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Hypocrisy – is a part of being human. Human nature is immutable.  So occasional lapses into hypocrisy are understandable. That doesn’t entirely excuse hypocrisy.  Nor does it inoculate those engaging in it from criticism. 17th Century French writer François de La Rochefoucauld wisely noted: “Hypocrisy is a tribute that vice pays to virtue.” To wit:…

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Socrates: “First shouldn’t we explain how a democracy becomes an oligarchy?”  Adeimantus: “Yes.”  Socrates: “The crucial step is that the rich figure out how to manipulate politics so the laws benefit them instead of the public.” Adeimantus: “So it seems.” The federal government contract that procures the F-35 is a case study in how a select…

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Government schools are a terrible idea. In fact, they are the biggest mistake America ever made. As longtime radio talk show host Neal Boortz rightly noted: “If you go to a Catholic school – you get a pro-Catholic education. “If you go to an Episcopalian school – you get a pro-Episcopalian education. “If you go…

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No one thinks much about sugar.  That is, until you want it to sweeten your drink or make your food taste better.   And most people don’t think about where their sugar comes from.   Sugar is farmed in fourteen states. They are as diverse as California, Florida and North Dakota.  Sugar farming provides more than 140,000 jobs in…

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In this, the Age of Social Media, everything said – must be said curtly and quickly.  It is tough to be subtle in less than 280 characters. And sadly, the combination of government schools and social media has rendered most of us stupid – with infinitesimal attention spans. To grab majority attention – one must…