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 was on the ship Sea Venture that shipwrecked off Bermuda in July 1609. The […]

Alinsky and the Republicans

It is in the nature of man to seek change. We are never completely satisfied with the status quo. Many of us with a idealistic bent see the flaws in our present society and dream of utopia. Most of us are pragmatic enough to realize that perfection will never be achieved, but we strive for […]

Guns, Guns, Guns

The recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, have reignited the gun debate. I am deeply disturbed by these tragic events, but I’ll try to look at the issue from a pragmatic viewpoint.  From this perspective, I offer the following observations. Today, there are more than 300 million rifles and pistols in […]

Globalism

Many of us have globalist feelings.  We like to think of the brotherhood of man and hum that delightful tune “It’s a Small World After All.”  Why can’t we tear down the borders of hostility and learn to live and work together in peace? Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? Woodrow Wilson had such a vision in […]

Justice on Trial

In September 2018, I and millions of my fellow citizens witnessed a fascinating drama on television.  It was the Judiciary Committee of the United States Senate conducting confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh prior to his elevation to the Supreme Court.  I and countless others were riveted by the high drama of the proceedings. Judge Kavanaugh […]

The Deranged Left

I am alarmed by the hysterical attacks by left leaning entertainers, journalists and politicians against President Donald Trump. First, let me say that I tam often dismayed by Trump’s intemperate criticisms of his political opponents.  Trump is a counter-puncher, and he fights dirty.  He is also extremely sensitive to criticism; and he is liable to […]

Hitler and Napoleon

Napoleon is recognized as a military genius.  Hitler probably thought of himself as his equal. In any analysis of World War II military campaigns, especially the Russian campaign, Hitler receives blame for many of the German military reverses.  Hitler was always interjecting himself into the strategic planning, often overruling the advice of his senior military […]