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"AMERICA WAS NOT BUILT ON FEAR. AMERICA WAS BUILT ON COURAGE, ON IMAGINATION, AND ON UNSTOPPABLE DETERMINATION TO DO THE JOB AT HAND." Harry S. Truman   When my mother was in high school her history teacher told the class that the United States would not be overthrown by outside enemies, but...

"STAND UP TO YOUR OBSTACLES AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT THEM. YOU WILL FIND THAT THEY HAVEN'T HALF THE STRENGTH YOU THINK THEY HAVE." Norman Vincent Peale   As a country we have allowed the Chinese to become a major power in the world. All because there was thought to be so...

"THE FURTHER A SOCIETY DRIFTS FROM TRUTH THE MORE IT WILL HATE THOSE WHO  SPEAK IT." George Orwell   For those of you  who profess to be Christian it is most important to love both God and your neighbor. The second most important teaching is humility. But these seem to...

"THE MEDIA'S THE MOST POWERFUL ENTITY ON EARTH. THEY HAVE THE POWER TO MAKE THE INNOCENT GUILTY AND THE GUILTY INNOCENT, AND THAT'S POWER. BECAUSE THEY CONTROL THE MINDS OF THE MASSES." Malcom X   The latest trend in the media to chastise those whom they disagree with is to find the...

"THE TRUTH IS INCONTROVERTIBLE. MALICE MAY ATTACK IT, IGNORANCE MAY DERIDE IT, BUT IN THE END, THERE IT IS." Winston Churchill   I have not decided whether to call myself a Kansanista, Kansanite, or Kansatonian. But I am a life long Kansan and I love the state and the people in...

"THE TRUTH IS ULTIMATE POWER. WHEN THE TRUTH COMES AROUND, ALL THE LIES HAVE TO RUN AND HIDE. Ice Cube   Many of us spend a ridiculous amount of money to companies that provide us with television service. The industry has grown so big that it has reached the status...

"NEVER THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAS A MAN WHO LIVED A LIFE OF EASE LEFT A NAME WORTH REMEMBERING." Theodore Roosevelt   You have probably just heard wild tales of No Man's Land, the area known today as the Oklahoma Panhandle. Were the stories just fiction dreamed up by some western Hollywood...

"DO THE RIGHT THING. IT WILL GRATIFY SOME PEOPLE AND ASTONISH THE REST." Mark Twain   I have been known to tilt at windmills. If you don't know what 'tilting' is go look it up. If you don't then I will assume that you are reasonably well read. In my search...

"IF HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF, AND THE UNEXPECTED ALWAYS HAPPENS, HOW  INCAPABLE MUST MAN BE OF LEARNING FROM EXPERIENCE." George Bernard Shaw   If this seems a bit late it is because I get my inspiration and then write my story. I am writing this on 9-11 of 2019. Eighteen years after...

"I HAVEN'T GOT THE SLIGHTEST IDEA HOW TO CHANGE PEOPLE, BUT STILL I KEEP A LIST OF PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES JUST IN CASE I SHOULD EVER FIGURE IT OUT.." David Sedaris   The largest loss of life fire in the United States took officially the lives of 1100 people....