Month: October 2017

The Boyhood of Frederick the Great

Editor’s Note:  The following is from Brave Men and Brave Deeds, by M.B. Synge (published 1907)   Somewhat over a hundred years ago there used to be seen, riding or driving in a rapid manner, on the open roads or through the scraggy woods near Potsdam, a highly interesting, lean, little old man. He had a stooping figure, but seemed none the less alert for that. He was a king, “every inch of him, though without the trappings of a king.” He was dressed with Spartan simplicity: an old military cocked hat, trampled and kneaded, took the place of...

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Having Lost The Fear Of God

When criminals are executed, they are given a narrative reading their charges and sentence. For a few hundred years in Europe and America, that narrative would include the description of the accused as “having lost the fear of God”.  While modern times see every criminal painted as a victim; murderers and thieves as victims of poverty, drug addicts and child molesters as victims of trauma; the statement “having lost the fear of God” puts the responsibility squarely where it belong, with the  person who has committed the crime. It is an important distinction to make, and one that is...

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Puerto Rican Statehood and Congress

If Puerto Rico was to be admitted to the Union, there would be two stages to how it would affect the House of Representatives, one before, and one after the first census following admission. The Senate, of course, would increase to 102 seats. Initially, the House would increase from 435 to 440 seats since Puerto Rico’s population in the 2010 census was 3,725,789. The average Congressional district population in the US after the 2010 reallocation is 710,767. Simple division yields five seats. After the next census, Congress would drop back down to 435 seats, with Puerto Rico’s population being...

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Goodbye, Boy Scouts

It was only a matter of time: NEW YORK (AP) — In its latest momentous policy shift, the Boy Scouts of America will admit girls into the Cub Scouts starting next year and establish a new program for older girls based on the Boy Scout curriculum that enables them to aspire to the coveted Eagle Scout rank. Why must girls be allowed into the Boy Scouts? Isn’t there a Girl Scouts for them? These are the obvious questions. The answers are more complicated. Some background, first. I’m an Eagle Scout, as are both of my younger brothers and several...

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William the Conqueror – Part 2

Editor’s Note:  This is the second chapter of William the Conqueror, by Jacob Abbot (published 1877)   II. The Birth of William Although Rouen is now very far before all the other cities of Normandy in point of magnitude and importance, and though Rollo, in his conquest of the country, made it his principal headquarters and his main stronghold, it did not continue exclusively the residence of the dukes of Normandy in after years. The father of William the Conqueror was Robert, who became subsequently the duke, the sixth in the line. He resided, at the time when William...

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