Abraham Lincoln

The Bible Gets the Boot in Idaho Schools
The Bible won’t be getting exalted status in Idaho schools.  Governor Otter on Tuesday vetoed a bill that would allow use of the Bible as a teaching and resource reference.  Bibles are already included on many school library shelves.  The Governor warned the bill would…
Voting for Trump? Who Else is There?
There’s too much hyperventilating going on at National Review. Donald Trump may bring about the end of the Republican Party but for years I’ve been told Republican and conservative are two distinct words. Lincoln wasn’t a conservative in the same vein …
Commentary: Breaking the Two Party System
Democrats and Republicans repent.  Some pundits predict the parties are over.  A friend from Alabama sent me a link from something called theconservativetreehouse.com.  A writer at the site is promoting Donald Trump’s candidacy for the Republican nomination for Preside…
Commentary: Might Does Sometimes Make Right
Might does sometimes make right.  When I was a boy a woman who worked at my school and attended my mother’s church used to tell me, “Might doesn’t make right!”  Her husband had been a pilot shot down during war over North Korea.&n…
Commentary: The Coming Dark Age
Call me a pessimist.  Maybe it’s my career choices.  Possibly the dysfunctional family of my childhood.  Potentially it’s just a reading of history which more often seems filled with monsters than heroes.  I’ve lived for years with …
Commentary: Cruz Control
Just to let you know Ted Cruz isn’t at the top of my Republican list. In my 53 years on this planet I’ve contributed to only two Presidential candidates. Meager contributions to Rand Paul as he prepares for 2016 and in 2000 to John McCain as I already had Bush fatigue…