"Locke--A Key to Liberty"
When Jefferson, Franklin, Adams and the rest signed the Declaration of Independence--they hadn't just cooked up some new concepts about "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."&n...
Posted: March 01, 2009, 09:22 PM
"Locke--A Key to Liberty" (Part 2)
In many places around the world it is assumed that people have inherent rights to freely order their lives as they see fit. But have you ever stopped to wonder where these ideas came from?...
Posted: March 02, 2009, 08:28 AM
"Why Know This Stuff Anyway?"
I used to be a high school history teacher, and every once in a while I'd hear this question, "So, Mr. Sanders, why should I learn this stuff anyway? It's all just a bunch of names an...
Posted: March 03, 2009, 06:23 PM
"Great quote--great hero"
Maybe you've heard of William Lloyd Garrison. Search back in the archives of your high school history class and you'll remember that long before the American Civil War there were many voic...
Posted: March 07, 2009, 01:38 PM
"Where Did Public Education Come From?"
Have you wondered where public education came from? Was it Horace Mann or John Dewey? Who came up with the idea in the first place--that children regardless of their wealth or status...
Posted: March 10, 2009, 03:08 PM
General MacArthur's Costly Mistake"
I know that in my first blog I highlighted the achievement of Douglas MacArthur toward our victory over the Imperialist Japanese forces in World War II. However, he did make a huge blunder...
Posted: March 13, 2009, 12:55 PM
I grew up in Savannah, Georgia, and on March 17 each year there is a HUGE St. Patrick's Day parade. Though the day is more associated with a bunch of "partying," the man hi...
Posted: March 16, 2009, 06:27 PM
"The Land of Opportunity"
I was teaching my daughter her fourth grade history lesson and we came to the chapter called "Through the Golden Door." It dealt with the story of America's immigrants. I e...
Posted: March 18, 2009, 08:51 AM
"What Difference Does a Christian Worldview Make?"
I just read George Barna's recent research into the attitudes of contemporary Americans. The report today read that less than one half of one per cent of Americans between the ages of 18 a...
Posted: March 20, 2009, 02:56 PM
"What Difference Does a Christian Worldview Make?" (Part 2)
Without a doubt Jonathan Edwards left his mark on colonial America through his preaching in the first "Great Awakening." His Christian world view and the subsequent re...
Posted: March 23, 2009, 06:10 AM
"One of My Favorite Quotes"
I love quotes from great leaders of the past. They inspire me. When I read their words, and know their life story, I know that their words are not just drivel. They are truth b...
Posted: March 28, 2009, 06:31 PM