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Preparing for War: The Folly of Trust

Some of my more painful experiences in life have come from trusting people in authority, ranging from the promises of a business to the assurances of a medical authority or other persons I respected. While I continue to be an optimistic and trusting person, I increasingly recognize the reality that people often cannot be trusted, especially when there is an opportunity for personal gain at the expense of their personal integrity. I’ve also learned that there are red flags¬† I should have heeded more in my life, such as the words “you’ll just have to trust me” when claiming that an agreement could not yet be put in writing…. Can we trust what we are being told about Ukraine?

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Religious Liberty: Have We Forgotten the Pain of the Hutterites?

College students these days learn what a wise leader President Woodrow Wilson was, a good progressive. An example of the positive summary of his work is the historical summary of…

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The Great War Against the Virus: Maybe It’s Time We Give Peace a Chance

I was saddened to hear the views online of some of the college students partying in Florida during spring break. Not just because they seemed so oblivious to the health…

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A Subtle Book of Mormon Tribute to Single Mothers?

In Alma 53, the 2000  young “stripling warriors” from converted Lamanite families heroically assist the Nephites in a difficult time of war and turn the tide. Their great faith and…

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Yemen Needs Your Help As Millions Face Starvation (Another Fruit of the “Military-Industrial Swamplex“)

Many of you have heard about the stunning archaeological site in Yemen found by a German team that gives us three ancient altars from Lehi’s day bearing the name of…

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Too Complex! Don’t Confuse Me with that Military-Industrial Thing

I am surprised how many Americans who care deeply about politics and current events don’t seem to have considered the forces that act on and influence government. During a recent…

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To Rule with Blood and Horror: Shouldn’t We Be Paying More Attention?

This morning I awoke with a chilling dream. I was a technical advisor helping in the deployment of a bomb. I was on the airplane carrying the first bomb as…

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For the Glory, the Biography of Eric Liddell: Why a Gold Medalist Gave Up Everything for God and China

You may have seen the highly acclaimed movie Chariots of Fire about the 1924 Olympics victory of Eric Liddell (rhymes with “riddle”), the Scottish runner and devout Christian who was…

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The Winds of War

As we approach this election, I’m concerned that America will remain mired in no-win foreign wars which engorge the coffers of the elite few while sacrificing the well-being and some…

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Parallels for the 2,000 Stripling Warriors in the Book of Alma: More Smoke from the Smoking Gun?

This is a follow-up to my length post on “Curious Parallels” between the Book of Mormon and The Late War Against the United States. While it’s hard not to yawn…

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