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The Unraveling

The Unraveling: Standing Firm Against the Gathering Storm

April 15, 2017 0 Comments
The Unraveling: Standing Firm Against the Gathering Storm

If fewer and fewer people hold to a belief in Almighty God, and the decline in the institution of marriage and the traditional family continues, the consequences are obvious. First, we will have a society in which fewer and fewer people see the value in working hard for the sake of working hard. Second, we’ll […]

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The Unraveling: Devaluing The Character of America

March 28, 2017 0 Comments
The Unraveling:  Devaluing The Character of America

Down through history, all over the world, education has had two great goals: To help people become smart and to help them become good.  This is why President Washington, in his Farewell Address, declared that American democracy would require a people governed by “Private morality.” To insure this private morality, the need for some form […]

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The Unraveling: Erecting a “Wall of Separation” Between Church and State

March 14, 2017 0 Comments
The Unraveling: Erecting a “Wall of Separation” Between Church and State

In 1954, Dr. George Docherty preached a sermon to commemorate the 150th birthday of Abraham Lincoln.  Drawing from Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, in which President Lincoln stated  “this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom,” Docherty made the following statement: “We face, today, a theological war.  It is not basically a conflict between […]

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The Unraveling: Trading In a Melting Pot for a Salad Bowl

February 26, 2017 0 Comments
The Unraveling: Trading In a Melting Pot for a Salad Bowl

The Declaration of Independence contains this immortal statement: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights; that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving […]

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The Unraveling: The Destruction of the Four Virtues

February 16, 2017 0 Comments
The Unraveling: The Destruction of the Four Virtues

I would like to dwell for just a moment on how a concerted effort led by liberal/progressive academics and their political allies among the elite ruling class of the 1920s and 30s worked to unravel what Charles Murray calls The Four Founding Virtues of industriousness, honesty, marriage, and religion, which he introduces in Chapter 6 […]

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The Unraveling: The Forgotten Student

February 9, 2017 0 Comments
The Unraveling: The Forgotten Student

In my last post, I discussed the history of an 1883 essay called “The Forgotten Man.” In that essay, Yale Professor William Graham Sumner asked the reader to imagine four men.  Two of them, A and B, observe a third man, X, who is in need.  They decide to use the machinery of government bureaucracy […]

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The Unraveling 3: How the Character of America Changed

February 2, 2017 0 Comments
The Unraveling 3: How the Character of America Changed

In a recent post, I made mention of something Pastor George Docherty had said regarding his sermon that led to the inclusion of the words “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance.  In that post, I noted that Dr. George Docherty preached a sermon to commemorate the 150th birthday of Abraham Lincoln.  The year was […]

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The Unraveling: What Defined the American Way of Life

January 18, 2017 0 Comments
The Unraveling:  What Defined the American Way of Life

On February 7, 1954, Dr. George Docherty preached a sermon titled “Under God,” to commemorate Abraham Lincoln’s 150th birthday.   In introducing his sermon, Dr. Docherty stated the following: “But the true strength of the United States of America lies deeper, as it lay in Sparta.  It is the spirit of both military and people […]

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The Unraveling: The Original Reference Point of American World View

January 11, 2017 2 Comments
The Unraveling:  The Original Reference Point of American World View

Our beliefs shape our world view.  If you believe there is no God, no heaven or hell and therefore no eternal consequences for your actions, then life has little, if any, meaning.  If you lose a loved one to cancer, a car accident, war or something else, then all you are left with is sadness […]

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