When Thomas Paine wrote his book “Common Sense,” no one disputed what common sense actually meant. While some may have objected to Paine’s application of some common sense to political actions, no one argued that his actions were common sense. The argument at the time was, much like it is now, that common sense must […]Read More What Happened to Common Sense?
As the leaves fall with the gentle breeze and roll down the rooftops to hit the pavement of the sidewalks and patios of the neighborhood, it sounds just like rain. It’s a warm winter evening in houston, texas. it’s about 70 degrees as we sit and try out our firestarters, rolling paper to make logs […]Read More Winter in the South
The recent Disney/Pixar release “Brave” –a story about a Scottish princess and her quest to “change her fate”– is full of many nuggets of wisdom worth consuming. Here are just a few: “Legends are lessons, they ring with truth.” “Are you willing to pay the price that your freedom will cost?” Don’t use others lives […]Read More What the Movie “Brave” Teaches Us About American Values
We went to see The Hobbit last night. Some of you know that I call my husband ‘my hobbit,’ so this movie and anything dedicated to the hobbits in JRR Tolkien’s world of Middle Earth will always be extra special to me and mine. There may be spoilers ahead. You are warned. If there is […]Read More What The Hobbit Teaches Us About American Values
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. –Declaration of Independence The first Thanksgiving was a testament to the idea of Divine Providence, which is the idea that God has a vested […]Read More American Values – Divine Providence (Divina Providencia)
Jamestown as it may have looked to the Pilgrims Industry, in the context we will be addressing it, according to Mirriam Webster’s Dictionary is: diligence in an employment or pursuit; especially : steady or habitual effort systematic labor especially for some useful purpose or the creation of something of value All Early American colonists struggled. […]Read More American Values – Industry (diligencia)
To first understand what liberty is, we need to define it. Merriam Websters Dictionary Online defines Liberty as: 1 : the quality or state of being free: a : the power to do as one pleases b : freedom from physical restraint c : freedom from arbitrary or despotic control d : the positive enjoyment […]Read More American Values – Liberty (Libertad)