Tag Archive: war

May 28 2013

Memorial Day…a day to count our blessings

As we approach Memorial Day, memories of past celebrations of this holiday come to mind. As a child, Memorial Day signaled the first holiday of the summer (although it technically takes place while it is still Spring). Memorial Day observance goes back to the Civil War, and was intended to honor and pay homage to …

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May 20 2013

Middle Eastern re-run

Can you hear it? Conservatives are beating their war drums and banging their tambourines, trying to gin up support for U.S. intervention in Syria. Republican Senators John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina have been particularly vocal about their desire to get us deeply embroiled in yet another Middle Eastern conflict. They …

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Mar 22 2013

Does God decide who is going to live and who will die?

Does God decide who lives and who dies from illness, accident, or wartime battle? Five veterans of the Iraq War, profiled in USA Weekend recently, have no doubt. Having faced situations where by all logic they should have died, they are agreed that “God had decided it wasn’t my time.” A missionary friend survived a …

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Jul 16 2012

The war on soda pop

We’re famous for embracing the freedom to do the wrong thing, as often as we please. By Donald Kaul New York City, ever the leader in healthy living, is about to ban the sale of super-sized sodas and other sweetened drinks by its restaurants, movie theaters, and street carts. As part of a continuing campaign …

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Jul 02 2012

Be careful of your witness

By James J. Jackson The framers of the U.S. Constitution believed that certain rights are bestowed-not by the Constitution or by man-made laws, but, rather, by God, and that those rights include life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. From that declaration, people have fought to expand that definition, to include rights in the list …

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May 29 2012

Pentagon spending spree

Throwing money at the military doesn’t buy us safety. By Elizabeth Rose Are you wondering where your tax dollars are going? Then take a look at the $642.5 billion stuffed into the National Defense Authorization Act, which the House of Representatives recently approved. House Republicans may spout plenty of concern about the nation’s budget deficit, …

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Mar 06 2012

Washington’s dangerous new military strategy

Drones may seem like a way to wage war on the cheap, but the moral cost of this kind of warfare is too high. By Jim Cason The Iraq War was a disaster, so the United States needs a new foreign policy. Instead of invading foreign countries with tens of thousands of troops and trying …

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Dec 20 2011

We should buy more white flags

Today, the business of America is war. By William A. Collins War for some, Increases wealth; For all the rest, It ruins health. President Calvin Coolidge famously explained in 1925 that “the business of America is business.” Lately, that aphorism has been superseded by the model developed by Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama: …

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