Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #158: Back Country Roads. Enjoy your Liberty!

Before we get going down some back-country roads, let me disagree with one of the quotes that Tina used in her post this week.  Liberty is not a privilege, it is one of your God-given Rights.  Let's return to those unforgettable words of the Declaration of Independence: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #157: Getting away

Ahhh, getaways.  When you're retired, you can schedule a getaway whenever you want, since every day is a weekend.  However, I just had to do this one first, as a response to Tina's photo.  Hers was the outside, and mine is the inside of the Denver airport.  In 2015, we went to a Hillsdale College …

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Guest Blogger: Brian Watt’s excellent alternative disclaimer for “Gone With The Wind”

We all know that the movie, Gone With The Wind, was about the Civil War, and its effects on some wealthy families in the Deep South.  That movie is perhaps the best-loved movie of all time, and it is forever fresh.  Generations of Americans have viewed the film, on every possible screen, from huge IMAX …

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Guest Blogger: We are called to a Great Cause

From my Ricochet friend Rodin.  I could not have said it better myself.  Please read, and comment. The nation is in great danger and the problem and the solution is the same: party politics. Political parties are vehicles, not ideology. They can be tuned up and powered like race cars or left in disrepair like …

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Independence Day Fireworks-a real celebration

In 2020, every single town in Western Washington cancelled their Independence Day celebrations, parades, and fireworks shows, due to Government restrictions on "gatherings" of people.  Even outdoors, the risk of spreading the Wuhan Coronavirus was too high to let the people celebrate perhaps the most important holiday on the calendar in America.  This just added …

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Independence Day: The Declaration of Independence, and Calvin Coolidge’s speech on the 150th Anniversary

The Declaration of Independence is perhaps the most momentous single document in American history, and maybe even in the history of Western Civilization.  In July of 1776, after long deliberation by a group of remarkable men, they laid out the many reasons for the decision to separate the thirteen colonies from Great Britain, and by …

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Why many teenage girls today do not want to be girls: “transgender” edition

A Ricochet friend did a post about "saving our children" from the malign "transgender movement".  She mentioned the fact that today, many teenage girls don't like being girls, and maybe that sentiment could explain the popularity of the "transgender" movement. [scare-quotes used to indicate the falsity of transgenderism]  I took it a step further, and …

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The Endgame of Black Lives Matter, and Critical Race Theory

Recently there has been a lot of news on the subjects of the Marxist Black Lives Matter movement, and the teaching of Critical Race Theory in America's schools.  But has anyone really thought it through, exactly what those two movements are ultimately aiming for? Actually, it's pretty simple.  The ultimate goal of BLM and CRT …

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Communist China is a deadly threat to the world, and today we know a lot more about that threat.

For over a year, the medical establishment of the United States, and most of the US Federal Government, has been listening to the advice of so-called infectious-disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has been in his very well-paid government job for decades.  That advice basically caused government to shut down the thriving US economy, close …

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