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James Jackson gives the pro-slavery argument

Jackson spoke first and held the floor for about two hours. He could not believe that a dignified body of sober-minded legislators were allowing these “shaking Quakers” with their throbbing consciences to control the national agenda.

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Notes On History

Sept 26-27: The Internet descends on Washington

Sept 26-27: The Internet descends on Washington

“The FCC is set on killing net neutrality. But Congress is key. They can stop the FCC and block the bigger threat: ISP-backed bills that would end net neutrality forever. 31 more words

Ted Cruz: I Can't Support the Obamacare Repeal Bill 'Right Now'

Sen. Ted Cruz says he’s against the Republican bill that would erase much of President Barack Obama’s health law.

If the Texas Republican sticks to that stand, GOP leaders will have little hope that their 11th-hour Senate push will survive. 95 more words

Thinking About NVCC 9/24/2017

Jesus was asked, “Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar,” (Matt 21:17)? He replied, “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s,” (21). 236 more words

Thinking About NVCC

Observations

John McCain:

Obamacare Savior

It was deja vu all over again.  With Senate Republicans inching closer to passing an Obamacare replacement bill, a potential fulfillment of seven years of campaign promises, Arizona Senator John McCain…

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Enlightenment

GOP Health Care Bill in Limbo After Another Republican Senator's Support Waivers

(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Susan Collins on Sunday all but closed the door to supporting last-ditch Republican health care bill, leaving her party’s drive to uproot President Barack Obama’s health care law dangling by an increasingly slender thread. 305 more words

Support and Defend: Understanding the Oath of Office

“I, , do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic…

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Apathy