Fathers in History (mp3)
An American renaissance has spurred remembrance of our roots. What did the founding fathers teach us? What were the original strategies that made our nation so great?
One of the keys to anything successful is stay on course. Whether in business, non-profit charity, government, or family: remember where you came from. Don’t change who you are.
Once married, spouses have a tendency to try to “change” each other. But the happy marriages are based in mutual acceptance. We all learn, but love doesn’t demand others to change. In family and government alike, once a father changes, it’s all downhill from there. · · · →
Why I don’t Fly in America (mp3)
If security costs are too high, then we shouldn’t consider the cost alone, but whether the risk is even worth it.
A friend asked why I won’t fly on airlines in America. “I’m waiting for the threat to go away,” I explained. “If the threat is so high that we need random pat-downs and a billion dollars in x-ray machines—with no comparable threats found—then the danger in the shadows is too much.”
I’ll fly American when the ever-evasive “terror” threat can be stopped by police dogs—who smell fear, narcotics, and explosives. Until then, China is safer. · · · →
Central Goodness = Evil (mp3)
As a society develops, it tends to centralize the planning of good things. In the Church as in government, centralize goodness seems to be an improvement at first. But, with time, symptoms of tyranny and corruption emerge. Then, American Christians don’t blame the centrality of goodness, only the fading of the shroud.
Too much goodness in the hands of too few invites corruption. To end corruption, end centrally planned goodness in clerical Churchianity and government. Informal Christian fellowship trumps weekly monologues. States maintain sovereignty that Federations never receive.
But there’s a problem: Americans like centrality before its true colors show. · · · →
American Christians Condemned Themselves (mp3)
Some say that God is judging America for immorality and abortion. Whether you agree, a larger Christian ethics problem predated any lapse in America’s moral decline: unforgiveness.
Jesus taught us to forgive, lest we not be forgiven. But, America has not forgiven the sins of our best political candidates. As a result, Christians surrendered elections to candidates who are no less sinful, but are better at hiding their sin from the public eye.
Had we not cannibalized our best candidates, they might have been able to prevent moral decline. By not forgiving ourselves, we condemned ourselves. · · · →