The Bush Presidency: An Analysis (Part II)

Rarely has a president had to face what Bush faced just eight months into his presidency. The only other times that enemies have attacked American soil were in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and at Pearl Harbor. The 9/11 attacks stunned the nation and called for a determined, forceful response. Bush gave it as he stood on the rubble of the Twin Towers. He vowed that the people who had perpetrated this terrorism would hear from us soon…. Read more »

The Bush Presidency: An Analysis (Part I)

Last week, I spoke at the Republican Club of Lakeland, providing my analysis of the positives and negatives of the Bush presidency. I began with a discussion of the 2000 election, which caused so much rancor in the nation. Through all the recounts and challenges, it was clear that George Bush won Florida, and therefore the election. It was a legitimate victory, marred primarily by attempts to overthrow it. Almost immediately, the media began its attack, treating Bush as a fraudulent president…. Read more »

Big Government: The Answer to All Problems

President-elect Obama gave a speech the other day at George Mason University in which he made the following comment: The majority of Americans’ attitude toward government has changed drastically in recent years. Only government can break the vicious cycles that are crippling our economy — where a lack of spending leads to lost jobs which leads to even less spending. So now we are at peace with big government because only government can save the economy. Notice also the emphasis… Read more »

Keep in Mind the Following

With all the talk lately about how “moderate” Obama has become, Christians (as well as other conservatives) should keep this in mind: He has not changed his mind on these issues, and they form the bedrock of a successful society.

Great Power or Great Responsibility?

So many people want to be president. Perhaps it would do them some good to remember comments by America’s first three presidents. When Washington was elected to the presidency, he wrote to Henry Knox: My movements to the chair of Government will be accompanied by feelings not unlike those of a culprit who is going to the place of his execution: so unwilling am I, in the evening of a life nearly consumed in public cares, to quit a peaceful… Read more »

Expectations

Inauguration day is coming very soon. A word of caution for the media seems appropriate at this time: For all who voted for this “change,” please do keep that in mind. For those of us who didn’t, support when we can, critique when necessary. Never lose sight of foundational principles and pray that those principles can still be manifested even through someone who doesn’t share them. One more thing: remember that civil government is not the answer to everything; God… Read more »

Thank You, Southeastern University

El Prado–The Main Walkway on Campus In this new year, I want to begin with an expression of gratitude. I am in my third year now at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida. Frankly, I didn’t know what to expect when I arrived. I had taught previously at the graduate level and at a college with high admissions standards dominated by homeschoolers, so returning to an open-admissions university was going to be a challenge, I thought. In some ways, that has… Read more »