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To Impeach or not to Impeach — Could Our Constitutional Republic Recover?

Friday, December 13th, 2019

To Impeach or not to Impeach — Could Our Constitutional Republic Recover? December 13, 2019 — Harvey Bluedorn There may be many things for which one may impeach a president, but the two articles of “obstruction of congress” and “abuse of power” are not among them. Why? First of all, because “obstruction of congress” is […]

What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

“For too long, a small group in our nation’s capitol has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. Washington flourished, but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered, but the jobs left and the factories closed. The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country. […]

Trump succeeded in defeating both political parties, the media, political professionals, pollsters, academics, and the bureaucratic class

Saturday, January 19th, 2019

In the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump appealed to the importance of citizens and borders. In other words, Trump took his stand on behalf of the nation-state and citizenship against the idea of a homogeneous world-state populated by “universal persons.” In appealing directly to the people, Trump succeeded in defeating both political parties, the media, […]

The Muck-raker in John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress and Teddy Roosevelt

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Excerpts from a speech delivered by Theodore Roosevelt on April 14, 1906 The Man with the Muck-rake In Bunyan’s “Pilgrim’s Progress” you may recall the description of the Man with the Muck Rake, the man who could look no way but downward, with the muck rake in his hand; who was offered a celestial crown […]

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