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Taking Care of the Kids

The children of our Nation are our Nation’s future.  Taking care of them is not only the right thing to do, but it is critical for the continued success of America.  I am not so sure that we are doing a good job taking care of our kids, as evidenced by many...

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Taking Care of the People

We should all be concerned about what is going on in our Nation these days.  Last night we had over 500,000 of our people sleeping on the street because they are homeless. We have had over 300 school shootings since 2013.  30% of American Families are single parent. ...

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Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day! Folks ask me all the time what do I think is the most important holiday for our Nation's Veterans.  Veteran's Day?  Memorial Day?  I argue it is Independence Day....because that is why our Nation's military exists...to preserve those freedoms...

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Smell the Roses

Last week Sarah and I took a week off to spend time with the Family on the beach in Port Aransas.  Focused on the Family...not on the emails or the next task at hand.  We had a blast with the three grandkids seen here walking, hand in hand, to the beach.  God's true...

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North Korea

I am cautiously optimistic about the upcoming meeting between President Trump and the North Korean leadership.  The very fact that they are meeting is a move in the right direction.  I was there in Fulda Germany on 9 Nov 1989 when the Warsaw Pact crumbled and the East...

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Memorial Day

I cringe every time someone uses the phrase Happy Memorial Day.  There is nothing happy about it.  It is the day when we as Americans are supposed to pause and reflect on the service and sacrifice of the 1.2 million citizens who have given their lives in defense of...

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Take Both Knees

As a retired Army General, I am absolutely amazed at the amount of time we have dedicated lately to addressing the NFL and a handful of football players who are “taking a knee” during the playing of the National Anthem. We are a Nation at risk. We have active,...

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The Importance of Being Humble

“I’m worried.”   That seems to be the overwhelming sentiment of the day, and rightfully so. Our Nation is at risk. We are concerned, justifiably, about North Korea, Russia, Iran, ISIS, and many other external threats that are amplified hourly by the national...

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Wrestle With Pigs

I find myself amazed every day with how our National leadership is engaging with a “war of words” on the international stage.   I don’t think that is useful or productive.   I learned many years ago that two things happen when you wrestle with pigs: you get dirty...

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Trusting God

Trusting God   We are finite, but God is infinite.  We must always remember that.  There are things that have happened, and will happen, that we just don’t understand.  That is OK.  We should just trust God and know that everything is happening for a reason.  God...

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