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Why Be Surprised When Government Opt NOT to Obey Laws? (Guest Post)

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Much has been said about how some governmental entities or governmental workers have refused to honor the Supreme Court ruling that “gay marriage” is now legal in all 50 states. Well, put those independent declarations in some context. The United States was established as a nation ruled, not by men, but by laws. This meant… Read more »

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Ideas and Visions Will Beat ISIS. . . . . No, really!

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Today’s dose of moonbeam ventilation from the Oval Office comes following a ‘sham’ briefing from the Pentagon on ISIS strategy.  Since it is impossible to make it up, here is what the world was told, “ideologies are not defeated with guns but better ideas and more attracting and more compelling vision.”   So what do these words really proffer… Read more »

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Fact checking Trump- updated

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  Donald Trump is under siege for comments he made opening his bid for the GOP Presidential nomination. It is appropriate that someone bother to fact check his assertions instead of just jumping on the PC bandwagon and slamming Trump as pretty much everyone- Republicans included– has done. So let’s see what Trump really said:… Read more »

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Open Letter To Yanis Varoufakis

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Yanis Varoufakis, Minister of Finance, Ministry of Finance of the Hellenic Republic,   Dear Mr. Varoufakis, Congratulations on your referendum win as your nation enters one of the most difficult periods in its history. While you have a reputation as being a clever economist, and though you are rooted in Marxist theory, please accept this… Read more »

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Reasons for Hope this Independence Day (2/2) (Guest Post)

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One hazard of blogging that I’ve lamented before is having an idea for a topic overcome by events. This is one time that this headache is actually a good thing. In fact, it is a very good thing. The first two parts of this are actually two separate posts that I had been kicking around,… Read more »

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First, The Bad News on Independence Day, as told through an Inspirational Star Trek Speech (1/2) (Guest Post)

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One of the hazards of blogging is not getting to a topic quickly enough and somebody who’s smarter than you beats you to the punch. That’s exactly what happened here when Bill Whittle released this great video on how we’ve become a nation of dependents. That was two years ago – sadly the subject has… Read more »

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Imperialism, Colonialism, and Slavery

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While researching material for a historical novel about a Cossack family of the Ukraine and Crimea, I found a remarkable amount of provocative and fascinating material. For instance, the Ukraine and Crimea has been both a fulcrum point and thoroughfare throughout history, but one of the most intriguing aspects of this region is that the… Read more »