The terrorist attacks perpetrated against the United States on 9/11 sent shock-waves through America’s communities. The threats to our way of life were no longer from abroad; they were right here among us. Those who sought to do us harm lived right next door, not in caves in faraway lands. Consequently, the criminal justice community … Continue reading Militarized Police: Public Perception and Implications for Law Enforcement
Taxes...a word that inspires much discussion and emotion. "The rich don't pay enough!" "My taxes are too high!" "We need to hike taxes to pay for the things we need!" Personally, I think two things: taxes are too high and we need to pay taxes. In the world of big government politics, though, those who … Continue reading Taxes & Accountability
Quiet Commitment David’s example of leadership is found exemplified in Luke 6:10a, “He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much….” David’s ascent from shepherd to king of Israel begins with him caring for the least of creatures to caring for God’s chosen people. His rise to leadership was gradual … Continue reading Want to Manage Well? Mind the Small Things
I love the Statue of Liberty and what she represents. I love that she is a beacon of hope. I love that she beckons to all who wish to live in freedom. I understand the motivation of the “huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” I also love what America stands for and thank God–I am … Continue reading Serious Questions About Immigration
Leadership expert John Maxwell once defined integrity as the “state of being complete, unified…” Though I agree, I think we can go even further in defining it. A much stronger definition of integrity, I believe, is given in the The American Heritage Dictionary. It defines integrity as “steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical … Continue reading Want to Lead with Integrity? Set an Absolute Course!