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If We Lose… (A Preaching)

This is a Preaching, not a Teaching. Takes about 5 minutes.  We haven’t lost…yet. But time is running out as to how long we may have to rescue ourselves with our memory intact of what we once...

Manifest Destiny

You've no doubt heard the term "Manifest Destiny", as referring to the zeitgeist of our Nation as it expanded Westward, more specifically as Americans lined up wagon train after wagon train to emigrate to Oregon...

“Interlude”- For Dave

In 1942, just as WWII was starting in America, Bernard DeVoto published the first volume of his trilogy about the American expansion into the West, (The Year of Decision, 1846) which in historical time was...

His Lordship, Her Ladyship; the Crimes of Class

As we're clearly seeing today, but have been witnessing the past 70 years, only without serious calculation, has been the growth of a class-based society not unlike that of the old royal systems of Europe....

“Their Majesties the Mob” and Liberal Hypocrisies of Vigilantism

The answer to any conundrum begins with a unified theory   The title is from a book published in 1960, while Eisenhower was still president, that title coined by a Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe, a Massachusetts...

The Idea of Private Ownership of Property

How Things First Began to Work: Man's Natural Thirst for Freedom to Acquire Property In my Introductory article, asking "Just How Important is Public and Private Education?" I closed it with my grandfather advising me when...

Just How Important is Public Education and Private Education?

This will probably become an outline of a series since, as I took down some notes about various aspects of both public and private school education I quickly realized one could come at this subject...

“The Gun IS Civilization” by Maj L Caudill (USMC Ret)

This essay comes via the website of Fr John Peck, and his website, The Orthodox Church of Tomorrow, of Sun City, Arizona. In the How Things Work Department of Liberty, it is a stark argument of...

Nehi Grape and Moon Pies

This is one of my "Famous Common People I have Known" series. The Hag Ramsey Every Thanksgiving the women of our church fixed about a dozen baskets of food for families that didn’t have much. In as...

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The Intellectual yet Idiot, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

(I want to introduce a singular mind to our readers, for he is a genuine scholar, yet shares the views I’ve written about...

Going On The Virtual “Road”

I am proud (and relieved, quite frankly) to announce that my contributing author "Vasa," and I, have finally reached the end of a...

“Want-to”: A History Lesson on Stretching Logic Too Far

As you have noticed, especially on Twitter and other social media, a lot of conservatives of every age lead with their biases to come...

Killing Your Children

The weapon of choice is not the problem. The problem is the decision to use a weapon to solve the problem.

People Who are Lost That Don’t Know They’re Lost…a Teaching

If the shoe fits, this qualifies as a “teaching”…for those under 55. The situation both American history finds itself in is one which my generation...