Preoccupied

By ALAN G. SMITH,

The Blindfold, Removed

  Alexander Hamilton wrote in what is called the Federalist Papers that a separation of powers, checks and balances, and a strong, independent judiciary would prevent a republic from devolving into tyranny.







Preoccupied

By ALAN G. SMITH,

Joy To The (New) World

I love to sing Christmas carols, especially the ones I know all the words to and don’t have to put a few verses of “watermelon” in there.


Preoccupied

By ALAN G. SMITH,

There is a bit player in the story of Christ’s birth. It seems that some of Mary’s kin, a certain Zechariah was due to the temple to perform his one turn to enter the Holy of Holies.








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