I don’t like this guy much, but sometimes he is cool…
Why the audience laughs, is beyond me.
But American Christians, I must say to you as I said to the Roman Christians years ago, “Be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Or, as I said to the Phillipian Christians, “Ye are a colony of heaven.” This means that although you live in the colony of time, your ultimate allegiance is to the empire of eternity. You have a dual citizenry. You live both in time and eternity; both in heaven and earth. Therefore, your ultimate allegiance is not to the government, not to the state, not to nation, not to any man-made institution. The Christian owes his ultimate allegiance to God, and if any earthly institution conflicts with God’s will it is your Christian duty to take a stand against it. You must never allow the transitory evanescent demands of man-made institutions to take precedence over the eternal demands of the Almighty God.
— MLK, Paul’s Letter to Americans
All American citizens, whether born here or elsewhere, whether of one creed or another, stand on the same footing; we welcome every honest immigrant no matter from what country he comes, provided only that he leaves off his former nationality, and remains neither Celt nor Saxon, neither Frenchman nor German, but becomes an American, desirous of fulfilling in good faith the duties of American citizenship.
— President Theodore Roosevelt, on E Plurbus Unum’s meaning
Dennis Prager - Prager University
Brilliant stuff, in my opinion.
What say yee about this?
What is the American dream?
Is it owning a house, a car, having a wife and kids and living high on a hog?
Or is it finding success in handwork, persistence in times of trouble and succeeding at doing what you love, alt he while recognizing the blessing God has bestowed?
Yeah I like the second one.
This guys did it.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a devastating double-blow to al-Qaida’s most dangerous franchise, U.S. counterterrorism forces killed two American citizens who played key roles in inspiring attacks against the U.S., U.S. and Yemeni officials said Friday.
Al-Awlaki is a U.S. citizen, born in New Mexico to Yemeni parents, who had not been charged with any crime. Civil liberties groups have questioned the government’s authority to kill an American without trial.
Recently, President signed a bill that allows for our military/CIA to essentially “take out” or “assassinate” American Civilians suspected of supporting terrorism abroad, without at trial.
What are the dangers and or implications of this action; do you agree or disagree with it?