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We are beginning to enter the Kansas-Nebraska Act stage of the socialist crisis of the republic. At our constitutional founding, the evil of slavery had been crudely evaded. In 1820, the Missouri Compromise was enacted, prohibiting the abomination north of latitude 36 degrees, 30 minutes (about the middle of Missouri.)
If you want to see broken government, consider the fall of the constitutional Roman Republic and the rise of Julius Caesar: "Fortune turned against us and brought confusion to all we did. Greed destroyed honor, honesty and every other virtue, and taught men to be arrogant and cruel, to neglect the gods. Ambition made men false. Rome changed: A government which had once surpassed all others in justice and excellence now became cruel and unbearable." So said the historian Sallust at the time.
Next week, President Obama travels to Egypt to make a major address to the Muslim world. If past experience is any guide, he will continue apologizing for America's "mistakes" and bend over backward trying to explain that the United States is not a threat to Islam.
Barack Hussein Obama became the nation's first black president on Tuesday, beckoning Americans to move beyond divisive politics and a "collective failure to make hard choices." Now Wednesday, the real work begins.
One of the oldest phenomena of American elections - criticism of one's opponent - has in recent times been stigmatized by much of the media as "negative advertising."
On Nov. 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivered the following speech at the Dedication of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg. We reprint in observance of Memorial Day.
Today, we observe a solemn celebration. Memorial Day is for remembering and commemorating the soldiers who have fallen. We are also celebrating those who currently serve our nation. To mark this Memorial Day, we reprint below Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.
It's not easy being sensitive enough to qualify as a modern Democrat. Political correctness runs amok, and it's only January. If the squawking between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama is about race-baiting, as the most easily excited among us are saying, these are not your grandfather's race-baiters.
Virginia's Shenandoah Valley was a secondary theater for most of the Civil War.