Heart of America
My proposal for a Kemper Arena alternative is to build a monument that commemorates Kansas City as the heart of America. The monument would be a giant heart, which would tower higher than the St. Louis Arch.
The heart would be able to turn 360 degrees, rotating at all times. Sidewalks would lead to a visitor center below the heart from all sides like spokes on a wheel.
Each sidewalk would have the names of cities that have boundaries with Kansas City. The visitor center would function like that of the St. Louis Arch visitor center.
The giant heart would have elevators that would allow visitors to go up to a top floor, where windows would allow a continuing changing view of the Kansas City landscape as the giant heart monument would turn. Rich colorful flower beds would decorate the monument grounds.
Lights placed on the giant heart monument would outline a giant colorful heart symbol as seen from jet planes at night, as passengers would realize they were traveling across Kansas City, the heart of America.
Kansas City needs to have such a monument to rival other cities like St. Louis. I am working on making several different sketches of the monument.
Doctors should not have the right to label your child. If my kid likes to play and be silly does that mean he is developmentally delayed?
If my kid loves to talk does that mean he has autism? It’s wrong for doctors to judge kids.
You can’t judge and label kids when you only see them for maybe 5 to 10 minutes once every year. What can a parent do when there are doctors out there who are putting lies on your child’s medical records?
You would think that after the Monica Lewinski-President Bill Clinton stink that old men would know to keep their zippers up. But no. Missouri must be embarrassed before the world by a Jefferson City politician (5-14, A1, “Missouri House Speaker admits to relationship with college intern”).
Power and fame tend to corrupt people’s ethics. Groupies for the rock ’n’ roll bands and interns for politicians. The idea of fidelity in relationships seems to have gone.
I expect integrity when I vote for my representatives, but it is sure getting harder and harder to find. If a young college intern can get his zipper down, how easy is it to corrupt John Diehl for anything else?
‘Selfie’ U.S. culture
The “secular shift” in religious affiliation comes as no surprise. For about 50 years, mainline Protestant denominations have been, overall, preaching “laissez fair” Christianity, not the Word of God. In an effort to become culturally relevant and always politically correct, the mainline preachers have prostituted the word, trying to gain traction among the younger generation. The irony is it has not worked — the very ones being sought as members are cutting ties instead.
The subjects of human sin, God’s unalterable law, his holiness, our unworthiness and his justice (judgment) are conveniently ignored from the pulpit and in Bible studies. In our self-serve, individual-is-god culture, the message has become “do as you wish — God will forgive.”
That is not the word of God but a perversion of it. As for the Roman Catholic denomination, its own perversions in the same time frame are well-documented.
Man does not reign supreme. Until there is a worldwide revival of humble allegiance to God and his word, there will be continued loss of members and an increase in “selfie” religious homage. God’s mercy is indeed great (2 Chron. 7:14), but he will not abide continued human defiance without dire consequences.