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What if Americans really knew their history?

ahistorycollage "The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for, among old parchments, or musty records. They are written, as with a sun beam in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power." – Alexander Hamilton, 1775 Last week, […]

10 Costs of “Free” Government Healthcare

172435_accident_2 Is universal, government run healthcare "free"?  Well, like many things, reality differs radically from rhetoric. Many political issues have costs – even severe costs – that people do not stop to consider.  Government healthcare is one of those issues. Contrary to popular belief, it is not free in the least; rather, it simply exacts payments differently than […]

Five Reasons Why US-Russia Ties Hit Rock Bottom

_69170135_018892112 Back in 2009, President Obama said he wanted to see a "reset" in this country's relations with Russia. There were a number of signs that such a reset was not only possible, but proceeding as planned. The two countries' attitude toward arms control – long a topic of strong disagreement – seemed to have softened […]

Lois Lerner Called Me an “A**hole”

lerner-jail-600x313 So, the big breaking news story yesterday and today is that some of Lois Lerner's emails have been found and she happened to call some conservatives "assholes." I resemble that remark. I've called her worse than that and never once did I make the newspaper. I guess I'm not rich enough or famous enough for that. Does it prove […]

Courage is what is needed in America - Not Compromise

iwo-jima compromise Courage, not compromise, brings the smile of God's approval. Thomas S. Monson Tragedy in life normally comes with betrayal and compromise, and trading on your integrity and not having dignity in life. That's really where failure comes. Tom Cochrane I needed to take a break from the series Enemies on the left, False Friends on […]

Israel: The Palestinian People’s Greatest Ally

GERMANY-ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS-CONFLICT-PROTEST Israel is not tame. But she is good. If a poacher shoots arrows at a pride of sleeping lions, are the lions to blame for rousing and defending themselves? What does one say of the shooter when he intentionally cowers behind the skirts of his own women and daughters, hoping, indeed praying, that these precious […]

What Makes You an American?

american-flag-bible-public-domain Are you an American? If you are, can I ask you a question? In your way of thinking, what makes you an American? Is it where you were born? Is it because of where you presently live? Does a Social Security Number make you an American? Or a passport or driver's License? If we think […]