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Let’s Make 2020 the Year of the Constitution, by Andrew Joppa

Let’s Make 2020 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 …

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Ninety-Nine for a Rainy Day III, by Andrew Joppa

Ninety-Nine for A Rainy Day III by Andy Joppa   The wisdom of nations lies in their proverbs, which are brief and pithy. William Penn   In September of 2015 I published a blog titled Ninety-Nine for a Rainy Day.  It was a compilation of my random, unfiltered, thoughts. As I revisited this essay, I was surprised to learn that, …

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Socialism: A Seductive Disaster, by Andrew Joppa

Socialism: A Seductive Disaster by Andy Joppa   “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” ― Winston S. Churchill   To paraphrase Friedrich Nietzsche, “One does not convert to Socialism, one becomes sick enough for it.” It is surely a mental aberration of the …

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Will America Become Socialist (Part II), by Andrew Joppa

Will America Become Socialist? (Part II) by Andy Joppa   This is the second essay I’ll post on the implications of Socialism.  The first, yesterday, was penned in the middle of the twentieth century by Ayn Rand.  The writing below is more recent and written by the great Thomas Sowell.  It should be of interest that the negatives associated with …

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Will America Become Socialist? (Part 1), by Andrew Joppa

Will America Become Socialist??? (Part I) by Andy Joppa   We are facing the bleak possibility of America becoming a Socialist enclave.  It might happen as simply as Trump losing and Bernie Sanders (among several others) winning the presidency in 2020. If America succumbs to this seduction can the entire world be far behind?   With most of our younger …

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The Critical Electoral College, by Andrew Joppa

The Critical Electoral College by Andy Joppa   (Electoral College) A way of opposing “cabal, intrigue, and corruption” Alexander Hamilton   I delivered a seminar on The Electoral College at The Renaissance Academy in January of 2017. This was in response to the “noise” the Left was making following Trump’s landslide electoral victory of 2016.  There were 35 in attendance.  32 …

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What Needs to Be Said, by Andrew Joppa

What Needs to Be Said by Andy Joppa   “And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.” ― Thomas Jefferson   We watched for 8 years as a president of little accomplishment offered this nation nothing of …

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Socialism is Nihilism, by Andrew Joppa

Socialism is Nihilism by Andy Joppa   “The human mental and emotional constitution is better suited for hunting and gathering on the African savannah than for inhabiting a complex civilization” William Ophuls   Extinction is the most predictable outcome for all animal life forms. In fact, 99.9% of all species that have ever lived are now extinct. Even within the very …

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Education or Indoctrination?, by Andrew Joppa

Education or Indoctrination? by Andy Joppa   Without civic morality communities perish; without personal morality their survival has no value. Bertrand Russell   There are few things in the American culture that can be defined as both a cause and effect of our current problems. Our educational systems, at all levels, are the most important in this limited category.  Because of …

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Diversity: Except in Thought, by Andrew Joppa

Diversity: Except in Thought by Andy Joppa   The next time some academics tell you how important diversity is, ask how many Republicans there are in their sociology department. Thomas Sowell   As a rarely spoken truth I offer the following wisdom, “Diversity is easy, unity is hard.”  Nations (or corporations) do not rise or fall based on their diversity…but …

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