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Slinging Insults in the Confederate State House

Things got testy in the U. S. Congress in the years before the war. Most of us know about  Preston Brooks caning Charles Sumner in the Senate chamber. 278 more words


From the beginning of our history the country has been afflicted with compromise. It is by compromise that human rights have been abandoned. – Charles Sumner http://ift.tt/1MBB4ue

Charles Sumner

No...not Donald & Ted


Anyone who by chance has missed the great History Lesson involving the decorum and elite “City-on-the-Hill-ness” of the U. S. Presidential Ruckus Election process (Republican Version) will want to read this Wiki article.   265 more words

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Final Compromise Efforts

February 27, 1861 – The U.S. House of Representatives considered and defeated various measures seeking to reconcile North and South.

By the end of February, most compromise efforts had been exhausted. 732 more words

Abraham Lincoln

Still Looking for Mr. Goodbar: the fear of individual liberty and self-direction

I was much influenced by Erich Fromm’s Escape From Freedom (1941). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escape_from_Freedom. Wiki leaves out Fromm’s theory of working class authoritarianism to account for Nazism and makes him a typical social democrat, critical of experts and advertising whose origin and targets are “the mobocracy.”) This blog is about the nostalgia for monarchism providing definite authority and the novelty of free market economics. 395 more words

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7 Biblical Principles for Choosing Our Elected Leaders

Three days had passed, and he was just as affronted by the remarks as he was when he first heard the man utter the slanderous words. 1,427 more words

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