A 4th of July reminder that America is ours to keep – or to lose!

Phoenix

Summary: On July 4 2006 I wrote this, a diagnosis, warning, and prophecy. Here is a revision after eleven years additional experience and observations. It is the most important of the 4000+ posts on the FM website. One of the smartest men I know said that he sees the plains of La Mancha in his … Continue reading A 4th of July reminder that America is ours to keep – or to lose!

For the fourth of July let’s mourn the Constitution. It’s dying.

A thought-starter for your Fourth of July festivities -- The the post-WWII global order collapses around us, but America seems unable to see this -- let alone adapt to it.  This post discusses one of the most important consequences, the slow death of the Constitution. It has been revised several times since publication in 2006.  This is the … Continue reading For the fourth of July let’s mourn the Constitution. It’s dying.

A report card for the Republic on Independence Day!

Summary:  For the second post on this Independence Day, see this post from 4 July 2008. Written at the start of that presidential campaign, it remains as true today as then. We have to learn from these experiences and do better if we are to have a free and prosperous future.  {2nd of 2 posts … Continue reading A report card for the Republic on Independence Day!

Independence Day Inspiration: make it meaningful!

Summary; Today we celebrate the Declaration of Independence, a a milestone on the march to American independence. But we should also remember that journey's now almost lost beginning -- events equally heroic but more relevant and inspirational to us today.  {1st of 2 posts today.} "We have spent the prime of our lives in procuring … Continue reading Independence Day Inspiration: make it meaningful!