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 […]

Two Wrongs Don’t Make A Right

| June 3, 2011

The conversation, and I use that term loosely, usually began something like this: “David, don’t hit (kick, bite, scratch, push, shove, yell at, you get the picture) your brother!” “But Mom/Dad, he hit (kicked, bit, pushed, etc., etc.) me first!” “David, you’re the older one and you should know better.” OR “David, two wrongs don’t […]

The English Government of the 1700’s

| May 16, 2011

Last year I wrote an article, Congress & Parliament of the 1700’s. Since then it has been the most read post here on MyStraightTalk.com. Information regarding the British Parliament and government of the 1700’s has been the leading search on Internet search engines leading inquiries here in that period. As a result of the knowledge, […]

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 […]

Trust A Politician? NEVER!

| December 1, 2010

To even the most cursory observers of American history the change experienced within American politics and government has resulted in a major transformation of the federal government, our views of the Constitution and our tendencies when voting. Much is said today about the character (or lack of), honesty (or lack of), integrity (or lack of), […]

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 […]

The Shot That Was Forgotten Around The World

| July 1, 2010

As we approach the celebration of the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, once again we find ourselves confronted with national crises on every hand. We have high unemployment, skyrocketing national debt, out of control government spending and taxing, an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that won’t quit and an almost total lack […]

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