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    We Are Social Media


    We Are Social Media (Or, Is Social Media Us?) By Brian W. Peterson June 5, 2017 The question is, does social media reflect America or has it shaped America? Perhaps the question lacks an answer, but terse, cutting remarks are the norm these days. It’s hip – allegedly. The anonymity – in some cases – and lack of face-to-face communication – in other cases – emboldens people to exhibit behaviors beyond socially acceptable norms. Rather ironic for “social” media. In some cases, people simply

    Bigger and Badder Dead White Males


    Why do we care about what a bunch of Dead White Males thought, right? Besides, the Constitution is supposed to be a living, breathing document, so it changes. Those old dead guys were wrong, anyway. If you think that this is new, modern thinking, I have news- news that illustrates just how deep our problem really is: this is similar to President Woodrow Wilson’s way of thinking. Someone should write a book about Woodrow Wilson and his disdain for the principles of the American founding. Oo

    It's Not Funny Anymore


    Raise your hand if you think the “Man on the Street” interviews are funny? Well, wait. We need to start all over. That is sooo like, not politically, ya know, correct. “Person on the Street,” assuming that everyone still self-identifies as human beings. There is a woman in the UK who self-identifies as a cat. You and I recognize that as mental illness, but recognizing mental illness for what it is can get you labeled as “judgmental” these days. Ignorance is never funny, unless it’s from a lit

    Lies, Liberal Lies, and Disrespecting America


    Lies, Liberal Lies, and Disrespecting America By Brian W. Peterson,  September 19, 2016 The wicked, poisonous flower that is Modern Liberalism is now in full bloom in present-day America. It grows on the tree of Progressivism, found only deep in the forests of Statism. While Statism takes many forms- many of which were seen in the 20th Century- it can only grow strong when the roots of Liberty are shallow, have withered, or have died. In today’s America, Liberty is withering and the P

We Are Social Media

We Are Social Media (Or, Is Social Media Us?) By Brian W. Peterson June 5, 2017 The question is, does social media reflect America or has it shaped America? Perhaps the question lacks an answer, but terse, cutting remarks are the norm these days. It’s hip – allegedly....
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America’s First Valentine’s Day Letter

    On February 14, 1779, the first recorded Valentine's Day letter in America was given by, then, British Lieutenant Colonel John Simcoe to Sarah “Sally” Townsend. Here is the first of three verses..."Fairest Maid, where all Is fair, Beauty’s pride and...
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Learn the past to Understand the future

By Bill Boillot, 12/20/2016 Would you really like to learn more about the history and vision of the Founding Fathers and the documents they created but didn’t know where to turn?  Does knowing how your government is supposed to operate matter? Do you want to be...
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