Each day’s headlines seem to bring fresh evidence of how little many Americans know about their country’s past. One survey by the nonprofit American Revolution Center found that many more Americans knew that Michael Jackson sang the hit song “Beat It” than knew that the Bill of Rights was part of the Constitution. More than one third of the survey participants didn’t know the century in which the American Revolution took place..
Russ enjoyed woodcarving (birds of all kinds), gardening, playing cards, calligraphy, new cars, Saturday night dances at Casa del Sol, and reading. His family will miss him in every way, but especially his humor, teasing, and wonderful stories of childhood on the farm and life in the Navy (recounted, happily, in two entertaining and well written memoirs). At Incarnation Catholic Church, 3801 Pleasant Avenue S., Minneapolis, with lunch to follow.
All of these achievements are somewhat apparent in the writing but they just either sparse or inconsistent. Critics are often criticised for reviewing books they don like. The idea being that if you can say anything good, don say anything at all and certainly not waste precious space, which can be better occupied by writing about good books, recommended reading..
In 510 BC, soldiers of Emperor Darius III of Persia discovered some “reeds which produce honey without bees” beside the Indus River. A creative way to describe sugar cane. The soldiers must have sworn each other to secrecy because it wasn’t until 327 BC that sugar cane was rediscovered.
Clyde Edwards Helaire has been a member of the Kansas City Chiefs for just a few months. In his young career, he’s had quite the pair of college and NFL coaches. He went from playing for one of the most respected coaches in college football in Ed Orgeron to playing for one of the most respected coaches in the NFL in Andy Reid..
What’s interesting here is that this supposedly most tyrannical approach to government would in fact rely more than any other of the thoughtfulness, knowledge, and clear headedness of the people. If everyone understands that a particular interpretation of the constitution, or of the Bible, or a history of mistreatment, real or imagined, by the social or ethnic group you belong to, gives you absolutely no claim to power; that, on the contrary, power belongs to whoever can hold it within the political tradition of rule in that country, then there’s no problem. But that means we’re talking about a fairly sophisticated and disciplined people, capable of dismissing all kinds of flattering BS.