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John Lovewell named Chairman of the Board at IWP

John Lovewell, a commercial real estate developer and longtime IWP Trustee, was elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees on October 22nd. Tidal McCoy, former Acting Secretary/Senior Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (1981-88), was elected Vice Chairman of the Board. Owen T. Smith, Esq., who had served as Chairman for 14 years, was elected…

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Reparations

America is the only country in the world that is exploring the idea of compensation to a portion of its people for  behavior in history by another portion. The innocent people make up around twelve percent and are all African-American; the guilty percentage was minuscule at the time and has disappeared. These are called “reparations”…

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Crossroads America

While there may be a number of metaphors to define our times in history, one certainly might be “an age of doubt.” For even the casual observer of modern opinion, through the media, politics, entertainment, and even sport, the notion of doubt, uncertainty, and even refusal is both universal and comprehensive in the primary culture.…

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A House Divided

Lincoln and the Civil War In 1858, Abraham Lincoln declared for posterity that “a house divided against itself cannot stand.” This reflection, now iconic, is actually both innocent and wrong. Innocent since anything truly divided will collapse, be it a “house” or a nation. Wrong since the American “house” had slavery from the beginning, while…

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Liberty vs. Equality

One hates to quarrel with, perhaps, the greatest political document in history, but it is not “self-evident” that “all men are created equal.” Indeed, precisely the opposite is true. Why, then, did the Founders (i.e. Jefferson) put that clause in? At face value, it is ridiculous. No doubt, Jefferson was referring to a much higher…

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The Second Civil War

There’s an old political adage, “the job of the opposition is to oppose.” Makes sense, and what would a democracy be without opposition? Kings, dictators, and military officers are not known for their patience with political dissent. But when the job of the opposition is to “remove, replace,” we have an altogether different situation. Us…

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Liberty vs. Equality

One hates to quarrel with, perhaps, the greatest political document in history, but it is not “self-evident” that “all men are created equal.” Indeed, precisely the opposite is true. Why, then, did the Founders (i.e. Jefferson) put that clause in? At face value, it is ridiculous.

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