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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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USA’s Name

Jorge laughed as he presented me with a thick coin on my birthday a couple of weeks ago. “Now you have something to spend when you decide to go to Mexico. It might be enough to buy you a secondhand birthday … Continue reading

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The American Crisis

If you think the title of this post relates to the condition of the United States these days, you’re only partly correct.  It seems to me that America has often weathered severe tests of will. Somehow the U.S. has come … Continue reading

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