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. […]

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 […]

Open Letter to Newt Gingrich

| September 25, 2011

Dear Mr. Gingrich, Thank you for your service to our country. I honor your years of education and it is apparent when you speak that you have acquired a large body of knowledge. First, I must express to you my disdain for your continued use of the title “Speaker.” You are no longer a member […]

Single Issue Voters

| August 15, 2011

Much has been, and is said about people who vote on the basis of single issues. In the mass media it is primarily those individuals and groups the focus on the issue of abortion, but we should also consider those on the liberal side who do the same thing. There are those who have a […]

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 […]

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