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Smokin' Joe April 19, 2014 at 06:49 am
Thanks for the article Donald. Although it would have been apparent to most that Russia has become aRead More much less desireable investment opportunity over the last several months, I find it deeply disturbing that meetings and/or briefings such as this aren't conducted in the light of day. If any of these funds are publicly traded this should supposedly qualify for dissemination, by them, under regulation FD. Citing Hilary Clinton as an inside source only compounds the insult, considering her current status as a private citizen. Of course, that's how the Clintons started out on their road to riches. Just one more file card for those who claim that Wall Street is rigged.
Democracy in action (image: http://chrisngwodo.blogspot.com)
Roy Roscoe April 19, 2014 at 09:13 am
The dilemma for education is created because the right to speak freely about religion has beenRead More largely changed through misinterpretations of the Constitution and other founding documents that established the intent rooted in the hearts of its authors and contractual subscribers. It is an example of the dangers that are created with interpretations being in flux based on the leanings of men appointed for life terms by partisan presidents. If they don't get it right, as they have not, the very subjects you taught are influenced and the world changes accordingly.
Roy Roscoe April 19, 2014 at 09:24 am
As life expectancies grow, the amount of influence each Supreme Court Judge wields, and thereforeRead More each President that appoints them, grows commensurately. It also means the patience and tolerance of those who are subject to the justices influence must grow or some alternative release must be contrived. If not, the pressure might build like never before in history or in the Founder's imaginations.
Roy Roscoe April 19, 2014 at 09:38 am
It would seem to me, and I know this will draw strenuous opposition, that a role of education shouldRead More be to encourage spiritual development by teaching, not which religion or any religion students should subscribe to, but that a persons spirituality is an integral part of man's nature and like developing the skills to share knowledge and to analyze, and to be physically fit and healthy, it should be stressed as an equally important facet of being human. It could well be taught how our founding fathers used their spiritual nature and how the pulpits in America were the Firebrand that had the highest influence on the outcome of American History. It could also be taught how that influence was systematically reduced through passing generations and what influenced changes and why those changes occurred through times and political eras.
Governor Dayton (official photo)
Donald Lee April 18, 2014 at 08:50 pm
You do the most to reduce "overlap" by making government do less. Rather than try toRead More reduce government to doing things only once, let's try to get it out of businesses where it does not belong, and make sure it does each absolutely necessary thing at most once.
Donald Lee April 18, 2014 at 08:51 pm
Our founders warned us. The price of liberty is eternal vigilance. Look at the sacrifices that theyRead More made. Ours pale by comparison.
Keith O. April 18, 2014 at 09:38 pm
Donald, if you're referring to the sacrifices detailed in the oft-circulated essay, variously calledRead More "The Price They Paid" or "Our Nation's First True Patriots," (including being captured by the British, tortured and killed) it's basically a bunch of BS. Historians including Joseph J. Ellis have noted the "distinction between history as experienced and history as remembered." John Adams himself spoke to the propaganda promoted soon after the Revolutionary War that distorted events and created heroes to fit a dramatic formula. The boring, real-life biographies of the founders have been repeatedly embellished over the years with exaggeration and pure fiction to make for a better story, when what most of them went through was what everyone went through on the American side during the war.
Children Saluting (Google images)
Roys A. Liar April 15, 2014 at 12:48 pm
Then you haven't been paying attention, Dinald.
David Hansen April 15, 2014 at 12:53 pm
Yeah, just search Google images for "Thanks Obama" and you'll see all the things he'sRead More responsible for.
Joyce April 15, 2014 at 01:27 pm
Donald Lee wrote: 'As far as I can tell, in their eyes, he can do no wrong.' ---------------- Well,Read More Donnie, you cannot see what you do not look at; check out some of the left wing media some day.
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