Missing the Mark… WHY?

| May 13, 2012

Last night I posted “Missing the Mark and Meaning of the Revolution“, and this morning I realized I didn’t really get into “why” I think this. If you read the post, you may have an idea, but let me tell you my reasoning. A year and a half ago I discovered that my Great-great-great-great-great grandfather […]

Missing the Mark and Meaning of the Revolution

| May 13, 2012

These days I continue to be amazed at the lack of understanding of the American public, in general, regarding the causes and reasons for the American Revolution. Ask anyone you meet, “Why did we seek independence for England in the American Revolution?” And invariably you will get one of two answers; 1) taxation or 2) […]

Another Jefferson Diamond

| March 27, 2012

Recently on facebook “The Federalist Papers” posted a quote often attributed to Thomas Jefferson. I, in turn, “shared” the post and received a few comments on it from my friends. These comments, and my insatiable curiosity drove me to investigate the quote and read its original source, if I could. Almost immediately I discovered the […]

Indefinite Vs Defined Sovereignty

| March 13, 2012

Weekly, daily I am amazed by what can be discovered when one investigates history. History is a veritable treasure trove of fascinating gems just waiting for the diligent seeker to uncover. If we, and by we I mean all of us, the People, the politicians, the educators and the judges would simply make the effort […]

Modern Federal Tyranny

| March 12, 2012

Much is said today about the original intent of the founding fathers, both Federalists and Anti-Federalist, in the drafting of the Constitution and Bill of Rights. For me this chasm becomes larger and more obvious with each new discovery from the pages of history. Then the sense of disgust, shock, dismay and antagonism grows with […]

How Far We Have Fallen!

| March 5, 2012

Recently, on another forum, I was asked a question about the origin of the phrase “separation of Church and State.” As a part of answering the question, and desiring to quote Jefferson directly, I found the text of his letter online at the Library of Congress. (Click here to be taken to that letter.) When […]

Powerless Buzz Words

| January 26, 2012

Daily, in this heightened political environment, we are bombarded with political adds, interviews with politicians and commentaries by media analysts who are more impressed with their own intelligence than the value of those commentaries express. You know what I’m talking about. When you meet a politician they almost immediately begin the recital of their mantra. […]

USAToday Arms Poll Flawed

| November 21, 2011

This evening I received an email from a friend asking me to vote in a poll posted online by USAToday regarding recent comments by the incompetent and ignorant Attorney General of the United States, Eric Holder. (The poll may be found here.) While I agree with the basic premise of her request, I could not […]

What’s Important – The Dilemma

| November 15, 2011

Almost three years ago, as a direct result of the election of Barak Obama, many grassroots organizations sprang into existence. The Tea Party and the 9-12 Groups are the largest of these and have taken on a number of different looks, feels, organizational structures and even visions. Yet, all the while these all have had […]

Constitutional Scorecard Disgust

| November 13, 2011

Well, I promised a scorecard weeks ago with the results from the Republican Presidential Candidates’ Debate in Orlando, Florida. For the last number of weeks I have been struggling with a volatile combination of disgust and depression. Disgust resulting from the meager scores attained by the supposedly conservative candidates how favor and support the Constitution; […]

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