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Might Makes Right

In pondering more about the Boston Tea Party this morning, I got to thinking about “the glory” in knowing that our eventual independence, acquired some nine (end of war) or eleven (signing of the Treaty) years  later, came about because we … Continue reading

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The hypocrisy of glorifying what you won’t imitate

My little status update from Facebook this morning: I think that most folks who honor and glory in the founders of this nation and their actions, would rather just do that, and not imitate those actions. We love those stories … Continue reading

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Two Kinds of Hypocrites – Guest Post by Jack Pelham

The following was a post Jack made at a discussion forum this week. For a simple post in an ongoing discussion, I thought it made a pretty complete article on the subject. And so I present it to my friends … Continue reading

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Inflated kings and peasants

James and I have read several stories this year (such as The Door in the Wall, Otto of the Silver Hand, The Little Duke, Castle Diary: The Journal of  Tobias Burgess, Joan of Arc) involving feudal times and the idea … Continue reading

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The mandating of loving your neighbor

I wrote these thoughts as a “Note” at Facebook nearly two years ago. I was thinking about it again today and thought I would share it here. Let me know what you think. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ When people express their distaste for … Continue reading

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Utopia finale Part 1- “No Unnecessary Labor”

However, there are many things in the commonwealth of Utopia that I rather wish, than hope, to see followed in our governments. This is the final sentence of Utopia. It mirrors my sentiments as well. I found several things that … Continue reading

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Lost in Promotion or For the sake of the Institution

While watching the local PBS station’s showcasing of high school choirs from across the state, I observed that the performances these kids were giving were ultimately being used to promote the schools.  Whatever may have been the motives of the … Continue reading

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Initial Musings on Sir Thomas More’s Utopia

I am currently working my way through Sir Thomas More’s Utopia. I’m a third of the way through and I don’t know what the author’s conclusion will be.  Is he fer or agin it? Does he believe this ideal society … Continue reading

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