Nov 06 2012

Poor & Sick vs Rich & Healthy

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Evolving world economy–This video shows the connection between free markets and prosperity. 

Milton Friedman (1912 – 2006), Nobel prize winner for economics, discusses socialism vs capitalism, among other things.

 

Apr 27 2012

Educating his boy, Elroy

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Feb 12 2012

Daniel Hannan’s warning to CPAC — and America

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The Right Scoop covered CPAC 2012. Daniel Hannan is a British journalist, author and politician who is a Member of the European Parliament, representing South East England for the Conservative Party. He gives and inspiring and riveting speech.

 

Feb 12 2012

Full Civic Literacy Exam

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Thanks Ken (again).

Are you more knowledgeable than the average citizen? The average score for all 2,508 Americans taking the following test was 49%; college educators scored 55%. Can you do better? Questions were drawn from past ISI surveys, as well as other nationally recognized exams.

Here is the quiz! Now don’t cheat 🙂

Jul 04 2011

Happy Birthday America!

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In Congress, July 4, 1776,

THE UNANIMOUS DECLARATION OF THE THIRTEEN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume, among the Powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. Read more »

Jun 08 2011

Wounded Warriors Project

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I received this email today:

On  Monday, I played the Disney, Lake Buena Vista  course.  As usual the starters matched me with three other players.  After a few holes we began  to get to know each other a bit.  One fellow was rather young and had his  wife riding along in the golf cart with him.  I noticed that his golf bag had his name on it and after closer inspection, it  also said “wounded war veterans”.  When I had my first chance to chat with him I asked him about the bag.  His response was simply that it was a gift.  I then asked if he was wounded and he said yes.  When I asked more about his injury, his response was “I’d rather not talk about it, sir”. Read more »

May 28 2011

Honoring our Veterans

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This is a trailer for a full-length feature documentary about a program to honor WWII vets.

 The documentary is due to be released in November of this year. It is worth a couple of minutes to view this.

 They are trying to get 50,000 views before Memorial Day. You need to view the whole thing to be counted. (Only 2 minutes.)

Apr 04 2011

Rights – where do they come from?

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The Constitution states “For we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights” including life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Our founders identified the common denominator among all mankind, which remains true over time. We don’t get our rights from government, but rather from God/nature. Edmonds councilmember Michael Plunkett wrote a great essay about this in the Edmonds Beacon.

Mar 01 2011

Thomas Jefferson’s Resume

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Thanks Kathi!

Thomas Jefferson was a very remarkable man who started learning very early in life and never stopped.

At 5, began studying under his cousins tutor.

At 9, studied Latin, Greek and French. Read more »

Jan 14 2011

The Other Greatest Generation

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Not what you’d expect. Thanks Judy!