"Fun Facts" "World History" The "Politest," "Bravest," "Fiercest" Warriors I have always been intrigued by the Gurkha Regiment of the British Army. From Nepal, these 5’ 3” fighters have a reputation for being the politest soldiers and the bravest and fiercest warriors in the world. Their motto: “Better to die than be a coward.” In … Continue reading The Legendary Gurkha Soldiers: “Bringing a knife to a gun fight” and “Who need parachutes?”
The Divine Birth of the American Nation – Happy July 4th!
In Honor of July 4th - Independence Day The founding of this great nation is miraculous and inspiring. The founding fathers and mothers were convinced that America gained its freedom and independence by “Divine Providence.” The British Empire: The Largest, Most Power Empire in History At the time of the Declaration of Independence, there was … Continue reading The Divine Birth of the American Nation – Happy July 4th!
My Personal Experience with the Embarrassing Differences Between “British English” and “American English”
"Personal Experience" and "Fun Facts" "England and America are two countries separated by a common language" (British playwright George Bernard Shaw) I Gave the British Congregation “The Bird” I quickly learned on my mission in England that there were differences between American English and British English. During my first talk in a sacrament meeting, I “flipped … Continue reading My Personal Experience with the Embarrassing Differences Between “British English” and “American English”
“Fate of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence”–Fake History
The lives of the Founding Fathers and Mothers are inspiring. They were true heroes. We don't need to fabricate their stories to bolster their sacrifices or greatness. Decades ago, I came across a document entitled, “Fate of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence.” I thought I would include the inspirational patriotic article in my … Continue reading “Fate of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence”–Fake History
Police Reform (9/10): Rethink the Warrior-Military Mindset
The U.S. Police Warrior/Military Mindset The police warrior-military mindset started as a narrow concept during deadly confrontations. However, it has expanded to become the prevailing culture. Supporters of the warrior-military mindset believe it is critical to officer and public safety. However, many police professionals and criminologists believe that the warrior-military mindset actually makes officers … Continue reading Police Reform (9/10): Rethink the Warrior-Military Mindset
Miracle at Saratoga
The founding fathers and mothers recognized the victory at Saratoga as a turning point in the Revolutionary War. They considered this miraculous victory as further evidence of Divine Providence. One of the most important victories of the entire war was the famous Battle of Saratoga in October 1777. This battle was pivotal to the success … Continue reading Miracle at Saratoga
Miraculous Retreat from the Battle of Cowpens
The founding fathers and mothers were convinced that victory over the invincible British Empire was the result of Divine Providence. (See Blog Post: “The Divine Birth of the American Nation.) One of the miracles they cite is the successful retreat from the famous Battle of Cowpens. On January 17, 1781, General Daniel Morgan and the Americans … Continue reading Miraculous Retreat from the Battle of Cowpens