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Dead [bad] presidents

I’m imagining an Albany, California town meeting 100 years ago.  One of the city council members opens the meeting by stating, We’ve got to come up with a theme for naming our streets.   218 more words

“I am not a tool of any President!” Will a Republican Emulate Stephen A. Douglas?

Stephen A. Douglas

Friends of Padre Steve’s World,

Barbara Tuchman wrote in her book The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam something that we are observing up close and personal as President Trump and his administration flounder in a sea of make believe, a cloud cuckoo land of alternative facts, alternative truth, and alternative history: 1,170 more words


The Reason For Suffering

(James Buchanan, “Improvement of Affliction” 1840)

“In the day of prosperity be happy–but in the day of adversity CONSIDER: God has made the one as well as the other.” Ecclesiastes 7:14… 314 more words

Truth And The Word Of God

Don't put Donald Trump on the list

Columnist Gail Collins needn’t have bothered herself (Lancaster News Paper-LNP, 2/21/17) wondering if Donald Trump will do such a terrible job as president that historians will place him at the very bottom of the presidential rankings, thus moving Lancaster  PA’s favorite son, James Buchanan, out of the basement he’s occupied for so long. 101 more words

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Flash Mystery of the Week ... Solution!

The 15 Solution

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Last Wednesday, February 15, we presented the Flash Mystery of the Week. And then – apologies – life got in the way and I couldn’t get the solution posted. 148 more words

John Davis Frain

The Constitution: Article Five

Article Five is unique because it only has one section.  It also has only one job: To explain how we can alter the constitution.

To change the constitution to suit the evolving needs of its citizenship, Congress can pass Amendments.   502 more words


“One after another they have closed the heavy doors upon him…” The Dred Scott Decision

Friends of Padre Steve’s World,

Another article from one of my Civil War texts, this one dealing with the infamous Dred Scott decision. That decision, made by a Southern dominated, Supreme Court, members of whom included number of slave owners, done in collusion with President Elect James Buchanan, declared that African Americans had no right to citizenship, thus no protection under the law, no-matter where they lived. 2,101 more words