Monthly Archives: June 2020

Writers and the First Amendment

There is a reason America’s Founding Fathers placed the freedoms guaranteed in the First Amendment ahead of other amendments in the Bill of Rights. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; … Continue reading

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What About Post-1865 Heroes?

There seems to be an idea supported by President Trump that we should not change the names of U.S. military bases.  I question the belief that the names of these bases are etched in stone never to change and that … Continue reading

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Wrong Again – Please Read History

In the last few days, I have read two erroneous statements made about the Emancipation Proclamation and Union soldiers fighting to end slavery. In an article about Juneteenth, a reporter wrote that on June 19, 1865, that Union General Granger … Continue reading

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The Time for Action is Now

As the nation deals with two epidemics, Covid 19 and racism, it is time for American writers to address the longest-lasting disease — racism.       Black authors have written on the subject for decades. They have described the … Continue reading

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