The reason the debate over gun control is all screwed up, is because if you look at the issue historically, both sides are right. The second amendment to the U.S. Constitution gives citizen the right to bear arms, especially in the case of forming militias, to both protect and if necessary, hold the … [Read more...] about The right to bear arms, the right to regulate guns, both guaranteed by the second amendment – a guarantee of conflict
Historic Issues Still Alive Today
We’re still fighting the American Revolution in some places. The Civil War is still being played out on the streets and in courtrooms across the country. It’s hard to argue that the founding fathers would have been against gun control when one of the first things Washington did was require everyone to register their weapons. Would the original participants in the Boston Tea Party join today’s tea party? The oft times hidden side of history …
There's a controversy brewing in my hometown which I've been watching as it deals with issues of local history and historic preservation, as well as a bigger question. What constitutes a church, the building or the people? I don't attend the church in question, or any church on a regular basis, so I … [Read more...] about What makes a church a church? Carmi’s Emmanuel United Methodist church looks to leave history behind for greener pastures
Who do we thank for our independence? Surely not the British for granting us self-rule under duress. Taxation without representation? We paid among the lowest taxes in the British empire, despite the disproportionately high costs of defending our safety. Jefferson, Addams, Franklin and the rest who … [Read more...] about A Contrarian’s View of History: The Myth of Independence
Above: Representing Captain John Parker, Henry Hudson Kitson, Sculptor, 1900 To stand on Battle Green in Lexington is to literally stand in the place where this country was born. It was here where a group of the King's subjects decided that they would rather fight than bow. Though it's unlikely … [Read more...] about The Lexington Minuteman: Would he have come to the tea party?