A Meditation on the Fourth of July

This was written the day before the Fourth of July but it is still worth reflecting upon after the holiday weekend is over. We are nearing the 4th of July. It is a time of joy and celebration. And we hope to satiate our hunger tomorrow with good drinks, good food, and good friends. But beyond all the fireworks, parades, and the good and healthy national festivities, we will also remember that in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies Read more […]

Happy Presbyterian Rebellion Day!

Yes, many observers have described the movement we celebrate on July 4 as a Presbyterian rebellion. Looking for someone to blame for the demise of freedom in America? Perhaps you need look no further than your local Presbyterian elder who has completely neglected the application of God’s truth for the civil realm. “John Calvin was the virtual founder of America” — influential German historian, Leopold Von Ranke (1795-1886) Don’t like taking the word of an historian? Then consider the statement Read more […]

Bitter Irony: Washington Instructs Us How to Promote Obamacare during Fourth of July

We’re supposed to promote Obamacare to our friends and family while celebrating freedom and independence. Right. The Hill reports, “White House: Have you talked to your family about ObamaCare lately?” The Obama administration wants you to bring a side of healthcare politics to your family picnic this weekend. After ObamaCare’s big win at the Supreme Court last week, federal health officials are serving up some tips about talking to family members who may be less-than-enthused that ObamaCare Read more […]

Dumb on the 4th of July

A prophet of old once said “my people perish for lack of knowledge.” Today, our stunning lack of knowledge of what it is we’re really celebrating this weekend means we could be the generation that sees liberty perish in America. Look at what happened this week. Arguably our biggest “win” since the Scott Walker recall came from the Supreme Court abiding by the actual wording of the First Amendment in the Hobby Lobby case, but only by a scant 5-4 margin. The fact we even had to win the Read more […]

Pelosi: This 4th of July Celebrate Obamacare and “Health Independence”

We fought a war for independence. We wanted to be independent of the British government, which had grown increasingly tyrannical. The early Patriots fought and died so that their descendants could live in a free country. There was never any doubt about that. But the Founders weren’t naïve. They knew that tyranny was always lurking around the corner, and that freedom and liberty would thrive only with constant vigilance. That vigilance has since faded, to put it mildly, and we’ve grown complacent Read more […]