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What the Declaration Was Written For

Jefferson’s intent in drafting the Declaration was to write something all thirteen delegations could agree to. At the same time it had to appeal to the world in general. Historians always assume he was writing in a peaceful atmosphere about his abstract philosophical world view. No one ever mentions that there was
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It is Written

The word “progressive” means that one has accomplished what Merlin did, but in more detail and over a longer period. The English language allows to you to “move” in any direction, but “progress,” by definition, is toward a very specific goal. In the literal sense, to be progressive means you are accepted as a
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Everybody knows the old restaurant joke: “the three things you need for a successful restaurant are location, location, and location, in that order.” Everybody has HEARD of it, but nobody THINKS about it. As usual. When I was coming up the most obvious thing that affected wages was location. In 1960 the per capita
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Follow the Real Money

People love to recite Wise Sayings. But they seldom apply them to the real world. “Follow the money” is pretty obvious, and when someone wants to impress you he can trace imaginary money through Swiss banks to financing Evil. He is fully convinced that a vice president who already has several hundred million
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Why None Dare Call It Treason

It is now official that Ted Kennedy was working with the Communists, while the Cold War was still on, to defeat Reagan. Old but true: “Treason never prospers, for when it prospers, none dare call it treason.” Incidents like this are simply forgotten. But the Kennedy incident was part of what I advisedly call a
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