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The Day that Changed America Forever

Posted: Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

 This year is the 15-year anniversary of September 11, 2001, known as 9/11, the day that changed America.

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Environmentalism's Dark History

Posted: Sunday, July 3rd, 2016

For John Muir, it was more important to maintain the "balance of nature" than to allow the Miwok Indians to live off the land. Muir's ideology about the "balance of nature" within national parks was so influential that the Yosemite model spread to other national parks, including Yellowstone, where the forced evictions killed 300 Shoshone in one day.  

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Progress Makes Genius Routine

Posted: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Think of a graduate of MIT or CalTech today. I do not mean somebody with a Ph.D. I mean somebody with a bachelor's degree. He is better at physics than Sir Isaac Newton ever was. That is because he stands on the shoulders of those who stood on the shoulders of those who stood on the shoulders of Isaac Newton

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Who Killed Patriotism?

Posted: Saturday, February 27th, 2016

Breathes there the man, with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land! - Sir Walter Scott

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Rome: Money, Mischief and Minted Crises

Posted: Saturday, January 30th, 2016

Ancient Rome wasn't built in a day, the old adage goes. It wasn't torn down in a day either, but a good measure of its long decline to oblivion was the government's bad habit of chipping away at the value of its own currency.

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10 Animals That Altered The Course Of History

Posted: Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

According to Napoleon Bonaparte, "History is written by the winners." It's also written by us humans, which helps explain why other species are so often ignored.

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The Income Tax - A Brief History

Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2015

I wrote an article explaining at least one of reasons why Americans aren't rioting over the size of the national debt and yearly budget deficit - how Washington is taxing and spending us into oblivion and yet, we just don't seem to care.

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Archimedes: An Ancient Greek Genius Ahead of His Time

Posted: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Archimedes was a Greek mathematician, scientist, mechanical engineer and inventor who is considered one of the greatest mathematicians of the ancient world. The father of simple machines, he introduced the concept of the lever and the compound pulley, as well as inventions ranging from water clocks to the famous Archimedes screw. He also designed devices to be used in warfare such as the catapult, the iron hand, and the death ray. Archimedes was one of the world's first mathematical physicists whose inventions were actually applied to the physical world.

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Is the Car a Menace or a Miracle?

Posted: Friday, August 28th, 2015

Vindication for the Vilified Vehicle

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7 Survival Lessons from the 'Wild West'

Posted: Thursday, June 25th, 2015

American history is filled with survivalists. The first settlers in Plymouth can be seen as a group of survivalists who crossed the Atlantic Ocean to find their retreat. Likewise, those who participated in the westward expansion of our country, moving west to open up and settle new lands, were all survivalists. 

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Arranged Marriages are Superior

Posted: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

In studying the origin of pensions, it all traced back to the marriage contract. What jumps out at you in this research we are soon to publish, is also at odds with the whole Hollywood idea of "love" that was perhaps part of the New Deal culture that was either intentional or coincidental in its propaganda sales-job.

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How Shakespeare Minimized his Taxes

Posted: Friday, April 24th, 2015

William Shakespeare was definitely not one for following the rules.

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Top 10 Reasons the Dark Ages Were Not Dark

Posted: Monday, March 30th, 2015

I believe that we can safely say that the period of man's history from 476 AD to 1000 AD is the most maligned of all. 

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8 Personal Finance Lessons from Benjamin Franklin

Posted: Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Benjamin Franklin rose from 17-year-old runaway to successful printer, newspaperman, author, inventor, diplomat, and statesman. His great success came from living the virtues of frugality and industry, and his life offers us many personal finance lessons that apply to modern men just as much as they did to those living in colonial America. So without further ado, let's dive right into uncovering some of Ben's timeless wisdom:

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The New Year's Looking Brighter

Posted: Saturday, December 27th, 2014

They say our human brains are evolved to remember stories. Stories help us organize information about the world. We used oral histories and myths before we used science and statistics. So the power of stories is still with us, and it still affects us.

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A Letter from General George S. Patton to His Son

Posted: Friday, November 28th, 2014

 On June 6, 1944, General George S. Patton wrote this letter to his twenty-year-old son, George Jr., who was enrolled at West Point. Patton Sr. was in England training the Third Army in preparation for the battles that would follow the invasion at Normandy.

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10 Epic Tales Of Survival Against All Odds

Posted: Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

To be trapped in an impossible situation, alone at the mercy of nature, cut off from human company and society-it's a primal fear, born out of a sense that we would be helpless without the protection of civilization. The truth is that none of us really know how we would respond to such a situation. But, as it turns out, the human spirit can be a surprisingly tough thing.

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The 5 Deadliest Pandemics of All Time

Posted: Friday, September 26th, 2014

Epidemics made our civilization what it is today, and new outbreaks like Ebola could completely change our world. Studying the history of these plagues can give us a sense of a pandemic's power - and help us prepare for future outbreaks.

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One President Who Knew How to Deal with Illegal Immigration

Posted: Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

 A couple of days ago, I speculated who else might be crossing into United States via our southern border - besides the "innocent" children.

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Roger Williams: The Separation of Conscience and State

Posted: Friday, June 27th, 2014

Roger Williams (c. 1603-1683), founder of Rhode Island, was a key figure in forging the distinctive American character. The American was a self-governing man who was equal to all others in his enjoyment of freedom. Williams helped to create this American by making an intellectual connection that led to a unique protection of personal freedom. Liberty required the complete separation of church and state. 

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Nathan Hale's Courage

Posted: Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Nathan Hale's friendly, open personality made him unsuited for the necessary evil of spying, but his bravery and courage proved him to be the best and only person willing to spy during the Revolutionary War, America's greatest time of need. 

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The Genius of Erasmus, The Champion of Peace

Posted: Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, who lived from October 27, 1466, to July 12, 1536, faced censorship in his day, and has never been as popular among the rich and powerful as has his contemporary Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli.

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A Tribute to the Polish People

Posted: Thursday, February 27th, 2014

The cause of liberty saw memorable highs and unconscionable lows in 1989. Surely that year will be best remembered as the year Soviet hegemony over central Europe disintegrated, paving the way for the dissolution of the Soviet Union itself in 1991. Free people everywhere should toast the brave people of one nation in particular-Poland-for the pivotal role they played in those momentous events.

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Tech College to Train Police on "Extremists" from the Right

Posted: Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Eau Claire's Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) is hosting a course this spring for law enforcement officers entitled "A National Overview of Domestic Extremists."  Presented by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the course will include, according to information provided by CVTC:

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How the Lord used Sir Francis Drake to Change History

Posted: Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Francis the Dragon The Spanish called him a pirate.  To them, he was El Draque, the dragon who devoured their gold-laden galleons and plundered their treasure cities.

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The Liefare-Warfare State

Posted: Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

In his famous essay, "War is the Health of the State," Randolph Bourne made an important distinction between country and state.  One's country is "an inescapable group into which we re born." 

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Jackson's Veto of the Central Bank

Posted: Friday, November 1st, 2013

President Andrew Jackson (despite his faults) did deliver the most important veto in U.S. history when he squashed the central bank at the time, the Second Bank of The United States.

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The Virtue of Hunting: Bulwark of Free Men

Posted: Friday, November 1st, 2013

I delivered this speech to the Beastfeast in Winthrop, Maine in September of 2012. Beastfeast is a gathering of Christian men who enjoy hunting. - MH

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Lady Liberty: An Unauthorized Biography

Posted: Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

The story of America's most famous statue is more than a little libertarian

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Camelot and the Syrian Crisis

Posted: Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

November 22 marks the 50th anniversary of the end of Camelot. During its tenure, President John F. Kennedy's administration set national security precedents that have influenced the way Washington has approached military commitments to the present day.

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The Story of a Brave Western Hero

Posted: Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

I don't know about you, but I love to hear stories of a brave western hero, whether they ended good or bad. Just the other day, I was talking to my grandpa and he was telling me about his family and some of the stories that he remembered from his youth. 

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Founding Fathers Openly Promoted God and the Bible

Posted: Friday, July 26th, 2013

There has never been any evidence brought forth that has proven beyond a doubt that the Founders demanded or required that the Christian principles they lived by be completely separated from government. This is because there is no evidence to end. There is evidence in abundance that proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that they did comingle their Christian principles with the establishing and the operation of the State, local and federal government. 

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The 1946 Battle of Athens, Tennessee

Posted: Friday, July 26th, 2013

Americans enjoy a tradition of changing their government leaders every few years. As long as we have our right to vote, we can peaceably affect our government at all levels. In 1946, however, the citizens of Athens, Tennessee were denied their right to a fair local election, and a violent revolution quickly erupted.

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A President Who Didn't Want the Job

Posted: Friday, June 21st, 2013

When Revolutionary War patriot Thomas Paine wrote these words in 1776, he was aiming at kings with a warning that applies in any age to politicians who think too highly of themselves or their work:

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Thomas Jefferson vs. John McCain

Posted: Friday, June 21st, 2013

There is no question that Syria has been ruled by the authoritarian al-Assad family since 1971, that the country's human rights record is dismal, and that over 40,000 Syrians have been killed in a civil war that has been ongoing for almost two years.

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Our Germanic Roots

Posted: Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

I return to the period of the Middle Ages, having previously written about kingship and law and societal relationships. I will turn now to the economy of the time, based on the book The Birth of Western Economy, by Robert Latouche.

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The Boy Scouts of America: Then and Now

Posted: Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

A Comparison of the 1911 and Modern Handbooks and Merit Badges                                              "'Scout' used to mean the one on watch for the rest. We have widened the word a little. We have made it fit the town as well as the wilderness and suited it to peace time instead of war. We have made the scout an expert in Life-craft as well as Wood-craft, for he is trained in the things of the heart as well as head and hand. Scouting we have made to cover riding, swimming, tramping, trailing, photography, first aid, camping, handicraft, loyalty, obedience, courtesy, thrift, courage, and kindness.

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Tell 'Em the West Was Not Wild

Posted: Thursday, April 25th, 2013

The next time you're talking to some liberal hand-wringer who shrieks in horror like Dr. Zachary Smith from the old Lost in Space TV show at the prospect of ordinary citizens carrying guns, there's a way you might be able to calm them down somewhat and even give them a dose of education in the process.

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The Heroism of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Posted: Thursday, April 25th, 2013

A destructive myth hangs over the history of World War II. It is that a flaw within the German character allowed the rise of Hitler and Nazism. How else can you explain the coming of the Holocaust from one of the world's most cultured nations? Oddly, no one seems to consider Mussolini as indicating a flaw in Italians or Stalin as proof of a Russian defect.

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How Liberalism Took Over America

Posted: Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

 The Left learned some lessons from the radicalism of the 1960s when their political agenda failed to accomplish their stated goals. Their radical agenda was shot down politically because the majority of Americans still retained a remnant of the older Christian worldview. The Left knew it would be necessary to capture those institutions that shape and mold children who will one day become leaders.

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Then and Now

Posted: Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

 It was a different time. Decisions were made according to a different set of norms and rules. Robert Culver from Bluff County, Minn., recalls a story from his childhood frequently told to him by his father.

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Robert E. Peary: Arctic Adventurer

Posted: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

"More people have gone into space or climbed Mount Everest than have sledged to the North Pole." This quote from Bruce Henderson's True North: Peary, Cook and the Race to the Pole (2005) affords perspective for understanding those who attempt to explore where so few have gone before. 

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Empires Rise and Empires Fall

Posted: Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Most of us, even those of us who are the products of America's collapsed public education system have heard of the fall of Rome. The greatest of ancient western empires began to fall as soon as the vigorous Republic which had created it was replaced by an autocratic military dictatorship.

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The Dust Bowl Might Happen Again

Posted: Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Dust Bowl SceneMany areas are dealing with drought conditions that are as bad as, if not worse than, the droughts of the 1930s and 50s.   This looks like a recipe for disaster.

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Charity, Not Welfare

Posted: Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Charity not welfareCharity has played an important role throughout the history of civilization. People have always endeavored to aid their fellow human beings, especially in those societies, like the United States, where individuals are more free to make and accumulate wealth. Food, clothing, medicine, and education have all been effectively and efficiently delivered to the constituencies in need. The record stands for itself.

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Was the "Good War" Really Good?

Posted: Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

The Second World War is often called "the good war." But was it? After all, this "good war" brought mass destruction; death to tens of millions of men, women, and children; and enormous suffering to many more. How can such a horrible event be called "good?"

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Stuyvesant and Van der Doncke

Posted: Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

How a political dispute among two early leaders of New York City helped shape American freedom

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Slavery: A Fact of History

Posted: Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Jon Hubbard, a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, has a book, titled "Letters to the Editor: Confessions of a Frustrated Conservative." Among its statements for which Hubbard has been criticized and disavowed by the Republican Party is, "The institution of slavery that the black race has long believed to be an abomination upon its people may actually have been a blessing in disguise.

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Puerto Rico's Quest for a Status

Posted: Friday, November 2nd, 2012

On November 6, 2012, eligible voters on the island of Puerto Rico will go to the polls to vote on a referendum that has the potential to change their lives forever. In this historic plebiscite, Puerto Ricans will be asked to answer two important questions: first, are they happy with the island's current status as a territory of the United States; and second, if this relationship were to be changed, what kind of change would they prefer to see?

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Prelude to World War I

Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Ludwig von Mises Institute            "With the World War mankind got into a crisis with which nothing that happened before in history can be compared.… In the world crisis whose beginning we are experiencing, all peoples of the world are involved.… War has become more fearful because it is waged with all the means of the highly developed technique that the free economy has created.… Never was the individual more tyrannized than since the outbreak of the World War and especially of the world revolution. One cannot escape the police and administrative technique of the present day." - Ludwig von Mises

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Davy Crockett- An American Original,

Posted: Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

For the generation of Americans who grew up with Fess Parker as Davy Crockett, Indian fighter, there is little doubt what kind of a legend he was. He was the same kind of man as portrayed by John Wayne in the Alamo-he was the man who went down fighting to the last against insurmountable odds.

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Remember Ruby Ridge

Posted: Friday, July 27th, 2012

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Forgotten Critic of Corporatism - A surprising picture of America from an unlikely source.

Posted: Friday, July 27th, 2012

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200 Years Since 1812

Posted: Thursday, May 31st, 2012

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A Case for Confederates

Posted: Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

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J. Gresham Machen: A Forgotten Libertarian

Posted: Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

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George Washington

Posted: Monday, March 5th, 2012

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Five Ways the Kennedy Assassination Changed America

Posted: Thursday, March 1st, 2012

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Crazy Horse Memorial: A Tale of Two Stories Told in Stone

Posted: Thursday, February 9th, 2012

A mere 17 miles separate Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial, but their stories couldn't be farther apart. Mount Rushmore took 14 years to complete at a cost of $1 million dollars, of which 85 percent was funded by the government. Crazy Horse is still being sculpted after 60 years. More importantly, the Crazy Horse monument is being built with private donations and accepts no federal funds.

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Harry Truman: a President With Integrity

Posted: Friday, January 6th, 2012

"Good old Harry Truman was correct when he observed, "My choices in life were either to be a piano player in a whore house or a politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference!"

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Barry and the Babe

Posted: Friday, January 6th, 2012

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The Decline of American History in Public Schools

Posted: Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Apparently U.S. students are unfamiliar with the famous paraphrased aphorism, "Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it." That's because a new report shows that students anywhere from high school to fourth grade are solely lacking in their knowledge of American history. Results from the 2010 gold standard of testing, the National Assessment of Educational Progress, only 13 percent of the nation's high school seniors showed proficiency in their knowledge of American history, and only 18 percent of eighth grades and 22 percent of fourth graders scoring as well.

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On The Brink of Nuclear War

Posted: Monday, December 12th, 2011

Forty-nine years ago, the United States and the USSR stood on the brink of a full-scale nuclear war. The Cuban Missile Crisis was coming to a head.             After intelligence analysts reviewing surveillance photographs spotted medium-range missile sites being constructed in Cuba, President John F. Kennedy convened a group of his closest advisers at the White House on Oct. 16, 1962 to discuss a response...

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Closing the Gold Window: Remembering the Nixon Lie 40 Years Ago

Posted: Monday, November 14th, 2011

"Now, what is this action - which is very technical - what does it mean for you? Let me lay to rest the bugaboo of what is called devaluation. If you want to buy a foreign car or take a trip abroad, market conditions may cause your dollar to buy slightly less… The effect of this action, in other words, will be to stabilize the dollar." - Richard Nixon

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"Not Yours to Give"

Posted: Friday, November 4th, 2011

"One day in the House of Representatives a bill was taken up appropriating money for the benefit of a widow of a distinguished naval officer. Several beautiful speeches had been made in its support. The speaker was just about to put the question when Crockett arose..."

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Joseph Story: Supreme Court Justice and Founder of Harvard Law School

Posted: Sunday, October 16th, 2011

"The Son of one of the Boston Tea Party 'Indians,' he graduated from Harvard and eventually became Massachusetts Speaker of the House. At age 32, he was appointed as the youngest Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, where he served 34 years and helped establish the illegality of the slave trade in the Amistad case."

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The History of Coin Clipping

Posted: Thursday, September 29th, 2011

"Coin clipping has been resorted to many times since the time of the Romans, both by public and private con artists, prompting mints to mill the edges of gold and silver coinage to make clipping easily detectable."

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Dorothea Dix: A Voice for the Mad

Posted: Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

"Encouraged by success, Dix went on the road with her message of compassion for the mentally ill. She traveled from New England to Louisiana and back in a three-year, thirty-thousand-mile pilgrimage. She became known for writing memoranda to enlighten, embarrass, and compel legislators into doing the right thing for the mentally ill."

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Abigail Smith Adams (1744 -1818) - An Influential First Lady

Posted: Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

"Abigail Smith became Abigail Adams not long after her 19th birthday, and together she and John Adams welcomed their first child into the world a few days short of nine months later. A mother before 20, Abigail managed the household finances and farm along with her husband while he also practiced law in Boston."

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The Doctor Who Saw What He Did

Posted: Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

"By his own count, Bernard Nathanson, M.D., was responsible for some 75,000 abortions -- without a twinge of conscience intervening. Not back then. Not when he picketed a New York City hospital in his campaign for the legalization of abortion in New York state. Preaching what he practiced, Dr. Nathanson became a tireless spokesman for NARAL, the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws."

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General John Stark: The Man, the Motto, and the "Coverup"

Posted: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

"The future general was born in 1728 in Londonderry, New Hampshire, a small town bordering on the present city of Manchester, the state's largest municipality. The entire state was rural, and battles with Indian tribes were not uncommon at a time when the settled East resembled in many ways the Wild West. When he was eight years old, his family moved to Manchester, which was then the township of Derryfield."

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Ten U.S. Defaults From History

Posted: Saturday, July 30th, 2011

"In extremis, what will happen is that all the losses will be foisted onto the Federal Reserve. The Fed holds something on the order of $1.6 trillion in debt issued by the Treasury of the United States. By having the Federal Reserve purchase blocks of Treasury debt and defaulting on these non-investor-held securities, the United States can postpone a default against real investors essentially forever."

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Founders Without Whom America Would Not Exist

Posted: Friday, July 22nd, 2011

"I trust and pray that each of us will reacquaint ourselves with the principles upon which the Declaration of Independence was written, and upon which the United States of America was founded. And while we are doing that, let's be sure we are passing these principles on to our children and grandchildren, because without their dedication and commitment to liberty, there will be no America!"

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General John Stark: The Man, the Motto, and the "Coverup"

Posted: Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

"Well, the answer depends upon what "we" means. Christian missionaries, independent of our government, very quietly go all over the world bringing a message of peace, very practical help in the form of private schools and free clinics, and an expression of love. That works, but not government by government, people by people, or region by region. Is there a solution to the problems of the Turks and Kurds?  No, but there is a solution to the problem of every human soul, and no government can provide it. "

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True History of the Holy Land

Posted: Saturday, July 16th, 2011

"It is sheer sophistry for American "elites" to maintain that Israeli settlements in the West Bank are a genuine obstacle to peace in the Middle East. To even assert such nonsense is to ignore three thousand five hundred years of history. Neither is "Palestinian pathos" the explanation for the contemporary blood libel that attempts to legitimize Arab claims to the West Bank at the expense of Jewish settlements."

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Anniversary of the Landing of LaFayette

Posted: Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

"Schoolchildren learn of the crucial and timely role played by France in the American victory over King George III's redcoats. The personification of the invaluable Gallic assistance to the American cause of liberty is none other than the Marquis de Lafayette."

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Thomas Jefferson on Napoleon

Posted: Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

"Let us follow the example of Jefferson and elevate Napoleon to the pantheon of monsters where he belongs."

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The Heroic Lt. Audie L. Murphy

Posted: Friday, June 17th, 2011

"Murphy, the ranking officer (previous fighting had decimated the officer ranks), immediately orders his men to fall back. He remains forward on the command post telephone directing artillery fire against the enemy. When an officer on the other line asks how close the advancing enemy is to Murphy's position. Murphy replies, 'If you just hold the phone a minute, I'll let you talk to one of the bastards.'"

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Clinton's Forgotten Dictatorial Tendencies

Posted: Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

"It seems like a century since Bill Clinton was president of this country. Unfortunately, the abuses of George W. Bush and the pratfalls of Barack Obama are causing many people to raise their estimate of Clinton's presidency. But he earned his disdain fair and square, and a brief reminder of his abuses is in order."

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Vindicating Standard Oil, 100 Years Later

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

"Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that found Standard Oil guilty of violating the Sherman Antitrust Act. As punishment, the world's largest and most successful oil company was broken into 34 pieces."

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The Story of Bin Laden & Al-Qaeda

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2011

"As The New American reported, senior al-Qaeda leaders were among the first to openly back the rebellion in Libya. The U.S. government, NATO, and the United Nations came in later, providing air support and weapons to the militants. Some of the leaders of the uprising are in fact associated with al-Qaeda by their own admission. The U.S. government admits it, too."

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Happy 150th Birthday, Big Government

Posted: Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

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What Were They Teaching at Dartmouth in 1828?

Posted: Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

"And today, few students are taught Logic, or how to think rationally. Left-wing American intellectuals have swallowed the poison pill of Marxist socialism and think nothing of trashing Christianity, the religion upon which this great nation was built."

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The Marketplace of Ideas - Why Bookstores Matter

Posted: Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

"The loss of the bookstore will mean more than lost opportunities to sell books, however. For the last two centuries and more, bookstores and bookstalls have been centers for the dissemination of culture and ideas. The merging of the bookstore and the coffee shop brought two complementary cultural spaces together. Books are about ideas, and bookstores offer a rare context for meeting other people interested in ideas."

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Civilization and Tsunamis

Posted: Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

"Like the great tsunamis that have humbled empires in earlier ages, will this one forever change the world as our generation has known it?"

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Who Objects to Free Speech?

Posted: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

     "Abraham Lincoln jailed newspapermen whose comments on the Civil War were not to his liking.              In 1935, Franklin Roosevelt signed the National Labor Relations Act, effectively curtailing employers' freedom to talk with their own employees about their company's financial condition and the affordability of wages and benefits."

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The Trip: Three Women's Journey to the 1933 Chicago World Fair

Posted: Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

  "The Chicago World Fair of 19uring process of technology and industry instead of the stagnancy of the present. The World Fair (World's Fair or Universal Exposition) is a name given to many grand public exhibitions held internationally. They encourage cultural exchange and showcase industrial and technological innovation."

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Happy Starvation Day

Posted: Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

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The Legend of the Candy Cane

Posted: Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

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Benjamin Harrison

Posted: Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

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Famous Events of Liberty

Posted: Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

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The Declaration of Independence

Posted: Monday, October 11th, 2010

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Bloodiest Day in American History: Antietam/Sharpsburg

Posted: Monday, September 27th, 2010

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With or Without Federal 'Permission'

Posted: Monday, September 27th, 2010

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Aaron Burr Or Timothy Dwight?

Posted: Monday, September 13th, 2010

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On the Coming Fall of the American Empire

Posted: Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

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The Mayflower Compact

Posted: Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

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John Bunyan: Dreamer and Writer

Posted: Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

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John Penn

Posted: Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

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How One Man Defied the Post Office

Posted: Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

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How 'Sweatshops' Help the Poor

Posted: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

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George Clymer

Posted: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

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Reclaiming America: Why We Honor the Tea Party Movement

Posted: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

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The U.S Constitution

Posted: Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

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Fear & Fatal Power During the Time of Pompey

Posted: Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

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The New New Deal

Posted: Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

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Freedom is For the Living

Posted: Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

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Our 4th of July

Posted: Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

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Mercantilism: A Lesson for Our Times?

Posted: Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

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Remembering Wars and Warriors

Posted: Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

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Mercantilism: A Lesson for Our Times?

Posted: Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

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Forgotten Facts of American Labor History

Posted: Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

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The Ill Effects of Franklin Roosevelt's Presidency

Posted: Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

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Our Founding Fathers: Charles Thomson

Posted: Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

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The Declaration of Independence

Posted: Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

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Fundamentals For The Family - Damaging Your Marriage Part 2

Posted: Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

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Preamble for Each State in the United States

Posted: Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

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Does the Constitution Protect Our Property

Posted: Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

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Jefferson vs. Lincoln: America Must Choose

Posted: Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

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Don't Let Freedom Slip Away

Posted: Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

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Gardening Wisdom From Thomas Jefferson

Posted: Sunday, July 31st, 2016

"I suspect that the insects which have harassed you have been encouraged by the feebleness of your plants; and that has been produced by the lean state of the soil." - Thomas Jefferson

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Vietnam War at 50: Have We Learned Nothing?

Posted: Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Sadly, unlike after the Vietnam fiasco there has been almost no backlash against the US empire. In fact, President Obama has continued the same failed policy and Congress doesn't even attempt to reign him in.

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Mark Twain: The Whited Sepulchre

Posted: Saturday, February 27th, 2016

Often lauded as one of America's literary giants, Samuel Langhorne Clemens-better known as Mark Twain-lived a life filled with great joys, exciting journeys and investments, and a number of bitter defeats.

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Replacing the Establishment

Posted: Saturday, February 27th, 2016

How history is devoid of any good results from overthrowing the elite

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly American Presidents

Posted: Saturday, January 30th, 2016

In his brilliant classic, A Disquisition on Government, John C. Calhoun warned that a written constitution would never be sufficient to restrain the governmental leviathan.  The net tax consumers (those who received more in government benefits than they paid in taxes), especially government employees, would relentlessly argue away the effectiveness of constitutional restrictions on government, he predicted.  The net tax payers would inevitably be overwhelmed and defeated.  There was never a truer political prediction.

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The Man Who Made Your Selfies Possible, George Eastman

Posted: Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

In 2015, a new world record will likely be set: humans will record fleeting moments of their lives at least one trillion times over the course of the year. That's how many photos we'll snap, up from 810 billion in 2014, according to InfoTrends' Worldwide Image Capture Forecast. About three-quarters of them will be taken with smartphones, which didn't even exist a couple of decades ago.

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Benjamin Franklin's Immigration Fix

Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2015

The majority of people opposed to Obama's immigration policies are not opposed to immigration in general but to what America has become in particular. The great waves of immigration that built America happened when the government of the United States was relatively small.

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The 'Differences' between Democrats and Socialists

Posted: Friday, August 28th, 2015

What does it mean that when twice asked to distinguish between socialists and Democrats, Florida representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chairwoman of the Democrat National Committee, could not or would not answer? Although Wasserman Schultz is not the brightest bulb in the House of Representatives, her inability or unwillingness to specify the differences between Democrats and socialists speaks volumes about the contemporary Democrat Party.

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10 Mysteries That Hint At Forgotten Advanced Civilizations

Posted: Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Prehistory literally means the time "before we had written records" (roughly the time before the 4th Century BC) and ancient history is the time since our recorded history.  The existence of inexplicable monuments, certain man-made marvels and archaeological finds pertaining to our ancient- and prehistory, are leading more and more archaeologists to believe long forgotten advanced civilizations existed. As most of our ancient records were lost during the destruction of the great libraries, the following genuine mysteries are the only remnants of their existence.

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It's Not All Obama's Fault

Posted: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

A couple of days ago, Rush Limbaugh took a call from a gentleman who asked "if a constitutional government is the best form of government, and the constitutional government has allowed us to go so far away from the Constitution, would there have been a better way to have gone?"

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10 Incredible Stories about the Real-Life Sherlock Holmes

Posted: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Ever since he showed up in A Study in Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes has fascinated readers with his powers of deduction and arrogant eccentricities. But is this iconic investigator purely fictional, or was he based on a real-life hero?

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Lessons from the Civil War 150 Years Later

Posted: Friday, April 24th, 2015

America's worst conflict ended 150 years ago. On April 9, 1865 Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia, the South's most successful fighting force.

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My Favorite President - Calvin Coolidge!

Posted: Monday, March 30th, 2015

I'm not sure how it happened, but earlier this week I was thinking about some of my favorite political leaders when Calvin Coolidge came to mind. Coolidge is in my list of 5 best Presidents. 

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How the Industrial Revolution was Good for Children

Posted: Friday, January 30th, 2015

 The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) is proud to partner with Young America's Foundation (YAF) to produce "Clichés of Progressivism," a series of insightful commentaries covering topics of free enterprise, income inequality, and limited government. See the index of the published chapters here.

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Do Wars Really Defend America's Freedom?

Posted: Friday, November 28th, 2014

U.S. politicians and pundits are fond of saying that America's wars have defended America's freedom.  But the historical record doesn't bear out this contention.  In fact, over the past century, U.S. wars have triggered major encroachments upon civil liberties.

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The Other Side of American Indian Conquest

Posted: Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

In October liberals celebrated "I Hate Columbus Day." In order to express their disdain for the intrepid explorer, they've remade "Columbus Day" into "Indigenous Peoples Day." Let's look at some of these Indigenous Peoples, in particular the Aztecs and Inca.

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Isaac Newton - Part Two

Posted: Friday, September 26th, 2014

Isaac Newton was such a curious deep thinker that manual chores held no appeal for him. By the time he reached the age of 17, Isaac's mother decided that his education was sufficient and requested that he return home to take over the farm.

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The History of the 'Israel-Palestinian conflict'

Posted: Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Some people believe the key to resolving the so-called "Israeli-Palestinian conflict" is through negotiations and the redrawing of Israel's borders.

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How Vietnam Vets Were Embraced

Posted: Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Why is it that the American people rejected our troops who served in Vietnam? We know all about the protests not only against the war, but against those who served. Why were there no demonstrations of support? Why was there no welcome home parade? What if what we know about Americans' lack of support for our troops in Vietnam is wrong?

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Ranchers and Empire in the American West

Posted: Friday, May 2nd, 2014

The militarized siege of a cattle ranch near Bunkerville, Nevada has drawn national attention as dozens of federal agents, armed with machine guns, sniper rifles, helicopters, and more, have descended on the ranch to seize cattle, people, and generally show everyone who's boss.

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He Shall Stand Before Kings

Posted: Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

"Some men are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them." The man who penned these words turns 450 years old this April. William Shakespeare was not born great, nor did he have greatness thrust upon him, but he achieved it to a degree that few in his time would have thought possible for a man of his profession.

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Man Chased a Nazi Fighter Plane under the Eiffel Tower

Posted: Thursday, February 27th, 2014

According to the Richmond Times Dispatch, William Overstreet Jr., a 92 year old WWII veteran, passed away on Sunday, February 20, 2014. He was the U.S. Army Corps pilot who flew his P-51 Mustang into Nazi-occupied France and maneuvered his plane under the EiffelTower to pursue and shoot down a German fighter plane.

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The Founding Fathers Loathed Political Parties

Posted: Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

It is once again an election year.  Media outlets will refer to it as the "midterm election," and political pundits from the Democratic Party will try to convince us that the problems we are experiencing in America are as result of the Republicans in the House of Representatives.

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What Can a Man Learn from His Grandparents?

Posted: Friday, January 3rd, 2014

This holiday season my aunt Ruth is putting together a book of remembrances about her parents, Bob and Hazel Lynes, my maternal grandparents, and asked for stories.

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Museums and History Books are Suspect

Posted: Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

It's often said that history is written by the victors. I don't think that is entirely true, but I can definitely tell you who history is written for, and that's the suckers.

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Atheists: The Anti-Founding Fathers

Posted: Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Atheists are obsessed with God - more so than many people of faith. Atheists are also obsessed with the First Amendment, especially the Establishment Clause.

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History of Public Schools Reveal Reasons behind Failure

Posted: Friday, November 1st, 2013

The American system of public education has increasingly and repeatedly failed its young scholars, yet it continues to struggle in its attempt to salvage the tiny specks of hope it may have. Increased funding, more stringent regulations, new policies, etc. have all been implemented, and yet American public schools have lower educational rates and standards than they did just a few decades ago.

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Agatha Christie's Underprivileged Childhood

Posted: Friday, November 1st, 2013

As a writer myself, I'm naturally interested in the life and career of the Number One best-selling author of all time. That would be Agatha Christie, with some 4 billion (!) books sold-including her own life story, An Autobiography, published in 1977, a year after her death. I'm reading it now, and am in a state of shock over the rigors and disadvantages of this woman's childhood.

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Founding Fathers Openly Promoted God and the Bible

Posted: Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

This is the last of a series of what the founders said regarding America and Christianity. - Editor  Today's courts are close to 180 degrees from where the courts of the Founders were. They would prosecute a person for using the Lord's Name in vain but today it's called freedom of speech.  

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Col. Bud Day: America Loses a Legendary Hero

Posted: Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

America has lost one of its greatest, most inspiring military heroes and patriots: Col. George E. "Bud" Day (USAF, ret.), recipient of the Medal of Honor and more than seventy other decorations for valor, passed away on July 27, 2013, ending a remarkable life of service to American freedom.

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Founding Fathers Openly Promoted God and the Bible

Posted: Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Today's courts and a few uninformed, foolish people have attempted to remove all vestiges of our religious heritage even making it illegal to teach our true history because there is so much Christianity involved.

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Life was Better in 1905

Posted: Friday, July 26th, 2013

When writing historical things, I try to include perspective from people who actually lived through the events. And for money issues in the US, I'm able to do that back to about 1905.

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The Frontier: America's First Welfare Program

Posted: Friday, June 21st, 2013

When discussing various atrocities committed against the Native Americans throughout history, apologists for this particular type of state-sponsored killing will often resort to pointing out that Indians murdered many settlers and their families. This claim, which is true enough, really only begs the question, however, of why white Americans were on Indian lands to begin with.

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Freedom in America Our Cultural Heritage

Posted: Friday, June 21st, 2013

From its earliest history, the United States has been identified as the land of freedom. In 1814, Francis Scott Key touted America as the land of the free and the home of the brave in his poem that later became America's national anthem, but explaining American freedom has been problematic throughout our nation's history.

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The Suppressed Version of Roosevelt's Concentration Camps

Posted: Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

On April 1, 1942, California announced the order for the arrest and deportation of Japanese citizens in California. They were sent into internment camps - read: concentration camps in Idaho. Here are photos and an accompanying account. Here are other photos.

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A Tribute to Robert E. Lee

Posted: Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

When my research into my own family history led me back to the 19th century and then to the War of Northern Aggression ('The Civil War' for my less enthusiastic readers) my interest expanded from a mere study my own family's heritage to that of the Southern people at large.

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It Doesn't Take a Majority to Win

Posted: Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Did you know that homosexuals are not in the majority? They make up about 1.7 percent of the population and yet they control Congress, the courts, the media, and our schools. We are in the majority, but we act like a minority. But even a minority can win.

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Modern Conservative Founder Howard Phillips Passes Away

Posted: Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Howard Phillips, one of the founders of the New Right movement in the 1970s, died on April 20. The cause was dementia. He died in his home. He was 72.

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The Battle of Cowpens

Posted: Monday, April 1st, 2013

On that day the British Army, led by LtCol Banastre Tarleton, was dealt an unequivocal defeat by BGen Daniel Morgan and the American Revolutionary forces under his charge. This defeat by the Americans was a watershed moment in their efforts to wrest the territory of South Carolina back from the control of the British.

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The Robber Barons: Neither Robbers nor Barons

Posted: Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

  One of the most prevalent myths about economic freedom is that it inevitably leads to monopolies. Ask people why they believe that, and the odds are high that they will point to the "trusts" of the late 19th century that gained large market shares in their particular industries.

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Lincoln's Good Advice

Posted: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

The President's Day holiday we mark each year at about this time is meant to remind us of both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

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Abraham Lincoln and Slavery

Posted: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" has been a box-office hit and nominated for 12 Academy Awards, including best picture, best director and best actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, who portrayed our 16th president. I haven't seen the movie; therefore, this column is not about the movie but about a man deified by many.

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Obama Win Shaped in American Classrooms

Posted: Thursday, January 31st, 2013

 Obama's 2012 Presidential win was shaped in the American classroom. Progressives, Humanists, Liberals, Democrats dedicated to educating the electorate have been granted unfettered control to manipulate curricula in their favor.

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Empires Rise and Empires Fall

Posted: Friday, January 11th, 2013

Roman RoadMost of us, even those of us who are the products of America's collapsed public education system have heard of the fall of Rome.  The greatest of ancient western empires began to fall as soon as the vigorous Republic which had created it was replaced by an autocratic military dictatorship.

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The Real Truth About Joseph McCarthy

Posted: Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

In the early 1950s, a senator from the state of Wisconsin named Joseph McCarthy took it upon himself to expose the truth about communist infiltration of the United States government. Over a four-year period, Sen. McCarthy relentlessly sought to uncover the truth about why men and women who had been investigated and identified as security risks were allowed to continue in the employ of various bodies and agencies of the federal government, even after their possible connections to international communism had been revealed to their superiors.

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Lincoln, the Movie: A Review

Posted: Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

It is has been said that the motion picture industry created an American West of the second half of the 19th century that never was, but always will be. The same could be said about the myth of Abraham Lincoln, who has been transformed by multitudes of books, novels, movies, articles, textbooks, and selective historical accounts into the greatest politician, and maybe even greatest personality, America has ever produced.

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The Sad History of U.S. Peace Negotiations

Posted: Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

  Negotiating for peace to prevent war is not the forte of U.S. governments: 1861             Prior to The War for Southern Secession (what many mistakenly call The Civil War) confederate President Jefferson Davis appointed three commissioners to negotiate with the North.

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Thirteen Days That Shook the World - and Nearly Ended It

Posted: Friday, November 2nd, 2012

The black, sinister-looking Soviet SS-4 intermediate-range missile on display at Havana's La Cabana fortress looks old, roughly finished, and rather primitive. But this missile, and 41 others (including some longer-ranged SS-5's) terrified the United States during the October 1962 missile crisis - 13 days that shook the world.

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General W. T. Sherman: The Slaughterer of the Innocent

Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

  The phrase "collective responsibility" is rather pleasant sounding, with its implication that, perhaps, we should all collectively take responsibility for our own actions. What parents should not teach their children such things? But for at least the past 150 years "collective responsibility" also has a specific meaning with regard to U.S. military policy. In the military context, "collective responsibility" is a euphemism for the mass murder of innocent civilians.

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One Ship Against the World

Posted: Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

            Heroes.               Heroes, Who is a hero? What makes a person worthy of that designation? Do we use the term too casually? Do people recognize a hero when they encounter one?

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Minnesota's Dakota War of 1862

Posted: Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

150 years ago, a bloody conflict erupted in Minnesota that would change its history. The Dakota Indians, also known as the Sioux, rose up in war against the American government, and wreaked ruthless vengeance on local settlers. Hundreds of lives were lost in what became known as the Dakota War, or the Sioux Uprising.

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The First Liberty Library How one man's publishing inspired the American Revolution

Posted: Friday, July 27th, 2012

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America's Key Founders: Neither Christian Nor Deists

Posted: Thursday, June 28th, 2012

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Rome Didn't Fall in a Day

Posted: Thursday, May 31st, 2012

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Japan and America: A History of an Amiable Relationship

Posted: Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

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The Louisiana Purchase: The Greatest Bargain in American History

Posted: Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

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The Beauty of Private Property

Posted: Thursday, March 1st, 2012

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Patrick Henry, Patriot

Posted: Thursday, February 9th, 2012

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How J. Edgar Hoover Saved the Nation

Posted: Monday, January 9th, 2012

"Hoover and his men fought valiantly -and sometimes almost alone -against this massive Red infiltration, the cover-up and the hazards these presented. The chart above, prepared at Hoover's direction at the time of the Alger Hiss case, indicates some of the innumerable reports the FBI submitted to U.S. agencies in the period 1945-48 about the extent and nature of the penetration. While these reports in many cases were disparaged or ignored, they did lead in time to the gradual ouster of some of more flagrant comrades from official payrolls. Hoover and Co. thus saved the nation from even greater perils than those that in fact befell it."

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Who Really Discovered America?

Posted: Friday, January 6th, 2012

"How might history have played itself out with those first explorers succeeded is hard to guess. Columbus came with the banner of the Roman Catholic Church and the queen of Spain. Those that followed him streamed into the New World in search of gold determined to conquer the indigenous population. Considering the Norsemen's fascination with war for war's sake, it is doubtful the end result would have been much different; however, the truth is, we will really never know."

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Forbes: Rich Nations Go Broke by Overpromising and Overspending

Posted: Friday, January 6th, 2012

"Cato Institute senior fellow Jim Powell wrote in Forbes magazine about the inevitable and predictable decline of rich nations that debauched their currencies in order to pay their bills. Powell said that politicians' urge to promise and then to spend is almost overwhelming, calling it "a visceral urge to spend money they don't have. They can't control themselves. They'll weasel their way around any efforts to put the lid on the cookie jar."

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'We Have Met The Enemy

Posted: Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

In the winter of 1813, the war with the British was not going well for the Americans. An alliance of British troops and Indians, led by the Shawnee warrior Tecumseh, had soundly defeated poorly led and inadequately trained Americans at every turn. British warships patrolled Lake Erie and harassed American interests in Pennsylvania and the Ohio Territory...

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Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley: Molly Pitcher

Posted: Thursday, November 17th, 2011

"Whether Molly Pitcher is the name of one woman or many is of little matter. In fact, it is fitting that the name probably serves as a composite of many women who fought and died alongside their husbands. Unlike modern wars with volunteer armies going off to distant places, Molly and her husband were defending their homeland and their way of life. As such, we should join General Washington in saluting these women by the name he gave Mary Hays - 'Sergeant Molly.'"

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When Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football

Posted: Monday, November 7th, 2011

"In 'The Big Scrum: How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football,' journalist John J. Miller examines the fascinating early history of college football. He carefully situates his story in the context of the professionalization and commercialization of sports, the influence of "muscular Christianity," and changing views of medicine, nutrition, and physical fitness."

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Progressives Caused the Bloody 20th Century

Posted: Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

"As one who has written on the Progressive movement that began in the late 1800s and still continues today, I am struck by the way that people have institutionalized the "reforms" and creations of Progressives to the point where they become something even beyond articles of faith."

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An Early History of American Oil

Posted: Saturday, October 8th, 2011

"In 1818, a salt well suddenly began to fill with oil, making it the first well to produce crude oil in America. People had known about such oil seeps in western Pennsylvania for centuries. Native Americans, as far back as 1410, had been harvesting oil for medicinal purposes by digging small pits around active seeps and lining them with wood."

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Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Posted: Monday, September 26th, 2011

"The destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a war crime worse than any that Japanese generals were executed for in Tokyo and Manila. If Harry Truman was not a war criminal, then no one ever was."

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The Forgotten Depression

Posted: Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

"Wilson advocated what later became known as Keynesian economics. Keynesian economics is derived from the economic theories of John Maynard Keynes in the 20th century, who, during Wilson's presidency and WWI, was considered a brilliant economist in the British Treasury. Keynesian economics is the model of choice by progressive Democrats and Republicans alike; including President Barack Obama."

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Korea: Remembering the Forgotten War, Forgotten Warriors

Posted: Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

"Few Americans are aware of how desperate were the circumstances and conditions in Korea, and how near success the communists came. When North Korea invaded, neither South Korea nor the U.S. was prepared for war. On the contrary, the U.S. had downgraded and demobilized the military severely after WWII, seeking to cut costs and pay the war debt."

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General Stonewall Jackson revealed as "Black man's friend"

Posted: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

"The author's arguably simplistic explanation of the dichotomy that existed between Jackson the moralist and Jackson the slave-owner was that he was '. . .no defender of slavery. He accepted it as the mysterious providence of God and worked to lift the existence of the slaves within his sphere of influence.'"

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The Progressive Income Tax and the Joy of Spending Other People's Money

Posted: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

"Charitable givers and politicians both pursue their self-interest, but the politician's self-interest includes winning votes. That means, if possible, channeling subsidies to voting groups to win reelection at the expense of taxpayers in general. Rockefeller's gifts to Tuskegee did not cost anyone but him any money. FDR's subsidy to silver miners, by contrast, cost millions of taxpayers small amounts of tax revenue."

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Did Capitalism Create Terrible Monopolies?

Posted: Thursday, July 28th, 2011

"It is not easy to understand the hostility toward a system that has made possible the greatest explosion in wealth and living standards in human history, and which has done more to eradicate poverty than all the rock stars and government transfer programs put together. (Ludwig von Mises takes a crack at it in The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality.) People seem almost eager to believe the most transparently false claims about the market. Commerce is viewed with suspicion. We treat merchants with a disdain we would never show the TSA. The critical role of the entrepreneur is not understood at all."

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The Founding Fathers and Big Government

Posted: Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

"From the start, Americans have been divided between the visions and values of Founding Fathers Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson. That intellectual and political debate continues undiminished today. In fact, during a recent radio interview, the host asked me out of the blue, "Whose side are you on, Hamilton's or Jefferson's?"

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The Cruel Wreckage of Socialism

Posted: Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

"Socialism, like the old policy from which it emanates, confounds government and society. And so, every time we object to a thing being done by government, it concludes that we object to its being done at all."

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Let's Bury Those Phony Myths about World War II

Posted: Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

"One can hardly call this a crusade for freedom. Liberation for the white people of German-occupied Europe, certainly. But not for the peoples of Africa and Asia. However, in the end, the war did set in motion forces that would eventually spell the end of colonialism. The collapse of the British Empire, which Winston Churchill had vowed to defend at all costs, opened the way to worldwide decolonization."

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The Parasitic Network: the History of Public Television

Posted: Friday, June 24th, 2011

"Back in 1967, during the Johnson administration, there was a well-organized campaign by the liberal establishment to saddle the American people with subsidized, "public" television."

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On Margaret Sanger, the Soviets, and Democrats

Posted: Monday, June 20th, 2011

"Theoretically, there are no obstacles to birth control in Russia. It is accepted … on the grounds of health and human right…. [W]e could well take example from Russia, where there are no legal restrictions, no religious condemnation, and where birth control instruction is part of the regular welfare service of the government."

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The Unknown Story of Pocahontas

Posted: Monday, June 6th, 2011

"Pocahontas is the tale of a heroine, a child who exhibited moral courage and independence, a child who went against everything she'd been taught all her life in favor of the convictions of her own mind, thus proving that one's race does not have to determine one's culture or destiny."

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Lindbergh Flies Solo Across Atlantic

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

"All pilots know this is an incredibly important week in aviation history. Leading the list was Charles A. Lindbergh's solo flight across the Atlantic."

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The Kohler Strike of 1954

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2011

"The longest major strike in American history had finally come to an end, but its viciousness would scar thousands of lives for more than three decades."

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Helen Keller, 1880-1968, The First Lady of Courage

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2011

"Although quite intelligent, due to the fact that Helen could neither speak nor hear she had developmental difficulties. Communication was nearly impossible. By the time Helen was seven, she was so unmanageable that her family had just about given up hope. On February 3, 1887, Helen's father wrote a letter to Alexander Graham Bell, who eleven years earlier had also the invented the telephone, thanking the inventor for taking an interest in his little girl. By May of 1888 Helen's family and Bell were exchanging many letters."

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America's Great Locomotive Chase Story

Posted: Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

"'Someone…..has stolen my train,'" William Fuller, conductor on the General said in amazement as the train was pulling away from the Big Shanty train depot. Men of the Western and Atlantic railroad almost immediately began the chase"

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Maps and Power

Posted: Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

In other words, although modern techniques give rulers and elites enormous powers that their predecessors did not have, they are still limited in what they can do effectively by the nature of knowledge and the limits of the tools and techniques at their disposal.

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The Progressive Legacy of World War 1

Posted: Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

"World War I stands as a memorial to human vanity and over-confidence, a monument to statism-gone-mad. At just the moment when the progressives, whether they were the political spawn of Roosevelt and company, the scientific aristocracy, or the religious liberals who cloaked modernity in a thin Christian veneer, thought they had everything figured out, along came a young Serbian man in Sarajevo, who, with a gunshot, sent the entire world to war."

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When Winston Warned America: Churchill's "Iron Curtain" at 65

Posted: Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

"Nobody knows what Soviet Russia and its Communist international organization intends to do in the immediate future, or what are the limits, if any, to their expansive and proselytizing tendencies….             From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the continent. Behind that line lie all the capitals of the ancient states of central and eastern Europe. Warsaw, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest, Sofia, all these famous cities and the populations around them lie in the Soviet sphere and all are subject, in one form or another, not only to Soviet influence but to a very high and increasing measure of control from Moscow." - Winston Churchill

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An Ignorant Citizenry Tolerates Tyranny

Posted: Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

  "Who can cure this ignorance? Surely not the members of academia or the media. They in fact are busy schooling the nation in accepting the totalitarian State.             The pulpits in our nation once instructed the people in the purpose, function, and limitations of the State through yearly election and artillery sermons. These sermons were routinely preached for over 100 years in our nation. Clergymen understood that God's Word addressed all matters of life, including the matters of civil government."

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Col. Robert G. Shaw

Posted: Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

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Christians and Government

Posted: Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

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Scotland: Seven Centuries since William Wallace

Posted: Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

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200 Years of Opposing Public Schools

Posted: Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

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The American Riflemen in the Revolutionary War

Posted: Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

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Thomas Jefferson Qoutes

Posted: Monday, September 27th, 2010

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George Washington's Rules of Civility Part Two

Posted: Monday, September 27th, 2010

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Lessons for America from Germany's Hyperinflation -Part 1-

Posted: Monday, September 13th, 2010

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Communism within Conservatism?

Posted: Monday, September 13th, 2010

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Button Gwinnett

Posted: Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

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A Waning Faith in Government

Posted: Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

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Larger Than Life: The Legacy of DeWitt Shy Spain

Posted: Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

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How the Lincoln Myth Was Hatched

Posted: Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

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History Lesson On Your Social Security Card

Posted: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

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The Declaration of Independence

Posted: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

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Do we really need University Accreditation?

Posted: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

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Hoover's Dam Folly

Posted: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

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What is the Tenth Amendment?

Posted: Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

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Oliver Wolcott

Posted: Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

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What was the Cost of Our Freedom

Posted: Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

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The U.S. Constitution

Posted: Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

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Capitalist Rothschilds

Posted: Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

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The Declaration of Independence

Posted: Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

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The Founders' Handiwork Has Turned to Dust

Posted: Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

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Habeas Corpus Versus Confucius

Posted: Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

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ObamaCare and the Constitution

Posted: Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

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Joseph Warren: A True Patriot 1741-1775

Posted: Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

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The Ivy League Hates Nullification

Posted: Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

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The Liberal Assault On The Poor

Posted: Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

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From the Diary of John Adams

Posted: Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

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The Founders As Christians

Posted: Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

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Children's Corner - "Where's the Fruit?"

Posted: Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

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The Separation of Church and State

Posted: Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

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