Donald R. McClarey

July 4, 1861: Lincoln Message to Congress

  I doubt if there has been a gloomier Fourth of July for the nation than the one in 1861 with the nation divided and a civil war underway.  Lincoln in his message to Congress on that day, explained his

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Donald R. McClarey

Trump Fourth of July Speech

I assume that critics of the President will accuse him of hijacking patriotism for partisan ends.  In truth, it is the Democrats that are seeking to make American patriotism a partisan issue.  For the sake of identity politics they are

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Donald R. McClarey

Go Betsy!

A skilled seamstress, Elizabeth “Betsy” Ross was noted for her beauty and her patriotism.  Twenty-three at the start of the Revolution, she would lose two husbands during the War, the second a mariner who died in a British jail.  It

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Anthony Maria Zaccaria

Unfurl your flags for Jesus Crucified is about to send you to proclaim everywhere the vital energy of the Spirit. Saint Anthony Maria Zaccaria

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