What Is America Doing Right?

This morning was the annual Iowa Prayer Breakfast.  I was invited by a friend of mine this year, and having never attended before I was interested in seeing what really transpired there.

It turned out to be a good opportunity to reconnect with a few people, wonderful music provide by Faith Baptist Bible College Chorale, excellent food and a decent, though somewhat tempered agenda including some prayer, a couple of brief speeches, and an interesting keynote by David Noebel.

I suspect that attendance in general, and specifically by some more prominent Iowans who were conspicuous by their absence, including Goveror Chet Culver, and the entire Iowa Delegation to the US Congress with the exception of Leonard Boswell.  I may not agree with Boswell’s politics, but I appreciate the fact he could make the time for this event.

But I don’t really condemn the others that were not in attendance.  It is, you realize, Spring Break.  Apparently a case of poor planning.

Noebel’s speech was titled “What’s Right With America”.  It was an encouraging montage of information and stories about the things that we are, as a nation, doing well.  I was rapt in the compelling assessment of our nation’s role in the world, providing more charitable support than any other country, doing the unthinkable by rebuilding the countries we defeated in World War II, having the highest rates of women, Jews, and people of African ancestry attending colleges and having strong roles in business in the world  And most importantly, that people of faith have led the way in ensuring these successes.

I suspect that Noebel would have been able to speak for much longer.  He is President of Summit Ministries and is recognized as an expert on worldview analysis and the decline of morality and spirituality in Western Civilization.  His background information goes on for quite a ways, and I won’t dig into all of that.

However, he brings a valuable perspective to the discussion of the faith in our country, and our country’s role in the world, with an extensive understanding of various world views and how they relate to each other.  His book “Understanding The Times: The Collision of Today’s Competing Worldviews” was recently revised and I’m planning to read it soon.  This book provides a side-by-side analysis of Christian, Islamic, Secular Humanist, Marxist-Leninist, Cosmic Humanist and Postmodern world views on a variety of topics including Ethics, Psychology, History, Economics and Politics.

I suspect there is a LOT more we could say about what’s right with America.   What do you think?  We’re have a page setup here that will allow you to voice your own thoughts about what is right with our country.

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Mr. Smith is the Publisher of The Conservative Reader. He is Partner/Owner of Ambrosia Web Technology as well as a Systems Architect for Wells Fargo. Art hold a degree in Computer Science from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and is a political blogger at the Des Moines Register. Art's views are purely his own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Wells Fargo.


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  1. JP Miller | Apr 8, 2009 at 3:49 am | Reply

    Has it occured to anyone that Barry is mentally incapable of making an educated decision involving more than one sentence at a time. Also, if we have to keep asking ourselves, “is that man crazy?” The answer is most likely “yes!”
    Here you have an admitted dope addict who used powerful drugs MDMA COKE HEROIN and basically anything he got his hands on…unless he’s on methadone there is no way to kick his habit. Maybe he ought to go see the shrinks at one of his prison camps…that’s politically incorrect? Ok call it RE-HAB…he needs to quit being a nusiance…I’ll bet his report card (if its ever found) says, “wastes time and annoys others.” He is so arrogant he smells to high heaven. Imagine if I did like he and his wife and started burning African flags. Well, we can easily see to it that the media who lied to everyone about Barrt are the first post-election companies to “bite-the-dust.” Commentators! I wonder if they have to practice repeating for their new jobs, “you want that supersized?”
    This is all to say today…we will see justice…and we will end up with the dignity we choose…probably like the band playing on the Titanic as it went down to the bottom of the ocean. If we remain calm and convince the chief justice to do the right thing and tell this poor wimp Barry to resign or be impeached.
    Besides being an admitted doper, he is a Muslim because he said so and he continues to break our laws. He is guilty of treason… Also, the election should be null and void because Acorn cheated and one elector voted after being dead for 8 years.
    “Liar, liar, Barry’s pants are on fire!”

  2. JP Miller | Apr 12, 2009 at 1:01 pm | Reply

    Can’t speak for everyone but a lot of us Seniors are boycotting dishonest media. The ones with biased reporting hiding the truth about Barry if that’s even his name. We do not buy magazines or newspapers for the same reason. We turn the TV off everytime a this liar, admitted doper, shows his face. He only thinks that he has conned everyone and perpetrated the biggest hoax ever. We oldsters have the time and the stamina to keep demanding this deceitful Muslim resign and pack up and leave with his tail between his legs like the dirty dog that he is. How dare he give new orders every day causing worry. Barry is terrorizing our Christian nation of generous peace loving people. For anyone to do this to the vast majority of hard working people, while our young people are fighting a war out of the country, is high treason. Why bother filing a complaint with the states Attorney Generals. They are appointed by the office of the president…they don’t have enough dignity to charge this inelligible mentally unstable clown.

  3. Tamara | Mar 29, 2010 at 8:23 pm | Reply

    What is America Doing Right?


  4. geral | Jun 27, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Reply


    Imagine that a mafia type moves into your neighborhood, subtly sets himself up as a kind of authority and pseudo friend to those who bow to him. He becomes in time a protector to his followers and an oppressor to those who refuse his orders. Ultimately, as this mafia figure has the backing of the ‘organization’ , all persons in the neighborhood realize that the best course to maintain peace in the home is to subscribe to the mafia’s doctrine and at the same time pretend that all is for the greater good. Many are then rewarded for their loyalty to the mafia lord.

    Now, this is the scenario today on the world stage with the fbi/cia/pentagon (and their minions, stooges,shills, thugs,punks,assassins,operatives, agents,informants,and police/national guard Gen d’armes, all acting as mafia type figures.

    For purposes of this report the main focus is on the dual disciples of satan, the fbi/cia, as mafia, and on their demand that all the world accept the new world order as defined and as enforced by their organization (i.e.: the war machine). Those who surrender their persons and countries unto the authority of the fbi/cia mafia are rewarded (first by not being killed or imprisoned, followed by some temporary economic benefits to the country’s ruling elite. Those who resist or fight the terrorists of the fbi/cia mafia are hunted down like dogs and are killed. Thus, the real war on terror takes on a very special meaning to all who are affected by the aggression of the most dangerous and bold group of blood thirsty killers ever to live on the planet earth: the fbi/cia mafia and their associates and facilitators throughout society.

    Today the people of the world recognize that the fbi/cia gang represents the failed leadership of the United States of America, and that this nation is thereby a homicidal menace to Humanity because the fbi/cia’s war machine continues the assault on the world’s population with threats, armed invasions, and ultra high tech weaponry (including mind control and brain entrainment gadgetry) and by whatever other methods be available in their arsenal.

    Now a clear and present danger to the peace and stability of all peoples is apparent; unless stopped now the future of mankind is in great peril with regard to human and civil rights, individual liberty issues and freedom from oppression.
    The sentiment grows around the globe to stop the invaders of the fbi/cia gang . The mantra of the freedom fighters may be summarized in a simple but universal expression of rage as follows and the war on terror has hardly just begun:

    Invade My Country, I Invade Yours;
    Attack My Brain, All Bets Are Off.




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