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The Reign of Common Sense

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Rudyard Kipling, Indian born, Victorian poet and Nobel prize winner of the early 20th century,  whose writing shed light on his intellectual critique of the encroachment of  Western liberalism on the Indian culture in the late 19th century,  illustrates the perspective of a conservative mind.   While Kipling was in support of a traditional form […]

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A Brief History of Time Balls

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By Scott Huler The New York Times December 31, 2004   RALEIGH, N.C. WHEN the time ball drops above Times Square in New York just before midnight on New Year’s Eve, Americans will, together, do something that has otherwise become an almost entirely independent and private activity: they will tell the time.  New York City’s […]

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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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What will history say about conservatism?

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It is very unclear how conservatism will fare through the wave of radical liberalism of our time but this is an expression of the challenge (from A Conservative Mind by Russell Kirk)   The conservative can appeal to the imagination of men; but he must be sure his own imagination is sound and true.   […]

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Brush up on your knowledge of Citizens United

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Among other topics such as a Balanced Budget Amendment and Term Limits, the repeal of the Citizens United decision would also surface as a potential Amendment for consideration if an Article V Convention were to be called by the States.  This article is comparatively neutral and thorough in evaluating both stances serving as a review […]

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Wisdom from the Ages

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“You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.  You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot build character and […]

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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 […]

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Birth of the Republic

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Birth of the Republic Look at any country, any people at any period in human history and witness man’s eternal problem with government.  How man governs himself has always been and continues to be a complex dilemma.  The constitutional republican form of government enjoyed in America since her founding was a culmination of thoughts and […]

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Essay 4: They Aren’t Family

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Essay IV.  They Aren’t Family Part IV of a IV part series.  Read Essay I or Essay II or Essay III. As previously discussed, Marxism, socialism and fascism were political movements which grew in response to disdain for the “capitalist system of exploitation” while adhering to an ultimate goal of complete redistribution of resources so […]