Tag Archives: Patriotism

When in the Course of Human Events…

Action of Second Continental Congress, July 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America WHEN in the Course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them … Continue reading

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Firing Line Friday: Is Ramparts Magazine Un-American?

     In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.      The freedom of America can be used against America. Considering how in this day and age that freedom … Continue reading

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Happy Flag Day, 2021

     Happy Flag Day!      Apologies for not posting a Flag Day post last year. I blame Corona-chan.      There are many historical flags associated with the United States, particularly during the War of Independence.      One such flag is the Guilford Courthouse Flag. … Continue reading

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Legislative Update: Texas vs. Critical Race Theory

     Of the many states that are considering or have passed legislation to stop the teaching of Critical Race Theory in schools, the biggest so far is Texas, who because of their population size is overly influential with school text book … Continue reading

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Why Proportional Representation For Congress Is Unwise

     A non-American asked in a Redddit thread recently in regards to national American elections “Wouldn’t it be easier to just switch to proportional representation”. Below are my responses, in part, outlining why this is not only the opposite of “easy” … Continue reading

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     The “Model State Constitution” has been around, with revisions, for 100 years now.  As someone who used to read current and former state constitutions for fun and relaxation, I’ve found the “model” constitution to be lacking and not especially good … Continue reading

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12 Posts of Christmas, 2020 (Day 11)

     A little Christmas message for our enemies around the world. Tweet

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Happy Bill of Rights Day!

     Today is the 229th anniversary of the first ten amendments to the Constitution coming into effect. The original Bill of Rights contained a preamble stating that the clauses were “declaratory and restrictive” — i.e. they restricted the Federal Government and … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving for 2020!

     This Thanksgiving let us eschew politics for at least one day while we enjoy tasty turkey, the company of kith & kin (provided you can avoid being busted by the COVID-Cops), and marvel at the 500th anniversary of the Mayflower … Continue reading

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For Those Who Remain, Still

     Though begun as “Armistice Day,” Veterans Day has expanded in the United States as a day for all those brave men and women who fight to keep us free.      On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th … Continue reading

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