South Carolina’s Conspicuous Record of Gallantry
- By Mike Scruggs
36 Medal of Honor Winners from 1861 to 2020
Several years ago, I was invited to give a presentation on my book on the Civil War—The Un-Civil War: Shattering the Historical Myths, published in 2011—to a group of the Sons of Confederate Veterans in Pickens, South Carolina. Pickens is a small town of about 3,400 population, but it is the county seat of Pickens County. Pickens County has a modest population of 131,000, and its largest town, Easley, has a modest but prosperous population of 23,000. As I walked into the public building where the meeting was to be held, I was astonished to see the photos of four Pickens County men who had been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor:
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Civilization’s Interregnum - Part 2
- By W.H. Lamb
The Dissolution Of The Old United States Of America
(A continuation of a lecture by a fictional “history professor” to a class of young adults, sometime in the 32nd Century).
THE BREAKUP OF THE OLD UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AIDED BY MILITARY FORCES OF THE “CHIN” EMPIRE.
“In our last class we discussed the beginnings of the dissolution of the country once known as ‘The United States of America’, starting with its Civil War that began, as far as we can determine, around the year 2030 A.D., a war that was fomented by what I referred to as ‘militia groups’ and ‘frustrated military commanders’ who considered themselves loyal to the “We The People” constitution that had governed that nation for at least a quarter of a millennia, as near as can be determined from the scant historical records that survived the Nationality Wars and the Dark Time, events that we believe ended the Christian civilization of that time, between 500 to 600 years ago.
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'I Have a Dream' Turns 60
- By Alveda King
Monday, August 28, 2023 marks the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington, where over a quarter million people gathered and heard my Uncle Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - fondly remembered by yours truly as "Uncle M. L." - deliver his famous "I Have a Dream Speech."
"It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." Martin Luther King, Jr. August 28, 1968
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Politicians Make a Mockery Out of 'Emergency' Spending
- By Veronique de Rugy
Remember how, mere months ago, the debt-ceiling deal struck between Democrats and Republicans to avoid a government shutdown was touted as "an historic first step toward shifting government back toward common sense and conservatism?" The hope was that the spending caps in the deal would actually constrain spending. Well, it took less than two months for politicians to start evading the caps with an old trick: emergency spending.
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Abiogenesis, a Thermodynamic Impossibility
- By Charles Creager, Jr.
A common creationist argument against abiogenesis is that it violates the 2nd law of thermodynamics based on the fact that abiogenesis would require a huge reduction and entropy, and the second law indicates that entropy increases. The evolutionist response is that this is not true because the Earth is an open system and gets energy from the sun which can allow entropy to decrease locally. This response is correct, but the evolutionists making this response are using energy like a magic wand. They act as if all you need to do is apply energy to a system and its entropy will magically decrease.
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Servant of the People
- By Mike Scruggs
A Ukrainian Version of Greek Tragedy
Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelensky was born of Russian-speaking Jewish parents on January 25, 1978, in Kryvyi Rih (Russian, Krivoy Rog), a city of over 600,000 in the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast of Ukraine, which is one of nine predominantly Russian-speaking oblasts in eastern and southern Ukraine. His parents had science and engineering educational and vocational backgrounds. He grandfather, Simon Zelensky, served in the Red Army during World War II, rising in rank from private to colonel. Many of his relatives were killed by the German Army during the Holocaust. By age 17, however, Volodymyr Zelensky was actively participating in comedy routines. After receiving a degree in law from Kyiv National Economic University, he began a career as an actor and comedian.
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Are These The “New” Times That Try Men’s Souls? Is This Our New “American Crisis”?
- By W.H. Lamb
“If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all His commands I will give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of Earth. All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God.”
Deuteronomy 28:1-2 NIV (Deuteronomy was George Washington’s favorite Book of the Bible).
“These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like Hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated….
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