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Evan McMullin for President of the United States

I am supporting Evan McMullin for President of the United States. Who? Evan McMullin is the #NeverTrump alternative for Conservatives of conscience.  Evan stepped up in August, to provide a positive choice in the 2016 Presidential election.  He was born … Continue reading

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Obama’s America: Unmaking the American Dream

Love him or hate him, you don’t know Barack Obama.  Analyst Dinesh D’Souza, an immigrant from India and contemporary of the President, has taken the time to examine Obama as a person, his background and his ideology, in his new … Continue reading

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Remarks for Memorial Day

Remarks for Slayton, Minnesota, Memorial Day Service 2012 -John C. Shepard     Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men … Continue reading

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Convention Call: The World is Run by Those Who Show Up

Some 80 odd citizens of Southwest Minnesota gathered tonight from across nine counties  all or part of Minnesota’s Senate District 22 for the local GOP legislative endorsing convention at the Fulda American Legion Hall.  This is grassroots politics nitty-gritty.  The … Continue reading

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A Planner’s Guide to The Hunger Games

A good story sets the scene as a supporting character, as much as a necessary backdrop.  Few stories are good stories.  Most stories—like many of our modern lives—could take place anywhere, anytime.  There is no ‘there’ there. The Hunger Games, … Continue reading

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My Blog is About to Sue Me For Abandonement

Blame reading The Hunger Games series ahead of the movie release.  So I’ll repost this from my Scouting blog: SM Minute—Your Hunger Games Many of you have read, or may have seen the new movie based on the teen novel, … Continue reading

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The Laborer’s Ends: Not a Hardship but a Pastime

Henry David Thoreau, comments in Walden, on the laborer’s ends: As I preferred some things to others, and especially valued my freedom, as I could fare hard and yet succeed well, I did not wish to spend my time in … Continue reading

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Shooter—4th of July

…And I’m looking at you With the world in the rear view. You were pretty as can be Sitting in the front seat Looking at me Telling me you love me And you’re happy to be with me On the … Continue reading

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Texas Declaration of Independence 1836

Unanimous Declaration of Independence made by the Delegates of the People of Texas in General Convention at the town of Washington [on-the-Brazos] on the 2nd day of March 1836. When a government has ceased to protect the lives, liberty and … Continue reading

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A Reagan 100

Back in college, I found a lot of good resources for Conservative students from the Young America’s Foundation.  This year, YAF is participating in celebrations of President Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday.  I noticed this announcement for the college crowd, and … Continue reading

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