It Matters That Liberal Professors Outnumber Conservative Faculty 5 to 1

Benjamin Franklin The deliberations of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 were held in strict secrecy. Consequently, anxious citizens gathered outside Independence Hall when the proceedings ended in order to learn what had been produced behind closed doors. The answer was provided immediately. A Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, “A republic, if you can keep it.”

I believe that he was referring to the fact that there will always be people who want power and the the ability to control other people. The framers of our constitution were smart enough to know that. They built a system of checks and balances to make it very hard to destroy the system of government they created. After all, it was the first time in history that man ruled himself rather than kings, queens, emperors, sultans, etc. Other than conquest, there really is only one way to destroy our constitution: control the educational system.

A Little Medal of Honor History

The Medal of Honor As a student of history, I recently read an article by Frank Winn that I found very interesting. It concerned the various military medals that this country has issued throughout its history. One of the best know is the Medal of Honor given as the highest decoration for valor in a military context. Unfortunately, 60% of these medals for bravery and self-sacrifice are awarded posthumously. Only 3,496 service people have received the Medal out of about 50 million Americans that have worn our country’s uniform. Just 77 recipients are alive today.

The Truth About the Flat Tax Proposals

Reforming the tax code One of the themes of every presidential campaign seems to be reforming the tax code. After all, it is something that most people hate to deal with, so it’s a safe subject. Some candidates are again proposing a Flat Tax. It sounds simple and most people would love something less complex.

Then there are the candidates who don’t want to repeal the entire tax code, but blame its complexity on the graduated rates and unfair deductions. That’s not the problem either. The politicians and political pundits focus on rates in an effort to distract voters from the real argument or because they simply don’t understand the economics.

The trouble with a flat tax with one rate is that it would be harmful to most Americans.

A President's Christmas Message

President Reagon's Christmas Messages I recently read an article by Lee Edwards of The Daily Signal who asked the question, whatever happened to peace on earth and good will to men? When overwhelmed with the news of terrorism, the attacks on Christianity, political correctness and all the other crap out their tearing our world apart - he remembers the words of President Ronald Reagan, who was so eloquent about how much we have to be grateful for. Most today probably don't remember the Christmas messages he gave while in the Oval Office.

Dealing with the PC Crowd

How to get past the PC Police to display your nativity scene I get so tired of the political correctness that is going on in this world. One of the worst examples of this seems to occur every year during the Christmas Season when the atheists roll out their lawyers trying to bully everyone else into doing things their way. They may not go around chopping peoples heads off, but it is still emotional terrorism none the less.

That is why I enjoyed the story of a small Minnesota town named Wadena, where the citizens have decided how to deal with the PC crowd.

Proclamation of Thanksgiving

Proclamation of Thanksgiving This proclamation set the precedent for America's national day of Thanksgiving.

Sarah Josepha Hale, a 74-year-old magazine editor, wrote a letter to Lincoln on September 28, 1863, urging him to have the "day of our annual Thanksgiving made a National and fixed Union Festival." She explained, "You may have observed that, for some years past, there has been an increasing interest felt in our land to have the Thanksgiving held on the same day, in all the States; it now needs National recognition and authoritive fixation, only, to become permanently, an American custom and institution."

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