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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

The Second Bill of Rights

The United States always has been an experiment in democracy. Not everyone had the freedoms we all have today; and some argue that Americans still don’t. But the Civil War enabled the US to extend democracy to more people. The ending of the Civil War allowed the US government to give African-Americans the same rights … Continue reading

Beware of Parties and Politicians

If George Washington or Thomas Jefferson were alive today they would be horrified. Take your pick at what they would horrified about: a colossal government; a government that steals from its citizens in the form of income taxes; lifetime politicians; a government that doesn’t protect our rights; politicians that lie to us constantly; politicians that … Continue reading

Audit The Federal Reserve

One of the biggest frauds pushed on the American people was the creation of the Federal Reserve System of banks. The purpose of the Fed, as it’s popularly called, was to alleviate the burden of recessions that overtook the American economy every so often. But since the Fed was created the US has experienced the … Continue reading

The Influence On the First Amendment

Freedom of the press is one of the rights that is sacred in our free society.  We look at the media as a watchdog, to keep government accountable for its actions. But there has always been bias. Depending on what beliefs it holds, some media organizations blast one set of politicians while praising another; and we … Continue reading

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