Tag Archives: John Adams

The (Bad) Boys’ Club

“Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.” That is a quote from a March 1776 letter Abigail Adams wrote to her husband John. I’m not sure that is completely true, but it seems to me that all the world’s current tyrants and wannabe tyrants are male. If you, like the majority of my readers, is an American you can do something about not allowing the membership of the club to grow.

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Too Important To Ignore

Today’s topic should have been very easy for me to select. As of Friday morning I had a topic in mind and intended to write this article Saturday morning (the latter I am doing). Then the bombshell news of RBG’s death came as my wife and I ate Friday’s dinner. That will be the topic of at least the next two day’s articles and I’m certain will be mentioned in many that follow. Last week President Trump made a remark during one of his pep rallies that is both chilling and reminiscent of the actions of autocrats of the last 100 years. Today let’s explore that. Continue reading Too Important To Ignore

Our Attention Is Lacking And Misdirected

It is early Monday morning as I write this article. All weekend I was waiting in vain for the outcry on what should be the major political story. It never happened. In the process I made some other observations. It is time to get this off my chest. Let’s explore. Continue reading Our Attention Is Lacking And Misdirected

Purloined Wisdom

I don’t plan to put forth one original thought today. The title Purloined Wisdom is exactly what I intend to pass along. Much of it comes from the reading I was able to complete during my late December break from writing; other pearls were acquired via the simple but important act of listening to what wise people had to say. Wherever possible I will credit whomever I gleaned from. Let’s explore. Continue reading Purloined Wisdom

The Enshrinement Of Abigail Adams

I expect 2018 to be an unusual year and I can think of few ways better to start than by enshrining what many may initially think is an unusual choice for the Progressive Hall of Fame. Abigail Adams is mainly known for being the wife of our second President, John Adams, and the mother of our sixth President, John Quincy Adams. While that alone is notable, it doesn’t even figure into her induction. After reading the next few paragraphs I think you will agree with her worthiness for induction. Continue reading The Enshrinement Of Abigail Adams