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Things That Should Be Done but Won’t Be Done, by Andrew Joppa

Things That Should Be Done but Won’t Be Done by Andy Joppa   I considered several different names for this essay, “Things That Must Be Done but Won’t Be Done, “Things That Should Be Done but Can’t Be Done,”  and several others, playing with the intensities of my two prong theme, eventually settling on the most benign of the potentials….”Should” and …

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Lying “Lions” Lying in Wait, by Andrew Joppa

Lying “Lions” Lying in Wait by Andy Joppa “I never would have agreed to the formulation of the Central Intelligence Agency back in forty-seven, if I had known it would become the American Gestapo.” Harry S. Truman   A PARABLE FOR OUR TIME:   Once upon a time, a father, in order to protect his home and family from intruders, …

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America Must Win, China Will Not Lose, by Andrew Joppa

America Must Win, China Will Not Lose by Andy Joppa   “With few exceptions, democracy has not brought good government to new developing countries. What Asians value may not necessarily be what Americans or Europeans value. Westerners value the freedoms and liberties of the individual. As an Asian of Chinese cultural background, my values are for a government which is …

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The Educational Clash of Civilizations, by Andrew Joppa

The Educational Clash of Civilizations by Andy Joppa   Today, after just publishing my essay, The Battle for Freedom, several predictable articles appeared in the U.S. media.  Predictable, in the sense they lay out the advantages enjoyed by the Peoples Republic of China but then offer the required proviso…China is fragile…in many ways a paper tiger.   Ivan Eland, a …

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We the Citizens, by Andrew Joppa

We the Citizens by Andy Joppa   In May of 1954, the following article appeared in The Herald Statesman, the Yonkers, NY, hometown newspaper:   “Is Citizenship Important? was discussed by a group of pupils at today’s Class Day exercises of School Thirteen on McLean Avenue where 104 sixth graders were ‘graduated.’  Miss Mamie V. Herald, principal, welcomed the guests …

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Calling 911, by Andrew Joppa

Calling 911 By Andy Joppa   Mike frantically called 911. The officious voice of the 911 operator came on the line, “911, what is your emergency?”  Mike yelled, “Someone has broken into my house!” “Sir” came back her condescending voice, “…you must calm down…after all they’ve only broken into your house.” Taken back by her comment he said, “Only? …but…but…they’re …

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The Male Warrior, by Andrew Joppa

The Male Warrior by Andy Joppa   I wrote extensively on my Vietnam experience, especially the first night of the TET offensive in1968. Those became the defining hours of my life. My writing focused on my stark terror, believing as we all did, that two NVA (North Vietnamese Army) divisions were marching toward our poorly defended air base at Binh Thuy.  We …

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Putting Away Childish Things, by Andrew Joppa

“Putting Away Childish Things” by Andy Joppa   “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things” (I Corinthians 13:11). The apostle Paul’s admonition to believers is to put away childish things. Childish speaking, childish thinking, and childish reasonings are …

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Am I an Extremist?, by Andrew Joppa

Am I an Extremist? by Andy Joppa   If I were to define myself based on all presently used methods of categorizing American’s as extremists, I am an extremist…I might even be an extreme, extremist. As best I can judge from the rhetoric, I am an immediate danger to my country and the majority of my fellow citizens who aren’t, themselves, …

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“Off with Their Heads” (My Thanks to the Queen of Hearts), by Andrew Joppa

“Off with Their Heads” (My thanks to The Queen of Hearts) by Andy Joppa   First, I am generally against violence, especially of a political nature… but not categorically. That is, I can support uses of political violence as represented by The American Revolution and the defeat of the Third Reich.  I would presume that most of you feel about …

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