My Internet is out at the house, and the technician won’t be out until Friday, so posting this week may be a bit dicey and inconsistent. As a result, I’m phoning it once again this Sunday—the perfect way to start (or end, depending on your perspective) the week.
Brace yourself for “Lazy Sunday III: Historical Moments” (read “Lazy Sunday” and “Lazy Sunday II“). These posts are derived from a series of short talks I gave to the Florence County (SC) GOP in 2018. They are presented in chronological order.
1.) “The Formation of the Republican Party” – this post was featured in “Lazy Sunday II: Lincoln Posts,” as is the second piece in this list (sorry for the redundant recycling). It’s a quick overview of the origins of the Republican Party in the 1850s.
3.) “Veterans’ Day 2018, Commemoration of the Great War, and Poppies” – like President George W. Bush, I am not one of the great orators of our time, but when I delivered this Historical Moment, it was probably the most powerful oratorical presentations I’ve ever given. That is not due in any way to my own speaking abilities (although I do possess a rich, chocolate-y baritone when speaking), but to the emotional power of John McCrae’s “In Flanders Field.” It was an arresting moment when I delivered the lines of that simple, sweet poem.
4.) “The Influence of Christianity on America’s Founding” – this talk was a longer-form version the usual Historical Moments, which are usually about five minutes long. I was asked to give a slightly longer speech about the influence of Christianity on the founding of our nation at a joint FCGOP-Darling County GOP Christmas dinner. It’s a complex topic, but, yes, Christianity was and is key to the American experiment in self-government.
So there you have it—more TPP greatest hits. Enjoy, and have a restful Sunday!