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The Founding Mother of the Nursing Profession: Florence Nightingale

The second week of May is National Nurses Week.  The week recognizes the contributions to the quality of our lives brought by those engaged in the caring and compassionate profession of nursing. Nursing was recognized as a profession in its own right due to the hard work of many women, aptly described as Founding Mothers. […]

The USA vs. King George. Or as we know it, the Declaration of Independence

While the Declaration of Independence is revered for its eloquence, and inspirational philosophies, in the most straightforward sense it is a legal document written by a lawyer and approved by lawyers. Of the Declaration’s signers 25 of 56 were lawyers. Of the non-lawyers, they rest were in business and active in public affairs. The statistics […]

The “Prime Time” Republican Primary Debate and the Constitution

Both President Obama and the Supreme Court have been described as “lawless” in respect to the Constitution. That description addresses actions perceived to be outside the authority granted to them by the Constitution. With such criticisms, what might Americans have to look forward to in respect to the constitutional rule of law in a new […]

Compact for America Solution to Article V Convention Issues According to the Founders, Part III

The preceding Part I and Part II, containing Exhibits A through G overwhelmingly establish the laser-focus of the Compact for America approach on advancing and ratifying a specific amendment is four-square what the Founders expected from Article V. Simply put, the Founders clearly meant for the Article V convention’s agenda to be set in fine detail […]

Compact for America Solution to Article V Convention Issues According to the Founders, Part II

This the second in a series of articles that examine the Founders’ opinions on how the Article V Convention process should have clear focus. The US Constitution’s Article V provides two methods for proposing constitutional amendments.  The Compact for America is an initiative to employ the method that has not been used:  a convention of […]

Compact for America Solution to Article V Convention Issues According to the Founders, Part I

The goal of the Compact for America (“CFA”) initiative is for the states to propose and ratify the powerful balanced budget amendment that is contained in the Compact for a Balanced Budget into the United States Constitution in as little as one session year, with a target of July 4, 2017, and a “do or die” date of April […]

Text of Tea Party Response to State of the Union Address

Text of Tea Party Response to the State of the Union Address Delivered by Congressman Curt Clawson (R-FL) Good evening. My name is Curt Clawson. I’m both humbled and grateful to the Tea Party Express for this opportunity tonight. I’m also thankful for my Dad – and especially my Mom – my hero. I’m thankful […]

Sarah Hale’s Letter and Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

In October, 1863, Sarah J. Hale’s fifteen year effort to have the last Thursday of November become a nationally recognized day of Thanksgiving became a reality when, in the midst of the Civil War, Lincoln issued a proclamation in response to Ms. Hale’s letter.  Ms. Hale is often referred to as the Godmother of Thanksgiving. […]

US Declaration of Independence: Unprecedented Change to the World

On June 7, 1776 Virginia’s Richard Henry Lee stood up in the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia and offered a resolution that would forever change the course of American and world history. “Resolved: that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance […]

Howard Baker: A Profile in Courage We Need Today

The passing of Senator Howard Baker (R-TN) brings to mind a time when the US Congress was held in high esteem.[1]Senator Baker valued country above partisan politics. His passing provokes thoughts comparing the Congress of the 1970’s to the Congress of the 2010’s. A Distinguished Career Highlighted by a Famous Question Senator Baker served 18 […]