Transition August, 2013
Hello “Patriot64″ readers and fans. We will finally be transitioning to the site application of simply www.patriot64.com. It has been under construction for a while and should be ready for full release in the next few weeks. Don’t worry, when it goes on-line you will automatically be redirected from the old blog site which will remain active as an archive. We ask that you register and bookmark the new site also for your convenience. Thanks for being part of the discussion and we hope you enjoy "patriot64.com". Remember, “truth and reason first”… Spread the word…
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IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.-----
“We the People”"We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
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Daily Archives: 2011/12/05
Not sure I’m comfortable with the mantle of author, or even writer, as has been bestowed upon me by some. Frankly, I don’t type very well and my spelling is questionable. Though I must admit I’m often disappointed when I read some of the major newspapers and see so many grammatical and spelling issues. It seems it was not like that in the days before electronic media, but I digress. In any event, I’ve been doing this for a bit now, more out of a sense of responsibility than anything else. Nonetheless, my following continues to grow and for this reason I will continue to grow.
I was listening to the radio recently, and caught an interview with Syndicated Columnist Froma Harrop. Now I have read some of her stuff and must tell you that she writes better than she interviews. With that said, and while I read her to be a bit more Left leaning than not, she made a very good point during the one on one. She noted that with the advent of the 24 hour news cycle as well as the ability of those who wish to opine so immediate and available, the facts are often jumbled, misrepresented and sometimes even omitted. Harrop elaborated on how it was becoming harder and harder for her as a print writer to keep up. This is interesting to me because I too feel pressure to get out the next blog post even though my efforts come down squarely in the modern media category. But I think I’ve developed a following more quickly than many other blogs out there because I do not jump on the story before I know the facts. This is certainly not to say I get it right all the time. Many of my readers remind of that every day. But it does lend some credibility to Harrop’s premise that there are major differences between “real journalism” and the “blogosphere”.
Now this also doesn’t mean that the so-called “main stream press” hasn’t taken a well-deserved hit in the credibility department recently. I think it’s even fair to say that we are witnessing the death of a free and unbiased press these days. Consequently, I am determined not to make this blog of mine a posting wall for my ideological ranting, and I have been quick to post “disclaimers” when I’m anticipating a “Right wing moment”. However, in an age of transformation and generational disconnect such as we are living in, I am happy to have both forms of media working in the arena of ideas. It is incumbent upon the “information consumer” however, to do his or her own due diligence before making a decision. There is simply no longer an excuse for not having enough information. “Trust but verify”…