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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA!

Here are ten reasons why I really appreciate you: 1. No one is above the law – including government officials. 2. Big government overreach is always challenged. 3. The spread of communism, and all other forms of tyranny, is consistently…
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FATHER DOES KNOW BEST

Here is a thought about fatherhood, in commemoration of the Father’s Day that just passed. You might remember a TV show from the 1950’s called “Father Knows Best.” It started out as a radio program, and then became a staple…
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WHAT’S YOUR SIGN?

When I first started in the life insurance business, one of my teachers of the trade was on old-timer who had been selling for decades. His “ego wall” was decorated with many academic diplomas and certifications of professional achievement. One…
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A PANDEMIC RESPONSE AS IF AMERICA MATTERED

Here are my thoughts on how the COVID pandemic should have been handled. The key is putting to use our great American cultural and political institutions, including: Our Judeo-Christian heritage Common sense Capitalism and free enterprise Federalism Government accountability The…
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FIVE REASONS TO NOT WEAR A FACE MASK

Both my parents were non-conformists, God bless them. Asserting your individuality was a big value they instilled in me. Of course, you could go overboard and be different just for the sake of being different; but that wasn’t the point.…
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COVID-19 AND THE SCANDAL OF NURSING HOME “CARE”

Over the last few years, I had the privilege of helping my father, mother, aunt, and uncle arrange for personal care in the final stage of their lives.  We had to make decisions about what kind of care would be…
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EVERY INCOME PRODUCER IS ESSENTIAL

I come from a long line of small business owners. My father and grandfather before me ran their own shops. Our family knows well the vital contribution the small business person makes to the economy. I remember the time my…
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“DON’T TREAD ON ME”

My father hated Communism. Having lived through the emergence of the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, and Imperialist Japan, you can see why. He carried with him a healthy dislike of people who tried to boss him around. Don’t get me…
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BEWARE THE “GOODY TWO-SHOES”

My aunt – my father’s sister – was an “Old Battle Axe,” as they used to say. She lived past age 100 through sheer willpower. She had actually made a life goal of living a full century. With that in…
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WHO WILL REMIND THE POLITICIANS THAT RELIGIOUS SERVICES ARE ESSENTIAL?

Safe to say, the majority of mayors and governors in the US are not religious. They do not consider communal prayer, study, weddings, funerals, and other events, to be essential services. They do not appreciate the importance of coming together…
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