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 PART ONE:  The Communist Party of China (CCP) is no longer hiding the fact that it intends to dominate the world and is economically, financially and militarily positioning itself to wrest … more
 Although there have been labor actions for as long as we’ve been a country, the roots of the modern labor movement as we now know it go back to the 1870s, during the “Gilded … more
Let’s start this column with the fifth and sixth amendments to the Constitution. Amendment five: No person shall be held to answer for a capital or otherwise infamous crime unless on a … more
 The social contract of life, liberty, and property, derived from the Bible and defined for us by famed philosopher John Locke, is the legal foundation to a free society. Without it, a free … more
Since it is almost May Day, I thought I would spend a couple of columns talking about the importance of labor, the labor movement, and unions. Some of you may wonder what that has to do with the … more
 Does the subject “Critical Race Theory” sound too deep and too boring to investigate and comprehend?  I agree that it sounds that way, but, nonetheless, we need to have at … more
 John Locke’s writings did much to inspire the American Revolution. A number of times throughout history, tyranny has stimulated breakthrough thinking about liberty. This was certainly … more
 Just a few more sentences on last week’s Bill of Rights one and two. It has been said that the American citizens, of late, have been so uninformed and mis-informed that they are incapable … more
 Defund the police!  Do away with the police!  Let everyone police their own neighborhood!  These are some of the more prominent refrains that currently echo across our … more
 About four years or so ago, I was curious about something, so I decided to test it out in my modern U.S. history classes. I had three sections of the class at that time, so around 150 students. … more
 When I look at what has transpired in the election of 2020 and the subsequent presidency of Joe Biden, I think we, as Americans, are right back to where we were in 1789 when James Madison, then … more
America was established upon the principles of Liberty.  James Madison said wrote in 1792: “Conscience is the most sacred of all property; other property depending in part on positive … more
 I have been using the first several columns in this series to define terms, and I am going to continue that today with a word that is seriously misunderstood and frequently misused: … more
Dear Gov. Abbott, As a concerned resident of the State of Texas, and given the lack of a response to any of my previous efforts to communicate with you, I have chosen this public opinion article … more
 According to the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, no person shall be “deprived of life, liberty or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for … more
My recent ‘opinion’ articles have focused on the very real and grave danger that threatens the very existence of our country and the possibility of a civil uprising.  This is not … more
For a long time now, since the Nixon administration - essentially, though there were traces before then - the American right has heralded itself as the only true patriotic philosophy. Liberals, they … more
 A good case can be made that the Eighth Commandment, “Do Not Steal,” is the one commandment that encompasses all the others. How does “Do Not Steal” encompass the … more
I talked in this column before about the differences between liberal and conservative approaches. Liberals, I pointed out, are usually focused on changing things - from their perspective - for the … more
On Nov. 6, 1860, Abraham Lincoln, a Republican, was elected as our nation’s 16th president.  In 1843, 17 years before his successful campaign for the presidency, Lincoln had run for a seat … more
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