The Pretense of Knowledge

Here is a letter I recently sent to the Midland Daily News: James Benjamin’s entire letter went as follows: “The solution is simple: Medicare for all; keep your private insurance if you want” (“Simple Solutions,” February 17). Society is a complex outcome that emerges as a result of individuals interacting with one another. No single…

The Battle of Torrington: February 16, 1646

After the gradual and sometimes aggressive political power struggle between the English Crown and Parliament, politics morphed into war in 1641. The cause of King Charles I now hung in the balance, as his son, Prince Charles of Wales, commanded the very topsy-turvy western Royalist army. Lord General Fairfax led in a hot pursuit of…

Status quo thoughts on the status quo

Here is a letter I recently sent to the Midland Daily News: In his recent letter, William Smith expresses his concerns with the status quo in the political process: “If the president and his party don’t help the majority of the people during his term in office, vote them out! Until then, how will we…

William Henry Harrison and Liberty

“See that the government does not acquire too much power. Keep a check upon your rulers. Do this, and liberty is safe.” “…The spirit of liberty is the sovereign balm for every injury which our institutions may receive. On the contrary, no care that can be used in the construction of our Government, no division…