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Advice from a sage about America and its future. Listen to this man.

Summary: This morning’s post looked at the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) as an example of the Republic’s decay. To more clearly see this process, this post consults an expert who knows America, has personal familiarity with such things, and writes with the perspective of time and distance. We should listen to his words.  {Part 2 …

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What’s the future of the family in America? How will that change our government?

Summary:  As the dust from the election settles, let’s not forget the powerful elements of the conservative critique of 21st C America. Here we look at one of the many forces driving the expansion of the government — the family. What might be its fate in the next few generations? . Contents A question about …

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A warning from Alexis De Tocqueville about our military

This analysis was brought to our attention in this comment by Grimgrin:  an excerpt from Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America.  It’s eerie how accurately he foresaw the evolution of America.  We can still profit from his insights, almost 140 years after they were written. We have, with little forethought, done something the Founders strongly warned against:  created a …

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Can Americans pull together? If not, why not?

Here is some speculation for your enlightenment.  This post discusses the fragmenting of America, the causes of our inability to see our common needs and act together for the common benefit. Future generations will see things clearly that we cannot. For example, can we perceive what is happening in the souls of the common people, …

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The intelligentsia takes easy steps to abandoning America

Summary of conclusions to my review of comments on this site about reforming America.  These are provocative speculation,s nothing more, based on a tiny sample.  However, we are in trouble if these are representative of America’s intelligentsia.  These comments show a deep alienation from our Republic, going beyond indifference to antipathy.  This situation has historical analogs, in which a dissatisfied …

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