An American heart is hurting

My heart is American, born and bred. Red, white and blue blood flows through my body every day. I breathe the air of freedom of expression and often sing patriotic and religious songs learned growing up in the Chicagoland suburbs during the ’50s and ’60s. Telling the truth, loving my fellow citizens — not just […]

Freedom is a simple word but hard to accept its meaning

It seems today that Americans of all cultural, religious and political stripes struggle with the meaning of one word that defines our country. Freedom. It seems simple enough. Go to a dictionary. In this case it’s Merriam/Webster’s oft-quoted tome defining words in the English language. Freedom, according to its editors, is: 1: The quality or […]

Thoughts in preparing for a most unusual July 4 celebration

As our country prepares to celebrate an unusual July 4 weekend — a birthday party for a nation founded on the principle of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all its people — our “house” is divided nearly as much as it was during the Civil War (1861-1865). The War Between the States […]

Donald Trump’s Divided America in the summer of 2020

This is more than America’s summer of discontent. It’s the summer of Impeached President Donald J. Trump’s vainglory that is dividing and destroying a republic that has stood strong for more than 240 years. Trump’s excessive vanity, his inability and refusal to govern for the good of the country is literally and figuratively killing America. […]

Scripture lessons for Trump

Since Impeached President Donald J. Trump won’t open a Bible or spend time in meaningful prayer, let’s provide a little laying on of Scripture to let him know just how un-Christian his words and actions were on Monday and, for that matter, throughout the entire time he has been wallowing inside the White House. Just […]

Trump wants to reshape First Amendment, grab more power

Donald J. Trump took another step toward trying to turn the United States into a dictatorship on Thursday by issuing an Executive Order that seeks to curtail the power of large social media platforms by reinterpreting a critical 1996 law that shields websites and tech companies from lawsuits. Angered earlier this week when Twitter editors […]