Fireworks, Hot Dogs, and Yellow Umbrellas

This Independence Day we will celebrate 241 years since the United States declared its independence from Great Britain. Most Americans will go about celebrating the 4th much in the same way they always have. The scent of grilled burgers and hots dogs will fill neighborhoods and fireworks will spatter the evening sky with brilliant colors … Continue reading Fireworks, Hot Dogs, and Yellow Umbrellas

Memorial Day: A Sacrifice Embraced with a Promise

Over the past several months, I have had the opportunity to work in a Congressional District office. Of all the opportunities such work has afforded me, one of the most humbling has been to meet a family who's son died in Afghanistan while serving in our military. I met the young man's mother and father, … Continue reading Memorial Day: A Sacrifice Embraced with a Promise

Restoring Honor – 8/28

As if on cue, three minutes before 10:00 am three geese flew in formation down the length of the reflecting pool towards the Lincoln Memorial. And with the precision of an ordered military flyover, a whole flock in a perfect V then performed the same flyover to the roaring applause of the crowd. With nature … Continue reading Restoring Honor – 8/28

Declaration of Independence: A Cause Worth of Posterity

Today is the Fourth of July. Commenting on the day he believed would represent the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Founding Father John Adams stated: "I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn … Continue reading Declaration of Independence: A Cause Worth of Posterity

Adnan Barqawi, Ronald Reagan, and America

Just this past Saturday, the Republican Party of Virginia held its State Convention to nominate its candidates for the 2009 Virginia Gubernatorial race. During the convention, the party delegates heard from all of its candidates, shinning among them their candidate for Governor, Bob McDonnell. There was even an appearance made by Sean Hannity. Later in … Continue reading Adnan Barqawi, Ronald Reagan, and America

The Federal Nationalization of Personal Responsibility

I recently read an article that confirmed to me a dangerous trend in the United States. W. Bradford Wilcox in his Wall Street Journal article entitled God Will Provide -- Unless the Government Gets There First, noted that there is a definite connection between a decline in a nation’s religiosity and the increase of welfare … Continue reading The Federal Nationalization of Personal Responsibility