The first thing we do is…

How’s that old saying go? “The first thing we do, lets kill all the lawyers” Henry The Sixth ~Shakespeare. The way our law makers are fighting over the federal deficit and the raising of the debt ceiling (or not) makes me wonder if the winner gets the usual and customary legal fees of 33-1/3 percent! […]

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The Moderate Ring

When considering the differing philosophies of the political spectrum, many people see only the singular dimension of Liberal Left and Conservative Right. Until now, in order to emphasize my point, I have intentionally focused on this single dimension. But the fact is that our nation’s political environment is multi-dimensional. At the true center of any […]

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History repeats itself?

The Declaration of Independence laid the ground work for the foundation of this nation. In it, the founding fathers declared, “[w]e 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. […]

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Mutually Assured Destruction

Escalation forces us to consider the unthinkable. For nearly fifty years the United States and the Soviet Union drove each other to the brink of global destruction. The doctrine of Mutual Assured Destruction was the driving force behind that escalation. One side threatened a nuclear strike which was responded to in kind by the threat […]

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Political gobbledygook deciphered by Aristotle!

Did you hear it? Hidden within the surrounding and seemingly endless polysyllabic babble, a point was being made. And aside from the gobbledygook it sounded almost reasonable, didn’t it? The counter point was equally full of bafflegab and twaddling and was almost discernable from the rest. Nope, my spell checker didn’t take a vacation, I […]

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What if Mom ran the country?

Although she would most likely deny it, my mother is the most patient person I have ever met in my life. She once told me that as a young woman she asked God for patience and his answer was eleven children. Our children require a lot of patience from us. It’s something we learn over […]

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The circle of life

Some people will never be satisfied even when presented with the truth. From not believing that a child was born in a hospital in Hawaii to not believing that an old man was killed half a world away. Tell me, what did the long form show us that the original certificate of live birth didn’t? […]

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