In the interest of serving all our readers, I try to refrain from commenting on local news. However, after Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott suffered a gruesome ankle injury in last Sunday’s game, a story so impressed me that I wanted to share it. Dak’s neighbors put a huge sign in front of his house with giant letters in Cowboys colors. The top line reads, “GET WELL SOON.” The line below it reads, “YOUR NEIGHBORS.”
In these days of pandemic pain and distress, it’s worth remembering the good in our communities and culture.
Here’s another example: Kevin Williamson notes in National Review that “every Nobel Prize in 2020 was awarded either to an American, a team of Americans, or a team with an American member. Not bad for a group of people comprising 4 percent of the world’s population.”
This week’s Apple unveiling of the newest iPhone is just one example of American high tech. Amazon’s Prime Day is another. Disney’s escalating leadership in streaming-video services is yet another. The fact that all three companies are multinational but headquartered in the US makes my point.
Good news for religious freedom
There’s even good news on the religious freedom front.
A federal court ruled that the District of Columbia’s coronavirus restrictions violated Capitol Hill Baptist Church’s religious-exercise rights. The church has been meeting outdoors and observing all social distancing and mask-wearing standards. The District, however, has banned all religious gatherings over one hundred people, though the mayor appeared at a huge anti-racism rally in June and her office has not enforced its own ban on other gatherings of…
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