Our Voice Doesn’t Matter, Does Our Vote?

Many years ago a number of fault lines began covertly penetrating the foundation of our Constitution and our American principles. A major one began with the infiltration of the Marxist ideology into our Institutions of higher learning, particularly the Ivy League Universities. As graduates became teachers in lower level schooling programs, the Marxist virus began […]

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The Ultimate Conundrum

“We are a nation of laws, not of men”. Thomas Jefferson, Founding Father. “When our nation’s laws are flouted by the political leadership it is only a matter of time until the populace shows the same disrespect for law and order”, John Adams, Founding Father They seemed to be wise men predicting our future some

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Warrior Brotherhood

Perhaps the best anecdote of the Warrior Brotherhood is from Gen. Sherman with respect to Gen. Grant,  “He stood by me when I was crazy, I stood by him when he was drunk; and now, Sir, we stand by each other always.” This sentiment is the essence of Warrior Brotherhood.  Since time immemorial battles have

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Words Still Matter

The Oath, Leadership, Trust, Love, Stakes, Mistakes, Diversity, and Inclusion You seldom see these word used in the same sentence or context unless you happen to be sitting in a group of Veterans who have been called to lead or participate in a combat operation. While few are ever really called to do that, many

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“Trust But Verify” And “Repel All Boarders”

Two Rallying Cries For The Ages! These are two historic statements that may have a new meaning today. Suzanne Massie, an American scholar coined the phrase ‘Trust but Verify’ for President Reagan’s nuclear disarmament discussions with the Soviet Union almost 40 years ago. Those were days when there was a clear foreign threat, and it

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Honor Points

I would like to tell you that I have fond memories of these July Plebe Summer nights; but that would be a lie. What I remember is exhaustion, and sweat running down my back, trying to stay awake in an un-air-conditioned auditorium, watching “Victory at Sea” reruns. Right now I want you to pay attention

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Liberty Matters More

During the Second Virginia Convention on March 23, 1775, at St. John’s Church inRichmond, Virginia, Patrick Henry gave a speech in which he said, “Give me liberty orgive me death.” History has recorded countless patriots who have given their lives forthe preservation of liberty. While the final words of our national anthem proclaim, “Theland of

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