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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...]

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...]

TODAY IN THE NEWS by Oliver DeMille

There is so much going on in the news these days--big events that have major potential to influence the future of our nation and freedom. Unfortunately, almost all the news is reported with strong partisan leanings. The slant and spin are frequently overwhelming. To respond, I've decided to do a several-times-a-week news post that steps away from … [Read more...]

The Jefferson-Madison Debates: How to Get the Real News in 2019

Part I Since the night of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the rules concerning media have changed. Before this watershed event, a person could get a decent understanding of what is going on each week by consuming three pairs of news products: (1) a liberal and also a conservative nightly news program or Sunday morning weekly show, (2) a … [Read more...]

The Jefferson-Madison Debates: What Are We NOT Teaching Today’s Youth? THE MISSING TOPIC IN MODERN EDUCATION!

By Oliver DeMille What Was Lost I thought he was convinced, but then he leaned forward in his chair and shook his head. He wasn’t officially my student, but we’d had a number of mentoring discussions in recent months, and I knew from experience that he was about to say something deep. “It’s frustrating that so many people in my generation … [Read more...]

The Jefferson-Madison Debates: The End of Elite Credibility?

by Oliver DeMille Thinking is Key I recently read an excellent article that really gets to the heart of our new era—where elites in government, media, business and culture have lost much of their credibility, as the masses have lost trust in their motives and words. This is a a big shift. I don't agree with everything in the … [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...]

The Jefferson-Madison Debates: The Problem with the Supreme Court Today

I. The Supreme Court is the biggest potential danger to the United States. Too strong? Not really. Thomas Jefferson warned a long time ago that the Supreme Court would eventually be the downfall of the Constitution and even the United States.[i] His concern was simple: there are no effective checks or balances on the Court. When push comes to … [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...]

Jefferson-Madison Debates: Reopening the American Mind

Challenges for the Millennial Generation (and Z) “Miss Amelia prayed as if the Lord were ten million miles away, and she would be surprised to pieces if she got anything she wanted.” —Gene Stratton-Porter, Laddie   THE PROBLEM? Millennials. Or, as they are frequently called by critics, the “Snowflake Generation”. Considered by some the … [Read more...]