History

We have spent time in the past several years analyzing the ongoing unraveling of the power elite's "democracy" meme. This of course is a widespread perception now and in America has even caused a new political movement – the Tea Par…

Founding Fathers Knew Importance of Moral Values

This is a series examining an article in the Lincoln Journal Star on July 4 entitled “Whose side are the Founding Fathers on?” Just click one of the titles to read Shelli Dawdy’s response: the first part: “The Founding? Move Along Folks, Nothing to See There. Onward Progress!” or second part:
“Efforts to Muddle History of the Founding Don’t Change Its Facts.” or third part: “Whose Side ARE the Founders On? Easy.” An additional follow-up to the series can be found here: Ignorance is Bliss? No. Ignorance is Ignorance.

This is a series examining an article in the Lincoln Journal Star on July 4 entitled “Whose side are the Founding Fathers on?” Just click one of the titles to read Shelli Dawdy’s response: the first part: “The Founding? Move Along Folks, Nothing to See There. Onward Progress!” or second part:
“Efforts to Muddle History of the Founding Don’t Change Its Facts.” or third part: “Whose Side ARE the Founders On? Easy.” An additional follow-up to the series can be found here: Ignorance is Bliss? No. Ignorance is Ignorance.

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