Monthly Archives: February 2021

“What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.” *Thomas Jefferson 1787*

Victors write history from their perspective. We seldom hear from the conquered which limits our ability to understand the rebellion. Was the uprising based in ignorance, wickedness, desperation, or virtue? Imagine for a moment we lost the Revolutionary War. It is difficult because all we know is the rebels story, because in this case they […]

Judge a man by the reputation of his enemies. *Arabian Proverb*

A wise person continually reflects on who their enemies are and why.  Ironically what defines an enemy can be subjective.  People can do the right thing for the wrong reasons and conversely do the wrong thing for the right reasons. The paradox is realizing we can never fully know another’s true intentions, especially when it […]

It’s time we asked ourselves if we still know the freedoms intended for us by the Founding Fathers… Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American Revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves. *Ronald Reagan 1964*

Unbridled submission to passion will inevitably lead to anarchy. A self-governed people require the capacity of resisting temptation. Power and peasantry are equally seductive if left unchecked. Strict adherence to rules, regulations, and rituals generates a sense of safety and security.  Complacency to entrusting a ruling elite is alluring, however, ultimately it leads to poverty […]