Category Archives: US History

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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CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT AND THE SEPARATION OF POWERS

Many aspects of the current Presidential campaigns are important, and troubling. There is plenty of room for disagreement, and we have certainly had an abundance of disagreement. In my opinion both major candidates are deeply flawed, and most Americans appear … 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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COMMEMORATING VIETNAM VETERANS

Two significant events took place at the County Courthouse facilities on Monday, March 28, 2016. For me, the more significant event took place at 11:00 a.m.   A Vietnam Veterans Memorial Service took place in front of the Courthouse. This ceremony … Continue reading

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REFLECTIONS ON POLITICS – 2016 STYLE

We are in the midst of the presidential selection (primary) cycle that occurs every four years. Since Barack Obama cannot run for re-election, and Vice-President Joe Biden has chosen not to run, we have a rare situation where there is … 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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