Last week, people from around the world stood in solidarity with the Jewish people on Yom HaShoah. Holocaust Remembrance Day is a solemn and sacred day of remembrance for the six million Jewish men, women, and children who perished in the Holocaust.
Little did the Starbucks barista know that in scribbling Race Together on the cup, hed launch an important conversation.
How is it possible to live in the midst of millions and still feel alone? Think of the walls between our homes, the single occupant cars inching along on our slow-moving parking lots known as LA freeways, and our dependence on digital Facebook friends and smart phone texting instead of actually getting together and talking.
When the going gets hard, do you have confidence in yourself to meet the challenge? Do you have what it takes to persevere?
In light of the fact that capitalism and free enterprise are often attacked for being mean, unfair, and even unchristian, can you name one non-capitalistic country where the poor have a higher standard of living and greater opportunity than America?
Some might ask, How can caring conservatives fight minimum wage, higher taxes on the rich, or more tax credits and government benefits for the less fortunate? Unfortunately, what often sounds and feels good doesnt produce the desired results of more jobs, higher standards of living for the middle class, more successful entrepreneurs, and less chronic poverty.
President Obamas State of the Union was a bridge to nowhere.
On January 7th, freedom was attacked. Three Islamic terrorists stormed the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdos office in Paris, killing 10 newspaper staffers and two police officers. As they stalked the office, the terrorists shouted the Prophet has been avenged and Allah akbar! These terrorists directly attacked free speech and the free press.
One of Americas founding principles is on every coinE Pluribus Unum. Out of many, were one.
In the Spirit of the Christmas, we remember that answers sometimes come in seemingly insignificant beginnings.
Thankfully, America has prospered through the ups and downs of our inspiring history because of our God-given rights, the character and innovation of our people, and the restraints and freedoms guaranteed by our Constitution.
The majority of voting Americans were not pleased with the America the Obama administration has created. Americans weren't anti-incumbent; it was Democrat incumbents who felt the wave of voter anger.
Are you looking for help in deciding how to vote? Try voting for the team that shares your dominant political values. Turn off the drone of 30 second attack ads and think team.
There was a time in America when people were reluctant to take charity and were embarrassed to be dependent on the state.
Liberals keep trying to transform America to "level the playing field" and close the gap between the rich and the poor. They fail to appreciate that its Americas free-enterprise system they detest that established the freedoms and built the economic opportunities they now enjoy.
Ronald Reagan would dish out criticism of Democrats during the day, but after 6 PM, the politics would stop, and you could find him swapping stories and laughing with the Speaker of the House Tip ONeill, the old-time Democratic politician from Massachusetts.
From beheadings in the Middle East to spousal abuse in elevators, from wars collateral damage in Gaza to the extreme response of police officers, replays of these harsh realities assault our senses and trigger strong emotional reactions.
For most Americans it seems that its not the policies, principles and party that makes the difference in their vote. Its the president.
As coverage of the racial crisis [in Ferguson] continues, I'm saddened by how far we've strayed from the values that have made America what it is. One such core American value is E Pluribus Unumout of many one. From our beginning, out of the mix of races and cultures our melting pot has worked to forge one people. We've called ourselves Americans. We may celebrate our unique nationalities, but we're still Americans first.
This week I had the honor of speaking to the docents at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. They're the guides and the hosts who bring Ronald Reagan to life for a new generation of Americans. Many who visit weren't alive or paying attention when his administration brought America back from the cultural malaise and economic recession that threatened the future of our country.