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pm

Teacher, writer, and freedom lover.
pm has written 43 posts for History's Observer

Used Cars

At the Veterans Hospital, Bill Gadonski and his mother stood over his father, looking down at the emaciated man.  Mr. Gadonski just lay there, not moving, taking up little more than half the bed;  he was deteriorating at a faster pace now.  Along the sides of the bed, the rails were pulled up and the … Continue reading

Who Knows Their Rights?

The Bill of Rights was added to the US Constitution in 1791. While most American knew what their rights were back then, most do not today. How well do you know the rights you have?   Each of the rights violations below is a violation of the rights in the Bill of Rights. Which right … Continue reading

Unclear Thinking

   The times we’re living in are strange and interesting. It’s wondrous how there are so many Americans who think so aberrantly and out of the ordinary.      While there are so many people out there who are fully aware that we are constantly lied to by the federal government and media, there is … Continue reading

On The Run

James Paronoa was shocked out of his sleep at 5:08 am to the sound of broken glass. The momentum of rising upward made him bounce on the bed. He looked at his alarm clock. “Damn,’’ he said, threw off the blankets, and walked to the window to see where the noise came from. “Might as … Continue reading

Celebrating Freedom When We Aren’t

It’s the Fourth of July. For those who actually don’t know – Jay Leno and Mark Dice proved it – the Fourth of July is Independence Day in the US. This is the day that the 13 American colonies declared independence from Great Britain. The colonies ratified the Declaration of Independence on this day in … Continue reading

Teacher Versus Student

The theme of teacher versus student is an old one. In fact, so old that it’s a cliché — a cliché that’s played over again in TV shows and movies.   But here’s a real version of that tired, old theme.   The teacher was Jeremiah Gridley. The student was James Otis. The time and … Continue reading

The Unknown Abolitionist

Here is one historic figure that no one has ever heard of — David Walker.   To hear that name, you might think pretty common and ordinary. He could have been your neighbor or your landlord in an earlier life. Nope. Most of you probably wouldn’t want him living next to you anyway.   He was … Continue reading

America, the Laughing Stock?

The soap opera that masquerades as a government in this country is bizarre. And embarrassing. And this is what the quest for power has devolved into: a sick, immature, freak show.   The petty squabbles over ice cream scoops, fake news stories, and the lack of knowledge between a real coup and a fake one … Continue reading

Cinco de Mayo

Break out the Margaritas and Tequilla, for today is Cinco de Mayo.   There are a lot of civic holidays that we celebrate in the US, but Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday that is celebrated more vigorously in the US than Mexico. No, it’s not Mexican Independence Day. It’s the day that helped … Continue reading

The Louisiana Purchase

The Louisiana Purchase was the most important land acquisition in American history. It added 15 states to the US, most of which became our bread basket.   Thomas Jefferson had this providential vision to spread democracy across the continent. Buying such a huge piece of land was the beginning of America’s westward movement; and his … Continue reading

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