A Republic worth keeping

July 15, 2018

When the notes of  Dr. James McHenry, a Maryland delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787 were published in 1906 in The American Historical Review the general public was blessed with another snippet of Ben Franklin’s wisdom. Bartleby.com has the anecdote as: “A lady asked Dr. Franklin Well Doctor what have we got a...

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Celebrations are over, but danger just beginning

July 8, 2018

The parades have been marched, the hot dogs consumed, and the twinkling of stars is once again the tapestry of the night sky. Another American birthday is now officially in the books. Yet so many of the dangers our founding fathers warned against in their time are as clear and present today than perhaps...

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Jefferson warned, we will listen?

July 1, 2018

Two hundred and forty two years ago today delegates to the Second Continental Congress met in what was then known as the Pennsylvania State House to take up a resolution introduced by Virginia delegate Richard Henry Lee and seconded by Massachusetts delegate John Adams three weeks earlier on June 7, 1776. Said resolution stating:...

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From border crisis to blatant lawlessness

June 24, 2018

The images were heart wrenching. Dozens upon dozens of children warehoused behind chain link fencing. Covered in foil blankets with nothing but a thin green mat between their fragile bodies and the cold hard concrete floor. Artificial daylight from banks upon banks of fluorescent light glaring down 24 hours a day, seven days a...

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In Singapore, a start

June 17, 2018

His grandfather, Kim Il-sung started it 68 years ago when on June 25,1950 he sent some 90,000 North Korean troops pouring into South Korea and drove the unprepared and ill equipped U.S. backed Republic of Korea army reeling in retreat. MacArthur’s Inchon landing turned the tide temporarily but in October, 1950 the Chinese responded...

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Flag still flies, but for how long?

June 10, 2018

The victory at Midway was already a year in the mirror, D-Day still a year away. Marines were just beginning their long slog to Tokyo and the Army Air Corps Eight Air Force was entering its bloodiest period yet over the skies of Europe. June, 1943 was anything but the beginning of the lazy,...

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