While figures like Thomas Jefferson and George Washington may come more readily to mind when we think of America’s revolutionary period and founding, the foremost proponent of the cause of independence was truly John Adams. Nobody made more speeches with more vigor for the side of liberty. Because of this, he was put on a … Continue reading The Best John Adams Quotes | The Art of Manliness
Nothing ever happens all at once, it is always a small single step... One step at a time, and before we know it... BAM! it's done! Hitler did not start off placing Jews in camps... It was a slow process... See the timeline here This nation did not start off declaring it's independence from the … Continue reading Strikeing ‘so help you God’ from oath is the start
The Statue of Liberty front shot, on Liberty Island. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I weep for a nation that is no more, for a nation that was once a great nation, a nation that prided itself on achieving greatness through hard work and innovation. I weep for a people that once believed that handouts were to … Continue reading America…How I weep for Her
U.S. Presidential flag, 1960-present (not usually called a "standard" in official U.S. government terminology). It is defined in Executive Order 10860. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) With the November election upon us, I think it’s a time to talk about leadership, what a leader is and is not. The qualities of a leader and the qualities of … Continue reading Leadership or Anti-Leadership
Dear Catholics: This Open letter it to all Catholics, be they liberal or conservative, laps or practicing, fallen away or on their way back home to Rome. In-fact this open letter should be shared with non-Catholics, non-Christians and anyone who is concerned about their personal liberty and freedom. This letter is intended to excite you, … Continue reading An Open Letter to all Catholics, to all Americans
Image via Wikipedia What is fair? What would you consider fair? That is the big question, and it seems Obama is going to use that as his campaign theme. No longer is Hope and Change the charge, but now Fairness. But really, what is fair? fair /fɛər/ [fair] adjective, fair·er, fair·est, adverb, fair·er, fair·est, noun, … Continue reading An Equal and Fair America
Cover of Boys Town "What’s “just” has been debated for centuries, but let me offer you my definition of social justice: I keep what I earn and you keep what you earn. Do you disagree? Well then, tell me how much of what I earn “belongs” to you -- and why?" -- Walter Williams Williams … Continue reading Could Boys Town work today? And other thoughts on Charity and Social Justice.
Last night I watched the South Carolina debates on Fox News. What stuck me was the fact that the questions were not designed as “sound bites” and that they were fair. What a concept… It was refreshing to hear, for the most part, intelligent questions from the media. No “So if states want to ban … Continue reading Newt speaks the Truth…