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.
Neither Maliki or the Obama administration have been willing to provide much needed ammunition and weapons to the Kurdish fighters.
This week President Obama is hosting an Africa Summit in Washington. Fifty heads of state are coming together to focus on security and development. But the president's dreams of leaving a legacy of democracy building and economic development have been consistently frustrated.
?In the classic comedy, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," the daughter Toula complains to her mother about her stubborn father being the "head of the house," Maria replied, "Let me tell you something, Toula. The man is the head, but the woman is the neck. And she can turn the head any way she wants."
The Middle East is again embroiled in turmoil, and Israel, our only democratic ally in the region, has been under a relentless missile attack even as they take the offensive
What would you say to the Founding Fathers who gathered in Philadelphia to craft the Declaration of Independence knowing that it would mean war with England?
?In Oh, God, that engaging and thought-provoking comedy, John Denver played the part of a grocery store manager who was visited by God in the form of George Burns, as a senior citizen with an attitude. His mission was to change the world.
On June 14th, I had the privilege of speaking to the local Veterans of Foreign Wars' Flag Day commemoration.