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Category: Commentary

United States Foreign Commitments

Life is full of commitments.  Some are legal, others are emotional.  In foreign policy and international relations, commitments come in the form of treaties and non-binding agreements.  In the United […]

2021

2021 is the year that experts predict will see the passing of the World War II generation.   As of 2017, the Department of Veteran’s Affairs estimated that less than […]

Avoiding Tyranny – It Takes Work

Sophomore year of college I took a history course on Ancient Rome.   I liked the professor and so every Tuesday night from 6:00 – 8:50 p.m. I sat in […]

Truth and Facts

“To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, […]

Tammy Wynette, Tea Bags and Baking

This post, or parts of it, has been twenty-five years in the making.   Unfortunately, it does not have the ending I wanted or the one America needed. But there […]

Truth and Power

“The more our feelings diverge, the more deeply felt they are, the greater is our obligation to grant the sincerity and essential decency of our fellow citizens on the other […]

The Case Against Congressional Term Limits

Well, this will be controversial. For progressives and Democrats, November 8, 1994, was a shock.  We were two years into the Clinton Administration and overnight, Democrats lost their majority in […]

IIRIRA – Heard Of It?

In September 1996, then President Bill Clinton signed into law the “Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act.”  Having been very aware of the political headwinds at that time, I […]

Article II, Section 2: The Presidential Pardon

Over the last couple of years, I have made what some may believe to be “controversial statements.”  From my supportive comments towards NFL players (or anyone really) kneeling or remaining […]

Appomattox

The history bug bit me in third grade.  In retrospect, it would have been more advantageous to have been attacked by an athletic germ; perhaps then I would not have […]