As I was doing some research for a project the other day, I came across this quote from M. K. Gandhi’s autobiography: “To see the universal and all-pervading Spirit of Truth face to face one must be able to love the meanest of creation as oneself. And a man who aspires after that cannot afford … Continue reading Gandhi, Religion, and U.S. Politics
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
As I was going through and doing some of my daily reading yesterday, I came across an article that sparked some thought and reflection. The article was written as a tribute to Rush Limbaugh on his twentieth anniversary of broadcasting by former NRA president Sandy Froman. What caught my attention was the opening remark which … Continue reading The Pillars of Our Republic
I wonder sometimes if we today in the United States actually possess an accurate image of who the Founding Fathers were and what they believed. Probably though one founder who is closest in image to reality is George Washington. But even then, I believe we view an image that suffers pale colors from years of … Continue reading Images and George Washington
Today is the 4th of July. For some, it is just other day. For others, it is a holiday from work. For more, it is a day of picnics, hotdogs, and fireworks. Though the 4th may be all this, it really is so much more. It is a day to remember and to reflect among … Continue reading What those Fireworks stand for…
Who among us know the names and stories of men like John Hart and Francis Lewis. Most know the names of Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin. Many also know that these men where among the Fifty-six men who signed the Declaration of Independence. What most don’t know though is that Francis Lewis and John Hart … Continue reading "Our Lives, Our Fortunes, and Our Sacred Honor"