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Thanks to Sarah Hale, we have Thanksgiving

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Sarah Buell Hale loved the ritual of Thanksgiving.  Mrs. Hale was a writer publishing a novel in 1827 which described in great detail the physical and sentimental manifestation of a family feast.  She describes a table draped in bleached white damask preparing the household event where every child had a seat for the occasion.  She […]

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Is the doctrine of Social Equality true or false?

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The Western mind has been made so inflexible by liberal thought that it has become an excruciating exercise to contemplate beyond the realm of liberalism.  Yet if we muster the intellectual force, shall we consider is the doctrine of social equality true or false?  Is it true that the perfection of society and happiness for […]

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Politics in the Classroom? Yes or No?

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Representative Will Tallman announced in September 2018 his intention to introduce legislation to create a Teacher Code of Ethics designed to constrain political and ideological influence over public school classrooms.  This Teacher Code of Ethics would officially characterize support, opposition or endorsements of officials, candidates, legislation, court cases, party platform and national policy as speech […]

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What is the Magnitsky Act?

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The average American probably hadn’t heard of the Magnitsky Act until the term was thrust into the headlines in July 2017 when Donald Trump Jr. took a brief meeting with Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, who purportedly wanted to speak about “the adoption of Russian children and the Magnitsky Act.”   More recently,  members of Congress […]

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Are you sure you want Democracy?

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Are you sure you want Democracy? The Iranian people are rising up in protest against the current authoritarian regime which they view to be transforming their nation into an ideological, un-Iranian crusade.  The people are calling for a national referendum to establish a secular democracy which they believe will protect liberty, justice and opportunity.  This […]