Bandaging the Bruised Bear

Every baby boomer remembers the 1964 Goldwater campaign ad, which juxtaposed innocent children, pledging allegiance to the flag, with an impassioned Nikita Khrushchev waving his finger in the air vowing, “We will bury you…your children will be Communists!”  Khrushchev’s warning was the impetus for American teachers to hustle students into …

The People’s Proclamation

On January 22, 2009 the National Mall was packed with people who freely came to the Capitol to witness the historic inauguration of the first African American president, Barack Obama.  Weeping, hugging and optimistic, “More than one million people gathered…in a wintry Washington DC, to see Mr. Obama take the …

Precluding the Right to Paternal Protection

Sigmund Freud said, “I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.” Fatherly dedication to the safety and well being of children is a need that offspring have and a duty that all fathers possess regardless of rank or station.   In an …