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Gun Riddance: 11 NRA Talking Points

Gun Riddance and 11 NRA Talking Points By Gene Griessman, PhD Author of “Lincoln and Obama” For years gun fanatics, with the backing of the NRA, have dominated the debate about sensible gun control…with hackneyed talking points and cliches. With … Continue reading

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Gun Control, Donald Trump, and NRA Talking Points

Gun Riddance and Five NRA Talking Points The First Talking Point. “Guns don’t kill people. People kill people.” Donald Trump’s version. “It’s not the gun that pulls the trigger. It’s the person.” And here’s what you can say. “It is … Continue reading

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Martin Niemöller’s Warning: Is It Time To Speak Out?.

A Cautionary Tale From Nazi Times “First they came for the Communists And I did not speak out Because I was not a Communist Then they came for the Socialists And I did not speak out Because I was not … Continue reading

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Jon Voight Loves Donald Trump: How To Use Repartee

Jon Voight is a true believer in Donald Trump and doesn’t trust liberals. That’s abundantly clear in his May 2019 Tweet. “Don’t be fooled by the political left because we are the people of this nation that is witnessing triumph…So … Continue reading

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Who is a Socialist?

Who Is A Socialist? “We will never be a socialist country.” —Donald Trump, (the State of the Union Address, 2019) Right-wing trolls regularly call Obama, and all Democrats, socialists…like that’s something really, really bad. So, let’s define what the relevant … Continue reading

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Jefferson On Truth And Error

Unusual Quotations: Thomas Jefferson On Seeking Truth And Tolerating Error “…here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error so long as reason is left free to combat it.” —Thomas Jefferson (1820 … Continue reading

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When To Say What You Say: Procrastination Can Be A Good Thing

When You Say Something May Be More Important Than What You Say: The Power Of Deliberate Procrastination  By Gene Griessman Contrary to wide belief, many decisions need not be made immediately. You can say, “I’d like to give this matter … Continue reading

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Unusual Quotations:Who Is A Fool

Unusual Quotations:The Difference Between Ignorance And Folly Here is one of my favorite political quotations. Does it apply to any politician you can think of? He who knows not/And knows he knows not/Is ignorant. Teach him. He who knows not/And … Continue reading

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Donald Trump On English Grammar

Donald Trump’s Best Words: “Badly” Trump recently said to a reporter; “I feel badly for Paul Manafort.” What is good grammar, badly or bad? We found this answer in The English Language & Usage Stack Exchange: “I feel badly” would … Continue reading

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Prepare For Failure: A Speech Eisenhower Never Gave

What You Say If You Fail: A Speech Eisenhower Never Gave by Gene Griessman I don’t like to give any thought to defeat. Just thinking about failure can plant the wrong kind of ideas in my subconscious. But I know … Continue reading

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