(1): How does Friedrich Gentz distinguish between the American and French Revolutions? Do you see the influence of Edmund Burke in his thinking? Contrary to what history textbooks will have you believe, the American and French Revolutions were completely opposed to one another. Friedrich Gentz, a German diplomat and writer, demonstrated and distinguished the main … Continue reading Western Civ. 2: Lesson 70
In the early 1600s, a group of freedom seekers, the pilgrims, set forth on a perilous journey through the Atlantic ocean and into the unknown territory of the New World. Friends and family were left behind; houses and lands were abandoned or sold; and all the luxuries available in that particular era were shoved to … Continue reading What Would We Do Without Government Intervention!?
I find it incredible and sad how far America has gone from the Constitution our fore fathers mapped out. The pain and suffering our founding fathers went through, cannot be fathomed or completely understood by any person in the U.S today. From the Mayflower, out into the unknown, the founding fathers escaped from the tyrannical … Continue reading Socialism Has Entered Into America!
Sighing, I rolled my eyes. “I came into this world through a whirlpool from somewhere up above. It has to be the tornado that is circling around outside. This vehicle can take me up through the funnel and out the other side where I can go home – back to my ocean.” “You are insane! … Continue reading Ocean’s Peace: Ending
With a shout, I heard him leap on the metal flooring of the plane. I crossed my fingers and prayed he would not find me. Several packages scraped the floor as they were being moved from one location to another. I started to shake in anticipation, for I could feel the vibrations of his steps … Continue reading Ocean’s Peace: Part Four
On a Friday evening, a week after the grand opening of Papa's Food Market, the owner, Mr. Jason, stepped out onto the from porch from inside his store. After securely locking the door behind him, he lowered himself onto a wooden rocking chair. Gently rocking in time with the wind, he began to feel his … Continue reading Who Should Have the Authority to Set Prices in the Economy? Free Market? The State?
I looked up at him closely, his hair was graying and his cheeks were shallow. He gave me the impression that he was old, though his voice sounded young. Looking passed him into what looked like a village, people walked about all with the same gray hair -- and shallow cheeks. I shuttered at the … Continue reading Ocean’s Peace: Part Three
Questions arose in my mind. If my mother had another child before me, where was he? Why hadn’t my father informed me that I had another sibling? Was my older sibling dead? I shook my head in frustration, so many questions but no answers. As I continued to look at the tiny baby, the room … Continue reading Ocean’s Peace: Part Two
With book in hand, I placed my feet softly on the cold wooden planks. I grabbed hold of a thick braided cord with my free hand and yanked it down. A set of stairs unfolded before me, and I scrambled up into a room filled with the moons bright glow. I smiled and could feel … Continue reading Ocean’s Peace: Short Story: Part One
Pacing back and forth across a handmade oriental rug, Burt Johnson nervously chewed on his pencil and ran his thin fingers through his unruly blond hair. To his right, in front of a glass paned window, stood a sturdy dark-oak desk where his employer sat arched over a business leger. Out of the corner of … Continue reading Who Receives State Subsidies and Where They Come From