Author: Jacob Householder

5 Christopher Columbus Myths Dispelled

Photo Credit: Jose Maria Obregon / Public domain (Used with permission from columbuscenter.org. Italicized text extracted from Christopher Columbus: Man of Myth? or Man of God?) Compiled by Jacob Householder The “sound bite” style of writing on Christopher Columbus fails to provide a fair or accurate account of the mission of Christopher Columbus. A casual…

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Liberty in Law

Most Americans can easily name “The Star Spangled Banner” as our national anthem, but few realize that another song has, from time to time, been recommended as a replacement for this patriotic anthem. “America the Beautiful,” written first as a poem by  Katharine Lee Bates and put to music by Samuel A. Ward, has won…

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A Well Armed and Well Trained Citizenry

There was almost a mass shooting on Sunday at a church in Texas (Fox News). A man in a long coat pulled out a shotgun and shot one of the 240 parishioners. Within seconds, a man in the congregation named Jack Wilson stood up and took a single shot. The shooter was struck in the…

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Idaho’s Rapidly Changing Voter Demographics

In 2017, Idaho was identified by the U.S. Department of Commerce as the fastest growing state in the nation. More recently, a December 19, 2018 report by the KIDK Local Channel 8 News, the US Census Bureau identified Idaho as currently the second fastest growing state in the country, outpaced only by Nevada. In 2012…

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Contention and Civility

Modern politics is war. The goal is to completely overwhelm, dominate, and overpower. The problem is that when one side “wins,” they have to continue fighting to maintain the high ground. The other side is perpetually working to overthrow and take their turn behind the wheel. Today, political dialogue is almost always public and arguments…

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What Is Left? What Is Right?

Many believe the political divide in the United States is quickly widening and, unfortunately, the data currently backs up that conclusion. Articles and publications from major research firms like Pew Research show a steady collapse of the middle of the political spectrum as America becomes more polarized. Here are some recent publications describing this division:…

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