At one point in time

- the people of the united States of America were so outraged at the abuse of the office that they voted to bring charges to have this person removed from office.  Has the world changed that what was bad is now not that outrageous?  ARTICLE 1 In...

June 6 1944

     The night before, the President had announced to the nation that General George Patton's campaign had liberated Rome.  This morning he came on the radio to make a request of the nation and to lead it in prayer.  Here is the text of what he said...

I do solemnly swear!

         Since the founding of our nation, oaths have been administered to those who have stepped forward to serve the citizens in various roles.  These roles range from President all the way down to the police and firemen in your neighborhood.  The...

John Gillespie Magee

          John Gillespie Magee, son of the assistant minister of St John's Church in Washington DC, is one of the many young men of his era who for many reasons joined the fight well before their country did during World War II.   He joined the Royal...

History can be uncomfortable to know!

         From recent history there has been at least 2 regimes who actively encouraged its citizens to 'rat' out their family and neighbors for non-conformist or socially abhorrent thoughts, ideas or beliefs.  These past regimes were criticized,...

Are we sure we want more?

“It is not true that that government is best which is best administered — it is a sophism invented by tyranny to quiet the inquisitive mind; a good administration is at best but a temporary palliative to a bad government, but it does not alter its...

Time to Remember

Time to remember the power comes from us all Not from those above!   We have the say on the what, the where and the how methods might differ   But only on our Say may they the government Do anything at all!  

Deja vu? a provoking quote

Or maybe it is that things haven't changed all that much in over 100 years!  Over a century ago the author/minister Edward Everett Hale was asked "Do you pray for the senators, Dr. Hale?"  To which he replied, "No, I look at the senators and pray for...

Provoking Questions!

         The first amendment and the one with premier position in the "Bill of Rights" states rather succinctly 'Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of...

An Honor Guard is called for the Pearly Gates!

William “Wild Bill” Guarnere, one of the World War II veterans whose exploits were dramatized in the TV miniseries “Band of Brothers,” has died at the age of 90. WWII veteran William 'Wild Bill' Guarnere 1924 - 2014  

Entanglements?

         From our founding America has been a bit schizophrenic about our military.  Even George Washington was conflicted about a standing military.  On one hand he said; "To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving...

Unintended Consequences

In our fear of the fanatical zealots of violent bent many ignored the warning of the Sage of the American Revolution, who told us that those who would give up liberty for a sense of security deserve and get neither.  Then there are, also, those who...

Income redistribution is it - - -

A. an expression of greed B. an expression of covetousness C. an expression envy D. a combination of all of the above In 1850, the philosopher Frederic Bastiat published a pamphlet entitled "The Law".  In the section entitled 'A Fatal...

A path already explored

Step 1:  Have a horrific event which revolts a majority of the people about the violence man is capable of doing. Step 2: Determine that if the tools that are used that do the perceived most damage are controlled we would be less vulnerable. ...