Commentary

A Great Historical Hoax

  1. 07th January 2005
  2. John H. Ogwyn (1949–2005)

Did you know that the fall of Constantinople in 1453 played a major part in exposing one of history's greatest hoaxes? The particular hoax to which I am referring is the so-called "Donation of Constantine." This was a document that was used throughout the medieval period to explain and to justify the claims of the papacy in Rome to rule a temporal territory, and...

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America's Exploding Crime Problem

  1. 07th January 2005
  2. John H. Ogwyn (1949–2005)

Do you realize that America has an exploding criminal class? The incarceration rate in the United States remained basically the same from about 1925 to 1973. There was an average of a little over 100 people behind bars for every 100,000 residents of this country. By the year 2000 that rate had quadrupled, with almost 500 people incarcerated for every 100,000...

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The Sum of All Fears

  1. 07th January 2005
  2. Jeffrey Fall

How difficult would it be, currently, for terrorists to get their hands on enough radioactive material for a dirty bomb? According to a recent article by Carrie Dahlberg in the Sacramento Bee: "Despite fears that radioactive material could be shaped into a dirty bomb, hundreds of radioactive products are for sale through catalogs, Web sites and suppliers to...

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Ominous Weather Ahead

  1. 07th January 2005
  2. Jeffrey Fall

Scientists have been debating for some time about the potential impact of our global environment heating up. The vast majority of scientists believe that the warming trend will have serious consequences for humanity. But until recently, politicians were pretty much divided on this subject.

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The Winds of Change

  1. 07th January 2005
  2. Jeffrey Fall

It seems that the Enron scandal, the Andersen consulting blunder, and the bankruptcy of Worldcom have further lessened world confidence in the U.S. The stock market slide over 28 months had, by July of this year, wiped out half of the entire market gain that occurred in the 18-year bull market run from 1982 to 2000.

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The power to choose

  1. 07th January 2005
  2. Jeffrey Fall

We Americans pride ourselves in our freedom. This freedom of choice is a hallmark of our national identity and our heritage. We have the freedom to choose how we will live our lives. Sadly many individuals do not realize that freedom of choice carries the potential for great good in our lives as well as the potential for great harm.

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The Advancing Homosexual Agenda

  1. 07th January 2005
  2. John H. Ogwyn (1949–2005)

A remarkable change has taken place in western culture, right here in the United States, Britain, Canada and other nations of the western world. That remarkable change has concerned the way that a behavior once viewed universally as a perversion—as an aberration from what is proper and normal—is now taken for granted. In fact, one speaking against homosexuality...

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The Impossible Dream

  1. 07th January 2005
  2. Jeffrey Fall

Some years ago, the "Beatles' guru"—Maharishi Mahesh Yogi—declared that he had a plan to destroy world terrorism. Maharishi was known to have made the appeal that "with $1 billion he could train 40,000 expert meditators"—who would generate enough "good vibes" to save the world.

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Origins of the Universe

  1. 06th January 2005
  2. Jeffrey Fall

The debate has raged for more than a century over the question of the origins of the universe. Has the universe always existed? If not, when did it come into existence—and how did it come into existence?

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The 'Evolution' of Society

  1. 06th January 2005
  2. Jeffrey Fall

There is an evolution occurring in our society; not in the sense of the development of new plant and animal species, but in the gradual change of what society considers its moral base. The list of taboos in place in society just a few decades ago is rapidly evolving into a new moral base.

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