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Happy New Year thanks to the American soldier

January 1, 2014
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Happy New Year thanks to the American soldier

The week between Christmas and the first day of the New Year is but a week of boredom for political junkies. Congress is scattered to among their district winds, the President is scheduled away from prying eyes, and the regular media anchors are all grabbing some down time while they can.  While news from...

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A Veterans Day Like No Other

November 11, 2012
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A Veterans Day Like No Other

Throughout America’s past, there have been far sadder Veteran’s days but never has there been a November 11th like this one. For never in the annals of her great history has this nation seen more citizens vote against her rather than for her. Never before have so many turned their backs on American exceptionalism...

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American Rewind: Who we are as told by who we were

September 22, 2012
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I’ve written thousands upon thousands of words over the years. Words to the wise, words of warning, words of comfort, words of reflection, words to reflect upon, words to remember and words better left forgotten. Stringing them around their skeletal sentences, spinning them into their paragraphical patches and finally weaving them into their final...

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100 days out, Obama’s Government or Romney’s America?

July 29, 2012
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100 days out, Obama’s Government or Romney’s America?

Dear President Obama, 100 days from today, our “great experiment” will once again give the American people a choice as to who they wish to see living in “their house” for the next four years. For the past 100 days you and your staff spent over $100 million dollars in an attempt to “identify”...

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I’m ‘Farming and I grow it’ a lesson for all

June 28, 2012
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A long time ago, in a wheat field far, far away I was a Peterson brother.   The three boys in the video to the left epitomize more of what it means to be American than any teleprompter could ever hope to relay via your Washington politician. From the cows, to the wheat, to the...

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Joplin, a truly American town

July 4, 2011
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Joplin, a truly American town

I am a transplant to Joplin. Arriving in September of ’06 I’m not even five years into this city that goes back for over a century. Skeptical at first, as is customary with each move, I soon saw that skepticism replaced by a genuine thankfulness and appreciation for the powers that brought me here....

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