All my life I've been told I have Cherokee ancestry through my Knighten forebears. There are even a few interesting legends about how John L. Knighten escaped the Removal (a decade before he was born) and of family members visiting from the Cherokee "reservation". I've even comments on them some (here). I've even commented on … Continue reading The Dangers of DNA Testing
I've been feeling some Southern nostalgia for the past couple weeks, and one of my favorite all-time, any-genre musicians is Jerry Reed. Mind you, I'm not a diehard Country Music fan, but I go on Jerry Reed binges. I had the pleasure of hearing Mr. Reed at the Morgan County Fair several years back, to … Continue reading Are you from Dixie
This isn't a fashion blog, but I do on occasion write on the topics of gentlemanliness, chappism, and such. Quite some time back I commented on an article on A Suitable Wardrobe, and referenced a Mises article titled Dress Like its the Great Depression. I'd like to follow up with a brief commentary on the … Continue reading Always dress well
I try not to comment too much on religions that are not my own, but some of the recent conflict involving the Temple Mount in Jerusalem has caught my attention, especially this article: "Has the Temple Mount Become A Hamas 'City-State'?". It made me ponder the question: who owns the Temple Mount?First off, I'm not … Continue reading Who owns the Temple Mount?
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/cosmologist_on_a_tire_swing.pngThis comic is a pretty good summary of why I still believe in Intelligent Design. I shared another article on Google+ that is along a similar vein. I cannot comprehend our Universe without an intelligent Creator to have set it in motion. The Internet and its infinite array of information has not caused me to … Continue reading A perfect illustration of why I still believe in Intelligent Design
The Mad Monarchist has posted an interesting article on the history of "the Divine Right of Kings". While the concept had its roots in Judaism and carried into Christendom, one can study history to see where other pagan rulers claimed deistic authority to rule. Even the Bible supports the notion that Jehovah, through His Providence … Continue reading The Divine Right of Kings
Back in December, I stumbled across an article online that the Alabama State Defense Force had been stood down. Having once been an officer in the ASDF, I was a bit disappointed to hear that. Being a bit of a militia advocate, I've commented on "militias" at various points on this site, and I used … Continue reading The state of the Alabama State Defense Force