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Plato – Fall of the Republic and Rise of the Tyrant (by Bill Federer)

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Plato – Fall of the Republic and Rise of the Tyrant “Last of all comes…the tyrant… In the early days of his power, he is full of smiles…”

How Tyrants Arise – a fascinating, in-depth explanation by Plato.

Plato was a Greek philosopher who lived in the city-state of Athens.

In 380 BC, Plato wrote The Republic, where he described in Books 8 and 9:

“States are as the men are; they grow out of human characters.”

“Like State, like man.” Continue reading

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New Testaments for The Troops

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born JANUARY 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, NY. The 32nd President, he was in office longer then any other, over 12 years, serving during the Great Depression and World War II.

On October 6, 1935, FDR stated:

“We cannot read the history of our rise and development as a nation, without reckoning with the place the Bible has occupied in shaping the advances of the Republic . . . Where we have been the truest and most consistent in obeying its precepts, we have attained the greatest measure of contentment and prosperity.” Continue reading

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Robert Frost

“I shall be telling this with a sigh,
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood,
and I – I took the one less traveled by,
and that has made all the difference”
wrote Robert Frost in “The Road Not Taken.”

He first published poems in his high school bulletin and graduated co-valedictorian with the woman he was to marry. Farming in New Hampshire, Frost wrote poetry and taught at several schools. After a brief time in England, he taught at Amherst College, the University of Michigan and Harvard. Continue reading

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Reagan & Space Shuttle Challenger

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Seventy-three seconds after lift-off, on JANUARY 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded, killing its entire seven member crew, which included a high school teacher-the first private citizen to fly aboard the craft.

In his address to the nation, President Ronald Reagan stated: Continue reading

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“Old soldiers never die; they just fade away…” – General Douglas MacArthur

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Douglas MacArthur was born JANUARY 26, 1880. He commanded in World War I, was superintendent of West Point, and the youngest Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army.

A four-star general, he retired in 1939, but returned in 1941 to defend the Philippines. When Japan invaded, President Roosevelt ordered him to Australia, but not before he promised “I shall return.” In 1944, he returned with an American army and freed the Philippines. Continue reading

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Reagan & Prayer in Schools

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In his State of the Union Address, JANUARY 25, 1984, President Reagan stated:

“Each day your members observe a 200-year-old tradition meant to signify America is one nation under God. I must ask: If you can begin your day with a member of the clergy standing right here leading you in prayer, then why can’t freedom to acknowledge God be enjoyed again by children in every school room across this land?” Continue reading

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James Madison & Religious Freedom

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James Madison’s defense of religious freedom began when he stood with his father outside a jail in the village of Orange and heard Baptists preach from their cell windows. He wrote of another incident to William Bradford, JANUARY 24, 1774:

“There are at this time in the adjacent Culpepper County not less than 5 or 6 well meaning men in jail for publishing their religious sentiments which in the main are very orthodox.” Continue reading

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