Posts tagged "World War II"

Can We the People govern ourselves?

We take for granted that the democratic or republican forms of government are inevitable and natural, that they are the best way to govern, and certainly far ahead of whatever comes in second. If so, then, how do you explain: Illinois? Chicago? The federal government? All challenge the everyday assumption that We the People can... Read more »

Good thing Obama wasn't in charge during World War II

This arrived in my mailbox. I can’t confirm the exact numbers, but it sounds about right. Anyway, the point is well made. During the 3-1/2 years of World War 2 that started with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and ended with the Surrender of Germany and Japan in 1945, the United... Read more »

On this anniversary of Pearl Harbor, rare pictures from the home front

Thank Life Magazine for these rare pictures from the home front. You know, Life Magazine, where we got our important, moving and important pictures before in Internet and even before television. Check out the faces of these young people and think of the challenges and dangers that they faced. Thank you, Greatest Generation. While there,... Read more »
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When war is worth fighting

Here is a post-Memorial Day thought–an eloquent explanation of why men and women have fought and died: We in America have learned bitter lessons from two World Wars: It is better to be here ready to protect the peace, than to take blind shelter across the sea, rushing to respond only after freedom is lost.... Read more »

Obama's borrowing tops World War Two's

Writes the Weekly Standard: President Obama repeatedly insists that the debt ceiling must be raised by at least $2.4 trillion. Why this particular amount, rather than, say, an even $1 trillion or $2 trillion? Because $2.4 trillion is Obama’s estimate for what it would take to get him through the next election without needing to deal... Read more »

God bless them all

This is being passed around the Internet. I post it as a reminder. VJ Day, Honolulu Hawaii, August 14, 1945 from Richard Sullivan on Vimeo. 65 Years Ago my Dad shot this film along Kalakaua Ave. in Waikiki capturing spontaneous celebrations that broke out upon first hearing news of the Japanese surrender. Kodachrome 16mm film:... Read more »
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