Description : A Shining City on a Hill is a vision of God's will for Good, Just, and Righteous government done in Wisdom for the Common Good. This is not a Liberal or utopian vision for government but rather a practical, moral one based on the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God of the Judeo-Christian worldview of Thomas Jefferson and the American founders, and this worldview creates "Liberty and Justice for all." Unfortunately, today's Democrats openly embrace a statism and Social Justice that are, in fact, the opposite of traditional "Liberty and Justice for all." Mitchell argues that America is at a crossroads in history, and we must choose between the classical Justice of the founders or the Social Justice of today's Liberals and Democrats, and this means the key to Republican victories now and into the future is choosing the classical "Liberty and Justice for all" ofA Shining City on a Hill.
Description : The American history of the 'city on a hill' metaphor from its Puritan beginnings to its role in Reagan's American civil religion and beyond.
Description : How an obscure Puritan sermon came to be seen as a founding document of American identity and exceptionalism “For we must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill,” John Winthrop warned his fellow Puritans at New England’s founding in 1630. More than three centuries later, Ronald Reagan remade that passage into a timeless celebration of American promise. How were Winthrop’s long-forgotten words reinvented as a central statement of American identity and exceptionalism? In As a City on a Hill, leading American intellectual historian Daniel Rodgers tells the surprising story of one of the most celebrated documents in the canon of the American idea. In doing so, he brings to life the ideas Winthrop’s text carried in its own time and the sharply different yearnings that have been attributed to it since. As a City on a Hill shows how much more malleable, more saturated with vulnerability, and less distinctly American Winthrop’s “Model of Christian Charity” was than the document that twentieth-century Americans invented. Across almost four centuries, Rodgers traces striking shifts in the meaning of Winthrop’s words—from Winthrop’s own anxious reckoning with the scrutiny of the world, through Abraham Lincoln’s haunting reference to this “almost chosen people,” to the “city on a hill” that African Americans hoped to construct in Liberia, to the era of Donald Trump. As a City on a Hill reveals the circuitous, unexpected ways Winthrop’s words came to lodge in American consciousness. At the same time, the book offers a probing reflection on how nationalism encourages the invention of “timeless” texts to straighten out the crooked realities of the past.
Description : Designed to bring about a closer walk with God, this journal introduces readers to a brand new adventure of seeing God daily in their lives and in others. (Motivation)
Description : Public speaking is one of the things many fear the most. This fear is justified-Many eyes to look into and many minds to contend with. Thoughts are elusive. The catcher of powerful thoughts-the apt words-are even more elusive. Yet, you do not need to despair. By standing on the shoulders of great orators, you can also speak with facility, felicity, cogency, and potency. Great orators have produced immortal thoughts couched in immortal words. This book selects the gems and the most versatile phrases in the top 100 speeches in the history of American rhetoric of the last century, so that you do not have to tire your mind and tax your time spending months going through all these speeches to mine the diamonds of powerful thoughts and felicitous words. This book furnishes you with powerful and ready blocks for the efficient construction of edifices of powerful ideas embodied in powerful words. The top 100 speeches are the most significant American political speeches of the 20th century, according to 137 leading scholars of American public address. Their inclusion and ranking are based on their "social and political impact," "rhetorical artistry," "eloquence," and "power."
Description : This book is a compilation of poems and prose but it is really about fine poetry. Fine poetry is the music of mathematics - Elegance-Rhythm-Good Order-Feeling of the Unknown - are some characteristics. Look behind the words for their meanings. For sometimes poetry is colored by the Poet's philosophical, political and social leanings. This book also illustrates the truthfulness of the following: A great poet is one who expresses our thoughts and feelings --Shylock A good writer/poet is a person who has done enough reading throughout a lifetime and has internalized the rhythms of the written word and has refined the ability to mimic those rhythms --Professor X (paraphrased) Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen --leonardo da Vinci L'imagination est plus importante que la connaissance Imagination is more important than knowledge --Albert Einstein