Archive for December 21, 2007

Randy Desoto (G3) Has New Book

Randy Desoto (G3) has authored a new book titled We Hold These Truths.  The description on is:

Two central beliefs in the Declaration of Independence have greatly shaped the United States and formed it into a country that is a beacon of liberty throughout the world. The first influential belief is that there is a providential God Who presides over the affairs of this world, and the second is that God has granted man inalienable rights. Leaders like Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Franklin Roosevelt, and Dwight Eisenhower have appealed to these beliefs during some of the nation's most trying and defining moments, including the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and World War II. Unfortunately, these founding and sustaining visions are in danger of being lost today. This book delves into the issues that surround these beliefs, states the disastrous effects that losing these beliefs would bring, and presents solutions for a nation that is in peril due to a lack of vision.

Randy also pens an occasional column for The Conservative Voice web site, the latest of which is a good review of the movie Charlie Wilson's War.

Why Army Football Matters

The Times-Herald has an interesting article on "Why Army Football Matters":  

These are tough guys preparing to face a tough world. They want to go against the best, and not fall back on any excuses like the special academic circumstances at Army that limit recruiting, or the fact a cadet's life is hardly the same as a basket-weaving major at Gridiron State.

To those closest to it, there's just no imagining life without Army football.

I'm not sure what has changed since the '80s when Army had both "special academic circumstances…that limit recruiting" and appearances in bowl games.