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THE JEFFERSON-MADISON DEBATES: Can the Constitution Survive?

By Oliver DeMille PART I European “Conservatism” and American “Conservatism” are not the same thing.[i] As George Will has pointed out, in Europe “Conservatism” was rooted in protecting monarchy, aristocracy, and the class system (where the many are ruled by the few), while in America “Conservatism” means protecting and … [Read more...]

THE JEFFERSON-MADISON DEBATES: A New Cold War is Coming PART II

What Americans Can Do To Effectively Protect American Freedoms in the Decades Just Ahead (Book Review of American, by Shanon Brooks) Note to reader: read Part I of this report here >> I. The Challenge The 21st Century is shaping up as an era of major conflict, between (1) the three superpowers (the U.S., Russia, and China) … [Read more...]

THE JEFFERSON-MADISON DEBATES: A New Cold War is Coming PART I

The 3 Superpowers and The State of the World Right Now (WHAT EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD KNOW) By Oliver DeMille America isn’t supposed to act this way, the experts say. After all, we invented the liberal international order—the growing sprawl of international organizations, treaties, and laws that all nations are eventually supposed to … [Read more...]

Let’s talk presidential election 2020!

News of the Day May 2019: Let’s talk politics briefly–specifically the 2020 U.S. presidential election. Who is the leading candidate for the Democrats? According to the polls, it’s Joe Biden. But it’s way too early for the polls to get things right, and even if the polls could make an accurate prediction right now, the real answer to … [Read more...]

The Jefferson-Madison Debates: Socialism in Our Time!

The Mantra of Today's Media and Universities “These were the pleasantest days of Sam’s life, these days in the woods, far from everywhere—no automobiles, no roads, no people, no noise, no school, no homework, no problems, except the problem of getting lost. And, of course, the problem of what to be when he grew up. Every boy has that … [Read more...]

Jefferson-Madison Debates: Mobs, Mobs, Everywhere

Rising Emotions, Rising Problems If you've watched the news recently, you've seen a lot of protestors. They protest policies. Proposed policies. People. Statues. History. Elected officials. Nominated officials. The police. Men. Women. Business and University heads. Visiting speakers. Other races. Other religions. Government officers having … [Read more...]

Madison-Jefferson Debates: A Week of Socialism By Oliver DeMille

The Media of Our Time This week I read five books, and one of them was an easy, enjoyable novel—a western entitled Flint that I’ve read and reread several times. Surprisingly, it was the western that first got me thinking about socialism. It contains a classic East Coast vs. Wild West milieu, where the main character experiences and ultimately … [Read more...]

The Madison-Jefferson Debates: What Isn’t True

Reality or... Not? Some things just aren’t true, even if we think they are. Even if we are assured that “everyone” says they’re true. And even if the experts—almost always unnamed—have formed a consensus on the matter. Actually, the more you get know the experts, the more you realize they aren’t in consensus on almost anything. Now, let’s be … [Read more...]

The Jefferson-Madison Debates: The Third Layer by Oliver DeMille

“When technology advances too quickly for education to keep up, inequality generally rises.” —Eric Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAffee “Your true greatness comes when you focus not on building a career but on finding your quest." —Vishen Lakhiani “Engaged students are 16 times more likely to report being academically motivated than students who … [Read more...]

Jefferson Madison Debates: John Adams on How to Fix Washington D.C. in 1791 and 2018

"Odd, that so many should favor frames that seemed to be trying to outdo the art they held." ~Brandon Sanderson, The Alloy of Law What You Think You See In the old American West, a façade town featured two- and sometimes three-story buildings lining Main Street, so visitors to the town would be impressed with how up-and-coming the community … [Read more...]