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Children: the Future, Not the Present, By Andrew Joppa

I’ve often thought any platitude offered by a politician containing the word “child”, “children”, or “childhood”, should be grounds for immediate impeachment and removal from office.  If not that, they should at least be publicly flogged. When I hear those words, it stiffens the geriatric hairs on the back of my neck; I always know someone is attempting to win ... Read More »

Donald Trump: Last Man Standing, by Andrew Joppa

Donald Trump; The Last Man Standing by Andy Joppa   The thing about a hero, is even when it doesn’t look like there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, he’s going to keep digging, he’s going to keep trying to do right and make up for what’s gone before, just because that’s who he is. Joss Whedon   ... Read More »

Thinking the Unthinkable, by Andrew Joppa

Thinking the Unthinkable by Andy Joppa   “People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” ― George Orwell   What follows will not be an advocacy or recommendation. It is a commentary that describes historical events and current situations.  If there are conclusions to be reached, I leave that ... Read More »

Islam by the Numbers, by Andrew Joppa

Islam by The Numbers by Andy Joppa   One of the more perplexing problems facing the citizens of the non-Islamic world (dar al-harb) is…what is Islam?  In many ways this same question would have to be asked even by those who define themselves as being members of the faith.  While, undoubtedly, not every Muslim is involved with acts of jihadist ... Read More »

Asking Unanswerable Question, by Andrew Joppa

Asking Unanswerable Questions By Andy Joppa “Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.” ― Voltaire One of the limited purposes of “Think Tanks” is to consider questions that might arise that seemingly have no readily discernable answers. These are not merely intellectual or academic exercises but are critical preparations in trying to formulate responses to challenges ... Read More »

Ideas Whose Time Has Come…AGAIN, by Andrew Joppa

Ideas Whose Time Has Come…AGAIN by Andy Joppa   “Is there any point in public debate in a society where hardly anyone has been taught how to think, while millions have been taught what to think?” ― Peter Hitchens   In the next several hundred words you will read more wisdom than you’ve been exposed to for the past thirty ... Read More »

Let’s Make 2019 the Year of the Constitution – Andrew Joppa

Let’s Make 2019 the Year of the Constitution by Andy Joppa   As the Constitution endures, persons in every generation can invoke its principles in their own search for greater freedom. Anthony Kennedy   When Byron Donalds was running for the House seat from the 19th Florida Congressional District in 2012, I interviewed him in front of a large group ... Read More »

A Critical Win for WHiM, by Andrew Joppa

A Critical Win for A WHiM by Andy Joppa   “I think a case could be made that there’s sort of a crisis of masculinity in the West. Particularly with white males.”  Scott Thompson   Note:    I’ve invented the acronym “WHiM.”  I did so as a way of avoiding                redundant, confusing pronouns and overly repetitive explanations.                 And…NO…I do not want to form a ... Read More »

The Rape of Brett Kavanaugh, by Andrew Joppa

he “Rape” of Brett Kavanaugh by Andy Joppa    “Everything in the world is about s*x except s*x. S*x is about power.” Oscar Wilde   In the early days, following the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, I mentioned to my wife that there is strong likelihood, that at some point during the confirmation process, Kavanaugh will be accused of a s*xual indiscretion.  My ... Read More »

September 11, 2001…17 Years Later

September 11, 2001…17 Years Later by Andy Joppa   “Are you guys ready? Let’s roll.” Flight 93, Todd Beamer   You’ve probably been exposed to many 9/11 retrospectives.  What follows is my “looking back”, followed by a challenge to a mythology that extended from that horrifying event.   There are two public moments that caused me to become desolate with grief.  ... Read More »