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Joshua Horn
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Napoleon Bonaparte’s rise to power is one of the great stories of European history. He was born the son of a minor noble on the island off the coast of Italy, yet in just a few decades he gained control of France and conquered most of Europe. He could do this because he had the skills and abilities required to seize favorable situations that he encountered and turn them to his own benefit. In his life, we can learn principles that are applicable to anyone, as well as dangerous traits common to many dictators in history who have abused their power.
Napoleon Bonaparte's rise to power is one of the great stories of European history. He was born the son of a minor noble on the island off the coast of Italy, yet in just a few decades he gained control of France and conquered most of Europe. He could do this because he had the skills and ...
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Check out this video we shot at the Battle of Waterloo reenactment last Friday. Thanks to +Christian Di Lorenzo and Stephen Horn for the help. 
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The Herald-Sun printed my letter to the editor:

Where’s our Roy Moore?
Down in Alabama last week, Chief Justice Roy Moore resisted the rulings of federal courts which overturned the provisions in their state constitution forbidding the license of sex marriages.

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?
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+Maggie Ford Thanks, will do. 
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Exciting news from the arctic! 
One of the ships from John Franklin's infamous lost expedition has been found! This 19th century expedition was one of the best equipped arctic expeditions in history. After it disappeared more than 40 more expeditions were sent in search of it. Now it has finally be found.
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Wow! This is really tremendous! I know a number of songs about Franklin's expedition. I'll be interested to hear what discoveries are made.
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Our family is putting on a Civil War tour again - this year it is on the Western Theater of the Civil War. It is September 1-6, and anyone is welcome to come. See this link for more details. 

"The Horn family invites you to join us on our tour this year, where we will study the history of the Western Theater of the American Civil War. Beginning on September 1 we will travel from Wake Forest, NC to Tennessee, Mississippi and Georgia to study this oft-forgotten half of the country’s most devastating war. We will start by exploring the early history of Tennessee before diving into the war at Fort Donelson. There we will begin tracing the story and campaigns of men like Ulysses S. Grant, William Sherman, Joseph E. Johnston, and Braxton Bragg. Next we visit Shiloh, in whose bloody woods the Union army was nearly destroyed. We will then head to the historic city of Vicksburg, Mississippi, where the breastworks still remind us of the large siege that took place there. Then on to Chattanooga, Tennessee, where nestled in the Appalachian mountains is one of the most picturesque battlefields in the nation, overlooking the Tennessee River Valley. Finally, the tour will conclude at the Bennett Place in Durham, NC, where the largest number of Confederate troops was surrendered in the entire Civil War."
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I'll be working...and poor. :-/
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“You start with a random clump of atoms, and if you shine light on it for long enough, it should not be so surprising that you get a plant,” England said.

I'm not sure this even needs a comment. But yes, in fact, you should be surprised. Very surprised. 
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Very convenient and far-fetched. I'm calling a foul. It's too contrived to be accidental, which is against the rules - no intent is allowed.
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"Those that would sleep and cannot, must think how often they should have kept awake and would not." - Matthew Henry, A Method for Prayer
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A wise saying!
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Had a great time backpacking in Linville Gorge last weekend!
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Here's one of my favorite quotes. It is from Samuel Davies, the Great Awakening preacher who Patrick Henry sat under:

"Oh, my dear brother! Could we spend and be spent all our lives in painful, disinterested, indefatigable service for God and the world, how serene and bright would it render the swift approaching eve of life!"
- Samuel Davies
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New video from +Discerning History on how roads were built in early America. See the different techniques that were used to built roads for commerce through difficult terrain. 
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New video from +Discerning History  on Abraham Lincoln's view of slavery, and why he did not declare the slaves free at the beginning of the Civil War. 
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I appreciate the careful way in which you gentlemen handle these thorny historical issues which are far too often given a ham-fisted treatment.
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  • Thomas Edison State College
    History, 2013 - 2014
  • Homeschool
    History, 1998 - 2012
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Christian, historian, programmer
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"Esse Quam Videri" - To be rather than to seem

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Programmer, Historian
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  • Discerning History
    Writer, 2009 - present
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    Programmer, 2006 - present
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Youngsville, NC
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Timberlake, NC