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Providing Cultural Leadership Via the Viral Loop

August 7, 2017 0 Comments
Providing Cultural Leadership Via the Viral Loop

In a previous post, I discussed how a tech savvy millennial generation led by liberal progressives is dominating the “viral loop”.  The question is:  How do we on the conservative side compete when they seem to be so entrenched in the media culture? This is a question with which I’ve been wrestling for several years, […]

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The Journey 8: Having Conversations About Truth with the Culture

June 3, 2017 0 Comments
The Journey 8: Having Conversations About Truth with the Culture

Journey Step 8: Having Conversations About Truth with the Cul…Journey Step 8: Having Conversations About Truth with the Culture: Posted by Wise Jargon on Friday, June 2, 2017 This week, I talked about how in 2006 God laid on my heart the idea to create an E-Newsletter that would explore God’s Truth and share it […]

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The Unraveling: The Gray Champion Meets the Country Class

May 25, 2017 0 Comments
The Unraveling: The Gray Champion Meets the Country Class

In the 1830s and 1840s, the author Nathaniel Hawthorne published a series of short stories titled Twice Told Tales. One of those short stories was called The Gray Champion. I first became aware of this short story in a book titled Generations: The History of America’s Future. Published in 1991 by William Strauss and Neil […]

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The Unraveling: Dominating the Viral Loop

April 27, 2017 0 Comments
The Unraveling:  Dominating the Viral Loop

In previous posts, I’ve explained how the income transfer policies begun under FDR and LBJ, portrayed the forgotten man as a member of the non-working poor who needed to be given the wealth of others in order to sustain thems.  This was a change from the original forgotten man paradigm where the low income working […]

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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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