Class NotesThe fact that Bernie Sanders won last night’s New Hampshire primary is no surprise to anyone. However, I think there are many surprised this morning to see that Pete Buttigieg only lost by one percentage point and even more shocked to see Amy Klobuchar came in third. Though these may not be expected, historically … Continue reading Class Notes
John Adams, who does not get the credit he deserves, I think falls victim to one of the problems of history. If we were to make a list of best presidents, which has been done many times, the best presidents tend to line up with the most difficult times in our history. In other words, … Continue reading Class Notes
Watching the Senate hearings over the past weeks I am happy to see historical arguments being made by both sides. As I have said, the Constitution is purposely vague, and it is no different when it comes to impeachment. There are three sections in the Constitution that discuss impeachment, but even with those sections there … Continue reading Historical Impeachment
Another aspect of the Civil War that I think we over emphasize is the idea of brother versus brother. We give this so much attention that I think many students believe that most families were divided, which is just not true. In fact, there were actually few families that were divided. I prefer the saying … Continue reading Class Notes
As for the acquittal of President Trump there is no surprise. Historically speaking there is nothing new, all three impeachments have ended the same. Yet what is historically significant is that this will be the first time an impeached president will run for another term. It will interesting to see how that plays out. As … Continue reading Impeachment.
When George Washington decided to step down and not run for a third term, he released an address to his people. In his “Farewell Address,” he admonished the people to follow his advice in two areas. First, he warned the people about factions (political parties) and how they would divide us. Secondly, he warned us … Continue reading Class Notes
First, I want to congratulate the Kansas City Chiefs for an amazing season capped off by a Superbowl win. I moved to this part of the World in 2002 and it was then I began rooting for Kansas City, it being the closest city to where we lived at the time. I also picked them … Continue reading Class Notes