Time to Reflect on the Declaration of Independence

Every Fourth of July I read and reflect on the Declaration of Independence.  It is something I believe every one of us should do before heading out to our barbecues, fireworks, and beaches.  Unfortunately this most remarkable and influential document has fallen into such disfavor by modern academia and a certain segment of our political … Continue reading Time to Reflect on the Declaration of Independence

Unalienable rights for a sovereign 21st century America

As an originalist at heart, I'm always skeptical of any form of "modernization" that anyone attempts to institute on government functions, ideas, or philosophies. That's not to say that I want the world to work strictly from rules made in the 18th century, but human nature in general and progressive nature in particular tend to … Continue reading Unalienable rights for a sovereign 21st century America

Celebrate Independence Day

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – Happy Independence Day!  Normally we are in the Midwest on July 4 visiting family and in my mind, that’s one of the best places to celebrate this day.  I love the patriotism on display in that part of the country and the little, small town parades with tractors, horses, and … Continue reading Celebrate Independence Day

Get ready for America’s sestercentennial in 2026

By John Ruberry Tomorrow, July 4, 2016, will be the 240th anniversary of America's independence. Which means in ten years the United States will be 250 years old, one-quarter of a millennium. I'm old enough to remember America's bicentennial, and while there was some feeling of bicentennial overkill--CBS TV's daily Bicentennial Minutes aired for over two … Continue reading Get ready for America’s sestercentennial in 2026

Louisiana Schoolchildren Required to Recite Declaration of Independence – DAILY

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from … Continue reading Louisiana Schoolchildren Required to Recite Declaration of Independence – DAILY

State Representative Objects to the Declaration of Independence

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – I was travelling last week visiting family in Iowa when State Representative Barbara Norton (D-SHV) made national news.  There I was, enjoying my hearty Midwest breakfast at the Sale Barn Café in Lamoni, Iowa, when Rep. Barbara Norton pops up on my Facebook feed declaring the Declaration of Independence a … Continue reading State Representative Objects to the Declaration of Independence