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Bullies, the Supreme Court, and Defense

I dreamed of sitting on the Supreme Court. When I went to American University for its Washington Semester program, everyone in the room wanted to become President. I wanted to become Earl Warren. I...

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George Washington Says Goodbye

On September 19, 1796, President George Washington gave his farewell address. Washington warned the new nation of two concerns: tribalism and foreign affairs. With the new republic still grasping the Constitution, Washington begins by...

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My Country: The Crittenden Compromise Fails

Abraham Lincoln had been elected President in 1860 and many Southern Senators began leaving. Instead of attending Senate sessions, they went to secession committees. Sen. John Crittenden of Kentucky and his allies wanted to...

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Dysfunction and Hurting Americans

I would update my Trumpcare page but I have no idea what is in the bill anymore. Will the taxes end? Who knows? Will my Grandmother still have a place to live through Medicaid?...

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Why Free Speech Matters

My Country – The Virtue of Free Speech On another horrific day where someone shoots people they disagree with, we need to continue to value freedom of speech. A man with a questionable past...

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Thaddeus Stevens and Pauper School Laws

My Country – Thaddeus Stevens and the Pauper School Laws On April 10, 1835, Thaddeus Stevens, then a member of the Pennsylvania legislature, spoke against the pauper school laws. Pauper School Laws Pauper school...

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The Fifteenth Amendment

My Country – The Fifteenth Amendment On this date in 1870, the Secretary of State certified that the Fifteenth Amendment became part of the Constitution. Section 1. The right of citizens of the United...

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Executive Order 9835, Communists, and Harry S. Truman

My Country – Executive Order 9835 On March 21, 1947, President Truman issued executive order 9835. As previously noted, the program forced federal employees to loyalty pledges.  “Loyalty boards were established to ascertain not...