The State of the Union tradition arises from the following line in Article II, Section 3 of the US Constitution, "He shall, from time-to-time, give to Congress information of the State of the Union and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient." While not required to deliver a formal speech,... Continue Reading →
“Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” – George Washington This morning I woke up to a beautiful wife, a warm shower and a screaming baby. And you know why? - Because of my own choices. I strapped my son... Continue Reading →
If the Super Committee failed to reach an agreement (which was pretty much a foregone conclusion), then a “sequester” would kick in, forcing automatic budget “cuts.” The automatic budget “cuts” were designed to be to some of the most basic functions of the Federal Government – ie. Defense spending, and to programs that had some of the most visibly painful consequences if cut.
One of my heroes is George S. Patton, Jr. I'm sure it's beginning comes from the magnificent performance given by George C. Scott in the film, "Patton." I have since read and watched biographies, read histories and even had the privilege of interviewing a man who served in Patton's 3rd Army in the European campaign, Arnold Whittaker. As... Continue Reading →