Written by Joshua Horn on Friday, February 27, 2015
Written by Joshua Horn on Thursday, February 26, 2015
My letter to the editor, printed in The Herald-Sun February 17, 2015
North Carolina is in a similar situation. In 2012 more than 60 percent of the voters approved Amendment 1, but back in October it took only one federal judge to overturn it.
Federal courts point to the 14th Amendment as justification for their decisions, but anyone who reads it can see that it can not be justly construed to either require the recognition of same-sex marriages, or to give the federal courts any jurisdiction over state laws in these matters.
Ultimately the responsibility in North Carolina lies with the county registers of deeds who are elected on a local level. It is their jurisdiction to decide whether or not to issue marriage licenses. Citizens must hold them to account, and urge them to stand up for marriage as ordained by God, to resist judicial tyranny, enforce state law, and defend states’ rights as guaranteed by the United States Constitution.
Where is North Carolina’s Roy Moore to lead this charge?
Written by Joshua Horn on Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Before flying out on the last day of our trip, we visited the incredible Mount St. Helens.
|A tree knocked down by the eruption|
|Trees destroyed by the eruption|
|This entire valley was covered by ash|
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|Mount Hood from Bald Mountain. The ice caves are the two dark spots near the center of the picture.|
|Our campsite, just above the shelter.|
The next morning we ditched our packs and headed out to the Sandy Glacier ice caves. Getting out there was a little sketchy. The elevation is just a few hundred feet above McNeil Point, but it requires traversing some large scopes of scree. It's definately an area to take slow and carefully. One wrong step on the sliding gravel could send you tumbling down hundreds and hundreds of feet. But with the danger on the exposed slope came a great reward - incredible views of the valley the entire time.
|Crossing a small section of scree.|
|The other ice cave|
|The ridge we climbed down.|
We finally made it back to the trail and hurried down, arriving only 45 minutes late. All in all, it was one of the best hiking experiences I have ever had.
You can see a map of our route here: http://caltopo.com/map?id=3553
Written by Joshua Horn on Tuesday, December 30, 2014
On Sunday we went to church, and on Monday we went to Vancouver, Washington.
|Gardens at Fort Vancouver|
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On the third day we returned to the very scenic Columbia River Gorge, through which Lewis and Clark floated. In their time the river was filled with rapids, but in the succeeding years many dams have bene built.
|Boats in the river|
|Giant Beaver Skull, along with those of a modern beaver|
|Cliffs along which Lewis and Clark camped|
Written by Joshua Horn on Sunday, December 28, 2014
On the second day of our trip to Oregon, we drove out to the coast to see where Lewis and Clark reached the Pacific Ocean.
|Recreation of Fort Clatsop, where they stayed the winter.|
|Inside the captain's rooms|
|Ship that ran aground about 100 years ago|
|Fort Stevens, a World War II era fort bonbmarded by the Japanese|
Written by Joshua Horn on Saturday, December 27, 2014
Back in September, our family went to the Portland, Oregon area with our Grandparents. Here are some long belated pictures of what we saw.
|Waterfall in the Columbia River Gorge|
|Multnomah Falls, one of the highest in the United States|
|The top of Multnomah Falls|
|Salmon climbing the ladder at Bonneville Dam|