• We must, indeed, all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately. -Benjamin Franklin, Freedom Fighter

  • We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. -Martin Luther King, Jr., Freedom Fighter

  • Let us be cautious in making assertions and critical in examining them, but tolerant in permitting linguistic forms. -Rudolf Carnap, Philosopher

  • A clash of doctrines is not a disaster—it is an opportunity. -Alfred North Whitehead, Philosopher

  • If we could read the secret history of our enemies we should find in each man’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Poet

  • Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. -Rumi, Mystic

  • If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things. – Rene Descartes, Philosopher

  • A house divided against itself cannot stand. -Abraham Lincoln, President

  • Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them. -Albert Einstein, Scientist

  • Be the change you want to see in the world. -Mahatma Gandhi, Freedom Fighter

Constitution Day, 2011

I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore! Howard Beale Network The options considered by the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention were broad. What kind of government were we to have? Read more »

Constitution Day, 2010

How are we, a free people, to govern ourselves? This was the question Washington, Madison, Franklin and their colleagues asked themselves that miraculous summer 223 years ago. Eleven years after bringing forth a new nation, conceived in Read more »

Constitution Day, 2009

You lie. Joe Wilson Congressman, South Carolina The debate over health-care reform in America is being dominated by two extreme political factions. Ideologues on the far left threaten to torpedo any bill that fails to have a Read more »

Constitution Day, 2008

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. Read more »

Memorial Day, 2008

To everything There is a season And a time for every purpose under heaven Memorial Day is the season of our mourning. It is the time for us, the living, to remember those, the dead. It is Read more »

Martin Luther King Day, 2008

“The moral arc of the universe is long but it bends toward justice!” Martin Luther King, Jr. Sixty years ago, in 1948, Southern Democrats, led by South Carolina Governor Strom Thurmond, broke from the Democratic Party because Read more »

Holiday Season, 2007

Peace on Earth. Good Will Toward All. In less than two weeks, we, the people, will begin for real the task of selecting our next President. Beginning January 3rd in Iowa and ending ten months later on Read more »

Thanksgiving, 2007

If I have seen further than my fellow man it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. Isaac Newton I vividly remember what Mr. Welch, my fourth grade teacher, taught us about Thanksgiving. Mr. Welch, the Read more »

Constitution Day, 2007

We, the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves Read more »

Memorial Day, 2006

It is for us the living … to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us … that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last Read more »

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