Op-Eds, Monographs, Columns, Letters, etc.




A Nation of Cowards Outside Link

Jeff Chan obtained reprint permission for the Internet for Jeffrey Snyder's "A Nation of Cowards". It may be reproduced freely, including forwarding copies to politicians, provided that it is not distributed for profit and subscription information is included.


I, Pencil Outside Link

Here is a site for "I, Pencil" written by Leonard Reed in 1958. It is short and charming; and succinctly, persuasively, and effectively illustrates the meaning of Adam Smith's "Invisible Hand." A good story and a good introduction to the free market.


The "General Welfare" Outside Link

Robert A. Levy reviews the book Madison on the "General Welfare" of America: His Consistent Constitutional Vision by Leonard R. Sorenson, a professor of politics at Assumption College in Massachusetts. (Follow this link for Thomas Jefferson's view of the "General Welfare" clause.) (oeil4)


Baloo Political Cartoons Outside Link

A sampling of political cartoons and links to other cartoons by Rex F. May, also known as Baloo.


Nobody Questions That?(oeil1)

October 29, 2009, “Alexander's Essay” (by Mark Alexander, Publisher, PatriotPost.US), which begins: “Never before has there been more evidence of outright contempt for our Constitution than under the current liberal hegemony presiding over the executive and legislative branches of our federal government.”


We Can't Sit Back (oeil2)

"We Can't Sit Back and Allow the Loss of Our Freedoms. For the first time in American history, if this [HealthCare] bill becomes law, the Feds will force you to buy insurance you might not want, or may not need, or cannot afford. If you don’t purchase what the government tells you to buy, if you don’t do so when they tell you to do it, and if you don’t buy just what they say is right for you, the government may fine you, prosecute you, and even put you in jail. Freedom of choice and control over your own body will be lost." Follow the link to read the entire 11/10/2009 column by Judge Andrew Napolitano.


He Actually Read It! Outside Link

At Michael Connelly’s interesting and informative Web site & blog, he wrote (on 11/2/2009): “When I first read HR 3200 [The Affordable Health Care Choices Act of 2009] in its entirety several months ago I was appalled at the blatant disregard in the bill of the basic tenets of our Constitutional form of government. However, I underestimated what is actually being done to us.”

Connelly, a retired attorney and constitutional law instructor from Carrollton, Texas, is a U.S. Army veteran, a retired attorney (whose experience included representing clients before the U.S. Supreme Court), a published author, freelance writer, and law instructor who teaches college and university law courses worldwide via the Internet (including Constitutional Law – see: http://www.ed2go.com/courses/cl1 ).

A picture is worth ... (oeil3)

See for yourself.


Americans Fail Test Outside Link

December 2, 2009. the American Revolutionary Center today released the first national survey assessing knowledge of the American Revolution. The report revealed that Americans highly value, but vastly overrate, their knowledge of the Revolutionary period and its significance. Results revealed that 90 percent of American adults think that knowledge of the American Revolution and its principles is very important and should be taught in schools, however, 83 percent failed when tested on knowledge of the Revolution and our Founding documents. To download a copy of the survey report, click here .



Christian Men's Breakfast

On the first Saturday of each month, a group of 20 to 30 guys (mostly Christians) gather informally at one of the local church meeting rooms for our monthly “Christian Men’s Breakfast,” where we cook & eat breakfast, decide how we can help in various community service projects, tell lies about our “rod & gun” skills (we are all sinners!), and either get a devotional by a local or visiting preacher, or get an earful of something else from somebody else. Here are the messages I have delivered at a few of those meetings.


Historical Illiteracy In America

In the "How We Got Here" section of the introduction on this site's Home page, there is much lamentation about historical literacy in America. This presentation was an attempt by me to address the situation. Unfortunately, the problem remains.

Letters To The Editor

By Chuck Esposito. Some of these were published, and some were not.