Monthly Archives: February 2015

Lincoln Weeps Today

Time and again as I watch our Congress stumble through its self-chosen mission while neglecting almost totally the business which the people and the Constitution have assigned it, I find myself thinking we are now paying a terrible price for … Continue reading

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My Dad’s Birthday

My Dad was born on this day 111 years ago. He has been gone for nearly two decades but his memory is still fresh for me. We were never actually close because that’s just not how our family operated. I … Continue reading

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Our Hubris Is Fresh Every Morning

We, like every age before us, are inclined to think we live at the pinnacle of human achievement, that we at last have reached that elevated status from which we may view, review, and pass judgment on all that has … Continue reading

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Another View of Jamestown and the American Spirit

Earlier I spoke rather negatively about the first permanent settlement at Jamestown, Virginia. The settlers were ill-prepared; many were resentful that any work was expected of them; they abused the Native American population; they came primarily for gold, the get-rich-quick … Continue reading

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The Whole World is One Big Conspiracy

Yesterday I commented on a video about Jamestown, the first English settlement to flourish in the New World. The narrator of the video wanted to make the point that we are in error when we credit the Pilgrims in Plymouth … Continue reading

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Jamestown and the Founding of the US

I watched a long video about the first few years of the Jamestown settlement, covering the years from 1607 until about 1620. On the main points of the video is that it is wrong to speak of the Pilgrims in … Continue reading

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First Amendment and Religious Freedom

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution begins with an affirmation of religious limitation and freedom in America. The limitation itself is designed to enhance religious freedom, as we shall see, and so we always say the First Amendment … Continue reading

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