Unheeded Warnings – Dire consequences – Part 3

| July 30, 2011

The eyes of all America and the world are turned towards Washington these past few weeks. The American debt crisis has finally garnered the attention it should have decades ago. Congress and the Federal Government have written checks that “we the people” and the States can no longer endure. Additionally, Standard and Poors and Moody’s […]

New View On An Old Problem

| July 24, 2011

I was raised in the 60’s and 70’s in what 150 years ago was called a border state. Through the years of my education I was taught that Slavery was the one and only cause of the Civil War. I learned of the moral imperative of the Underground Railroad, Abolitionists and the newly established Republican […]

Unheeded Warnings – Dire consequences – Part 2

| July 15, 2011

But, if I may even flatter myself, that they may be productive of some partial benefit, some occasional good; that they may now and then recur to moderate the fury of party spirit, to warn against the mischiefs of foreign intrigue, to guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism; this hope will be a full […]

Unheeded Warnings – Dire consequences – Part 1

| July 10, 2011

“These will be offered to you with the more freedom, as you can only see in them the disinterested warnings of a parting friend, who can possibly have no personal motive to bias his counsel.”Farewell Address, George Washington, 1796 Growing up I was constantly taught to heed the advice of my elders. Who were my […]

In The Shadow Of Greatness

| July 6, 2011

This past weekend I determined to take in some of the historic sites within driving distance of Richmond, Virginia. I revisited Yorktown – site of the culminating victory of the Revolutionary War, Jamestown – the first permanent English settlement in North America, Gettysburg – turning point of the American Civil War (The War of Northern […]

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