What Did LaVoy Finicum Die For?: Part One

I watched the January 26, 2016 FBI footage and Finicum definitely attempted to run the roadblock, almost striking an agent who jumped in front of him. He left the vehicle immediately walking several yards away covered by multiple agents. He seems to have put his hands down for some reason...

YOUTH FOR AMERICA: It’s Back and Has Found A New Home

It has always been true—the youth are the future. So what does your future hold? Are you prepared to step into your GREATNESS? Monticello College hosts Youth For America retreats because we take your future leadership serious. But nobody said that learning about great American leaders and developing your own leadership skills had...

I.O.U.S.A

I am completely serious when I tell you this. Based on the evolution of the United States government and our current standing in the world, it is likely that short of President of the United States, the most important office in the federal government and the least known federal government...

Strongbrook Mentoring Network It’s Free

If free is not enough, I don't know what it will take to get you to check this out...seriously, if you have any desire for self improvement (boy, I do) I strongly encourage you to spend a few minutes to see just what this is. Just opt-in at the upper...

The New Economy: Entrepreneurship, Part Four

CLICK HERE FOR PART ONE CLICK HERE FOR PART TWO CLICK HERE FOR PART THREE So let’s move on to question #2: In this new economy, is it better to become an entrepreneur, or is it really safer to work for someone else? The average household income in the United States is approximately...

The Sentence That Knocked Down the Berlin Wall (But Almost Didn’t)

This post is a reprint of the November 5 ,2014 article from the Intercollegiate Review.   Twenty-five years ago last week, the Berlin Wall fell. In retrospect, what event fails to suggest a certain inevitability about itself, conveying the sense that because it happened it had to have happened? Twenty-five years ago this...

The Failing American Dream: There Is A Cure

In April of this year, John Stossel wrote a thought provoking article about the ability of never quitting as being the reason America has been successful. I quote him here: In the USA, it's OK to fail and fail and try again. In most of Europe and much of the world, the attitude...

Atlas Shrugged: France Models The Future Of America

In his 2008 book, The Cube and the Cathedral, George Weigel writes a compelling story suggesting that if you want a good view of the United States 15 or 20 years from now, take a look at Europe. More to the point are disturbing news reports that demonstrate spooky similarities to Ayn...

The Debate Over The 2nd Amendment

Whether you support it or not, the recent dispute over the Second Amendment has the makings of a serious controversy in coming days. With the current refusal of as many as 300,000 Connecticut gun owners who legally possess rifles that have just now become illegal in that state, we are witnessing a profound example of civil disobedience. The amendment in question states: A well regulated Militia, being...

What Would Socrates Do?

This post is a tribute to Earl Shorris, one of my favorite writers on education who passed away in 2012. I am reprinting  the April 16, 2013 Wall Street Journal Book Review of his latest book, The Art of Freedom.  This piece was written by Naomi Schaefer Riley.   In The Art of Freedom, Earl...