Introduction and Index

Wreck of the Sea Venture 1609 Samuel Jordan was evidently the first Jordan to settle in English America. Some reports say that Samuel was born in Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire, England, and his birth year is given as 1575 or 1578.  Samuel is believed to have been on the ship Sea Venture that shipwrecked off Bermuda […]

An Apostle for Truth

Liz Cheney is being portrayed as an apostle for truth by some in the media.  Even Democrats who formerly despised her speak glowingly of her bravery and self-sacrifice as she stood up to big, bad Trump. I’m not among her admirers.  If she honestly believes that the former President is a threat to Democracy I […]

By the Back Door

How does the Federal government intrude itself into so much of our lives?  If one reads the Constitution, it would appear that Washington’s role is severely limited, but Congress and the bureaucracy have managed to extend their tentacles of control in ways not foreseen by our founding fathers. One way they achieve this is by […]

Bring Out the Lanterns

Diogenes of Athens is perhaps best known for carrying a lighted lantern in the daytime and saying that he was looking for an honest man. Pundits on every side of every issue are screaming at us with their version of the truth.  Liz Cheney tells us that Donald Trump is a threat to the republic.  […]

Gun-toting Tax Collectors?

In the soon to be enacted so-called Inflation Reduction Act there are clauses calling for the hiring an additional 87,000 IRS agents, virtually doubling the size of that department.  Many of these new agents are to be armed. Why?  President Biden has assured us on many occasions that any new taxes being imposed will not […]

The Raid

The FBI raid on Donald Trump’s home at Mar-a-Lago was a profound shock.  I can think of no precedent in the history of the American republic.  Unless the raid exposes some truly damning and illegal activities on the part of the former President, it will do great damage to the FBI, the DOJ and the […]

American Gestapo

(I prepare most of my posts a week or so before publication, and I wrote the following article before the August 8 raid on Mar-a-Lago.  That event served to heighten my concerns,) The Gestapo was the political police of Nazi Germany. It ruthlessly eliminated opposition to the Nazis within Germany and its occupied territories.  When […]

Broken Families – Part Two

When I did my post on broken families I ventured into a sensitive area.  My post was primarily concerned with children to parent and sibling to sibling relationships – not so much with husbands and wives.  Some readers took it otherwise. When Jesus was asked about marriage and divorce he essentially answered that marriage is […]

Damning Trump

Dick Cheney, former Vice President, recently released a video attacking Donald Trump.  It was a vicious assault.  Cheney said that “In our nation’s 246-year history, there has never been an individual that was a greater threat to our republic than Donald Trump.”  Cheney also called Trump a coward and a liar for knowing that he […]

Trump vs Swamp – Round Two

During his term in office,  Trump was in a continuous battle with what is referred to as the “Swamp.”  And what is the Swamp other than the entrenched bureaucracy?   Most members of the bureaucracy are regular civil servants doing a myriad of necessary jobs among the scores of Federal Departments.  Others are long-serving specialists that […]