A Gun is as Good or as Bad as the Man using it

English: Lesson 145 "Compare and contrast the attitude of each movie regarding guns." Shane (1953) and High Noon (1952) are two of the best western movies ever created. Until this last week, westerns to me were just fun movies filled with drama, gun fighting, and simple sets and characters with not a lot of detail … Continue reading A Gun is as Good or as Bad as the Man using it

Philip Dru: The Novel with no Plot and a Dictator

English: Lesson 120 Is this novel a defense of liberty? The book, Philip Dru: Administrator, A Story of Tomorrow, written by Edward M. House, seems to only have been written to describe what he would do if he was in power. House was the advisor to President Wilson from 1912 to 1919, and Wilson read the … Continue reading Philip Dru: The Novel with no Plot and a Dictator

A Literary Masterpiece and it’s Biblical Language

English: Lesson 100 Did the Gettysburg Address use Christian language and imagery to support the Union cause? The Gettysburg Address is one of Abraham Lincoln's most famous speeches along with this second inauguration speech. It has been cited and quoted throughout the years and it used to be required for children to memorize it in … Continue reading A Literary Masterpiece and it’s Biblical Language

Song of the Rebels: Dare not trust the Government

English: Lesson 55 A three-stanza song -- four lines per stanza -- for the Rebels. Dare not trust the government They'll put us all in chains. Dare not trust the Loyalists Slavery's their game. It's not the tax that is too much Our freedom is at stake. It's the power implied that's such That we … Continue reading Song of the Rebels: Dare not trust the Government