FIVE SMOOTH STONES


"Then David took his shepherd's staff, selected five smooth stones from the brook, and put them in the pocket of his shepherd's pack, and with his sling in his hand approached Goliath." 1 Samuel 17:26-50 (MSG)

RANDOM THOUGHTS FROM THE HEARTLAND


NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS

It is time to return to the days when neighbors helped neighbors with a hand up, not a handout. It is the spirit of neighbors helping neighbors which has made this country great...

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BLACKJEWEL EXCUSES WILL NOT PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE

Blackjewel's excuses for bankruptcy is nothing more than a smoke screen to literally steal the wages of 1,800 hard working miners. It is time for Kentuckians to join hands and support our friends and neighbors...

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TIME TO END THE PUBLIC SECTOR PENSION CRISIS

The time has come to find solutions to the public sector pension crisis, not a time to simply eliminate public pensions by creating another crisis....

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SMOKE-FILLED ROOMS, KENTUCKY STYLE

It is time to end the practice of deciding the future of Kentucky behind closed doors in smoke-filled rooms by unelected, anonymous men. It is time to bring an end to the corruption...

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DRUG EPIDEMIC, RURAL HEALTHCARE, NEW IDEAS

Kentucky has received an $87 million grant to conduct a four-year study to reduce opioid overdose deaths in the next thee years by 40-percent. Maybe, we should start spending money on treatment instead of studies and reduce overdose deaths by 50, 60, 70 percent of more...

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TINY HOUSES, BIG IDEAS, RESTORING HOPE

Tiny house, big ideas, and restoring hope and homeless, a problem with a solution from Eastern Kentucky's high school students, one tiny house at at time...

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RUSSIAN COLLUSION, KENTUCKY STYLE

The recently announced partnership between Braidy Atlas and Rusal, a Russian company, should give everyone a cause for concern. It is difficult to comprehend why the United States government would approve this partnership.

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D-DAY, A DAY TO REMEMBER

D-Day, a day to remember those of the greatest generation who sacrificed to preserve America's freedom, and freedom around the globe in World War II...

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REMEMBERING ONE SOLDIER, ONE HERO, ONE FLAG

In honor of all American heroes who have been lost on the battlefields protecting our freedom...

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A TIME TO REMEMBER OUR TRUE AMERICAN HEROES

Our true American Heroes served and died on the fields of battle, let's remember all of them on Memorial Day...

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BACKWARD KENTUCKIANS

In the words of Governor Bevin, Kentuckians are backward and their future hangs in the balance unless he is reelected...

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TYRANNY, TEACHERS AND THE GOVERNOR

The quest to replace public education with charter schools in Kentucky has reached an unprecedented level of tyranny by our governor...

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Mark Wohlander


Like many of you, I have spent most of my life viewing America from the sidelines. Time and time again, I found myself wanting to jump onto the field as a player, instead of merely cheering loudly for those willing to take the field, those willing to be bruised and battered fighting for the values which mean so much to me. Every time I thought about raising my voice in opposition to those things which I strongly believed were tearing apart the very fabric of the freedoms which our founding fathers had woven into the Constitution, I decided that my small voice would never be heard, or I did not have the skills or strength to be a player on the field. Yet, as I stood on the sidelines, I finally decided that enough was enough and unless I was willing to enter the fray, I had no right to complain about the direction America was heading.

So, after a lifetime of watching the best and worst of Americans, it was time to put into words all that life has taught me about the greatness of America, a nation which is the home of the free because of the brave, and especially because of the blessings of an awesome God.

Mark Wohlander – March of 2019

Mark Wohlander

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IS OURS FROM THE HAND OF GOD

Liberty quote for Tuesday, August 13, 2109 – “All will concede that in order to have good neighbors, we must also be good neighbors. That applies in every field of human endeavor.” Harry Truman, 33rd President of the United States

Contact Mark Wohlander


  • Lexington, Kentucky, United States

Available to share random thoughts from the heartland


Available to share random thoughts from the heartland
Beginning in late July, Mark will be traveling around rural Kentucky to share other Random Thoughts from the Heartland, thoughts which will address topics as diverse as public v. charter schools, socialism v. capitalism, rural health care, taxpayer funded businesses, attacks on religion, patriotism, and finally, Mark will be share some old fashioned, common sense solutions to these and many other topics of concern for all of us.

Mark is available to speak to community groups and church groups across Kentucky.  Other than a minimal charge for travel and accommodations, Mark's presentations are free to any interested group.