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To Understand and Defend the Constitution is to Be American

February 7, 2012


During the last 17 years, I have lived and worked where the Union and Confederate soldiers walked in the last gasps of the Civil War. Mixed in the very dirt I tread on is their spilled blood. The major players of this war, Lincoln,Davis, Grant and Lee-also were in and around Richmond, Petersburg, Jetersville, Farmville […]

Are American Citizens Dumb?

September 3, 2011


I am often bemused how left leaning media attacks democratic opponents. It reminds me of my school days when a kid might poke fun of another. More often than not, when they can’t come up with clever remarks, it resorts to, “You’re just dumb!” How many times during the Bush administration did we all have […]

A New Call For Independence

April 14, 2011


I live in a little known agricultural county in the heart of Virginia called Cumberland. Also little known is that THIS county’s legislature was the first elected body in this country to call for independence from Britain on April 22, 1776. While standing on the balcony of Effingham Tavern, Carter Harrison read the proclamation to […]

THE core American principle: Happiness:)

February 20, 2011


The concept of an America came out of the age of enlightenment, when men like Jefferson conceived of a society where people were not born with saddles on their backs, beholding to a government that strangled their freedom to create, determine their own paths, to pursuit livelihood and happiness. These notions written into Jefferson’s assertion […]

Government Take-Over of Government

January 29, 2011


In the headlines we read about government taking over our car companies-as in GM; taking over our banking system with more and more regulations; taking over our choices in what we eat with taxes pending on sodas and the like; and of course the perennial favorite-taking over health care or in other words, 1/6th of […]

Is Retirement Unamerican?

December 30, 2010


This is a unique time. The aging population is growing very rapidly as baby boomers are reaching 65. This reality will strain the entitlements of medicare and social security more now than at any other time in our history. In fact many are faced with the reality that they will not be able to rely […]

Revolutionary Healthcare

December 29, 2010


As a new year approaches and the debate over American health care brews, I thought it was important to look at how new Americans faced the challenge of health care at our founding. Many will not have read about her in our school history books-but perhaps we should have. Martha Ballard was a business woman-she […]