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pat-perrin's picture
Jul.04.2013
Way back in 1997, I compiled, edited, and introduced a small collection of source materials about the Declaration of Independence. It was fascinating to explore the Story of that great document! Here is the epilogue I wrote for the book: What really happened during those first four fateful...
sarah-byrd's picture
Apr.01.2013
I do believe that the world is going to “H” in a hand basket. What in the dickens is going on in our schools, cursive writing not included in North Carolina Public Schools curriculum? When I heard this the other day I was shocked. Texting, Twitting and the keyboard are taking over the creative part...
karen-topakian's picture
Jul.05.2012
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sherry-parnell's picture
Jul.03.2012
What does the Fourth of July evoke for you?  Is it family picnics barbequing hamburgers and hotdogs and eating fruit and macaroni salad?  Is it sitting in the cool grass on a warm night, neck craned watching colorful displays of fireworks? Or maybe you think of the flag raised and proudly...
annette-talbert's picture
Jun.15.2012
Yesterday's memory inspired today's post. I've crafted my declaration of independence. Freedom from the stifling thoughts and the negative trolls who whisper, "It can't happen, it can't be done."  Be Bold:Stop letting fear of define me. After losing my job I drew back and caution defined...
laurie-kolp's picture
Sep.28.2011
  As a little girl, I never quite understood why we called my great-grandmother Nonna B. As far as I was concerned, she was A+. She always had a cheery smile for me and we laughed together a lot. When I went to visit her in San Antonio she never had just one dessert, but three...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Jul.04.2011
Here in Richmond, California, we have our official Independence Day fireworks on the 3rd of July, which I like. Not too many people, not as many drunks on the road as on the 4th. As it happens, I live on the harbor where the fireworks barge is anchored, so it as easy thing to stroll out onto the...
kyle-scott's picture
Mar.04.2011
Here is one of my blog entries for the Constituting America project. July 19, 2010 – Federalist No. 59 – Concerning the Power of Congress to Regulate the Election of Members, From the New York Packet (Hamilton) – Guest Blogger: Kyle Scott, Political Science Department and Honors College Professor...
barry-secrest's picture
Aug.20.2010
America's Architecture of Liberty: Preserving The Path of Exceptionalism   Conservative Refocus As the American people grow ever more cognizant of where the true problems lie within the Nation, we find that what started with the President being elected as a virtual panacea for what was "...
anne-harper's picture
Aug.04.2010
Oh, come on! Is it just me, or is the phrase 'unconstitutional' being overused? E.g: Where in the U.S. Constitution is marriage defined? And the phrase 'all men are created equal' is from the Declaration of Independence, y'all. And who seriously thinks that the Founding Fathers thought of 'men' as...