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The Meaning and History of Molon Labe

spartan, Greek sculpture, 300 Source: gancheva (Pixabay)
(Reprinted from “Bearing Arms.com”, Mar 23, 2019, Author: Tom Knighton) If there’s one phrase that’s ubiquitous throughout the firearm community, it may well be the words “Molon Labe.” The phrase adorns stickers, rifles, and more than a few tattoos among the pro-gun crowd. However, it also seems that a number ...
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Ye Venal Slaves be Gone!

Nebraska Energy Observer by NEO I was reminded by Nick Kastelein writing in The Spectator Australia that Newt Gingrich wrote this describing the American government, “as a machine that was designed to be so inefficient that it’s amazing that anything can get done. Between congress, the senate, the judiciary, the presidency, the states, ...
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The Administrative State and Aircraft Safety

Nebraska Energy Observer by NEO The US was the very last to ground the 737 Max 8 and 9. Why? Deion A. Kathawa writing in American Greatnesshas some idea. [T]he sprawling, unaccountable administrative state is strangling America and killing common sense. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) refused this week to join ...
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The Red River War

Old West Tales by Mustang Long before the arrival of Anglo-American settlers, the people of the Great Plains had evolved into a nomadic form of existence.  Their pace of movement generally mirrored that of their primary food source, and because humans cannot exist without water, they never placed themselves ...
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UNC and ‘Silent Sam’

At the entrance to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill stood the statue of a confederate soldier. The statue has been dubbed “Silent Sam.” BUNKERVILLE | God, Guns and Guts Comrades! by Mustang There are three fields of study that deal with the past.  Anthropology is the ...
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Ideas Have Consequences

BUNKERVILLE | God, Guns and Guts Comrades! by Mustang Many people think of the American Revolution as a war.  It was that, but it was much more than that.  There would not have been a war, with all of its associated risks and penalties, were it not for the ...
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History Majors at Universities may soon go the way of the Dinosaur

Title: "Give me liberty, or give me death!" Patrick Henry delivering his great speech on the rights of the colonies, before the Virginia Assembly, convened at Richmond, March 23rd 1775, concluding with the above sentiment, which became the war cry of the revolution. Creator(s): Currier & Ives., Date Created/Published: New York : Published by Currier & Ives, c1876. Source Library of Congress Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-pga-08961 (digital file from original item) LC-USZC2-2452 (color film copy slide) LC-USZ62-11 (b&w film copy negative)
Apparently the need not to have anyone around that has knowledge of the past is coming to fruition. No need of history majors, no need to teach history, one is doomed to repeat it apparently.How many colleges even require a history course as party of the curriculum? I for ...
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Forum; What Historical Figure Would You Want To Be?

Every week, the WoW! community and our invited guests weigh in at the Forum, short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture, or daily living. This week’s question: What Historical Figure Would You Like To Be? Don Surber: Wilt Chamberlain. 30,000 points, 2,000 women. Jeffrey Avalon ...
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