The Pursuit of Happiness

The Pursuit of Happiness

One of the most profound sentences in the Declaration of American Independence is “We are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights, and among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”  This sentence concisely announced the arrival of the...
We Hold These Truths to be Self-Evident

We Hold These Truths to be Self-Evident

As we celebrate this 4th of July holiday, it is an opportunity to reflect on the deepest meanings of the founding of America.  Our country was born of more than just a rebel uprising.  It was a revolution in political and moral thinking that remains unparalleled in...
Wake Up!

Wake Up!

At the time of the American Revolution, brave rebels crafted the two greatest political documents in history. The Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution turned the world upside down by granting power to sovereign individuals rather than to politicians...
Self Defense

Self Defense

Your right to defend your own life is so fundamental that it supersedes all law and all social conventions. It is synonymous with your right to your own life. They’re inseparable. The threats to human life range from bacteria and viruses at the micro level, to...
The Billion Dollar Paperclip

The Billion Dollar Paperclip

(This is a satirical skit that I wrote some time ago, but it is likely to become relevant again as the government begins spending its multi-trillion dollar stimulus packages. Setting of the skit: The Head Honcho’s secretary discovers why government-procured items cost...
The Noble Soldier

The Noble Soldier

What could be nobler than risking your life to protect those you love and to safeguard everything you hold sacred? We owe an immeasurable debt to those who take up arms to defend us. When we lay our heads on pillows at night, it’s because there’s a soldier somewhere...