Posts Tagged ‘ politics ’

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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A virus that will destroy us all

October 11, 2020
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Amid the 24/7 media machinations over the latest imaginary crime against humanity President Trump has committed, there lurks a danger to this Republic greater than any posed by a foreign nation or even our own civil war. And no, it is not COVID-19. As devastating as the Chinese government sponsored pandemic has been, it...

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Debate 2020, a debacle unparalleled

October 4, 2020
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Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s Superman! Yes, it’s Superman – strange visitor from another planet who came to Earth with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men. Superman – who can change the course of mighty rivers, bend steel with his bare hands, and who,...

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Journalism sinks to the bottom of The Atlantic

September 13, 2020
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In October, 2016 I wrote my “American press playing Russian roulette with election coverage” column. It asked the questions: “But what happens when that free press abridges itself? What happens when that “free press” abandons its special place under the Constitution in favor of promoting its own group ideology and supporting but one single...

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As election nears, Mencken’s socialist looms.

July 26, 2020
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Not a day goes by that I don’t read a letter or column from some poor soul espousing that one President Donald J. Trump is the greatest threat to this nation in the history of said nation. That our “democracy” (sadly they just can’t grasp that we’re actually a Constitutional Republic, but I digress)...

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An ugly past, presents again

July 19, 2020
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“I speak as a Republican. I speak as a woman. I speak as a United States Senator. I speak as an American.” “The United States Senate has long enjoyed worldwide respect as the greatest deliberative body in the world. But recently that deliberative character has too often been debased to the level of a...

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