John Adams and the Law

JohnAdamsAs you may recall, John Adams accepted the representation of the British soldiers who were charged in the Boston Massacre. No other colonist lawyer was willing to accept their representation for fear of losing standing with friends and countrymen.

Adams felt it was his duty as a lawyer, and representative of the judicial system to step in where they needed someone to speak for them; to see that justice was done and not miscarried because of the emotions of the Bostonians at the time.

John did not only an admirable job, he succeeded in have most of the soldiers acquitted under the law. During his argument in December, 1770, he said: read more

More About C.S. Lewis

Illgegal Trial of Christ coverI hope you understand that I enjoyed reading “Mere Christianity” by C. S. Lewis. Pick it up for yourself. Not only will you learn something about Christianity, but also about yourself and progress. You will learn things about Christianity, but also about life and decisions you make. Let me give you one example:

“ . . . progress means getting nearer to the place where you want to be. And if you have taken a wrong turning, then to go forward does not get you any nearer. If you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; and in that case the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive man. read more

Why Not be an American in America?

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Wow! I was shocked by this story. I guess I shouldn’t have been in this day and age, but still it bothered me.

Apparently, a school in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, has a tradition of America day together with their homecoming celebration. But this year the school leaders wanted to cancel it because this may offend some at school who don’t consider themselves truly Americans!

That makes sense for Berkley California, but for Jackson Hole? I just couldn’t believe it anywhere in America.

As an American historian, I couldn’t help but think about some of the words of our President Theodore Roosevelt: read more