Peaches & Pits

Peaches to the United States of America, the most wonderful country on Earth! If you think America is a terrible place, you may want to check out some other countries. You might find yourself enlightened.

Peaches to the young people I spoke to at Players Ninth Street Youth Center. I asked them what the Fourth of July meant to them, and they all talked about our country. It’s nice to see young people who know what this country is all about.

Peaches to John Philip Sousa for having written “The Stars & Stripes Forever.” In my mind it’s the greatest American march ever, if not the greatest march in the world.

Peaches to the Founders of this nation who pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to the cause of liberty and American independence. We wouldn’t be here without them, and we wouldn’t be enjoying the freedoms we have without the system they created.

Pits to King George III of England. Hey, as long as I’m on a Fourth of July roll, I figured I had to say that.

Peaches to religious freedom. I believe that the best thing to happen to the spread of God’s Word in this nation is we have no established state church. Being a pastor’s son and having spent my life in churches, I can tell you that, if there was a state church, we’d get the worst of religious politics and government politics in the same place!

Why should I have all the fun with this? The Pioneer wants to know: who do you think deserves a peach? How about a pit? Send your ideas to the Parker Pioneer, P.O. Box 3365, Parker, AZ 85344. You can also send them to


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These churches in Parker are political and they do mix church and state. Church and Tribal Government. "If you come to my church and we get tribal employment and involvement and influence in your Tribal Government, You get a free pass to Heaven".

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