Can A Riven People Be Free?

After listening to President Donald Trump address Congress and the American people February 28th, can we hope establishment politicians and the mainstream media will set aside their anxious post-election hostilities and work together for the good of the nation? My lifetime has spanned a period from the last days of the Great Depression until this postmodern age.

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Posted in Commentary, Current Issues


Our National Dis-Ease

A deep uneasiness grips the nation as a new and combative president takes office. President Donald Trump is not a politician in the traditional sense, and that makes him dangerous to some and a welcome change to others. Anxiety (a fear of loss) is not unusual during major political transitions except,

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Posted in Current Issues, Essays


Question: Can The Union Survive?

As the Christmas season closed after the 2016 presidential election, peace and good-will seem to be sorely lacking. In this contentious environment, the joyous birth of the Christ-child seems to be forgotten in a nation distracted by political hysteria. Columnist Walter Williams observed that increasing differences among Americans are irreconcilable and “separation is the only long-term peaceful solution.”

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Liberty, Virtue, and the Revolutionary War Generation

An Essay on the Influence of the First Great Awakening On the War for Independence

It was August 14, 1765, and market day in Boston, Massachusetts. Before sunrise, a small group of merchants, known as the “Loyal Nine,” hung a stuffed effigy of Andrew Oliver in a large Elm near the street in front of Deacon Jacob Elliott’s home.

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Posted in Essays, Historic Background