Category: Books and Reviews

What one founder thought of New Yorkers

From time to time, I come across interesting comments in a book I am reading that brings home the idea that as much as things might change, it is even more amazing how much stays the same. Continue reading for what John Adams thought of New Yorkers!

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Casual mentions of the socialist agenda, by Elias Disney

I would guess that just about everyone on the planet is aware of who Walt Disney is. As the creator of the most memorable cartoon characters, animated and live action feature films and Disneyland – it is no surprise that he is known the world over. What most people do not know is that Walts father, Elias Disney was a devout socialist. Way back in the 1930s, he made an amazing observation. Read on for all the details.

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China Continues Torture for Confessions

China is frequently mentioned when the various pundits talk about who we should be trying to emulate for the future. Frankly, there is nothing to learn from China, other than how NOT to run a country. No matter what “benefit” you might want to list, there is a cost to that benefit which completely negates it. Human Rights Watch has exposed the brutality and dishonesty of China.

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The 3/5ths Clause and Congressional Cowardice

As many of you know, the 112th Congress opened with a reading of the Constitution. However, they lacked the courage (or perhaps the education) to understand how important the 3/5ths clause was to the ultimate abolition of slavery.

For those that do not know, the 3/5ths clause was part of the Constitution in which slaves were counted as 3/5ths of a person for the purposes of representation and taxes. It reads in the Constitution like this:

Article I, Section. 2
Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons.

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Following in the founders reading footsteps

The Founding Fathers

While many spend time reading about our founding fathers, few spend much time considering what our founding fathers read. Few realize that many of the founders spoke multiple languages. Latin and Greek were important so that the classics could be read in their original languages. If someone today wanted to walk in the intellectual path of our founders, that effort would not even be able to begin until they mastered – at least – those two languages.

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