Monthly Archives: April 2016

Resist or Squander

“Resistance” always held a bad connotation connected to it. The ones who resist are looked down upon in society. One must submit; conform to the majority, or face the consequences of law and judgement of their peers. And how easy … Continue reading

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TUITION FREE COLLEGE IS GREAT FOR EVERYONE, or is that a GREAT LIE?

  Senator Sanders bring many strong arguments today into the spectrum of the political discussion. One these topic is on “Free college education,” which many of his young supporters’ love;  I wonder why… In reality these young supporters would never … Continue reading

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On Everydays We Wear Pink

In class we discussed pretty briefly about Mob Rule and how it pertains to Abraham Lincoln’s reading. That really got me thinking as to do we have mob rule today and how effective is their course of action and does … Continue reading

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28 pages revisited

Thank you to all of you who have thoughtfully replied to my post. The issue is very complex and some good points and questions have been fleshed out in the discussion, so I think it is worthy of a follow … Continue reading

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Check out “The Man the Founders Feared” for a shout out to Lincoln’s “The Perpetuation of Our Political Institutions.”

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A Plea for Candidate Donald Trump: Donald Trump and John Brown

I posted this for a student who had trouble with WordPress. I’m not the author. –Jennet Kirkpatrick I was struck by the similarities between Donald Trump and John Brown the man who Thoreau immortalizes in his “A Plea for Captain … Continue reading

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The Misfortune of Emerson and Thoreau Missing the 1960s

While reading both Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Henry David Thoreau, something became increasingly clear: both men would have thrived during the rise of the so-called “counterculture” of the 1960s. Begin to recall the writings of the two men, and their … Continue reading

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Moral Relativism and it’s seat among Politics

To make sure we are all on the same page the following definition of Moral Relativism is used: “Moral relativism is the view that moral judgments are true or false only relative to some particular standpoint (for instance, that of … Continue reading

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28 Pages and a Democratic Wish

A tension worthy of analysis through the eyes of James Morone is unfolding in the United States. It starts with a lawsuit filed by a group of families of 9/11 victims against the Saudi Arabian Government, charities and businesses.  The … Continue reading

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The Grand Old Party (GOP)… What is Happening?

As the United States Presidential Primaries are finalizing in July the GOP finds itself at odds having a non-politician leading their primary elections, with the populist of the party behind this individual. While news media and think tanks are asking … Continue reading

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