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David Boaz: Things to Be Thankful For

David Boaz writes: Not long ago a journalist asked me what freedoms we take for granted in America. Now, I spend most of my time sounding the alarm about the freedoms we’re losing. 556 more words

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5 Things You Didn't Know About the History of Thanksgiving

If not for some fortunate circumstances, Thanksgiving could have been a holiday of fasting — rather than feasting — every fourth Thursday of November. And though it’s a well-cherished occasion today, it was met with some disapproval in past centuries. 31 more words

Inspiration: Day 26

To get the results, spend the time. It’s a recurring theme in these quotes, and for good reasons. Behind most overnight success stories are years of work and persistence. 23 more words

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An American Crisis

There exists in America a disturbing lack of confidence in the political system. This crisis is easy to see in Americans’ increasing indifference towards anything relating to government, recent voting turn outs, the approval ratings of Congress, and the past two Congresses being the most unproductive, and thereby most dysfunctional, on record.  443 more words

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French Fried: From Monticello to the Moon -- Part I

A Social, Political and Cultural Appreciation of the French Fry

By Charles Ebeling

Presented on October 31, 2005

Copyright 2005 Charles Ebeling

This Halloween night’s essay is, perhaps disappointingly, not one about skulls and bones and things that moan in the night. 4,821 more words

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Real Advantage

“Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.”
Thomas Jefferson

This post was not meant to coincide with the events in Missouri when I scheduled it last week, but it seems to be an appropriate message with the backdrop of senseless violence and vandalism that occurred there last night and continues into today.

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The Declaration of Independence: Founded on Judeo-Christian Principles? Book Review (Part II): Thomas Jefferson: Roots of Religious Freedom by John Harding Peach

The Declaration of Independence has become a sacred document for the Religious Right because they believe that it supports their claim that the United States is a Christian nation. 3,912 more words

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