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Our Lost Declaration, Declaration of Independence, Senator Mike Lee, History, Thomas Jefferson, Paul H. Yarborough,

Mike Lee: Our Lost Declaration – a misguided view of history

WASHINGTON: The Declaration of Independence is not a founding document. It is a devolved statement of values going back to Henry I and The Charter of Liberties and reinforced a century later with Magna Charta and John I. Jefferson’s reference to the present King of Great Britain as a tyrant did not refer to King ...

Trump, Bush, Media, Hindsight, HIstory, Remorse, Michael Busler

From Bush to Trump: The media and unfairly harsh Presidential coverage

WASHINGTON: Americans were glued to their TV’s and other electronic devices to watch the burial of the 41st President of the United States.  Many of us recalled a kind and gentle man with extreme courage and love of country; a man who led the country through turmoil while gaining some very significant achievements.  Without exception, ...

Chanukah and Christmas: Celebrating the defeat of darkness by the light

FORT WORTH, Texas: Christmas may define December in the minds of many. But it also hosts Chanukah, or the Festival of Lights. This year, Chanukah begins at sundown on December 2nd. It would seem and Chanukah and Christmas have nothing to do with each other. But that isn’t necessarily so. Raised as a Christian around ...

First Thanksgiving, Heart, Native Indians, Pilgrims,Thanksgiving, Division, America, Identity Politics, Allan Brownfield

Thanksgiving: A holiday whose history celebrates gratitude

SAN JOSE: The history of the Thanksgiving holiday has been romanticized to almost mythic proportions since the original event. As historical events fade into the past, the actual people and original events that occurred, take on mythic proportions. The First Thanksgiving Holiday The “First Thanksgiving” is one such event. If people were able to see it ...

Gen. Stanley McChrystal, McChrystal, History, Slavery, Paul H. Yarborough

The fancies and fallacies of Gen. Stanley McChrystal on CBS This Morning

WASHINGTON: Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal, a general who never led troops in a winning war, bravely threw out a picture of Robert E. Lee because his wife made him do so. In defense of the action, McChrystal says that he no longer considers Lee to be one of the great leaders. Lee, he said was ...

Dolley Madison: for whom the title of First Lady was coined

FORT WORTH: When people think of Dolley Madison, one of two thoughts come to mind. Either that of a determined woman bent on saving national treasures from a British onslaught or a pastry company that made snacks for children’s school lunches. These are both true. However, this enchanting lady is so much more to American ...

Recipe: Tex-Mex beef enchiladas

FORT WORTH, Texas: What’s your favorite ethnic food? Nation’s Restaurant News counts Italian, Mexican, and Chinese food as the top three in the United States. It’s not surprising. You’d be hard-pressed to not find at least one variety of restaurant representing them in virtually any town in the U.S. Recipes for each fill cookbooks brought home ...

Corrie ten Boom found healing by forgiving Nazis

FORT WORTH, Texas: Corrie ten Boom turned 126 years old on April 15. It was also the 36th anniversary of her death. Jewish tradition considers this a great blessing. It means that the person completed the task given by God on the day she was born. And she sure did. Survivor of the barbarism of ...

Corrie ten Boom: Ravensbrück Concentration Camp and fleas of hope

FORT WORTH, Texas: With dashed hopes the inmates boarded overcrowded trains that took them away from Vught Prison and the Allies who were coming to rescue them. Their next stop was the notorious Ravensbrück Concentration Camp in Germany. Yet Corrie held onto hope, literally. Her sister Nollie managed to smuggle a small bible that hung from ...