A tweet caught my eye today, and stirred up a need to write about the American situation and where we ought to be heading. The tweet promoted a Human Eventsopinion piece by Jane Coleman, which is well worth the time and easy to commend to your perusal.
A blessing to cherish and tend – and a future that depends on it.
Most years now, one of the things I do for the major holidays is look at what I wrote the year before to see how it has held up.
Doing that in 2021 took me back to this post for 2020. Surprisingly, perhaps, it wasn’t about the pandemic or the lockdowns, at least not in any direct or explicit way. It was about something that was getting almost no attention at the time: the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ arrival in the Mayflower at Plymouth Rock.
A Tyler O’Neil article at PJ Media was a pretext for writing about something I was already concerned with. He highlighted an exceptionally important concept from the Mayflower Compact executed by the arriving settlers: the idea of a “Civil Body Politic.” America’s connection with that concept is unique, historic, and essential, as in, going to our essence as a nation. Continue reading “Thanksgiving 2021: America’s mightiest blessing”
The verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial was rendered on Friday 19 November, by a courageous jury that ruled on the evidence and not on the prosecution’s or the media’s false narrative.
Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all five counts, meaning the jury understood fully that he was acting in self-defense. As numerous commentators said on Friday, this was obvious to anyone who actually watched the trial.
Those who watched the actual Rittenhouse trial on television should not have been surprised at the not guilty verdict. But those who got their information about the trial from biased commentators on CNN or CNBC may well have been shocked and surprised.
This post is a follow-on to the earlier post at Liberty Unyielding, “A time for facing the truth.” The link is in the text below.
I realized after posting the lengthy comment copied below that I had basically written another blog post. I’m not going to bother cleaning it up or adding points to make it more comprehensive. Spurring the dialogue on this topic is the most important thing. So this post will be a summary of the counterpoint created by much-appreciated reader comments from NaCly Dog, Stephanie O’Leary, and teejk, at my original post “A time for facing the truth.”
Disclaimer on my extended comment below: there are of course other points to make about the vision we need for government and what has to happen to get there. I haven’t tried to make all of those points, or even give a complete list of what the most important ones are. Feel free to add your ideas; I’m not neglecting things that may be important, just keeping this going, because we’ve got to stay engaged.Continue reading “America facing the truth II: The dialogue”