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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 […]

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Essay 3: Who Occupies the Right?

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Essay III.  Who Occupies the Right? Part III of a IV part series. Read Essay I or Essay II. In review, the continuum of political power is fulfilled on the far left with totalitarianism and/or majority rule while the far right terminates with anarchism and unbridled individual freedom.  The American Right is primarily occupied by […]

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Essay 2: The Continuum of Power

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Essay II.  The Continuum of Political Power Part II of a IV part series. Read Essay I   Modern ignorance has allowed the public in general to adopt a complete and non-sensical understanding of the spectrum of power based on party versus power. The continuum of power is characterized by absolute tyranny or totalitarianism on […]

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Essay 1: What is Fascism?

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In a series of four essays, we will address the question: Who Put Fascism on the Right? Essay 1: What is Fascism? Ideas of individual liberty, which had been cultivated and refined over centuries, finally blossomed into concrete political theory.  Concepts of liberty began to exist as a political manifestation known as liberalism.  Simply put, […]