Posts Tagged ‘ history ’

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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My “pal” Jan

August 12, 2018
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It started with a single email on a single column: “Although it’s getting harder all the time, I’ve always said as long as there are voices like yours, our country will make it. Hang in there,Geoff, & thanks. Jan Burnidge” Over the years, that single email turned into hundreds and a friendship more valued...

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A Republic worth keeping

July 15, 2018
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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
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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
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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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Flag still flies, but for how long?

June 10, 2018
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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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