Tag: health

Healthy Candidates?

The health of the presidential candidates has come into prominence as the election approaches, as well it should. In the past, candidates have tried to hide health problems, so we are seeing nothing new today. Franklin Roosevelt was far too ill to run again in 1944, but he did so anyway. He then died three months into his fourth term. John Kennedy’s publicity machine made him appear youthful and vigorous when, in fact, he had a number of physical ailments… Read more »

Hillary & the Seared Conscience

The Scriptures tell us how people can develop a seared conscience. It comes from committing a sin so often that, after a while, it no longer bothers the person committing the sin. The sin itself becomes part of that person’s character. We see two outstanding examples of this phenomenon in both of our principal presidential candidates, but Hillary Clinton’s propensity for unremitting lying has been getting most of the attention lately . . . and shall I say finally? Nearly… Read more »

Unreasonable Searches

Last week, I was busy writing about the potential Republican presidential candidates, and I felt like I should stay on topic throughout the week, even though a storm was brewing in another policy area—airport security. I’ve deliberately withheld comment until now, reading as much as I could on the subject, both pro and con. My conclusion is that we are so far off-base in our attempt to be secure against terrorism that we have begun to look ridiculous. More than that,… Read more »