Tag: herbert hoover

The Consequences of An Open Border: Bidenvilles, Mass Overdoses, and Death

 

Where do we start?

Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that he is busing immigrants from the Texas border to the nation’s Capitol, possibly creating a “Bidenville” at Lafayette Park, across from the Biden White House. While Biden’s press secretary called it a “publicity stunt,” she has also previously admitted that the Biden Administration is flying immigrants in the dead of night across the country.

Lee’s Ferry

 

Lee’s Ferry

It’s not much more than a small dot on a map; but, despite that Lee’s Ferry has had an outsized import over the years. And, where and what is Lee’s Ferry you may ask? The where is on the Colorado River about 9 miles south of the Utah- Arizona border and, as later would be determined, also as good a boundary as any between the river’s upper and lower basins.  The what is the only location along the river between the small hamlet of Hite, Utah (now submerged under Lake Powell) and Black Canyon (the site of Hoover Dam), a distance of over 450 miles at which it is possible to access and cross the Colorado River with relative ease. Otherwise, the rest of the river between these two points had steep canyon walls making access to and crossing of the river difficult if not impossible, while the Lee’s Ferry area had gentle slopes that could easily be traversed.

When Progressives Last Ran America

 

“There is nothing new under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 1:9

A major pandemic that killed more than 600,000 Americans is finally winding down. Taxes are raised on individuals and corporations. The nation has experienced the most progressive presidency in American history. White supremacy is a major threat, as race riots hit some cities. Systemic racism is everywhere. Soldiers are coming home after a long war. A reportedly debilitated President is largely protected by his spouse. Major movements are afoot to improve the human condition.

This Week’s Book Review – Taking Flight

 

I write a weekly book review for the Daily News of Galveston County. (It is not the biggest daily newspaper in Texas, but it is the oldest.) After my review appears, I post the review here on Sunday.

Book Review

‘Taking Flight’ explores the beginning of commercial aviation

By MARK LARDAS

Jill Lepore’s Slanted Truths

 

President Herbert Hoover.

Few books have received as much instantaneous acclaim as Harvard historian Jill Lepore’s These Truths: A History of the United States. Her aim is to distill in 932 densely packed pages the history of an entire nation. The title of the book is an explicit echo of Thomas Jefferson’s famous words in the Declaration of Independence. But if Jefferson was a small government thinker, Lepore is not. The book covers many cultural and social issues—as well as constitutional and regulatory matters, on which she takes a strong and uncritical progressive stance that sees government intervention as an essential tool to correct the imbalances of the market.

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Historian Joseph Ellis has labeled Thomas Jefferson the “American Sphinx” for the difficulty in reconciling the contradictions in Jefferson’s character, beliefs, and policies. Fair enough. The case has been well made. But the real sphinx has to be Herbert Hoover. Minus the sphinxiness, Ulysses Grant would be a better comparison. Hoover and Grant were both […]

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I went to public schools from elementary through high school in the 1960’s and in general I think I received a fairly solid K-12 education. There was none of the political correctness nonsense (it was OK to draw a picture of a gun or bring a pocket knife to school), the administrators and teachers reinforced, […]

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