The Price of Liberty is Eternal Vigilance. While the title I have chosen represents only one among many and differently attributed variations of this wise observation, accurate phrasing and attribution are of less importance when compared to the urgency and importance each one of us must place upon understanding–and embodying–the unchanging among variations message. Continue reading →
In his August 10, 1787 letter written to Peter Carr, Thomas Jefferson advised his nephew to “Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion.”. Jefferson, if not introducing his young nephew to the practice of critical thinking, he was certainly reinforcing it’s essentiality. And, critical thinking skills are just as important to perfect and utilize now as these were then. Continue reading →
Thomas Jefferson penned within an 1819 correspondence with Isaac H. Tiffany what many advocates of liberty justifiably hold as perhaps the best definition and description of liberty ever advanced, writing: Continue reading →
House Homeland Security Committee Chair Rep. Peter King
Aroused by an August 6 New York Times (NYT) article by left-leaning Op/Ed Columnist Maureen Dowd, the House Committee on Homeland Security on Tuesday sent a letter to the Inspectors General of the Defense Department and the CIA requesting they investigate the Obama administrations reported leaking of classified information to Hollywood filmmakers.
Dowd caught the attention of the Homeland Security Committee by reporting in the article that “The moviemakers are getting top-level access to the most classified mission in history from an administration that has tried to throw more people in jail for leaking classified information than the Bush administration.” Continue reading →