Bruce Lear lives in Sioux City and has been connected to Iowa’s public schools for 38 years. He taught for eleven years and represented educators as an Iowa State Education Association regional director for 27 years until retiring.
While running for the U.S. Senate in 1858, Abraham Lincoln quoted a portion of Mathew 12:25, which has been translated as, “A House divided against itself cannot stand.”
He was talking about slavery, but 165 years later, our country and some of our cherished institutions still haven’t grasped that united is better than divided.
There’s an adage that the two subjects you don’t discuss in polite company are religion and politics. But those two topics are now hard not to mention together because both are immersed in culture wars.Continue Reading...