Contrasting Views

During George W. Bush’s brief tour of the newly democratic Baltic states, Latvian President Vaira Vike-Freiberga presented him with the Three-Star Order, the nation’s top honor. She called President Bush a “signal fighter [for] freedom and democracy in the world.” However, on Friday Senate Democratic minority leader Harry Reid told a group of high schoolers in Las Vegas that the president is “a loser.” The contrasting views show how easy it is for some people to take their liberty for granted. Those who actually have some experience fighting tyranny, however, appreciate what the president is doing. Let bitter partisans such as Reid rave on, but let’s keep them in the minority where they belong.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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