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


THERE IS LIFE AFTER COAL

Their is life after coal and the future prosperity of the mountains will be fueled by the thousand of hard working, talented and skilled coal miners who will fill the thousand of new jobs in aerospace, automotive and other industries....

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TRIBUTE TO A MAN OF VISION

All Kentuckians owe a debt of gratitude to a man of vision, a man who has spent more than four decades caring for the people of Kentucky and the people of the mountains....

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OUR CHILDREN, OUR TEACHERS, OUR FUTURE

The future of Kentucky depends on the public school education which our children receive today, tomorrow and in the future. It is time for an administration which supports public schools, not leadership intent on destroying Kentucky public schools....

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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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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 Sunday, September 15, 2019 - “If any man tells you he loves America, yet hates labor, he is a liar. If any man tells you he trusts America, yet fears labor, he is a fool.” Abraham Lincoln, 16th 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.