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Category Archive for 'Civics'

Recently there was a news report of Metropolitan State University professor in Colorado who makes students recite an “Anti-American’ Pledge of Allegiance”.  I carefully watched two different reports of the story both on Fox’s national cable news.  In America we have a Constitution which also includes the Bill of Rights.  Our founding Fathers included these […]

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(Edited November 28th, 2014)  George Washington was our first President.  Of course you knew that.  I do suspect however, that very few of us know that he could have been our King.  That is an incredible thing to consider.  Not only because we are now a representative republic (though we are often falsely labeled a […]

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(Edited November 11th,  2015) Today we observe the annual Veterans Day holiday.  I share a very personal experience here but first lets get a few facts out in front of us. The Veterans Administration reports that on any given night, approximately 300,000 veterans are homeless.  300 thousand!  That is roughly three-fifths (60%), of the entire Regular […]

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Said James Madison, in a letter to W.T. Barry, August 4, 1822, “A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves […]

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For a variety of reasons, many people in American society have lost interest, or the desire to participate in the process self-government because of feelings of futility and powerlessness.  I have experienced similar feelings of frustration.  Through self-education, I learned things that empowered me by helping me understand how it was intended that our system […]

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The Cold War Revisited

Is The Cold War Over? Summary: The Cold war served as the mechanism to demonstrate the superiority of capitalism over communism.  It served as catalyst for an experiment in a global economic laboratory to assess the veracity of capitalist versus socialist and communist doctrine.  Both sides employed opposing ideological policies in a head-to-head contest that […]

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“Every generation needs a new revolution.”  ~  Thomas Jefferson Our country and it’s supreme law (the constitution) was founded by revolutionaries (our Founding Fathers), men who literally had a price placed on their heads by England’s King George.  Their capture would have meant a cruel and certain death as public examples of what happens to […]

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