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Abraham Lincoln and Early Republicans Were Not Conservatives

Recently while researching significant Conservatives in American history, I came across a list of “Great Conservatives” on a Tea Party Patriot’s website and noticed that the list included Abraham Lincoln.   Because I had already researched the period in American history

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ARTICLE:  The African-American Mosaic; Abolition

Abraham Lincoln and Early Republicans Were Not Conservatives

Recently while researching significant Conservatives in American history, I came across a list of “Great Conservatives” on a Tea Party Patriot’s website and noticed that the list included Abraham Lincoln.   Because I had already researched the period in American history

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What I Like About the Tea Party

The first thing that comes to mind to answer my headline is the old joke, “Nothing”.  But that is not true.  While there are those things about the Tea Party Patriot (TPP) movement and its political position of which I

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What I Like About the Tea Party

The first thing that comes to mind to answer my headline is the old joke, “Nothing”.  But that is not true.  While there are those things about the Tea Party Patriot (TPP) movement and its political position of which I

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What I Don’t Like About the Tea Party

As with my article, “What I Like About the Tea Party”, the converse of the first thing that comes to mind in reply to my headline above is, “a lot”.  But that is not true, at least not at the

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What I Don’t Like About the Tea Party

As with my article, “What I Like About the Tea Party”, the converse of the first thing that comes to mind in reply to my headline above is, “a lot”.  But that is not true, at least not at the

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A supercell storm cloud moves across the American Midwest.

Natural Disasters Are Natural

Today I feel compelled to say that natural disasters are not ‘The Wrath of God upon a wicked people’. Natural disasters are called ‘natural’ for a reason.  They are part of the process of Nature.  They are a part of

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A supercell storm cloud moves across the American Midwest.

Natural Disasters Are Natural

Today I feel compelled to say that natural disasters are not ‘The Wrath of God upon a wicked people’. Natural disasters are called ‘natural’ for a reason.  They are part of the process of Nature.  They are a part of

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In Support of a National Sales Tax

Income taxes hurt economic growth.  They provide an incentive for people to not work which is not good for the economy.  This is a basic concept taught at the introductory level of macroeconomics (the economics of nations). Consumption taxes help

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In Support of a National Sales Tax

Income taxes hurt economic growth.  They provide an incentive for people to not work which is not good for the economy.  This is a basic concept taught at the introductory level of macroeconomics (the economics of nations). Consumption taxes help

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Global Warming is a Fact

Global Warming is a fact. Cyclical ice ages and inter-glacial melting are the recent geologic norm for this blue water planet we call home.  Every 100,000 years or so, giant sheets of ice cover vast portions of the earth.  In

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Glacial Europe

Global Warming is a Fact

Global Warming is a fact. Cyclical ice ages and inter-glacial melting are the recent geologic norm for this blue water planet we call home.  Every 100,000 years or so, giant sheets of ice cover vast portions of the earth.  In

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For Skye

outside i was taking pictures the sun had set a silver sliver moon with darkness revealed going in doors the news received i feel my grief my pain tears run down my cheeks speaking with friends all agree a sad

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crescent moon and venus, nasa

For Skye

outside i was taking pictures the sun had set a silver sliver moon with darkness revealed going in doors the news received i feel my grief my pain tears run down my cheeks speaking with friends all agree a sad

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Crop Circle Videos

A friend of mine recently posted a link to a crop circle video on his Facebook page.  Having been fascinated by this phenomenon for 30 years of so, I decided to check it out. While this particular YouTube video was

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Crop Circle Videos

A friend of mine recently posted a link to a crop circle video on his Facebook page.  Having been fascinated by this phenomenon for 30 years of so, I decided to check it out. While this particular YouTube video was

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Of God, Religion and The Oath of Office

Correction:  In my musings below I incorrectly state that the President of the United States in the only official required by the U.S. Constitution to take an Oath of Office.  This is incorrect in two ways.  First, an Oath need

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Of God, Religion and The Oath of Office

Correction:  In my musings below I incorrectly state that the President of the United States in the only official required by the U.S. Constitution to take an Oath of Office.  This is incorrect in two ways.  First, an Oath need

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Power of the People

The Power of the People is best wielded at the polling place and at the marketplace.

Power of the People

The Power of the People is best wielded at the polling place and at the marketplace.

Two Evils

The lessor of two evils is still evil.

Two Evils

The lessor of two evils is still evil.

The Environment and the Economy

We can live without an economy, we cannot live without an environment.

The Environment and the Economy

We can live without an economy, we cannot live without an environment.

Abraham Lincoln — Great American Socialist?

Recently I was with someone I have know for awhile, and I was talking about one of my articles, “Abraham Lincoln and Early Republicans Were Not Conservatives”.  While explaining it, I was overcome with this urge to label the 16th President

Abraham Lincoln — Great American Socialist?

Recently I was with someone I have know for awhile, and I was talking about one of my articles, “Abraham Lincoln and Early Republicans Were Not Conservatives”.  While explaining it, I was overcome with this urge to label the 16th President

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Fly Me To The Moon With Newt

I do not agree with Newt Gingrich very often.  So-much-so that I know I will not be voting for him for anything, anytime soon.  He does, however, occasionally come up with something, in classic “Newt-ster” style, that I find myself

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Fly Me To The Moon With Newt

I do not agree with Newt Gingrich very often.  So-much-so that I know I will not be voting for him for anything, anytime soon.  He does, however, occasionally come up with something, in classic “Newt-ster” style, that I find myself

Obama by a Landslide?

Obama being re-elected by a landslide — now that is an interesting thought.  Not as a statement of support for or opposition to the President, but as an observation of the political process, it is insightful. What brings this up

Obama by a Landslide?

Obama being re-elected by a landslide — now that is an interesting thought.  Not as a statement of support for or opposition to the President, but as an observation of the political process, it is insightful. What brings this up

Herman Cain, Political Outsider? Maybe “Not So Much”

So I keep hearing about how Herman Cain is the “Outside the Beltway” candidate.  The successful restauranteur, businessman, CEO.  The guy who’s career is business and not politics.  At first pass that sounds right. Initially having never heard of the

Herman Cain, Political Outsider? Maybe “Not So Much”

So I keep hearing about how Herman Cain is the “Outside the Beltway” candidate.  The successful restauranteur, businessman, CEO.  The guy who’s career is business and not politics.  At first pass that sounds right. Initially having never heard of the