Silence in the face of evil is itself evil. — Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Tag archive: "apollo-13"

Apollo13_load_on_deck_f

‘Houston, we’ve had a problem’

William J. Federer

"Houston, we've had a problem" were the words sent from Apollo 13, which was launched for the moon APRIL 11, 1970. Mission control identified that an oxygen tank had exploded, irreparably damaging the craft. Special prayer services were held at the Chicago Board of Trade, at St. Peter’s Basilica by the Pope, at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem and reported in The New York Times. In April of 1970, President Richard Nixon had the nation observe a Day of Prayer for Apollo 13 astronauts. Even the U.S. Senate adopted a resolution urging prayer.

Featured Articles

environmentalism

Earth Day — High Holy Day of Paganism

JD Longstreet

I find it more than a little interesting that within 48 hours we are celebrating the high holy days of two of the world's largest and oldest religions: Christianity and (the oldest) Paganism.

Earth (NASA/NOAA/GSFC/Suomi NPP/VIIRS/Norman Kuring)

The Real Force Behind Earth Day

David Pepe

As "Earth Day" is upon us, let us look at the demonic and leftist philosophy which is driving this "Baalistic" ideology. What seems to have a strangle hold on America and the world at present is the godless totalitarian socialistic environmental movement of today.

Horse thief hanging, 1900

Public Hangings? Bring ‘Em Back!

JD Longstreet

Once the pubic is reminded of the heinous crime that brought the convict to the death chamber, I believe watching the perpetrator receive his/her just deserts would bring some closure and some finality to the chain of events initiated by the original crime. It might also result in more respect for the law and restore, at least to some degree, people's faith in the system.

U.S. Senate Candidate Stace Nelson

Decision Time Coming in South Dakota U.S. Senate Race

Bob Ellis

Public Opinion Strategies released a poll yesterday on the South Dakota U.S. Senate race. Not surprisingly, the poll found former governor Mike Rounds in the lead, followed by South Dakota Rep. Stace Nelson, Annette Bosworth, South Dakota Senator Larry Rhoden and Jason Ravnsborg.

The Constitutional Convention of 1787

Article V: An Appeal to Justice and Consanguinity

John Heidisch

The topic of a Convention of States is a polarizing one. The movement and debate, is largely being held within conservative schools of thought. Article V of the Constitution has been historically interpreted as the Founders provision for regulating an out of control federal government. However, the idea of an Article V convention has met fervent opposition from many conservatives.

Archives




"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the party over to the so-called moderates wouldn't make any sense at all." - Ronald Reagan, Nov. 10, 1964