We can all feel the growing partisan divide in our nation. And "partisan" isn't really the correct term. It's really an ideological divide that expresses itself in many ways, including politics.
The divide is evident all around us. We see it on television. We feel it in social media. It is inescapable. It seems every issue has become a "wedge" issue that divides us into two groups that are moving further and further apart.
But rarely to we get to see the divide in raw data, like we did this week...Read more
Have you ever heard a song in the night? How about in a "night season" when it seems there is no song to be heard?
I've been facing some challenges lately. These challenges are "common to man" and certainly pale in comparison to what many others are facing. But they are challenges nonetheless.
And as a result, I find something happening that doesn't make me feel very comfortable...Read more
This week, immediately after making a historic nomination for the Supreme Court, President Trump departed for Europe and the next phase of his DEFENDING AMERICA AGAIN campaign.
Can you remember the days of Obama and his endless "apology" tours around the world? What a difference with President Trump in the White House! The President is calling out our NATO allies for their unwillingness to pay their fair share to defend western civilization. Then he headed to England with some stern words for the Prime Minister who has weakened Brexit. Trump even noted that Europe is "losing" because uncontrolled immigration is "changing the culture."
Again.... just try to imagine any other American leader making such statements! And herein lies the true genius of TrumpRead more
As I celebrated Independence Day with my family yesterday, an interesting thought struck me...
Why don't we celebrate September 3 as our Independence Day?
After all, that was the day that the Treaty of Paris was signed, formally ending the War for Independence. That was the day we won the battle for independence. So why not celebrate September the Third? The answer reveals an important aspect of what it means to be an American.Read more
Writing a book is an interesting journey.
On one hand, you have the "end" in mind when you start. That concept is usually what drives one to write a book in the first place -- some intellectual "destination" that you want to guide the reader to. In this way, book writing is quite deductive. The writer begins with a premise based on experience and then works to the particulars (proofs).
On the other hand, book writing is also inductive. Or more bluntly, surprising.Read more
We just posted our first e-course on our new platform. It's called "Thriving 101."
This seven-part series is our opportunity to introduce you to Grassfire's new organizing idea to "help America thrive." I hope you enjoy the series as much as I did in making it!
As you may know, Grassfire is expanding our vision around the idea of "helping America thrive." I am very excited about this shift because I believe we must give the context for the ideals of liberty and limited government our nation so desperately needs.Read more
I was up early yesterday on Father's Day and I couldn't help but think about my dad.
Earl Louis Elliott. Hard to believe he passed away to his heavenly reward 24 years ago, yet on this day, my thoughts flood to him. It's amazing how long a shadow dad casts, but maybe that's the way it's supposed to be.
I want to share one memory and seven words from my dad with you. First the seven words...Read more
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A little background on why I made this, and why dad is so vital...Read more
After a brief "reboot" season, I'm very excited to introduce you to the rebooted Grassfire!
It's not quite finished yet, but we're launching with a host of new features on a platform that is re-engineered to help you maximize your impact as a grassroots, patriotic American.
Go here to see some of the new features.
And you can always find the latest news here.
Perhaps most importantly, we're rebooting around a renewed vision of our role in helping restore our nation.Read more