated homosexuals. Press reports tell us the meeting was canceled because of the reception Edward Snowden received in Putinland. In any case, conducting diplomacy in the media shows an inability to deal directly with a powerful, self-assured leader.

Even in jest, which I highly doubt, publicly making such a statement shows a complete disregard for the seriousness of the problems on the world scene. While attempting to maintain the illusion among the gullible, that he is a Christian, he takes every opportunity to display an antipathy for biblical values. If he really believes that the plight of the outlawed homosexuals is more important than discussions with one of the worlds’ super powers, he has a serious problem with perspective.

The cancellation shows a lack of confidence that his golden tongued oratory would convince the former KGB officer to see the error his ways. It may also be that the presence of Snowden may be flaunted during his visit to make him look small and ineffective. Unfortunately, that ship has sailed.

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Restoring Courage

Posted by Larry Miller on August 24, 2011 under How | Be the First to Comment

Glenn BeckGlenn Beck just wrapped up four days of his Restoring Courage event in Israel. In spite of the great cost and personal risk, some still question his motives. After hearing his final speech by the temple mount, I have to say I really don’t care about his motives if people take his words to heart and begin to act with courage and resolve.

As he said, there is nothing we can teach the citizens of this beleaguered country about the virtue of courage, but there is a lot we can learn about the subject from them. It has been said, correctly, that courage is the one virtue that insures all others.

Courage is does not mean being oblivious to the dangers around us and the consequences of our actions. There is a quote from John Wayne that sums up what this virtue means – “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway!”

Looking at the world around us, we understand the problems will not be solved by the wall flowers or the faint of heart. They must be tackled by those willing to look beyond their own selfish interests and stand for something greater than themselves. To encourage us to be the people that will “saddle up” and get on with the task, Glenn has prepared a Declaration of Rights & Responsibilities. It is reproduced below. Read it, take it to heart and be the person you were created to be.

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Remembering The Alamo

Posted by Chuck Baldwin on March 8, 2010 under How | Be the First to Comment

alamoFebruary 23 marks the anniversary of the beginning of the battle of the Alamo back in 1836. For more than 13 days, 186 brave and determined patriots withstood Santa Anna’s seasoned army of over 4,000 troops. To a man, the defenders of that mission fort knew they would never leave those ramparts alive. They had several opportunities to leave and live. Yet, they chose to fight and die. How foolish they must look to this generation of spoiled Americans.

It is difficult to recall that stouthearted men such as Davy Crockett (a nationally known frontiersman and former congressman), Will Travis (only 23 years old with a little baby at home), and Jim Bowie (a wealthy landowner with properties on both sides of the Rio Grande) really existed. These were real men with real dreams and real desires. Real blood flowed through their veins. They loved their families and enjoyed life as much as any of us do. There was something different about them, however. They possessed a commitment to liberty that transcended personal safety and comfort.

Liberty is an easy word to say, but it is a hard word to live up to. Freedom has little to do with financial gain or personal pleasure. Accompanying Freedom is her constant and unattractive companion, Responsibility. Neither is she an only child. Patriotism and Morality are her sisters. They are inseparable: destroy one and all will die. Read more of this article »

Not Your Gramma’s Tea Party!

Posted by Larry Miller on April 3, 2009 under How | Read the First Comment

On the evening of December 16, 1773 about 200 men disguised as Indians descended, whooping and hollering, on three ships anchored in Boston harbor. They threw the cargo of tea into the water, denying themselves and their neighbors one of the staples of colonial life. They understood the risk involved in their protest as it was a scant three years earlier that the Boston Massacre took the lives of five of their friends and neighbors. More important than the destruction of the ship’s cargo was the refusal to pay the taxes imposed by the British Parliament a world away in London.

The Stamp Act (1765) and the Townsend Acts (1767) were attempts by the British Crown to recoup the costs of the French and Indian War. Because the colonists raised their voices in protest, most of the taxes imposed were repealed. However, the tax on tea remained as Parliament desired to drive home the point that it, indeed, had the authority to tax the colonies. The colonists, with no voice in Parliament had other ideas. In spite of the risk involved in going against the most powerful empire on earth at the time, these colonists understood the larger problem of refusing to stand up to the Crown’s claim on them. They stood firm on principle and that is why we read about them today.

This year, on April 15… Tax Day… all around the country, modern day patriots will be gathering in parks and public squares around the country to protest irresponsible borrowing and profligate spending of the Federal Government along with the unheard of and unwarranted expansion of federal control on our lives. They are gathering because, to them, it is not right that our children and grandchildren be saddled with the debt of our generations errors in judgment. Read more of this article »