Category Archives: National Affairs

The Future of American Exceptionalism

As our nation continues to go deeper and deeper into debt, it is easy to forget that the reason our nation rose to greatness – that brought us to the world stage, that gave us the voice to lead – … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution – An Invitation for Unity

Religious hegemony. Political gridlock. National uncertainty. International conflict. As we begin this new year, we need to go no further than a click of the remote control to see that we live in an era of increasing personal, interpersonal, national, … Continue reading

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Benjamin Franklin’s Final Words

As our 2012 U.S. Presidential election draws near, and as differing political opinions continue to amplify to deafening levels, please allow me to share these words of wisdom from Benjamin Franklin. Although the single-phrase maxims of our Founding Fathers are … Continue reading

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“7 Minutes of Terror” – MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

Today, in America, we have returned to the age-old thrill of stepping foot into an unknown frontier. Today, we re-ignite the pioneering spirit that has defined us since the dawn of our nation. Today, we have pushed the frontiers of … Continue reading

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E Pluribus Unum

We just celebrated the 236th birthday of the United States of America. Across this great nation, the night sky lit with fireworks, as originally instructed by John Adams in a letter to his wife just prior to the signing of … Continue reading

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Remember Pearl Harbor (Life at Sea – Day 32)

07 Dec 2011 1830 UTC Seventy years ago, at exactly this time (1830 UTC, 8:30 am Hawaii local time), the tranquil morning over the calm waters of Pearl Harbor were brutally shattered by the second wave of 170 Japanese aircraft, … Continue reading

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Tribute to Bro. Harold Estes

Yesterday afternoon was one of those moments when American men and women of all races and backgrounds come together to pay tribute to a fellow comrade much loved, but no longer in our midst. It was one of those moments, … Continue reading

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