Americans

Before you’d mentioned it in your previous piece, I was unaware of Theodore Roosevelt’s distaste for the various labels that fall under the classification of “Hyphenated American.”  After having that historical fact revealed to me, I took it upon myself to read...

The Morality of Modern Warfare

Your comments about the United States’ use of nuclear weapons during World War II tapped into a subject that I’ve been interested in for quite a while: the morality of warfare, especially in the modern era.  Such overly destructive forces as Fat Man and Little Boy are...

All the President’s Enemies

On August 16, 1971, John Dean sent a memorandum to Lawrence Higby.  Both Dean and Higby were players within the Nixon Administration at the time, as Dean was the White House Counsel and Higby was an assistant to the White House Chief of Staff, H. R. Haldeman.  Printed...

Trump Talks English!

Due to the more conversational and spontaneous aspects of The Republican Gun, the readers are often treated to a bit of, as I like to call it, “inside baseball”; a look behind the scenes at the writing process and our ordinary lives.  So, yes, as you mentioned in your...

Beliefs and Biases

A question that was posed in your previous entry forced me to look inward, and take an introspective exploration of my own beliefs and biases.  In relation to the removal of illegal immigrants from the United States, I started thinking about the similarities between...

Trump Builds Obama’s Wall

In an effort to stay solely focused on the topic of free speech in my last bit of writing, I neglected another point I wished to address.  So, I’d like to gather up that free-floating thought before it’s swept away, never to be remembered.  The American poet Ruth...

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