Martin Luther King, Jr. once described how he and his brother drove one evening where very few oncoming drivers dimmed their lights. Understandably frustrated, Dr. King’s brother declared that he would leave his lights on full strength the next time a driver failed to dim his lights. Dr. King quickly responded by stating, “Oh no, don’t do that. There’d be too much light on this highway, and it will end up in mutual destruction for all. Somebody got to have some sense on this highway.” If we want to live in a society that carries on meaningful conversations about pressing political issues, we must again heed Dr. King’s timeless wisdom and begin to dim the lights.
As you might have imagined upon reading the title, the heading is imaginary considering that naturally occurring phenomena are not subject to receiving federal funding. Of course given the Administration's recent actions to inform the public of the American people’s complete dependence on federal funds for everything (for example, prohibiting access to over 1,100 square … Continue reading Headline: Old Faithful Geyser Ceases to Erupt Until the HOUSE GOP Restores Federal Funding…
With him being a former professor who taught constitutional law, I am constantly astonished when our President uses imagery that makes constitutional actions by Congress look more like back-alley thievery. As many teachers and professors understand, vivid imagery makes topics come to life, and can grow larger in the student's mind than the actual text of the topic … Continue reading Debt Ceiling Stick-up?
As I walked around the base of Capitol Hill this past Friday and I looked down the national lawn, I thought about the significance of the 4th of July. Thinking about the monuments that line the city itself, my mind wandered to a story about the Hebrew leader Joshua. In the book of Joshua, we … Continue reading The Fourth of July: “What do these American stones mean?”
In a moment of desperation, Charlie Brown cried out the now immortal request, “Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?!” Responding to his despondent inquiry, Linus took center stage and recited the passage from Saint Luke recounting the birth of Jesus. And in doing this, Linus pointed Christmas back to God’s gift of … Continue reading Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty
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
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