Rebellion

President Trump's use of social media is boorish, intemperate and frequently vulgar. He claims this is the style of a "MODERN PRESIDENT." By which he would seem to be claiming all the probity of reality television.Trump would be right about the television, but as to the rhetoric - not so much. Alexander Hamilton on Thomas… Continue reading Rebellion

Happy Birthday to the United States

President Calvin Coolidge shared his birthday with that of the United States. This coincidence did not lead him to conclude he had been divinely called to fundamentally change the country. He was modest. He was perhaps the last Chief Executive to pay any heed to the 9th and 10th Amendments. He was not known for… Continue reading Happy Birthday to the United States

Life. Liberty. Pursuit of happiness.

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.… Continue reading Life. Liberty. Pursuit of happiness.

Happy semi-Independence Day

Emphasis mine.IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the… Continue reading Happy semi-Independence Day

Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson wrote these timeless words about Liberty: We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.He also wrote other words, and we may imagine their current application.On our… Continue reading Jefferson

Petty politics vs. The Spirit of ’76

In Rhode Island the Bristol Fourth of July Committee, members found here, has banned the Rhode Island Tea Party folks from the Bristol Independence Day parade - forever.The Tea Partiers' offense was wiping their feet on an American flag, no wait, that was Obama's associate Bill Ayers that some sympathizers, who were independent citizens and… Continue reading Petty politics vs. The Spirit of ’76

…our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

This is the conclusion of the Declaration of Independence, signed by men who fully expected they might lose their lives and their fortunes, but who would never lose their honor.We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of… Continue reading …our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

Alpha and Omega

Alpha.The Declaration: 1776When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect… Continue reading Alpha and Omega