“Facts are Stubborn Things,” and they Matter

“Facts are Stubborn Things,” and they Matter

Facts have always mattered, even when they’re conveniently ignored, disregarded, or cherry-picked to suit a given narrative. Facts should especially matter now given how polarized society and our politics have become. As Lucy Maud Montgomery said, “Facts are stubborn...
The Constitution and Some Overdue Amendments

The Constitution and Some Overdue Amendments

The 27th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was originally proposed on September 25th, 1789, and was finally ratified on May 7th, 1992. In other words, it took 202 years, 7 months, and 12 days and reads: “No law, varying the compensation for the services of the...
Exodus The Second Book and a First Principle

Exodus The Second Book and a First Principle

The Book of Exodus is the second book of the Bible and Exodus 18:21, should be an honest and rational being’s “ab initio,” which is a beginning or starting point when it comes to electing those who’ll represent us, at all levels of government. I say it should be...
Could Freedom and Liberty in America Go Extinct?

Could Freedom and Liberty in America Go Extinct?

Before I begin, it’s important to know that Freedom and Liberty despite long-held misconceptions aren’t necessarily interchangeable words. Mind you, Merriam-Webster gives multiple definitions for each, instead, I’ll focus on these specific ones. Freedom: 1: The...
The 82nd Airborne Division and an Embassy Under Siege

The 82nd Airborne Division and an Embassy Under Siege

On December 31st, 2019 just hours before U.S. Embassy personnel in Baghdad were set to ring in a new year, the Iranian-backed Kata’ib Hezbollah militia and their Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) and supporters had other plans. Instead of calling for peace in a...