Monthly Archives: November 2016


"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." --Thomas Jefferson Here is another quote that is often attributed to Jefferson, but does not appear in any of his known writings: “An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people.”  Even if this is not a direct quote, it clearly reflects Jefferson’s views on the need for active participation by citizens if they are to retain their freedom. Read more [...]

Religious Persecution in the US

According to a Washington Times article, a recent survey shows that 63% of respondents to a LifeWay research survey said that persecution of Christians is increasing in the US. Could that survey be biased? On the LifeWay web site, they describe their business as follows: “LifeWay is one of the world’s largest providers of Christian resources.” That does not mean they are biased, but it makes one wonder about their sample selection. Some evangelical Christians think the so-called “War on Read more [...]