Decoding the Declaration of Independence

Today marks the 243rd anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  By lucky coincidence my weekly article falls on this auspicious holiday.  This to me is a perfect opportunity to discuss our most seminal document in detail, something that very  seldom takes place in schools and colleges any longer. As you can see … Continue reading Decoding the Declaration of Independence

Tanks and Independence

by baldilocks A sampling of the headlines concerning this year’s DC celebration of a certain upcoming anniversary. Trump’s plan to take over Fourth of July celebration opposed by D.C. mayor Washington Post Trump says tanks will be part of his July Fourth celebration Minnesota Star Tribune Tanks arrive in D.C. for Trump's Fourth of July … Continue reading Tanks and Independence

Exhortation from John Adams, 1777

Posterity! You will never know, how much it cost the present Generation, to preserve your Freedom! I hope you will make a good Use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven, that I ever took half the Pains to preserve it.  (Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 26 April 1777 [electronic … Continue reading Exhortation from John Adams, 1777

Independence of the Individual

Today we celebrate the birth of our nation and our own independence at a time when the enemies of both are feverishly active in our republic.  For 242 years our nation has been a beacon lighting the way for all the peoples of this blue planet.  The appearance of our republic has been imitated, but … Continue reading Independence of the Individual

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

Whitney Houston’s Legacy

by baldilocks With it being Independence Day and all, on my Facebook page, I’ve mostly been posting videos of people singing pleasantly sonorous versions of the Star-Spangled Banner and other patriotic songs. On my page, there’s a mariachi band singing a fantastic version of the SSB, a Christian “boy-band” harmony foursome doing a medley of … Continue reading Whitney Houston’s Legacy