Category Archives: History

Demonizing the President

Biden in his anti-Trump/MAGA speech at Independence Hall. 1 September 2022

It’s not hard to demonize a president, and sometimes they make it even easier. The Hitler-esque fists and the demon-red lighting on the facade of Independence Hall in this photo of Mr. Biden would be easy to criticize, even if the speech had been about something as benign as butterflies or wedding mints.

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She Knew Einstein

“Life without playing music is inconceivable for me. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music; I get most joy in life out of music.” Albert Einstein

( Albert Einstein playing the violin- 1930 )

By a stroke of undeserved luck,
I knew a very nice lady
Who had known this man—
At whom we all wonder
For how he made such good use
Of the mind God gave him.

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Resolution for 9/11?

It’s been 21 years now since it happened. Have you paid enough attention yet to figure out that the official 9/11 Commission explanation is bogus? And have you paid enough attention to figure out that one of the most popular alternate explanations is also bogus? Or have you long-since given up on investigating it?

And if you’re one of the millions who doesn’t believe the official government report, are you actively pushing for criminal prosecution? Or have you long-since given up on justice?

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We Have the Stupidest Ideas Among Us

We have the stupidest ideas among us—promoted in tandem, yet inconsistent in principle:

I. That those who choose a life of intellectual immaturity—who shun learning, morals, self-correction, and duty—make a respectable choice, and that it is the duty of the world to cater to such people, sheltering them from consequence—

II. That those who expect others to grow up are themselves negligent in learning, morals, and self-correction, and are shunning their duty to refashion the world, and ought to be punished for it.

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Reflections on Our American Birthday

On this date in 1776, America went famously on record against governmental tyranny and against the usurpation of powers not rightfully authorized. She declared that the only rightful powers of a government are those to which the people consent, and that those powers must serve toward life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

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After Roe v. Wade: Back to the Raging Sea of Federalism

It was never supposed to be an easy ride. The various states, each with their own quirks and personalities and goals, had agreed to join together, but only for limited purposes—banding together mostly to protect their rights from violators within and without the Union. They were not signing up in order to give away their routine powers of self-rule to a central government. Each would continue to rule its own affairs, except when it came to those limited purposes behind the Union. As summarized in the Preamble to our Constitution, those purposes were these:

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