the values of a Nation

I closed my last essay with questions: Who is the Nation? Who are the detractors? What values promote freedom? I said I would get to that in the next installment, and here we are. First of all, who's throwing gauntlets around, and what does that mean anyway? A gauntlet was, and is, a glove with... Continue Reading →

city of patriots

I just returned from a trip to Boston, Massachusetts, USA. I saw more than one sign referring to the city as "The City of Patriots." That made me think. pa·tri·ot  ˈpātrēət/  noun 1. a person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors. 2.a person who regards himself or herself as a defender, especially of individual rights, against presumed interference by the federal government Many men these days claim... Continue Reading →

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