Sieg Heil?

“The more unnatural anything is, the more it is capable of becoming the object of dismal admiration.” — THOMAS PAINE DOWNLOAD PDF Sieg Heil? So much is coming so fast it’s hard to keep track. Readers of this column already know of my disdain for Donald Trump. But I...

That Pesky Magna Carta, June 15, 1215

“Let a crown be placed thereon, by which the world may know, that so far as we approve of monarchy, that in America the law is King. For as in absolute governments the King is law, so in free countries the law ought to be King; and there ought to be no other.” —...

An Amicus Pleading

“He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.” — THOMAS PAINE Fourteenth Amendment, Section 3: No person shall be a Senator or Representative in...

Just Say No

“These are the times that try men’s souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like Hell, is not easily...

At Least Canute Learned

“The strength and power of despotism consists wholly in the fear of resistance.” — THOMAS PAINE DOWNLOAD PDF At Least Canute Learned Canute the Great, King of England, Denmark, Norway, Scotland and parts of Sweden, from 1016 AD to 1035 AD did some great things, ending...