Monthly Archives: September 2017

Where America Went Wrong, Part I

If we wanted to find out where America started down the wrong political path, then one would have to return to those bitter days of the elections of 1824 and 1828.  These were the times of America’s dirtiest politics and … Continue reading

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The Value of History

Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat it. —Winston Churchill We have all heard this expression so many times that its truth no longer registers with most people.  This is really a shame because … Continue reading

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Modern American Society, Part II

Well, so here we are … at the beginning of the 21st Century, looking backward in time and all too often (or so it seems) criticizing our founding fathers because they were … well, human.  I want to say two … Continue reading

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Modern American Society, Part I

I always struggle with this notion of good vs. bad.  How we define each of these must be subjective, particularly since we would probably disagree about what they mean.  Is a “good boy” someone who is well-behaved and obedient to … Continue reading

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