Category Archives: War & Peace

Is the United States of America Still a Republic?

At the close of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 in Philadelphia, the Constitution of the United States having finally been adopted, Benjamin Franklin was asked, “Well, Doctor, what have we got a republic or a monarchy?” “A republic, if you … Continue reading

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On Veteran’s Day

I served in the US Navy, but I can’t say that am a “veteran.” I was lucky to have served between wars: the Korean “Conflict” and the Vietnam War. At age seventeen, I was one of those youths who entered … Continue reading

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