Thoughts on the Anniversary of General Robert E. Lee’s Birth

January 18th, 2013

By Dan Miller This is a “revised and extended” re-post of an article I wrote in 2011 to mark an anniversary of General Lee’s death. It celebrates the two hundred and sixth anniversary of his birth on January 19, 1807, a happier occasion. Today, January 18th, is also Lee – Jackson Day in Virginia, as […]


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If Reason and Compromise Don’t Work, How about Music? Civil War Could Be a Bad Alternative

November 25th, 2012

By Dan Miller Music and verse have long encouraged churches, nations and others. Perhaps it’s time to try that again. Yesterday, I posted this piece because it provided a brief respite from the horrors of what now passes for civilization. It includes two YouTube videos of “flash mobs” doing their bit for good and a […]


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Civil War, the U.S. Constitution and History

November 1st, 2012

By Dan Miller We should do our best to avoid another Civil War and the best way to do that is to insist upon faithful adherence to the U.S. Constitution. An article entitled The U.S. Constitution and Civil War, posted at my blog on December 27, 2011, has received more “hits” than any other post […]


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Thinking about the Coming Election and Other Stuff …

October 14th, 2012

By Dan Miller … put me in mind of some of my favorite old songs and of their persistent relevance. Scots ballads Based on a poem by Robert Burns (1759 – 1796), this ballad labeled Ode to Humanity seeks equal rights for all as opposed to special preferences for the favored. While listening, thoughts came […]


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Whatever Happens This November Will Change Our Nation

August 5th, 2012

By Dan Miller Regardless of the electoral outcome, the possibility of civil unrest should not be discounted. Our societal divide has become a widening and deepening chasm to the point that regardless of who wins the presidential election civil unrest seems increasingly likely. I wrote here about the Civil War of 1861 – 65 and […]


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