Why George H.W. Bush will be ranked as one of America’s greatest presidents.

In a hundred years George H.W. Bush will be ranked among America’s greatest presidents. Maybe in the top five, with Washington, Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt and, yes, his predecessor, Ronald Reagan. It will be said that Lincoln saved the union but Reagan and Bush saved mankind. Today we worry about what would happen if nuclearContinue reading “Why George H.W. Bush will be ranked as one of America’s greatest presidents.”

How Trump beats a rigged convention?

4/18/2016 “That’s not fair!” Donald Trump supporters say. They are complaining about the fact that millions of votes are ignored as the GOP establishment continues to try to rob him of the nomination by stacking the delegate process. What an irony. In 2012, former governor and GOP Rules Chairman, John Sununu, said the exact same thingContinue reading “How Trump beats a rigged convention?”

Top Presidential Historian says Ted Cruz not eligible to be president

Could Ted Cruz, born December 22, 1970 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, be Constitutionally ineligible for the presidency?  If he were alive today, one of America’s most distinguished presidential historians, J.J. Perling, would say yes.  We know that because he made that very judgement about another very distinguished American who was in the pipeline for theContinue reading “Top Presidential Historian says Ted Cruz not eligible to be president”

Jimmy Carter: He never told a lie

Jimmy Carter held a press conference today, announcing details on his growing battle with cancer. “I will never lie to you,” Jimmy Carter said back in 1976.  And so far, he never has. The dignity, humility and integrity of Jimmy Carter is best illustrated by what he hasn’t done. Unlike presidents who followed him heContinue reading “Jimmy Carter: He never told a lie”

Why I support Rand Paul and why he reminds me of Ronald Reagan.

For the first time since Ronald Reagan we have a political figure who is not just running for office to seek personal power but one who is actually leading a popular movement.   I’m talking about Senator Rand Paul who leads a diverse array of young people, free market conservatives, African Americans and Internet Geeks inContinue reading “Why I support Rand Paul and why he reminds me of Ronald Reagan.”

David and Goliath

I first gave this speech in 1968.  Only I called it David and the Princess because that is it’s more appropriate title.  In 1975 I delivered it to 10,000 people at Dexter Yager’s great Free Enterprise Day in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Almost five million copies of that cassette tape or CD sold around the worldContinue reading “David and Goliath”

Looking for Randy Smith

I have watched with envy over the last decade as friends and family find each other on the internet.  Sometimes the odds are long and the distances in time and geography are daunting but the stories keep coming and they are heartwarming and compelling.  But what can you do when your boyhood friend is namedContinue reading “Looking for Randy Smith”

Benjamin Netanyahu’s Dark Prophesy

There have been more than 100 speeches by heads of state before joint sessions of congress.  But none like the one today by Israeli President, Benjamin Netanyahu.  Doug Wead talks about the speech and compares it to other moments in history.  Wead says Netanyahu’s  warnings about “an Iran with all the nuclear weapons it wantContinue reading “Benjamin Netanyahu’s Dark Prophesy”

Roy H. Wead and the history of the Assemblies of God

It’s Fathers’ Day and I remember an extraordinary man, Roy H. Wead, my father.  He was the first District Superintendent for the fledgling Assemblies of God in Indiana.  It was May,1946, the month I was born, and the old Central District was split into two separate organizations, one for Ohio and one for Indiana.  DadContinue reading “Roy H. Wead and the history of the Assemblies of God”