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THE DEATH OF THE REPUBLIC P-1 of 3

It is said that a Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, “A republic, if you can keep it.”  We couldn’t. We’ve 300 plus years later exchanged our…

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More on Critical Thinking

It’s not that I am surprised, it’s that I’m just disappointed. I joined two sites, one dealing with ethics, the other with critical thinking. I also peeked in “Rights and Freedoms” and “Philosophy”. I wanted to get a broader feeling for what is out there…

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Love . . .Money . . .Root . . .Evil

“For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. (1 Timothy 6:10) “Inequality is the root of social evil,” Pope Francis said today via Twitter Inc….

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Why I’m a creationist

  Virginia Heffernan, Yahoo News   Reprinted from Yahoo News .View gallery In this May 2013 photo provided by Google, a giant tortoise crawls along the path near Googler Karin … As a child I fell in love with technology, but I have to admit I never…

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Why I Am Not An Atheist

(For the six or seven who will actually read this, good luck. For those who totally disagree with this, oh, well, you’ve heard my POV.) I know, some of you will ask, why not put it in the positive: Why I’m a Christian? It’s better…

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Our Constitution Was Made Only For A Moral And Religious People.

TO THE OFFICERS OF THE FIRST BRIGADE OF THE THIRD DIVISION OF THE MILITIA OF MASSACHUSETTS 11 October, 1798       GENTLEMEN    I have received from Major-General Hull and Brigadier-General Walker your unanimous address from Lexington, animated with a martial spirit, and expressed with a military dignity becoming your…

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The Devolution of America

Could it be otherwise, that a nation both evolves and devolves? The ancient Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, wrote that the only constant is change. Nothing stays the same, everything in time changes. But is this true, that everything changes? If it is true, is change haphazard…

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What All Parents Should Know About Common Core P.3 of 6

(This is a six (6) part series on Common Core. A full text version of this can be found under the “University” tab, then click on “Critical Thinking and Logic”, then click on “Critical Thinking”.) 3. Equality of opportunity or Equality of outcome?  One of…

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What All Parents Should Know About Common Core P.2

(This is a six (6) part series on Common Core. A full text version of this can be found under the “University” tab, then click on “Critical Thinking and Logic”, then click on “Critical Thinking”.) 2. The philosophy underpinning modern views of education. Now it’s…

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What All Parents Should Know About Common Core P.1

(This is a six (6) part series on Common Core. A full text version of this can be found under the “University” tab, then click on “Critical Thinking and Logic”, then click on “Critical Thinking”.) Note: This essay is about the new Federally mandated educational…

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