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Calvin Coolidge's "The Inspiration of the Declaration of Independence"
The Inspiration of the Declaration of Independence - Calvin Coolidge (cleaning up after Wilson, July 5, 1926) We meet to celebrate the birthday of America. The coming of a new life always excites our interest. Although we know in the case of the individual ...
The Inspiration of the Declaration of Independence - Calvin Coolidge (cleaning up after Wilson, July 5, 1926) We meet to celebrate the birthday of America. The coming of a new life always excites our interest. Although we k...
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Is History, history?
With all that is in the headlines today (together with what is not); scandals at the IRS, VA, NSA and happening abroad in Ukraine and Iraq, it's hard not to get a sense that you are living through History here and now. And since we're in the subject, did yo...
With all that is in the headlines today (together with what is not); scandals at the IRS, VA, NSA and happening abroad in Ukraine and Iraq, it's hard not to get a sense that you are living through History here and now. And si...
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Memorial Day - A day to honor those of our military who died in service... to what?
Memorial Day, the last Monday in May, is a day set aside to remember and honor those who have died in the armed forces of the United States of America. If we are to honor and memorialize those who gave their lives, can we do so properly without being mindfu...
Memorial Day, the last Monday in May, is a day set aside to remember and honor those who have died in the armed forces of the United States of America. If we are to honor and memorialize those who gave their lives, can we do ...
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Bundy's Ranch: The Rule of Law, Rights, State Powers and Civil Disobedience
I haven't been able to dig very deeply into the material on Bundy Ranch yet , new job & all, but there is a fundamental involved in the case which applies far beyond one rancher in Nevada, it is fundamentally at the root of this controversy and so many othe...
I haven't been able to dig very deeply into the material on Bundy Ranch yet, new job & all, but there is a fundamental involved in the case which applies far beyond one rancher in Nevada, it is fundamentally at the root of th...
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Farewell to a friend - The Doubtful Roots of Progress
"Far best is he who knows all things himself; Good, he that hearkens when men counsel right; But he who neither knows, nor lays to heart Another's wisdom, is a useless wight." Hesiod , as quoted in Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics "...Last night I saw upon t...
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Why Are You (embarrassed to vote) Republican? Funny you should ask.
Warning : Rant ahead : I continually get solicitations for contributions to the GOP, and  I continually reply back with words to the effect of: Not a chance until you not only re-discover your principles and an ability to argue for them, but actually stand ...
Warning: Rant ahead: I continually get solicitations for contributions to the GOP, and I continually reply back with words to the effect of: Not a chance until you not only re-discover your principles and an ability to argue...
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Hey America - Dependence, or Independence - which do you declare?
Independence Day is at hand again, but before I re-post " Inspiration of the Declaration of Independence " from our 34th President, Calvin Coolidge, it might help it sink in more thoroughly by first looking at what he'd understood to be 'The Supports of Civ...
Independence Day is at hand again, but before I re-post "Inspiration of the Declaration of Independence" from our 34th President, Calvin Coolidge, it might help it sink in more thoroughly by first looking at what he'd underst...
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Rant: To be Pro-Socialist-ic-ish, is to be Anti-American.
Can we just cut the crap? If you are Pro-Socialist-ic-ish, then you are Anti-American. Period. Doesn't mean you hate puppies, or that you want to visit ruin upon your neighbors, but it does mean that you are opposed to what being an American means. Whether ...
Can we just cut the crap? If you are Pro-Socialist-ic-ish, then you are Anti-American. Period. Doesn't mean you hate puppies, or that you want to visit ruin upon your neighbors, but it does mean that you are opposed to what b...
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The real problem is that Character is Destiny.
The problem is not that the President has lied about when he learned about the problems in the VA, or about the IRS, or the NSA, or about your being able to keep your health care , etc. - he did lie about them. That's not the problem. This is not the proble...
The problem is not that the President has lied about when he learned about the problems in the VA, or about the IRS, or the NSA, or about your being able to keep your health care , etc. - he did lie about them. That's not the...
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RTW: A Right to... What?
RTW: A Right to... What? Threading your way out of a tangled web can be... painful, and heated. I'd wanted to get a few more posts in on Progress vs. Regress before turning to 'Right To Work', but I'm too slow and the time is here now. But before getting to...
RTW: A Right to... What? Threading your way out of a tangled web can be... painful, and heated. I'd wanted to get a few more posts in on Progress vs. Regress before turning to 'Right To Work', but I'm too slow and the time is...
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Welcome to our Party, would you tell us who we are and what we believe?
After my rant the other day on how the GOP is fundraising their way to more useful 'principles', a friend, Frank, asked a couple good questions about my take on it. But before getting to those, let me clear up what set me off about that email. I was not obj...
After my rant the other day on how the GOP is fundraising their way to more useful 'principles', a friend, Frank, asked a couple good questions about my take on it. But before getting to those, let me clear up what set me off...
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Tea Party - From being ridiculed in the news, to watching ridiculous News nightly, in 5 years flat.
Five years ago the Tea Party kicked off in St. Louis . Much of what we warned America about then, and were ridiculed for, is the horrifyingly ridiculous stuff of the daily news today. I won't go through the laundry list - I don't have the time at the momen...
Five years ago the Tea Party kicked off in St. Louis. Much of what we warned America about then, and were ridiculed for, is the horrifyingly ridiculous stuff of the daily news today. I won't go through the laundry list - I do...
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In school, I was the quiet kid in the back, then I spent the '80's playing in a travelling Rock Band on the West Coast. I stopped that to get married and have a life; in the process I've passed from Sales, to Teaching, to Coding, to Parenting and learning how the world went from Gilgamesh to the Founding Father's, to the fun filled world of today.
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