Lloyd E. Sheaffer

Lloyd E. Sheaffer


Those God-given rights? Those come from men and institutions. Leave God out of it | Lloyd Sheaffer

By: - May 31, 2020

To all those out there who are parading and protesting and shouting to any nearby television camera, “Don’t take our God-given rights,” I say Back off! The “rights” so cavalierly crowed about do not come from God; they come from man through the institution of government. Before tagging me with the godless-secular-humanist badge and pinning […]


Character matters in our leaders. And that’s never been more true than now | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

By: - April 26, 2020

Honesty. Responsibility. Respect. Humility. Conviction. Open-mindedness. All are qualities we need in a president. All are lacking in the current one.


‘The biggest feeling is sadness’: With classes canceled, teachers try to keep teaching | Lloyd Sheaffer

By: - March 24, 2020

We must encourage and support our public educators to find ways to keep our students actively involved in learning and engaged.


Washington: Farmer. General. Statesman. Visionary. Patriot. President. Citizen. | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

By: - February 28, 2020

I share a special affinity for George Washington, the “Father of Our Country,” most likely because we share a birthday. Per the Gregorian calendar, Mr. Washington was born on February 22, 1732, in Popes Creek, Virginia. A couple of centuries after his nativity, I was born on February 22 in the town from which President Washington personally led his troops westward to douse the smoldering rebellion over whiskey taxes in western Pennsylvania.


Getting rid of online comments doesn’t mean the end of dialogue. But it does mean the start of civility | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

By: - February 2, 2020

Let us all work to exchange ideas and debate important issues with comity rather than hostility. We can — and must — do better.


Yes, it’s a time of giving. But it needs to last throughout the year | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

By: - December 20, 2019

Many of charitable institutions are worthy of support now and throughout the year. But they can't do it all alone, all of the time.


What to do about our paralyzed Congress? | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

By: - November 26, 2019

It is time for our elected officials to return to working for the good of the citizenry, not for political party alliances.


There was nothing Christian about Bill Barr’s speech at Notre Dame | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

By: - October 24, 2019

A week or so ago, a dear cousin sent me an article which she had read and about which she felt uncomfortable. She asked me to read it and to provide her with my feedback. As requested, I perused the piece. It is no wonder she was concerned. What she sent me was the text […]


What do you do when the news leaves you numb? A little shame goes a long way | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

By: - September 27, 2019

If we do not rise out of complacency to overturn this mind-numbing menace, shame on all of us. The lessons and the price of the past is too great.


So you’re running for president, and you have a plan? Tell me more. Please | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

By: - August 30, 2019

Caps, slogans, banners, vapid promises, social media blasts—these should not be the determiners of who will lead our governments. We need to demand more.