“History does not repeat itself, but it often rhymes” -Mark Twain If history rhymes then we are set up for a full-fledged sonnet. Almost a year to this date (April 7th, 2017) Americans responded to the chemical attacks of the Syrian Assad regime by launching 58 tomahawk missiles. Shortly before the chemical attack, president Trump … More Rhyme and Reason
It is not unusual for scandals of misconduct to sweep the nation, after all, we thrive on the downfalls of those whom we once put on pedestals. However, the headlines that have erupted in the faces of politicians and celebrities alike have been eerily similar this past year: “Sex Allegations Against Roy Moore Send Republicans … More Let’s Talk About Sex
In times of crisis we are faced with a choice: walk together or walk alone. Our nation has sadly chosen the second option. Instead of focusing on what we have in common we have allowed our individual differences to divide us so severely that recent atrocious events, such as the Las Vegas shooting, have only … More Divided We Fall
The flag laid in shambles after being burned in the name of protest. This trend, abusing the flag to enhance a narrative, has become increasingly popular in recent years and it has to stop. Many do not grasp the contradiction behind burning the American flag; by destroying the flag as a form of protest, they … More Pissed, Yet Patriotic
I feel compelled to write on this topic due to the consistent reoccurrence of the following arguments: Terrorism is not the greatest threat facing our country The rebuttal that “Christians are terrorists too” Calling these attacks “Radical Islamic terrorism” is politically incorrect These extremist groups have waged a war against the western world, as exemplified … More Calling It Like It Is, Islamic-Terrorism Edition
Before reading this, if you are unfamiliar with the present situation in Syria I have posted a “spark notes version” of the conflict. New York Times article caught my eye. The title, “Syrian President Calls Donald Trump a ‘Natural Ally’ in Fight Against Terrorism”, stuck me as bitterly ironic. How could a man with a … More Assad The Anti-Terrorist (Updated)
Before reading this, if you are unfamiliar with the present situation in Syria, I have posted a “spark notes version” of the conflict. Today, a New York Times article caught my eye. The title, “Syrian President Calls Donald Trump a ‘Natural Ally’ in Fight Against Terrorism”, stuck me as bitterly ironic. How could a man with … More Assad the Anti-Terrorist: An Oxymoron
How It Started: back in July of 2011, Anti-government protests broke out in Syria. The Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, reacted to these protests by torturing and killing many of the protestors. This was the spark that created an unavoidable flame that is now the Syrian Civil War. It’s All About Chemistry, that is, chemical weapons. The … More The Syrian Civil War, Simplified.
Last week, the question “How did this happen?” was uttered by millions of Americans after the results of the presidential race were revealed. To answer this question, we have to reflect back on ourselves to understand how this outcome occurred. The news coverage during this election was primarily anti-Trump, however, this only added fuel to … More How Did This Happen?
When asked, “Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?”, Ben Franklin replied: “A Republic, if you can keep it.”. It is our job as citizens to keep hold of the republic that we know and love. We can maintain control over our individual rights though one very simple act: voting. It is universally … More Maintaining the Republic