1.1 Right & Left

In light of recent events, this post from 3 years ago seems worth revisiting. There is nothing conservative about taking a course of action based on faith that things will somehow work out if we do the right things, and there is nothing liberal or progressive about having kings or government grant us rights and … Continue reading 1.1 Right & Left

Johannes Saam, Immigrant and Union Soldier 

Nearly 200 years ago, on 9 May 1822, Johann Saam was born in Hesse-Cassel (Germany) in the Saam family home. The Saam family had lived in that home for over 300 years (1). Sometime between 1847 and 1857 Johann’s brother Bernard went to the US and settled in Eagle River, Michigan (1). We do not … Continue reading Johannes Saam, Immigrant and Union Soldier 

The Free Trade, Open Borders Virus 

Let’s go back in time. Question: What if, years ago, our leaders had decided that free trade with Communist China was not in our country’s best interests? Answer: Assuming that the Communist government held onto control, today mainland China would be an isolated country with little contact with the free world. They would be much … Continue reading The Free Trade, Open Borders Virus 

Government Closes Churches

Citizens banned from assembling  In response to a worldwide pandemic, governments around the world have united to stop people from assembling and meeting. Many citizens around the world are now confined to their homes. Most people affected have not resisted these decrees and are complying with the new social distancing standards. Most media outlets are … Continue reading Government Closes Churches

Time to Toss AMENDMENT XVII into History’s Dumpster 

The 17th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution changed the way Senators are selected. Originally Senators were appointed by the States. Now Senators are elected by the people of the State. The original idea was that Senators would be there to represent their States thus bringing a different perspective to legislation and appointments than the … Continue reading Time to Toss AMENDMENT XVII into History’s Dumpster 

Why Term Limits are a Bad Idea

As we learn more and more about Washington corruption, it has become increasingly obvious that there really is a corrupt Washington bureaucracy, a “swamp”. The recent impeachment fiasco put a spotlight on the House and the Senate. How many of these elected officials showed themselves to be true statesmen who put country and Constitution first?  … Continue reading Why Term Limits are a Bad Idea

One Bag Packing 

My wife and I each used an eBags TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible backpack (https://www.ebags.com/product/ebags/mother-lode-tls-weekender-convertible/143101?productid=10362789 ) on our recent 3 week trip to Europe. Our trip included traveling around Italy by train for 10 days followed by a cruise from Venice to Athens, a total of 20 nights. We took everything for the trip in … Continue reading One Bag Packing 

Thoughts After Seeing “The Hiding Place”

Recently we attended a performance of “The Hiding Place”, a play about a Dutch family who hides Jews escaping from the Nazis. As we left the play, my wife said, “Sobering”. That was more than I could say at the time, very sobering indeed. In general, I do not like movies or plays about the … Continue reading Thoughts After Seeing “The Hiding Place”

Here’s a bunch of horror stories from the Canadian health care system that Bernie Sanders wants the U.S. to copy — Dan from Squirrel Hill’s Blog

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Liz2tXypFAY?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent Bernie Sanders recently said the following regarding his health care plan: “The system is going to work similarly to what exists in Canada, and what we are going to see is an expansion of Medicare where almost all doctors are now in Medicare to cover every man, woman, and child in this country.” Since … Continue reading Here’s a bunch of horror stories from the Canadian health care system that Bernie Sanders wants the U.S. to copy — Dan from Squirrel Hill’s Blog