Posts Tagged ‘ constitution ’

No Joe, America’s soul is not yours for the taking

October 25, 2020
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The notes of James McHenry, Maryland delegate to the Constitutional Convention show that when Benjamin Franklin emerged at its close, a Mrs. Powel (wife of Philadelphia Mayor Samuel Powel) asked: “Well Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?”  To which Franklin quipped “A republic, if you can keep it.” Over the...

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And the republic for which it stands……

May 12, 2019
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A long time ago, in a computing time far, far away I found myself sitting in my office chair, a thirty two year old man as giddy as a six year old at Christmas who’d just discovered he’d actually gotten what he’d asked for.  (Farm Christmases were directly proportional to farm summers and the...

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Hillary’s hallucinating over Mueller report

April 28, 2019
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We are truly living in enchanted times. Enchanted as in a dark medieval forest with all the terrors and horrors that come with. Enchanted in the context of Ground Hog day the movie and every new day a repeat of the previous. Politicians so enchanted with the image in their mirrors they just can’t...

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To protect the Constitution, read it

September 16, 2018
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To protect the Constitution, read it

Tomorrow marks the passing of 231 years of history since as the National Archives website states: “the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had created. The National Archives and Records Administration celebrates this important day in our nation’s history..(and)..We encourage teachers and students at all...

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News not fit

September 9, 2018
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“All the news that’s fit to print” Those seven words have adorned the top left corner of the New York Times since 1896. In a 2012 article for bbc.com, W Joseph Campbell, a professor at the School of Communication at American University in Washington, DC. wrote of the phrase’s origin by then new publisher...

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Hogg’s Media Matters boycott dangerous for democracy

April 8, 2018
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Conservative firebrand and Fox News’ Ingraham Angle host Laura Ingraham spent last week on vacation.  A vacation that as she signed off last Friday said was planned, but to many outside observers (myself included) seemed more a result of a boycott campaign started by Parkland High School student turned gun control activist David Hogg....

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