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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, […]

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What’s going on in the conservative mind?

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Much of what remains of America’s moral structure is existing on fumes from past eras when the majority of the population was educated on the sources of our beliefs and moral codes.  Today many “believe” something to be true or right but have no inkling of the origins of these beliefs which have been gently […]

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What beautiful thing came out of the Johnstown Flood?

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On May 31, 1889, extremely heavy rainfall pushed the already weak and poorly maintained South Fork Dam to its limits causing its fatal collapse unleashing 20 million tons of water.  The angry torrent traveled rapidly downstream to the town of Johnstown where the unsuspected flood took the lives of 2,200 people and caused massive damage. […]

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Meet the AR-15

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With so much controversy surrounding the AR-15, it might be interesting to consider its history. First,  the AR in AR-15 does not stand for “assault rifle” or “automatic rifle” but rather it represents the name of the company responsible for its initial design, ArmaLite. In 1954, a division of the Fairchild Engine and Aircraft Corporation known […]

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The Unpopular Lincoln

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Today’s America isn’t the only time when our country has seen powerful division and popular disenchantment with a sitting president. When Abraham Lincoln was elected as our 16th US President in 1860, our United States were bound together by a thread and Lincoln had only received 39.8% of the popular vote.  Seven southern states had […]