Tag Archives: American Revolution

To Protect The Social Contract

Today is arguably the most important Federal Holiday of the United States. The commemoration is usually overshadowed by the celebratory elements like parades, speechifying, and fireworks. In fact, many of us just think of today as the Fourth of July. … Continue reading

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On Thomas Paine Day

Despite commonly held opinions, many people are opposed to and frightened of  actual freedom.  This has long been the case, even here in the United States of America, where freedom is highly praised. One of our founding fathers, who was … Continue reading

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Olive Branch Petition Is Signed

“A complaint addressing resentments” is the phrase I used in order to remember the history lesson regarding the Olive Branch Petition. The document, also known as “The Humble Petition” and “The Second Petition to the King” is important to the American … Continue reading

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Vermont Day

One of the disappointments of my youth is that our family never visited Vermont.  We got as close as northern New York State, but not into the rest of New England proper.  I was interested in the Green Mountain State … Continue reading

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A Voltaire Sampler

Voltaire was a man of much wisdom who could deliver it in a witty way.  He was able to deliver irony without the grit of the cynics.  He said as much while winking at himself and the reader.   I’m glad my … Continue reading

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