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Posted by ADONAI On Oct - 5 - 2011 13 COMMENTS
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    For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium. ~Albert Camus   Why do […]

Posted by MurphTheSurf3 On Oct - 2 - 2011 67 COMMENTS
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On the Debt Ceiling deal, the word was that Obama “caved”. Did he? The evidence indicates otherwise.

Posted by ADONAI On Sep - 29 - 2011 34 COMMENTS
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  America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. ~Abraham Lincoln   Lincoln’s words are as true today as they were over 160 years ago when he first spoke them. Since the birth of our nation […]

Posted by Marion On Sep - 20 - 2011 2 COMMENTS
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When I was growing up in a Democratic kitchen, my parents made the difference between Democrats and Republicans abundantly clear. Keep in mind that this was in the 1960s, and I was a small child, just starting school, when Kennedy was elected. Before I knew the real difference between Democrats […]

Posted by ADONAI On Sep - 7 - 2011 31 COMMENTS
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    In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior. ~Francis Bacon Whoever appeals to the law against his fellow man is either a fool or a coward. Whoever cannot take care of himself without that law is both. […]

Posted by Marion On Sep - 5 - 2011 54 COMMENTS
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Loads of people love to talk about fascism coming to the United States, draped in a flag and carrying a cross. Well, maybe that’s so; but I happen to think that it’ll come the way good, old-fashioned fascism came to Germany. In fact, it’s almost here now. Last Sunday, the […]

Posted by Marion On Aug - 30 - 2011 5 COMMENTS
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At the recommendation of a fellow Southerner, I’m currently reading a book I should have read long ago – Tony Horwitz’s Confederates in the Attic. It’s one of the most honest representations of the Southern psyche I’ve yet to read, without any of the snark, insinuation, condescension and assumption many on […]

Posted by ADONAI On Aug - 17 - 2011 6 COMMENTS
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 The air we breathe, the water we drink, and the land we inhabit are not only critical elements in the quality of life we enjoy – they are a reflection of the majesty of our Creator. Rick Perry Where to begin with this guy. People think we’re in an unprecedented […]

Posted by Marion On Aug - 14 - 2011 58 COMMENTS
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I was born a Democrat. My parents were Democrats before me. My father cast his first vote at 21 in 1936, for FDR. Four years later, when she turned 21, my mother did the same. She came from a long line of Democrats, going way back to Jackson, I suppose. […]

Posted by ADONAI On Aug - 13 - 2011 13 COMMENTS
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I am Cyrus, king of the world, great king, mighty king, king of Babylon, king of Sumer and Akkad, king of the four quarters   In this post we will be discussing one of the greatest rulers to have ever lived, Cyrus the Great of Persia. King of Āryāvarta, King […]

Posted by Marion On Jul - 27 - 2011 13 COMMENTS
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People are living longer. Just look at the number of ex-Presidents we have living yet. There are four, and I can’t remember when so many ex-leaders of the country have been alive and compos mentis. There have always been ex-Presidents who lived beyond their term of office. Herbert Hoover, Harry […]

Posted by Marion On Jul - 23 - 2011 9 COMMENTS
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When I was a junior in high school, in the middle of Richard Nixon’s first term, I took a course in civics. Back then, this was required of all high school students, usually taken in their junior or senior year. Our civics course was simply entitled “U S and Comparative […]

Posted by KillgoreTrout On Jul - 5 - 2011 65 COMMENTS
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Considering the Tea Party’s candidates and leader’s (deliberate?) misconceptions about our founding fathers and what they truly believed, I am writing this in the hopes that some of them may read this. Today, we are presented such distortions about everything from religion to government and politics and the beliefs of […]

Posted by Khirad On Jun - 27 - 2011 1,018 COMMENTS
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Posted by ADONAI On Jun - 25 - 2011 9 COMMENTS
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  “I am the punishment of God…If you had not committed great sins, God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you.” ~Genghis Khan Temuijin – Early Years and Rise to Fame For about a 5 or 6 year period in the late 1980’s to early 90’s, Mike […]

Categories: History, Speakers' Corner
Posted by KillgoreTrout On Jun - 12 - 2011 4 COMMENTS
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Religion in government is not new. There have been elements of religion that date back to our founders. There has been much debate about the theology of our founders, especially in recent decades. Evangelical and/or “traditional Protestants” claim that Christianity was central to the early history of the United States. […]

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