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Vietnam War Veteran to Present Experiences in 1965 Battle of Ia Drang Valley

Vietnam War Veteran to Present Experiences in 1965 Battle of Ia Drang Valley

Mel W. Gunderson of Black Hawk will present his US Army experiences in the Battle of Ia Drang Valley’s Landing Zone X-Ray on November 14, 1965, as part of the 1st Cavalry Division in the Central Highlands of Vietnam.

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Mayflower Compact

Happy Thanksgiving to God America, Here is Your History!

Statistically speaking, American Millennials’ (ages 18-34) worst subject is history. Many know very little about our European ancestors, the Pilgrims, to whom the first Thanksgiving is attributed. These were the first Christian families to settle on the east coast of America. Contrary to modern-day teaching, the main purpose the Pilgrims came to America was NOT religious freedom.

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History and the Bible: What People ‘Know’ That Ain’t So

History and the Bible: What People ‘Know’ That Ain’t So

One thing that many people think they “know” things about is the Bible. As the word of God, it stands above every other work of literature; none other has been nearly as life-changing or as timelessly relevant. And none other has been has been the subject of such constant and vicious attacks – attacks that it has inevitably withstood unscathed.

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Chairman Mao’s America: We Still Have a Choice, The Chinese Did Not

With only days to go before America decides who will occupy the White House, it is abundantly clear that Democrats are rousing every effort to appeal to the vast crowd of “millennial” voters.

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Useful Idiots and the Theater of the Absurd

Useful Idiots and the Theater of the Absurd

Recently I had the opportunity to spend some time with a person who would easily qualify as one of Lenin’s useful idiots. Here is a man who grabbed the brass ring. Not by government intervention. Not by being one of the bigtime crony capitalists who rig the system that chooses winners and losers. No, he had achieved success and fortune through his own ingenuity and hard work.

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American Lives Matter 1776

American Lives Matter 1776

Lately, much attention has been given to shameful events including criminals, police, arrest, murder, vandalism, rioting, and protests that have plagued the streets of America. These events, of course, are not isolated to just our modern times. During the time leading up to the Revolutionary War, there was a tumultuous stirring in the 1700’s, a movement which one might label, “American Lives Matter.” This righteous movement occurred after a long train of abuses against all American citizens of every color and nationality. From the Boston Massacre of 1770, the bombing of Boston and burning of Charlestown in 1774, or in the attacks on Williamsburg, Concord, or Lexington in 1775, Americans were attacked with lethal force! Beyond warfare here is a short list of bigoted and hateful things those Americans were forced to endure: The innocent were killed and oppressed Americans were being forced at gun point to share their homes […]

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Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Real Lessons from Black History

In looking at the great civil rights struggle in America, we cannot forget that this was a Christian movement led by a Christian pastor. And this is how we must continue this movement in the future, united in faith. Any other approach, I believe, leads to despair rather than hope.

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Vietnam Vet’s Unit Wiped Out in Mekong Delta

Vietnam Vet’s Unit Wiped Out in Mekong Delta

On Saturday, October 8, Rapid City architect Richard J. McConnell will visually speak about his Vietnam War experiences as a riverine lieutenant in the Mekong Delta with the US Army’s 9th Infantry Division and 86th Engineer Battalion.

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Political Decoys, Body Doubles: Nothing New

Political Decoys, Body Doubles: Nothing New

The practice of decoying is essentially no different than the professional entertainer look alike, who mimics famous entertainers whom they resemble. The only difference is that the “lookalike” presents an acknowledged artifice. The decoy must conceal his or her imposture from the “audience.”

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Without Life, There Can Be No Liberty or Happiness 

Without Life, There Can Be No Liberty or Happiness 

In America today, a culture of death has overtaken us.–a spirit that causes otherwise intelligent and rational people to believe in and support irrational things.

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