MORE THAN DISINTERESTED WORDS FROM A PARTING FRIEND: HOW THE ADVICE FROM WASHINGTON’S FAREWELL ADDRESS APPLIES TO THE U.S. TODAY

Washington published his Farewell Address on September 19th, not as a review and celebration of his achievements as president, but rather as “the disinterested warnings of a parting friend, who can possibly have no personal motive to bias his counsel.” When George Washington bid farewell to his public life, he left with a speech that still applies to the United States today. At the heart of his parting words is a goal: that in order to remain free and independent citizens of our own nation we must be politically united, a problem: a warning against too closely binding ourselves together politically with other nations, and a solution: we may only preserve our nation through religion and morality. Continue reading MORE THAN DISINTERESTED WORDS FROM A PARTING FRIEND: HOW THE ADVICE FROM WASHINGTON’S FAREWELL ADDRESS APPLIES TO THE U.S. TODAY

Why It Doesn’t Matter Who’s Elected President

The 2016 election cycle was like a personal tornado for me. It started out fast-paced and exciting. Everything was upside down. The Republican party had nearly twenty strong candidates that could have easily defeated Hillary Clinton, Hillary Clinton looked mortal against the onslaught of Bernie Sanders supporters, and Donald Trump possibly changed the political process … Continue reading Why It Doesn’t Matter Who’s Elected President

Uncertain

I was feeling spiritual today…and philosophical…and artistic. So here’s a little poem I wrote up back in Easter. For your soul, mind, and your entertainment, the Elephant’s Conscience is proud to present: Uncertain. Yours, -The Elephant’s Conscience         If the last shall be first and the first shall be last, What happens to those in … Continue reading Uncertain

The Mayweather/Pacquiao Fight Wasn’t the Waste of Time You Thought it Was

If you watched the May 2nd fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, you

probably feel slighted for spending your hard-earned money on watching two men in their mid-

thirties hug for twelve rounds. You may have also felt that the world is more than a little unfair

when the monetary results of the fight became public yesterday. Despite the fact that two men

generated nearly $600 million dollars in one day according to the Business Insider1, I’m here to

tell you why, at least through my experience, the fight wasn’t the monumental waste of time that

most of the general population thinks it was. Continue reading The Mayweather/Pacquiao Fight Wasn’t the Waste of Time You Thought it Was

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

My favorite individual comic strip of all time is from the Family Circus series. In the individual strip, the Family Circus’ oldest son Billy is in Sunday school with his siblings and their friends. The teacher is sitting in front of her class and is explaining the Trinity to the children. The teacher, bent over to look all of the little children in the eye says, “Remember, children, that God is one.” Billy then stands up says to the teacher, “And I am five!” Continue reading The Gifts of the Holy Spirit