Do Americans Cherish Freedom Anymore?

by Pastor Chuck Baldwin

I am often guilty of using the term "freedom-loving Americans." But I think the question now needs to be asked, Do Americans really cherish freedom anymore? I believe an argument could be made that not many do. In fact, I doubt that most Americans today remotely understand what freedom--as envisioned by our Founding Fathers--even is. Freedom is......

http://www.newswithviews.com/baldwin/baldwin490.htm

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In Updike’s America, are we still running from responsibility?
Christian Science Monitor

by Tom Ragan

02/06/09

While no death should be fitting, the passing of acclaimed writer John Updike last week seemed sadly scripted. The man who chronicled suburban America’s constant dilemma between duty and desire left us just as we’re coming to grips with the consequences of running from responsibility. Today, as the country tries to cope with vanishing jobs and declining confidence, some are dusting off the work of 20th-century economist John Maynard Keynes. We’d be better served by reading Mr. Updike’s 1960 novel, Rabbit, Run. A trillion-dollar stimulus may or may not dig us out of our dire straits. But this much is certain: Only if we face up to our obsession with instant gratification and the temptation to flee when times get tough can we begin to heal our national soul. If a plane safely crash-landing into the Hudson River can serve as a metaphor to something finally going right in America, then reading Updike is a sorry reminder of how good it used to be...

http://www.csmonitor.com/2009/0206/p09s01-coop.html


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