Finley: Rising from the Ashes

In an essay published in The Washington Times titled “Coddling college campuses and a crippled culture,” Everett Piper accurately chronicles the current state of higher education in America. Tragically, what began on campus now has engulfed the entire society. Identity Politics, Political Correctness, Social Justice Ideology and the use of anything remotely sexual to eliminate men from both public and private life are everywhere and control most aspects of social and individual life. Continue reading

Ever Heard of “The Inquiry”?

No? More “Lost” History

After our entrance into World War One, Woodrow Wilson asked his alter-ego, Edward Mandell House, to organize a new group of “experts” to develop postwar solutions to the world’s problems. This new group was called “The Inquiry.”

President Woodrow Wilson and Edward Mandell House

Never heard of this group? Didn’t see anything about them in your “history” books? No surprise there. This is another one of those little episodes the “historians” have decided we don’t need to be aware of. Don’t feel bad. If I had not read about them in Arthur Thompson’s new book In the Shadows of the Deep State I would not have known about them either, and I have read a bit of history over the years. Continue reading

More Americans Today Really Need to Read the Federalist Papers

Federalist Papers, T. Jefferson’s copy

In order to have a good grasp on the founding of America, it is often said that one should read the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Federalist Papers.

It’s easy to see why the Declaration and the Constitution make the list of must-reads, but why the Federalist Papers?

According to Gregory Maggs, law professor at George Washington University Law School, the Federalist Papers should be read because they provide “an extremely important source of evidence of the original meaning of the Constitution.” Maggs goes on to say:

“In the aggregate, academic writers and jurists have cited the Federalist Papers as evidence of the original meaning of the Constitution more than any other historical source except the text of the Constitution itself.”
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Living Free and Staying Free…

… is the struggle for Our Times, no different than many struggles throughout history that have seen a people either trying to acquire freedom or stave off assaults on it from the Forces of Tyranny. It is a hard struggle, a tiring struggle.

It is difficult to deny the truth of the matter and the fact that our nation continues to move closer to tyranny each day, as our people have become too weak to firmly stand for their God Given rights and more often they are far too willing to accept greater encroachments, infringement and outright violations, all in the name of “security and safety”. Continue reading

First Person Account of the Discovery of Gold in California in 1848

An Elderly Californian Recalled the Very Beginning of the California Gold Rush

Fortune seekers traveling to the California goldfields to find new diggings during the California Gold Rush era, 1849. Stock Montage/Archive Photos/Getty Images

When the 50th anniversary of California Gold Rush approached there was great interest in locating any eyewitnesses to the event who might still be alive. Several individuals claimed to have been with James Marshall when he first found a few gold nuggets while building a sawmill for adventurer and land baron John Sutter. Continue reading

Considering History: The Real Crisis Facing Public Higher Education in America

Students at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, the first historically black college. (Cheyney University)

On March 22, President Trump issued an Executive Order that affects one of America’s most significant, shared spaces and communities: our institutions of higher education. Entitled “Improving Free Inquiry, Transparency, and Accountability at Colleges and Universities,” the EO threatens to remove federal funding from institutions of higher education that do not “promote free inquiry” on their campuses. Although the EO itself does not spell out the meaning of that phrase further, it has been celebrated by conservative groups such as Turning Point USA, who believe the EO to be an endorsement of their critiques of universities where far-right speakers have been either disinvited from speaking or protested when they did speak. Continue reading

The silent tragedy affecting today’s children

…and what to do with it

I know that many would choose not to hear what I say in the article, but your children need you to hear this message. Even if you disagree with my perspective, please, just follow the recommendations at the end of the article. Once you see the positive changes in your child’s life, you will understand why I say what I say! ~ V.P.

There is a silent tragedy developing right now, in our homes, and it concerns our most precious jewels – our children. Through my work with hundreds of children and families as an occupational therapist, I have witnessed this tragedy unfolding right in front of my eyes. Our children are in a devastating emotional state! Continue reading

Homeschoolers Creaming Other Students on the SAT

It appears that getting your children OUT of the Public Fool System would be advised!

Last summer (2015), George Washington University announced that it would no longer require students to submit their SAT or ACT scores as incoming freshmen. This move was made because the university “had concerns that students who could be successful at GW felt discouraged from applying if their scores were not as strong as their high school performance.”

Some students, however, did not get off so easy. Homeschoolers, the college noted, would still have to submit their SAT scores before they could be admitted. Continue reading

Jefferson or Lincoln: America Must Choose

Secession between the views of Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln!

Over the course of American history, there has been no greater conflict of visions than that between Thomas Jefferson’s voluntary republic, founded on the natural right of peaceful secession, and Abraham Lincoln’s permanent empire, founded on the violent denial of that same right.

That these two men somehow shared a common commitment to liberty is a lie so monstrous and so absurd that its pervasiveness in popular culture utterly defies logic.

After all, Jefferson stated unequivocally in the Declaration of Independence that, at any point, it may become necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them… Continue reading

Parents can help kids catch up in reading with a 10-minute daily routine

Because I conduct research about reading, parents often ask me the same question: “What can I do to help my child become a better reader?”

I always give them the same advice: “Read with your children. Enjoy books together, and whatever you do, don’t worry about teaching them to read. Leave the teaching to the teachers.” Continue reading

How The Media Is Helping Rewrite American History

Erasing History ~ Image: Lance Page

America’s history is unique. There is no other nation that has gone from a monarchy to self-rule and then in a very short period of time became a world leader and then the most prosperous and powerful nation the world had ever seen. The saddest part is our places of so-called education refuse to teach this phenomenon to our kids. Continue reading