Humility and American Exceptionalism

On December 22, 1783, after eight long years of war, General George Washington surrendered his commission to Congress.  The act was the response to a viable plot by his officers, with Washington as their leader, to march on Congress and take over the government.  This was a plot that would have obviously altered the course of history, but something not uncommon in a post revolutionary environment.  Similarly, in 1796, then President Washington announced that he would not run for a … read more

Political Foundation

As always, my family and I had the pleasure of hearing a sermon from our Pastor, Mike Gibson, at Christ Lutheran Costa Mesa this Easter Sunday.  Pastor Mike always does a wonderful job, but his message this Sunday struck a chord.  He spoke about the parable of the house built on rock, Matthew 7:24-27.  Here is the passage 24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house … read more

How to Make Your Own Door Hangers

Only Items Needed card stock paper high quality printer 3/4 inch hole punch (Michaels) paper cutter These will take some time to make, but if you’re on a budget they will cost about half of what you’ll pay to order them from a printer.  Great for precinct walking.

A Call for Civility in Costa Mesa

“So let us begin anew – remembering on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof.” – President John F. Kennedy. Politics here in our city have a tendency to become personal. This election will likely prove no different. This is not what most residents want to see. On my precinct walks in Costa Mesa, the message from our neighbors is loud and clear: Our community is looking for fresh perspectives, … read more

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