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Location: Yardley, PA (Bucks County), United States

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Lois Steiner - August 4, 1934 to July 31, 2008

They who wait for God shall renew their strength,
they shall mount up with wings like eagles,
they shall run and not be weary,
they shall walk and not feint.
- Isaiah

Teach us to treasure each day, that we may open our hearts to Your wisdom.
- Psalm 90:12

O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good; His mercy and lovingkindness shall endure forever.
- Psalm 118:1

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Alrighty - Bucks County Courier Times July 3, 2008

I'd like to respond to the Editors of the Courier Times for the view of Tom Manion's entrance into the local Congressional race. They, along with some readers, question the alleged use of a personal tragedy for political gain. I've felt for some time that the best way to honor those lost in war is to become an active member in what they've sacrificed to preserve.
It's not only OK to disagree, but open debate is a healthy and productive way to learn from one another. It's my very deep opinion that this war is the right war at the right time for the right reasons. Freedom is the number one threat to dictators and tyrants whose intense corruption is fed by the oppression of their own people.
It's almost impossible to understand war, but our cherished way of life diminishes with every depraved advance and eventually there's no alternative to action. The type of duty, courage and leadership that steps forward when needed is what will produce consistent results across the broad spectrum of today's critical issues.
We almost don't recognize political candidates who put people over party because it's so rare today. Those who put politics above all else exploit whatever they can of candidates who are running for the right reasons. It's encouraging to see a Tom Manion put himself in this position and stay focused while party establishment loyalists seek weakness.
We can disagree about a lot of things, but we must ultimately stand united. Win or lose I look forward to thanking Mr. Manion for demonstrating dignity, strength and judgment. These traits are neither Republican nor Democrat, but are American and are very consistent with the qualifications to be our next Representative in Congress.

Friday, July 04, 2008

Trying to Find the Words - Phila. Inquirer July 9, 2008

I read Chris Satullo's "A not-so-glorious Fourth" anti-America hysteria with great sadness. Mr. Satullo and his followers define America by the radical left-wing political opportunism that seeks the easy approval of the brainwashed liberal masses who don't understand the chilling changes taking place in today's world. I was so alarmed by this editorial that I immediately canceled my Inquirer subscription, but then realized that to do so would be somewhat hypocritical.
The freedom that we all cherish is a very real threat to dictators whose intense corruption is fed by the oppression of their own people who live below poverty under savage tyranny. They use their own brainwashed masses to fight the wars that protect their selfish opulence. Makes one wonder how the brainwashed masses of our enemies are similar to our own brainwashed masses who view everything through the distorted prism of self-serving politics.
A critical concern is that our brave men and women in uniform, who are regularly performing stunning miracles, will read Mr. Satullo's piece (and others like it) and think that this is our standard of thought. It is not. Americans have always been on the front lines of justice, equality and civil rights and always will be. It is my great hope that we will proceed with the compassion, understanding and unity required to preserve what we all value and share, provide today's defenders with every shred of support that they need and, most importantly, live the unrealized dreams of those lost in war under the guidance of their example.

(The printed version was the last paragraph only)