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The American Idea

Published on July 2, 2017 By sirrahc

“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”  — James Madison Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) aggravates and annoys me as much as he does/says things I like. Just when I really start to appreciate him again, […]

On This 4th of July

Published on July 5, 2015 By sirrahc

Happy Independence Day, everyone! I hope y’all are enjoying your long holiday weekends! If you have been fortunate enough to have good weather, fantastic! My family didn’t plan any activities, and it’s just as well, because it has been raining on and off here all weekend. Even got a brief thunderstorm Saturday. But, rain or […]

The Matter of American Exceptionalism

Published on September 15, 2013 By sirrahc

“Sure I wave the American flag. Do you know a better flag to wave? Sure I love my country with all her faults. I’m not ashamed of that, never have been, never will be.”  — John Wayne, iconic American actor I actually started writing this post quite awhile ago, adding and/or adjusting verbiage now and […]

A Patriot's Message

Published on July 2, 2010 By sirrahc

I considered holding off posting this until September 11th but decided that it was equally apropos for July 4th. It may be a bit idealistic, but I hope you will find it as affirming and inspiring as I do. If the immediate horror of 9/11 has dissipated, the attack nevertheless served as a profound reminder […]

D'Souza on American Anti-Americanism

Published on April 17, 2010 By sirrahc

“[D]reams of perfecting human society always runs smack into human nature.” — Thomas Lifson, editor and publisher at American Thinker When I hear people from other countries bad-mouthing the U.S., it bugs me. Don’t they see that we’re the good guys? Can’t they see what a great society we have here? But, what really bothers […]

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