Monthly Archives: August 2014

Hateful ‘Aginers’ Profane Golden Rule

Okay. The sayings of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and even Ronald Reagan about civil society mean little to you. So, hear the words of Jesus, “Do to others as you would have them do to you” (Luke 6:31) and “So … Continue reading

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Beware of Legislative Tyranny

Civil society protects us from tyranny. When Frenchman Alexis de Tocqueville toured America in the early 1800s, he marveled at our democratic and civil society. But, in his two volume commentary Democracy in America he wrote at length about the … Continue reading

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Schools Failing to Deliver Jefferson Vision

The foundation of civil society is education. “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be,” said Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, our … Continue reading

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Reagan – Brotherhood an Essential Pillar

Civil society requires civil leadership. Just as Ronald Reagan defined civil society – order with virtue, he also was the epitome of civil leadership – strong but conciliatory, demanding but willing to compromise, conservative but willing to work across party … Continue reading

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Juvenile Violence and Repeat Offenders Disrupt Civil Society

Nobody promised preserving our civil society would be easy. Two young males dressed in hoodies and blue jeans with their faces covered shot Meridian civil rights leader Roscoe Jones while trying to steal his car. A 16-year-old youth was arrested … Continue reading

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