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Jeffrey Sparks
Works at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Attended Northern Arizona University
Lives in Prescott, AZ
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“What happened in Soviet Russia wasn't really communism!” (Or was it?)
The critics of communism have long pointed out the failure of states like China and the Soviet Union, which all attempted to implement Marxist doctrine. The variety of liberal responses to this is rather interesting, and the ...
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The man who wrote a Constitution that worked
The Founding Fathers, as a group, are an underrated lot. Even Washington, Hamilton, Jefferson, and Franklin sometimes don't get the respect they deserve; and many have never even heard of John Adams or James Madison. John Ada...
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When I was a student at Yavapai College (the little school in my hometown), I was fortunate to take a class about world religions, in which we learned about everything from Judaism to Islam to Buddhism. The class was called "...
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If you asked people what was the worst decision in Supreme Court history, you would get all kinds of answers. Liberals, for example, might say something like District of Columbia v. Heller (a pro-gun-rights decision), and con...
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He is a celebrated American general, who lost more battles than he won. Like America itself, he allied with the British to fight the French, and then allied with the French to fight the British. And he wanted to be a political leader, but turned down the chance to be a king. (Incidentally, today is his birthday.)
He is a celebrated American general, who lost more battles than he won. Like America itself, he allied with the British to fight the French, and then allied with the French to fight the British. And he wanted to be a politica...
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You can't understand racism unless you're a minority! (Or can you?)
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What happened to the Founders after they founded the country
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He was a slaveholding Southerner, who stopped an early attempt at seceding from the Union. He was a champion of the “common man,” so long as that common man was white. And his face is found on the $20 bill, even though he caused Indian Removal and the Trail of Tears – AFTER the Supreme Court had ruled it unconstitutional.
He was a slaveholding Southerner, who stopped an early attempt at seceding from the Union. He was a champion of the "common man," so long as that common man was white. And his face is found on the $20 bill, even though he cau...
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Here's a post which is targeted more towards a Google audience; but for any of my Facebook friends who are interested, here's the link.
I would wager that many a student has taken a statistics class, and been introduced to bell curves without having the slightest idea why they're used. That was me, to some extent, when I took my first statistics class. I was ...
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“The Founding Fathers believed in compromise!” (Or did they?)
I was once in an argument with a liberal guy who claimed that Republicans should compromise because "the Founding Fathers agreed with compromise" (or some wordage to that effect), telling me to "Read the Federalist Papers" (h...
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You can't understand racism unless you're a minority! (Or can you?)
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18 biographies of American presidents made for television
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Tutor
Skills
English, Spanish, French, Ancient Greek
Employment
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
    Mission Leader, 2014 - present
  • Yavapai College
    Tutor, 2012 - present
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
    Assistant Clerk, 2010 - present
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Prescott, AZ
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"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." - Aristotle
Introduction
I am a college graduate from Arizona who aspires to know a little about everything. I got a degree in business and certificate in economics, I'm tutoring math at Yavapai College, and I spend a lot of time trying to learn languages (including Ancient Greek). I maintain a blog that is "part history, part politics, and part random other stuff." Thus, I have a degree in one subject, a certificate in another, I tutor another, I'm learning still another, and writing about still others besides. So I'm the proverbial jack of all trades, and master of none.

I guess you could say I haven't made up my mind what I want to specialize in, so I do a little of everything. My blog's categories show the diversity of topics that I try to cover. I have no regular schedule for posting, but I usually publish a blog post about once a week.
Bragging rights
I have read the Book of Mormon in Spanish and French. I can also play piano by ear.
Education
  • Northern Arizona University
    Business Administration with a Concentration in Marketing, 2010
    Certificate in Business Economics
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