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 […]

Thomas Jefferson – A Hero For Today

| March 9, 2011

Thomas Jefferson was a remarkable man who began his learning very early in life and never stopped. At 5, he began studying under his cousins’ tutor. At 9, he studied Latin, Greek and French. At 14, he studied classical literature and additional languages. At 16, he entered the College of William and Mary. At 19, […]

Government Bloat – A History Lesson

| December 16, 2010

As a student of history I am continually amazed at the lessons available to us, and just how history is replete with quotations, statements and the like which we would do well to consider applying to our daily lives. I know I’ve quoted him before, but George Santayana’s words are very applicable to today, and […]

Stupidity In The Supreme Court!

| December 13, 2010

Well, well, well, once again the nation is subjected to the stupidity of at least one justice occupying a seat on the Supreme Court. This morning, December 12th, 2010, Justice Stephen Breyer appeared on “Fox News Sunday” and spewed his idiotic misconstruction of American history and in specific the history of the Constitution and the […]

Where’s the Judicial Chutzpah?

| August 6, 2010

This country’s political system was established with the principle of “checks and balances” built within it. According to the Founding Fathers each of the three branches of government were supposed to check the others. You have the power of Presidential vetoes of Legislative acts and Congressional overrides of those vetoes. It was also intended that the […]

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