Politics

Freedom is also the right to be poor.

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Jim was my temporary boss. He was training me in position and pay management for the Federal Government. A successful, single, and highly intelligent man, he had been raised in a somewhat wealthy, white family. It could have been said of him that he benefited from white privilege. He owned a rather nice, if somewhat moderate house, one that he…

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Election 2016, Politics

The Death of Liberty

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Seven score and thirteen years ago Abraham Lincoln stood on the battleground at Gettysburg and publicly pondered whether “a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal… could long endure.” This great nation, the United States of America, was at the time wracked by a great civil war in the which six…

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Election 2016, Politics

The Tempting Utopia of Bernie Sanders

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It is true. When I first started paying attention to Bernie Sanders and heard what he was saying, I was fascinated. My home is in rural Western United States but some time back I spent twenty two months living on the German economy. I spoke German, ate German, wore German clothes, sat on Danish furniture and lived in German apartments.…

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Life, Politics

The Moral Middle| Mandatory Voting is Evil

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One of the issues being debated on the Internet this week is mandatory Voting. At first look, those wanting to increase voter participation among the disenfranchised might think it a good idea. We would get better representation from minorities and the poor (not to mention the Democrats would get a big boost. Yes, Virginia, this is simply another partisan political…

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Favorites, Life, Politics, Religion

History and Political Correctness

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By: Samuel Waen Jensen I just finished reading Will and Ariel Durant’s “The Lessons Of History.” The Durants were brilliant. I thought I would share just a couple of nuggets that I gleaned from it as they pertain to our current fervor for political correctness. On Race: “History is color blind, and can develop a civilization (in any favorable environment)…

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