Tag: King

An Honest Appraisal of the First Weekend

On Friday, I pledged to be an honest appraiser of the new president and his actions, praising good ones and offering a critique for others not so good. Over his first weekend in office, President Trump gave me the opportunity to do both today. Let’s begin with praise. First, just seeing a photo of the Oval Office without its previous occupant is a relief for many of us. Second, Trump’s action in this photo is the beginning of fulfilling a… Read more »

The Bible & Race

This is Martin Luther King Day, so our thoughts ought to go to the way we treat one another in the one race that is grounded in Biblical truth: the human race. Scripture offers confirmation of that perspective. After the Great Flood in Noah’s day (yes, I’m one of those who see that event as history, not legend or myth), we have a genealogical chapter in Genesis that shows where all of Noah’s descendants dispersed. At the end of that… Read more »

Selma & History

This weekend saw the commemoration of the Selma march in 1965. It was one of those pivotal moments in the struggle for civil rights for blacks in America. This is the kind of commemoration that should be free from modern-day politics, one in which all Americans can point to the positive changes that have been made in American society against racial animus. That is the ideal. The practice was something else. First, it is a shame that Barack Obama should… Read more »

Obama’s Inconvenient Problems

I know President Obama wants all the problems he and his minions have created just to go away; they’re too inconvenient to his goals. He’s doing his best to act as if they’re inconsequential, but the news doesn’t really get better for him as time passes. Take Obamacare, for instance. This past week, the Congressional Budget Office—always referred to in the news as the nonpartisan CBO—revised its figures of the impact of Obamacare on jobs. It seems it will be… Read more »

What Islamic Terrorism?

A couple of developments on the radical Islam front: pressure on one radio host to stop talking about it, which led to a resignation, and congressional hearings on the dangers associated with Muslim extremists that has sparked protests [what else is new?] and death threats [another “what else is new?”]. Former congressman Fred Grandy, who before his congressional career was a fixture on the TV series The Love Boat, resigned from his popular radio talk show in the Washington, DC,… Read more »

Radicals within the Nation

They dubbed it the “One Nation Rally.” It was supposed to be the progressive equivalent of the Restoring Honor Rally held on August 28th. It wasn’t exactly an equivalent.  On the One Nation website, as they urged people to register for the rally, here’s the picture they showed: Pretty impressive crowd from some earlier rally. Was this supposed to be the famous 1963 event where Martin Luther King delivered his “I Have a Dream Speech”? I’m not sure, but whatever,… Read more »

The Restoring Honor Rally: A Reflection

I wasn’t able to attend the Restoring Honor Rally in D.C. last Saturday, but I know a couple of people who did. They were deeply impressed by what they experienced. The crowd easily exceeded expectations, with estimates running as low as 300,000 [how’s that for a “low”?] up to more than 500,000. The central stage was the Lincoln Memorial. In this picture, you get only some idea of the size of the crowd. A bird’s-eye view provides a better perspective:… Read more »