Dennis Jamison reinvented his life after working for a multi-billion dollar division of Johnson & Johnson for several years. Now semi-retired, he is an adjunct faculty member at West Valley College in California. He also currently writes a column on history and one on American freedom for the Communities Digital News.
It is important for people to recognize Columbus for what he truly was (not a saint – but a sailor), and realize he was an explorer and not a governor, a commoner and not a noble, yet a man of conviction with the determination to fulfill his dream.
There are those among us today, who do not believe in the Declaration of Independence, nor trust in the Constitution. They are like those Confederates of old who lived within the boundaries of the nation, making a pretense of loyalty to the United States; they had the name of Americans, yet they were not.
Grandparents still have time still time to voice what is in their hearts and in their minds, the freedom to exercise their First Amendment rights, to express their beliefs and their sense of regard and respect for the nation that nourished and nurtured them in the values of Freedom and Liberty.
This is the story of Cholita, the ‘real life Paddington bear’. Spectacled bear Cholita was snatched from the wild as a baby. She spent years in the circus confined to a tiny cage suffering horrible abuse.