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Jesus explained:”… You know the saying, ‘Four months between planting and harvest.’ But I say, wake up and look around. The fields are already ripe for harvest. The harvesters are paid good wages, and the fruit they harvest is people brought to eternal life. What joy awaits both the planter and the harvester alike! You know the saying, ‘One plants and another harvests.’ And it’s true. I sent you to harvest where you didn’t plant; others had already done the work, and now you will get to gather the harvest.”
John 4.35-38 NLT

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The Peanut Gallery

Peanut Gallery – Rick Santorum’s speech on Life and Family Values went largely unnoticed in Wednesday’s crowded GOP Convention schedule. But it was important because it clarified some of the social policy choices facing us in November.

“Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” are not competing American values… they are complementary. And they are the foundation of a civil society that values education, marriage, family and hard work… in that order. Santorum points out that following this simple traditional roadmap greatly increases one’s chance for happiness and economic properity.

Santorum essentially told the convention what Christian parents tell their kids – you can do it your way, or God’s way, but these two choices have two very different consequences. I’ve included the entire speech here so that you can hear his remarks in context.

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Peanut Gallery – What role should America play in the dangerous world in which we live… lead, follow, or get out of the way? Condoleezza Rice made a compelling case for America to resume its role as a world leader.

Personally, I can’t begin to imagine what it would be like to be the parent of the last service person killed in Afghanistan before we leave that miserable place. Right now, my USMC son and his family are potentially in harm’s way in the Middle East. So I have a stake in American foreign policy.

The problem, as I see it, is that the current administration doesn’t know what it’s doing or why it’s doing it. When was the last time you heard the president explain why we are in Afghanistan and the terms for measuring success or failure?

Ron Paul’s idea of bringing everyone home and minding our own…

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