SAN JOSÉ, Calif. On Constitution Day, September 17, 2017, a recent poll from the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Public Policy Center generated a great deal of insight about why the Constitution of the United States is in trouble. That year’s Annenberg Constitution Day Civics Survey revealed that a significant number of Americans are clueless about the ...
SAN JOSE, CA Sept. 11, 2018 – Seventeen years have passed since the horror of the events of September 11, 2001. The insidious terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center buildings and the Pentagon and the murders of thousands innocents have left permanent scars. This Patriot Day, as we remember the victims of the 9/11 terror ...
WASHINGTON: As we enjoy the three day holiday weekend to celebrate Labor Day, many are not fully aware of how this official federal holiday was created. In reality, Labor Day is not about labor union officials harmonizing with the government. It was not to honor the efforts of those who labored day in and day ...
SAN JOSE: In the past century American citizens have witnessed the public disrespect, disdain, desecration, and destruction of the Stars and Stripes, the flag of the United States of America. More recently football fans have been dismayed and enraged by the controversy over players insisting upon making their own controversial political statements by refusing to ...
SAN JOSE: Memorial Day was born from the tragic loss of life and ashes of the destruction of the American Civil War. The incredibly painful experience of the nation’s loss on such a massive scale (around 620,000 men and boys died), caused the Veteran’s Association to provide a practical means for the families and survivors ...
President Truman enacted Armed Forces Appreciation Day to help people better understand the function and role of the military in American society, but the essential intent was to recognize and appreciate the military and to provide a means for the public to thank men and women in uniform for their service.
At the beginning of this new millennium, the assault upon the traditional role of motherhood may lead to the eradication of the model of the traditional family as the major building block of a stable society. Eradication of the value of the family is an existential threat to any healthy society.
From George Washington's inaugural address to his farewell address, he often invoked God claiming that pillars of morality and religion were vital to America's future. Is our forgetting this early patriot's wisdom at our own peril?
At the Last Supper, knowing that his crucifixion was at hand, Jesus Christ spoke to his disciples, offering them one last commandment. If you love me, love my commandments. The first of those is to Love the Lord, your God. He also begged them to love each other.
Florence Nightingale did improve the sanitary conditions of the field hospitals and lowering the mortality rate in the process. Due to the bravery and determination of Florence Nightingale and her Nurse's Corp., the British Army deployed more female nurses to their field hospitals.
With Passover near and for Women's History Month, remember Esther who represents a triumph of a woman of great courage because she was able to reveal the truth, a secret that no one in the palace knew: that she was a Jew. By such a bold risk, the fairy tale could have ended much differently.
St. Patrick, a teen of noble Roman birth, was taken to Ireland as a captive and enslaved by Irish slave traders around 400 AD. One day, after six years of slavery, he heard the voice of God telling him to go back to Rome. Later he returned to Ireland as a Bishop of the Church.
In remembering Pearl Harbor, we need to remember Edmund Burke who says, “The only thing necessary for the triumph [of evil] is for good men to do nothing.”
The 2016 presidential election opened a serious divide within the nation. A good time to start the healing is at home this Thanksgiving holiday
President Washington expressed genuine concern in that “the alternate domination” of one political party over another, thereby allowing one party to enjoy temporary power over the government that would use it to obtain revenge on the other.
Simple practices at the ancient Samhain festivals continue to exist in familiar forms in the Halloween festivities practiced 3,000 or more years later!
Some question whether motherhood is an admirable profession in the 21st century.
Well before the American Civil War erupted, Jefferson viewed slavery as antithetical to freedom.
Democrats reacted badly to their political party’s loss to Republican candidate Abraham Lincoln in 1860. Is this history repeating itself?
President Wilson contrasted the autocracy in Germany with the Russian Revolution that he mistakenly interpreted as a democratic uprising.