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Eric Foner on Reconstruction

To kick off the D.C. Historical Studies conference, historian Eric Foner spoke to a very full auditorium at the National Archives last night on “Reconstruction and the Fragility of Democracy.” 632 more words

Teachable Moments

“Where are you going next?” asked the young woman who was checking us out of our Marietta, Georgia hotel. She said it in a bored “I’m required to ask you” voice. 408 more words


Welfare Deadbeats Should Not Vote!

There is no constitutional right to vote.  Argue all you want, but it’s a simple fact.  To understand this, we need to set aside everything we were taught in public schools using a curriculum that is put in place by the unconstitutional Department of Education.  1,090 more words


Fight for the Right

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” …

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Historical Events

The Importance of Reconstruction

Like many Americans, I have been reading and reflecting on the shooting at Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. I am deeply saddened by this tragic event, and I pray for healing not only at Mother Emanuel, Charleston, South Carolina, but I also pray for our nation to heal. 476 more words


Is Voting Important To You?

Contributor, John Easterling
Senior, Scotland High School

The years old question that rambles the mind of many young people is voting important to you? In 2008 America saw the highest recorded record of… 481 more words


“Civil Death”: Florida’s Criminal Disenfranchisement

The Honorable Rick Scott

Tallahassee, Florida

Dear Governor Scott:

Belated congratulations on your reelection in November. I don’t write to every governor, but as a non-resident, property-tax-payer who spends about half the year in the Sunshine State (summers too – I’m not just a snowbird!), I feel our connection. 1,074 more words

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