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Do you know what our teachers are being taught about American history?

April 1, 2020

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Did you know that “that slavery and racism are the foundations of American history?” How can that be? What happened to “all men are created equal” with liberty and justice for all? Democracy? The Vote? Liberty? Free Enterprise? Naw, forget all that claptrap. Here’s what our children need to be taught.   In 2019 The […]

Mr. Booth’s Cure for Laziness, and Other Societal Ills

February 23, 2020

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Mr. Booth was my Latin teacher from the seventh grade at The Pingry School in Hillside, N. J. My seventh-grade experience was about 1955, so Mr. Booth is long gone, but not forgotten. I remember Mr. Booth’s class as the first year of Latin we all had to take at a private, all boys prep […]

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February 23, 2020

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In recent years some of the most popular history books have focused on one year. Bill Bryson’s 1927 is a good example, and a super read. The stories of Babe Ruth, Charles Lindbergh, and others not only are entertaining, but one also learns about our America. Winston Groom’s 1942 follows America’s entry into and early […]

The Emperor’s New Clothes

February 1, 2020

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Hans Christian Anderson penned a short tale years ago, based on a story composed by a Spanish writer centuries before Anderson wrote, about two weavers who conned the king. They promised him a new set of clothes—very fine and expensive—but they would be invisible only to those who are unfit, stupid, or incompetent. No one […]

To Live as a Christian and Martin Luther King, Jr.

February 1, 2020

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Tomorrow we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. He was a man God made for the moment, the moment being the great challenge of destroying the remnants of segregation in this country. I remembered a lot of what my generation lived through by reading a wonderful column, “King’s passion for justice did not allow for […]

How to Fix the Schools

February 1, 2020

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First, let me state up front, and as loudly as a written column can be, that I admire and support our schoolteachers across the board, from K-12. On the other hand, there is no institution or activity that we are part of that can’t be improved. In that spirit, let me share with you a […]

Liberty and Equality

November 28, 2019

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It seems to me that we are guaranteed two rights, liberty and equality, in the founding instruments of our republic, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. There are other rights, like the freedom of religion, and principles, like government as Abraham Lincoln phrased it, “of the people, by the people, and for the people” […]