Patriotic Pride

The Ring

Ceremonial events have meaning. That is why they are largely ceremonial. They connect us with our past and provide, at least to an extent, the promise of a future. (If there were not a predictive value for future experience, then participation in a ceremonial act would be largely insignificant, an exercise in nostalgia at...

Right-Wing Extremists

Dear Reader… Apparently I am an “extremist”. I did not seek out this moniker; it has been foisted upon me by our regime and its harpies. What is my egregious threat to the Republic? I believe in individual liberty and an originalist Constitutional construct.   Sac re bleu!   Here are some other examples of famous “Right-Wing Extremism”:   “Of...

Artemis Banner for Blog: The most American of things

The Most American of Things… On Friday of last week we paused to have the somber reminder that 19 years had passed since the horrific events of September 11th.  There were, of course, the usual memes on social media, the speeches, and the quiet moments of reflection.  As was the case with all emotional tragedies,...

Artemis Banner for Blog: And What of American

Query:  At what point does our Republic cease to exist? Answer:  When the rationale of the Republic becomes irrelevant. Since the outbreak of Covid 19, the United States has been… well… not exactly feeling like the “United States”.  A more apt description of our society would be the “United Factions”, disparate groups usually aligned through real,...

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Guns, Polo Shirts, and Mansions…Oh My

Cul-de-sac Commandos and Chipotle Warriors   Oh what a week…   In St. Louis a personal injury attorney and his wife became internet sensations by guarding their extremely nice home from protesters using an AR-15 and a .380  (interesting choice of weapons).   Then, to raise the ante, we had an armed confrontation take place in a suburb of Detroit...