Washington’s Warning for America

Washington’s Warning for America

By Piper Bayard Many Civil War historians say that partisanship in America is more heated than it has been since 1860. We are regularly smacked in the face by evidence that both major political parties put their own special interests above the interests of our nation....

What Does Independence Mean to America?

Bayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard Independent:  Not subject to another’s authority or jurisdiction; autonomous. (Dictionary.com)     Independence Day, July 4th, is the anniversary of the day when Americans declared that we would no longer depend on England for...
The *Other* American Independence Day

The *Other* American Independence Day

By Jay Holmes At some point in every American’s childhood, we learn that we celebrate the 4th of July with barbeques and fireworks in honor of our nation’s independence. It’s a simple enough idea, but the reality was a bit more complicated.     Since it would be...
Why Remembering Matters

Why Remembering Matters

By Piper Bayard America is not a location. America is an ideal. It is the dream of a country where the government answers to the people, and not the other way around. Because America is an ideal, Americans are not born. Rather, America, itself, is born anew with each...