Roger Williams -“Early American Heroes of Religious Liberty” (Pt 2/5)

Concept of "Separation of Church and State" Roger Williams Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) is given credit for the phrase and concept of “separation of church and state.” That credit is largely misplaced. The person most responsible for “separation of church and state,” is Roger Williams (1601-1684). Roger Williams made a "monumental contribution. . .  to the cause … Continue reading Roger Williams -“Early American Heroes of Religious Liberty” (Pt 2/5)

The Bald Eagle and the Great Seal

Things I had to unlearn I am frustrated by how many things I have had to unlearn over the years. There is so much information that I thought was true, but was not.  For example, I mislearned in elementary school that honest George Washington confessed to chopping down the family cherry tree. I mislearned in college … Continue reading The Bald Eagle and the Great Seal

Famous Last Words

 The internet contains lists of “Famous Last Words.”  Some of the last words are true, some are exaggerated, and some are false.  I have tried to verify this list. General John Sedgwick: “They couldn’t hit an elephant at this distance.” Civil War Union General John Sedgwick was at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia, … Continue reading Famous Last Words

The Incredible Genius of Thomas Jefferson

Like Aristotle, Leonardo Di Vinci, and Isaac Newton, Thomas Jefferson is a universal genius.  Only thirty people throughout world history are recognized as universal geniuses, and only two Americans, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson.  Thomas Jefferson is considered by many historians to be the most influential Founding Father.  He is also regarded as the most … Continue reading The Incredible Genius of Thomas Jefferson