My analysis of finances, ETFs, and history.

The Modern Presidency

May 10, 2019

Incoming presidents quote from the “greats”—Washington, Lincoln, and Franklin Roosevelt (FDR). Ronald Reagan in 1980 had an advantage over FDR; he had a clear-cut vision of his goals.

Slave Insurrections Played Minor Role in the Texas Revolution

Oct. 31, 2017

The war for independence waged in 1835-1836 by Texas freedom fighters was in my opinion primarily necessitated by Mexican decrees abolishing slavery within its frontier states. Mexican hegemony in the area included an anti-slavery strategy in its new order of 1835 that erroneously depended upon actual slave insurrections as a military tool for creating an offensive against Texas militia.

German Soldiers Deserted and Settled in America After the War of Independence

Oct. 29, 2017

Historians believe that up to 5,000 German Mercenaries (Hessians) may have deserted and settled in America after the war for independance.

Vietnam: My Lai 4 Massacre (1968) What happened and the aftermath

Jan. 15, 2017

Charlie Company's lst Platoon commanded by Lieutenant William I. Calley was expecting trouble on March 16, 1968 when they were landed in the "Pinkville" area, located within Quang Ngai province in South Vietnam. They had been conducting "search and destroy" missions within the province without finding the Vietcong.

The Great Game: The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia

Jan. 9, 2017

“The Great Game,” the geopolitical struggle of high adventure and political intrigue for Central Asia between the expanding empires of Victorian Britain and Tsarist Russia, infused with death and clandestine double-dealing, began at the dawn of the nineteenth century.

Benjamin Franklin and His Meld of Franco-American Interests Into Two Treaties

Dec. 27, 2016

To what extent was Benjamin Franklin responsible for the first two treaties between France and America? Although an American victory at the battle of Saratoga and other factors contributed to the signing of the first two Franco-American treaties, a preponderance of the evidence points to Benjamin Franklin as the linchpin for the meld of national interests.

The Destiny of Groundwater Rights in Texas

Dec. 13, 2016

A groundwater right is a recognized property right in Texas. This water right can be sold, leased, or transferred to another person. Therefore, the law of groundwater rights determines who can use the water, in what quantities, and for what purposes, and often specifies when and where the water can be used.

Political Leadership Under the Shadow of FDR

Dec. 13, 2016

The president of the United States is the most powerful person on the face of the earth. Although the average American inattentively appraises presidential leadership, the president’s standing and legacy depends upon our consensus.

Views on Slavery at Convention of 1787 Guaranteed Republicanism

Dec. 13, 2016

Modern theorists such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau and John Locke were also contemplated. Professor William E. Nelson (1987, 466-67) writing exactly two hundred years after the Constitutional Convention says that in order to capture the spirit of reason at the Convention one needs to refer to Rousseau’s concept of the general will

The Constitution and the Reconstructive Presidents

Dec. 13, 2016

Abraham Lincoln understood that the U. S. Constitution broadly endowed him with the opportunity for leading his countrymen as their agent of political change.

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