Miasmaby Sheriena McEvers
Little by little the culture is changing. Step by step it has been changing for many years. Each time there was a little change we said, "Well, that is not so bad. We can live with that."
BE AWARE / WISDOM WORDSby Ramona Cook
"Our social life is not subject to laws" we want to believe; that is not true. The laws of our Land and God's Laws draw boundaries all around us. It is best to consider God's Laws, whatever the law of the land may allow.
TERMITES!by louis gander
"Hey, we will tax small businesses and little grandmas too -
and we will tax your neighbor and we'll give it all to you."
said he, the tiny termite in intimidating clothes -
but I was none the wiser and- that's how this story goes.
If You Love the U.S.by Ron Quinlan
Now that the perpetuators have been killed or captured is there anything we need to do about the events in Boston on Patriots' Day? Should we just forget about it, put it in the past and continue with our lives or is there more we should be doing.
Saving Religion on Campusby Hannah Tharayil
Many changes are thrust upon someone who goes off to college. First, the distance away from home and parents gives students a freedom they are often not used to having. For me personally, all of a sudden I was in control of my own religious destiny, and I was not sure what to do with that control.All the focus spent on classwork, extracurricular activities, work, and volunteering pushes religion way down to the bottom of students' list of priorities. Another big issue that really contributes to the problem is the social aspect of college. Students spend so much time and focus on partying and making friends that they forget about religion.
On Timbered Treeby louis gander
It had begun. The truth was spun.
Some laws were 'redefined'.
They had an itch to bail the rich
but leave us poor behind.
A letter to the NRAby Robert Randle
There is no simple answer to curb the escalating gun violence in America. While it is not practical for the federal government to confiscate every citizen's guns, yet the reliance upon Second Amendment rights as a sacred mantra is not the answer either. In fact, the circumstances that gave birth to such a constitutional provision doesn't easily fit into American society of the twenty first century.
A Leafby louis gander
But oh, alas! It came to pass
that it was not of me!
With legal tools, they changed the rules -
then yanked me from that tree.
Barack Obama's 2013 State of the Union speechby Robert Randle
On Tuesday, February 12, 2013 President Obama gave his State of the Union address before the joint chamber of Congress as mandated under the U.S. Constitutiion. The speech consisted a little bit of something borrowed and something new and touched on all the major themes of his presidency in the last two terms, for the most part.
The plain truth about jobs numbers and economic recoveryby Robert Randle
There is a sort of nostalgia for the supposed 'good old days' under former president Bill Clinton when we were awash with an abundance of good jobs, but is this credit given to him somewhat exaggerated? Both Clinton and G.W. Bush's economic policies created more jobs in their second term as opposed to their first four years, so there is not as significant a difference as one might think.
The Big Numbers That Count the Most Part 2: Unemployment Rates Since 1920by Angel Casiano
The last time unemployment was in the double digits in this nation was in 1940 under President Franklin D Roosevelt. We had some tough years from 1932 to 1940. In 1932, for example, we registered the largest unemployment rate in 92 years, 23.6%. However, under President Franklin D Roosevelt we also see the smallest unemployment rate in 92 years, 1.2%.
There are numbers in politics that should count for something. I know that their are people that will forever be supporters of the Democratic party and others that likewise will forever be supporters of the Republican party. These days I am studying the history of Deficits and Surplus in the United States and who was in charge.
AMERICA!by louis gander
Refusing to repent and out beyond the furthest hope,
I see a country dangling from an unforgiving rope -
from poor results that legalized and drove our morals loose.
I see inflated, selfish heads above a tightened noose.