Blame Media for Lack of Understanding of the Founding Fathers?

“A democracy, ma’am, if you can keep it,” said Benjamin Franklin never.  Yet that is what many in the media, such as Tom Moran at NJ.com, would have you believe.  In his latest opinion column, Moran refers to “universal reverence for our Founding Fathers” as the “secular religion” of the United States.  I can name two more, perhaps three on a technicality: The United Church of Democracy and the Party Above All Congregation, the latter currently in schism over minor theological technicalities.

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You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

Three weeks ago today I underwent open heart surgery to replace a leaky artificial valve.

Having gone through this same surgery a little more than 11 years ago, I had a pretty good idea what to expect. Based on my previous experience, I set what I thought were reasonable goals for returning to various activities. At this point, I expected to resume some of my work at OffNow and the Tenth Amendment Center. I had some specific goals about how far I would be walking. I was going to be completely off pain medication.

Virtually nothing has gone according to my plan.

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