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He therefore is the truest friend to the liberty of this country who tries most to promote its virtue, and who, so far as his power and influence extend, will not suffer a man to be chosen into any office of power and trust who is not a wise and virtuous man….The sum of all is, if we would most truly enjoy this gift of Heaven, let us become a virtuous people.

— Samuel Adams

Unforgotten Reading

1920: The Year of the Six Presidents

This is an interesting examination of the influential players leading up to the 1920 election.        

The 5,000 Year Leap

I am actually re-reading this one. It is interesting that I find folks are willing to attack the author of this book, but they never attack the content. Give it a read for yourself.

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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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