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‘Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion…’; the great truth assailed by the little man from Pennsylvania, former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum; John F. Kennedy’s historic address on the matter revisited.

February 29, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. Religious fervor, religious metaphors, religious language, religious dispute, religious assertiveness, religious iconography, religious music all pulsate through every aspect of the Great Republic, its life and affairs. And that is why the Founding Fathers as their first order of business and to establish the tone and substance for …

‘History is a pack of lies we play on the dead.’ Inconvenient truths the Kennedys cannot abide, wish to control, but cannot.

January 24, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant “History,” the great French 18th century writer Voltaire wrote, “is a pack of lies we play on the dead.” He should know… he altered history to his satisfaction and purposes often enough. Now Voltaire has apparently gone to work for the Kennedys. For they, so they think, have a pressing need …

‘In short, there’s simply not a more congenial spot….’ The 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address, January 20, 1961.

January 23, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Washington, D.C. loves commemorations, not least because every one who is anyone expects to have one for herself. Thus, it was inevitable that the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of America’s 35th president should be celebrated with suitable doings and, of course, well honed and well considered words. And so they …

Fifty years ago January 9, 1961 John F. Kennedy gave his celebrated ‘A City Upon a Hill’ speech.

January 11, 2011 | Author: | Posted in US Economy

John F. Kennedy Article by Dr. Jeffrey Lant It is fitting and proper that we recall the greatevents of our Republic, events that remind usof where we have been and exhort us to wherewe are going. Such an event was President-Elect John FitzgeraldKennedy’s celebrated speech known as “A CityUpon a Hill.” Kennedy made this speech …


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