Happy George Washington’s Birthday!
Many of us are off of work today, but are unaware of the true origin of this holiday. Indeed, today is not Presidents’ Day; it is the legal holiday to celebrate George Washington’s birthday (his actual birthday is Wednesday). Washington’s Birthday has been usurped by liberals (and marketers), as it has been morphed into a generic celebration of all American presidents. In 1885, President Chester | Read More »
The Reverend’s Day
We celebrate today a national holiday in honor of an ordained minister of Jesus Christ. There are three men in American history distinguished enough that they have been honored with a national holiday – George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Martin Luther King jr. – but only Dr. King has been honored solely for his time as a private citizen, having never held public office or | Read More »
Utopian Statists vs. Optimistic Realists
I’ve been studying the Progressives the last few months, and I think this post will be the beginning of a series, or at least a conversation starter for another post or two. It’s struck me in my studies that the Progressives and America’s Founding Fathers are on the polar extremes of two very important issues: the nature of man and the role of government. | Read More »
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