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Founding Fathers Knew Importance of Moral Values

This is a series examining an article in the Lincoln Journal Star on July 4 entitled “Whose side are the Founding Fathers on?” Just click one of the titles to read Shelli Dawdy’s response: the first part: “The Founding? Move Along Folks, Nothing to See There. Onward Progress!” or second part:
“Efforts to Muddle History of the Founding Don’t Change Its Facts.” or third part: “Whose Side ARE the Founders On? Easy.” An additional follow-up to the series can be found here: Ignorance is Bliss? No. Ignorance is Ignorance. Continue reading

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GiN Whine List First Honorees: The Green Shirts

The City of Lincoln budget has been in trouble year after year. One of the reasons is the very loud folks who show up at every turn to demanding that every city program remain in place. Grassroots in Nebraska has a new feature: The Whine List. Some recent attendees of a City Council meeting are a first “honorees”. Continue reading

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A Republic If You Can Keep It

The story goes that Benjamin Franklin was approached by a woman as he left the Constitutional Convention (1, 2). She asked, “What have you given us?” Franklin is said to have replied, “A republic, if you can keep it.” This exchange was common knowledge 50 years or so ago, as commonly taught to schoolchildren as […] Continue reading

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Ignorance is Bliss? No. Ignorance is Ignorance.

“More than 200 years later, we’re still trying to nail down who exactly these men were and what exactly they believed.”

Upon reading this line from Micah Mertes’ article “Whose Side are the Founders On?” in the July 4th edition of the Lincoln Journal Star, I wanted to ask a few questions of my own.  […] Continue reading

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Whose Side ARE the Founders On? Easy.

By Shelli Dawdy
This is the third and final in a series examining an article in the Lincoln Journal Star on July 4 entitled “Whose side are the Founding Fathers on?” Just click one of the titles to read the first part: “The Founding? Move Along Folks, Nothing to See There. Onward Progress!” or second part: […] Continue reading

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Efforts to Muddle History of the Founding Don’t Change Its Facts

By Shelli Dawdy
This is the second of  a three part piece examining an article in the Lincoln Journal Star on July 4 entitled “Whose side are the Founding Fathers on?” Just click the title to read the first part: “The Founding? Move Along Folks, Nothing to See There. Onward Progress!“
There is a related piece in […] Continue reading

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The Founding? Move Along Folks NOTHING To See There. Onward Progress!

By Shelli Dawdy
This is part one of a two part piece.
The Lincoln Journal Star featured a piece in their Independence Day edition entitled “Whose Side Are the Founding Fathers On?” The piece was written with a bottom-line message: there’s no clear answer. It’ll be a topic of perpetual debate.
According to the article, the Founders […] Continue reading

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Lincoln Journal Star Article on February 19 Sovereignty Hearing Requires Commments

The Lincoln Journal Star carried an article about the Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee hearing that was held on Friday entitled “Bill Would Give Voice to States’ Rights”.
This article requires parsing and needs to be commented on by those who support the Constitution and a return to a truly Federalist Republic.
Before presenting an analysis […] Continue reading

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