Saturday, August 31, 2013

LPMcD & KAL 007

30 years ago early in the morning I was awakened by a frantic phone call from a friend who as wondering if I'd heard the news?

Was it for real?

Larry McDonald was on a plane that had been shot down by the Russians?

I had known the congressman all my life, campaigned for him as a teenager, worked for him as a young adult, and admired his dedication.

So, I commend to you this weekend Rescue 007 detailing the horrific act when 269 innocent civilians died.

Here's a link to a CCN article citing the 30th anniversary of the event as well.

Here's a link to my earlier posts about Larry.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Dream MLK-style

Unfortunately, King’s conservative Dream has been hijacked by the Left to promote causes King never would have dreamed of supporting, including the legal rights to abortion and same-sex “marriage.” 

King rightly saw that the principles of the Declaration of Independence are rooted in “the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God,” and not in the repudiation of Nature and God for the sake of radical autonomy and equality.

 In severing the essential link in America’s founding principles between law and its trans-political ground in Nature and God, the American Left is making the “rough places plain,” not for the realization of King’s Dream, but for a statist Nightmare.

Author Nathan Schlueter is an associate professor of history at Hillsdale College, my alma mater.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Justice of the Peace

In 1896, my paternal great-grandfather was sworn in as a Justice of the Peace in Marshall County, Alabama.

John Cabell Breckinridge (JCB)
JORDAN  was 35 years old and the father of 7 children (3 more followed).

Mary Elizabeth Morris was his wife.

This made me wonder who are the justices of the peace in my county.

Magistrate Judge is another name for this position.

Apparently, jury duty also supplied another source of income to this homesteading farmer.

Information gleaned from family booklet The Jordans of Brindlee Mountain.