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Hal BidlackHal BidlackAugust 28, 20186min365

Let’s talk about respect. A few months ago, a dear friend asked me a powerful question – how do we respect an office when we have no respect for the occupant therein? What can we say about those who hold public office and fail to live up to the honor and dignity we presume goes along with raising one’s hand and taking the oath? Being an American is all about challenging authority and standing up for what we think is right. But what happens when those in authority are, well, not worthyin our view?


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Hal BidlackHal BidlackJune 15, 20186min385

When France’s King Louis XIV uttered the famous words “I am the State,” he was stating what he saw as obviously true — that as the absolute monarch, chosen (at least in his mind) by God, he was above any law made by mortal man. He asserted that he held all political and governmental authority. Scary.