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5 to go, will America make 250?

July 3, 2021
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Forty-five years ago this weekend, I was between my Freshman and Sophomore years of High School.  A lanky Kansas farm kid who was now fully useful on either a tractor, combine, pickup or wheat truck. But the biggest event that summer for this budding history geek was that America had made it to 200. ...

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America at 240: Will she make 250?

July 4, 2016
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America at 240:  Will she make 250?

240 years ago today, the phrases “When in the Course of human events…and…We hold these truths to be self-evident…” were ushered into the annals of human history when the Second Continental Congress officially adopted the final draft of “The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America”. With over a year passing since...

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Restore America? Remember the Founders, return to principles

July 5, 2015
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Restore America? Remember the Founders, return to principles

39 years ago this past week in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 56 colonists varying in age from 26 (Edward Rutledge) to 70 (Benjamin Franklin) affirmed their support for a document that would mean their death if caught by the King’s forces. Not yet even 35 years of age, the author of that document, Thomas Jefferson would...

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Is this America’s last, true ‘Independence Day’?

July 4, 2012
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Is this America’s last, true ‘Independence Day’?

Every July 4th I reflect upon the Founders and their Declaration and every time I find myself in awe of just how profound their beliefs, how prophetic their words, and how bold their actions. 236 years ago today, 56 signatories representing 13 colonies pledged their honor, their fortunes and their lives for but one...

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