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a free people

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This is a powerful quote from our nation’s founding president, and it means many different things to those who read it. I would love to see your comments on what it means to you.

At the time it was written, civilian arms and ammunition were almost exactly the same as the arms used by the military. The major exception, of course, was artillery. The same is definitely not the case today.

The argument against assault weapons in the hands of civilians seems to fly in the face of Washington’s thoughts on the matter. How can a free people maintain their independence from a government using assault weapons if the citizens are not allowed to possess weapons of equal power?

Again, I would love to see a rational dialogue on the subject. Any comments would be appreciated.

as Trump’s cruelty increases…

Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.

With the intentional and ever increasing violence and cruelty being enacted against immigrants and asylum seekers, it is time to remember these words of President Roosevelt. The Trump administration is daily ripping away at the true values and character of our nation. Unless we stop this madness we will all live to see the death of democracy as we have known it.

welcome the stranger…

WWJD? Yes, what would Jesus do? I think we all know. He would welcome the stranger, lift up the fallen, feed the hungry, and demonstrate compassion and love to all those seeking refuge and help.

Isn’t that exactly what we who call ourselves his disciples are supposed to be doing? Isn’t following the example of Jesus Christ exactly what should be reasonably expected of us?