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The Spirit of America – Conclusion
Only historians are likely to recall Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar, the Mississippi Representative who, in a speech that brought tears to the eyes of many battle-hardened House members, spoke passionately of “the South’s most implacable enemy, the Radical Republican who helped make the Reconstruction Period a black nightmare the South never could forget,” Kennedy wrote in Profiles in Courage. In...
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March 31, 2021
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The Spirit of America – Part 1
His instruments were prehistoric by today’s standards. His seat was a lightweight, stiff, wicker chair with a thin cushion. He took four sandwiches on the trip: two ham, two roast beef. He flew without radio equipment or safety equipment in exchange for gasoline. At the time of his take-off, the small monoplane driven by a single 200-horse-powered Wright whirlwind engine...
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March 29, 2021
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What Will it Take?
What will it take for some Americans to stop believing the false narrative that Democrats want to abolish the Second Amendment? In 1996, the Dunblane primary school shooting left 16 fifth and sixth graders and the teacher that tried to protect them, dead. The public outcry was loud and long. In 1997, UK’s prime minister, John Major, passed the Firearms...
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March 26, 2021
What is Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson’s Skill Set?
The “brilliance” of the Wisconsin Senator cannot be overstated. Embed from Getty Images In his last 4 “productive” years, Johnson initiated an investigation into Joe Biden’s connection to the Ukraine conspiracy. Lot’s of attention. Big headlines. But Johnson found no evidence that Biden had participated in any wrongdoing. Last November, Johnson, the Republican Chairman of Homeland Security,  » Read more about:...
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March 24, 2021
Trump and the First Amendment – Conclusion
Trump has been banned from all social media. That’s good news, right? Embed from Getty Images Gone is the misinformation, false conspiracy theories, lies, bigotry and personal attacks. Perhaps, more importantly, gone is the media’s Fugitive-like obsession, (well, not completely), in covering every tweet, twitch and tongue lashing coming from his chubby fingers. But… …what about Trump’s First Amendment rights...
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March 22, 2021
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Trump and the First Amendment – Part 1
Donald Trump has been banned by social media. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Amazon web services, Snapchat, Reddit, Twitch, Liquid Web and Shopify have all banned the ex-president from tweeting posting, chatting and twitching his rants and lies. Many of his staunchest supporters are banned, as well, including Steve Bannon and Rudy Giuliani. Twitter also banned the MyPillow guy Mark Lindell...
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March 19, 2021
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That Extra Mile
Breonna Taylor was shot and killed by police in her own apartment one year ago. George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police officer Dreck Chauvin when the officer held his knee against Floyd’s neck for more than 8 minutes. According to Statista (Mar. 20), “the rate of fatal police shootings among Black Americans was much higher than for any other...
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March 17, 2021
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Fantasy v. Reality
“Ignorance and fanaticism is ever busy and needs feeding. Always it is feeding and gloating for more.” – Clarence Darrow The moon landing was faked. The Holocaust never happened. Mass shootings were staged by the government. All have been disproved, but despite the evidence, too many see it all as “fake” news. While Donald Trump has been the grand purveyor...
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March 15, 2021
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The Good, The Bad of Last Year
Looking back over the past year we have faced the challenges of a lifetime. During that past year, Pew Research has been asking American’s their views and reactions to the COVID-19 virus. How the virus has affected their lives. The results show a mix of the depressed, fortunate, money-savers, readers, angry, happy and more… Here is just a small sampling...
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March 12, 2021
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The Common Good
The good news is the level of vaccinations around the country is up. As of March 10, “At least 62,451,150 people or 19.0 percent of the population have received at least one dose,” reports USA Facts Covid vaccine tracker. “Overall, 32,904,161 people or 10.0 percent have been fully vaccinated.” NPR reports (Mar. 10), “President Biden has declared a goal of...
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March 10, 2021