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Thoughts by Charles E. Brown

Charles E. Brown

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We Were All Hostages

Now that the weather is getting nicer I prefer walking in place of using the treadmills at the gym I belong to. I walk a half-mile or so to the…

Memorial Day

For many Americans, Memorial Day is seen as a time for a long weekend that signals the start of summer, cookouts, and sales at the local mall. However, for those…

Attacking the First Amendment

Each and every day we see a new report about something, or someone being “cancelled” by some amorphous group or another. Today, even something as simple as 2 + 2…

Why Bother With a Constitution?

As a person who studies history I can make the shocking statement that in 2021 the United States federal government, as well as some state and local governments, are more…

Venezuela – A Lesson

As this country a lured by the promise of “free” everything few are thinking about how expensive “free” really is. For a very recent answer just ask the good people…

The New Jim Crow Racism

Let’s start off with a small survey: In the past 40 or 50 years, how many reading this essay have passed a business that had a sign in the window…

Substituting Superficiality For True Knowledge

Each day I am bombarded with information of all sorts. I turn on a news broadcast and I hear a distinguished expert on a subject get about 2 minutes before…

The Death of the American Cruise Industry

As time moves on, I am convinced that the Left loves COVID because it allows them to become the de facto dictators they always wanted to be. Nowhere is this…

Stumbling Into Nuclear War

In author Barbara Tuchman’s book, “The Guns of August”, a picture of pre-World War I Europe is drawn that shows royal families so caught up in nineteenth century mores that…

Thoughts from a Veteran

Many years ago, the United States government gave me one of two choices: either get drafted into the Army or join another branch of the military. I choose the later…