Category Archives: Civil War

THE RULE OF LAW (“OUR NATION IS IN DIRE PERIL”)

I fear for the future of our nation. News accounts report that many politicians and celebrities are calling for protest and opposition to our duly elected President and Congress. I am troubled that many appear committed to blocking and opposing … Continue reading

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HISTORY BROUGHT TO LIFE

Many people think that history is dull, stale and boring. The Allegany County Historical Societies Roundtable has found a cure for people who are not fascinated by history. They have found ways to make history come to “life.” Unlike many, … Continue reading

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THE PROBLEM WITH DEMOCRACY

I trust that you are still reading this article, and didn’t throw it away after reading the title. Let me be clear that I believe in democracy. It is the best form of government that has yet been devised. I … Continue reading

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LESSONS FROM LINCOLN

Recently my family urged that I watch the Spielberg movie, “Lincoln.” It dealt with the political efforts leading up to Congressional approval of the Thirteenth Amendment. That Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. I found the movie fascinating, and … Continue reading

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