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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, […]

Calvin Coolidge’s Independence Day Speech (1926)

Published on July 3, 2016 By sirrahc

President Calvin ‘Silent Cal’ Coolidge was known as a “quiet and somber man whose sour expression masked a dry wit.” He was a small-government conservative Republican who fought for racial equality and “embodied the spirit and hopes of the middle class.” He could also give one heckuva good speech, as exemplified here. (Fwiw, this is […]

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 Central Thread

Published on August 12, 2012 By sirrahc

I finally finished the book Indivisible: Restoring Faith, Family, and Freedom before It’s Too Late by James Robison and Jay W. Richards. (I was only reading it sporadically and had to return it to the library at least once.) I really enjoyed and highly recommend it. The authors do a great job of laying out […]

Heroes Are Human, Too

Published on July 6, 2011 By sirrahc

I remember when, many years ago, I first found out that the cast of the original Star Trek series did not always get along and a huge part of the problem was William Shatner’s ego. Star Trek was one of my all-time favorite TV shows (and the movies and the books), and Shatner was a […]

Reigning in the Radical Liberal Judiciary

Published on December 15, 2010 By sirrahc

Who Guards the Guardians? In his book The Tyranny of Tolerance: A Sitting Judge Breaks the Code of Silence to Expose the Liberal Judicial Assault, Judge Robert Dierker reveals and discusses the many ways in which radical liberals in the U.S. courts — judges and attorneys — have eaten away at our constitutional liberties. The […]

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