Blog Posts on Government

  • Outwitted


    He drew a circle that shut me out– Heretic, a rebel, a thing to flout.But Love and I had the wit to win: We drew a circle that took him in! Edwin Markham This quote came to mind today when I was finishing the third chapter of “The Coddling of the American Mind”. The first…

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  • America Welcomes the World

    America Welcomes the World

      In May of 1895, the ship Teutonic left the port in Liverpool, England, bound for the United States of America. On the ship was a three-year-old girl, Hannah Askew. She and her family were traveling to America to be reunited with her father. The family had moved from England to Australia in 1888, because…

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  • Vote FOR Evan McMullin . . . not AGAINST another candidate.

    Vote FOR Evan McMullin . . . not AGAINST another candidate.

    “With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, … to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and…

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  • Ten Years

    Ten Years

    I assumed that first period AP Chemistry class that day would be just as it had been for the first few weeks of school. When I walked into the classroom, however,  I knew that something was wrong. The TV was on and I saw that the first tower of the World Trade Center was on…

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  • Morning vs Mourning in America

    Morning vs Mourning in America

    This was posted on Facebook earlier today and I thought it might be something that a few of you would enjoy.  I have to thank my friend Eleesha for pointing out these videos.  I’ve become quite the admirer of Ronald Reagan and I thought it was fun to see this old ad and how the…

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  • Obama’s Lack of Trust in the American People

    Obama’s Lack of Trust in the American People

    The free world is cringing at the liberty-killing health care mandate that is President Obama’s signature piece of legislation.  There are many aspects of ObamaCare that are distasteful to the American people but the purpose of this short article is not to discuss those details of this law.  I’d like to discuss what I believe…

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  • The Business of Family

    The Business of Family

    While I was exploring the University of Texas at Austin this July, I discovered a statue and a plaque that were quiet interesting to me. The plaque was at the base of a statue of a father and mother holding their young child. They are looking upward together.  They are striving for a better world…

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  • A Woman’s Nation

    Visit for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy I thought this was a very interesting report on the shifting ideas of the upcoming generation’s perspective on gender roles and in particular the role of women in the workplace and in society. Look closely at the numbers presented. What do you think…

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  • Socialism in America

    Socialism in America

    I like this video and some of the points that the congressman makes. Stay tuned for my opinion on the health care debate.

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  • Family, Freedom, God, and Country

    Family, Freedom, God, and Country

    The following is an essay by Hyrum Arnesen, my brother, which won first place in the “America’s Freedom Festival at Provo” essay contest. No civilization in history has succeeded in maintaining itself. Each one has risen to power, become prosperous, and eventually declined, falling into decay. Can any country escape this fateful cycle? Yes! The…

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