David Fritsche’s articles

We have nothing to fear but fear itself?

May 18, 2017
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We have nothing to fear but fear itself?

This was a phrase used by Franklin D. Roosevelt in his first inaugural address of March 4, 1933. As with many famous lines, this one was borrowed from an essay by Sir Francis Bacon, who said, “Nothing is terrible except fear itself.” The use of fear in the political agenda is historic and generational. Every…

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The Great Evil Empire, Russia

May 4, 2017
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The Great Evil Empire, Russia

The great evil empire, Russia, has tampered with our election! Horrors! How dare they? It is time the FBI investigate and put a stop to this evil of all evils. No nation should influence the outcome of another nations election. (Sarcasm intended!) And note this on this morning’s news: Former U.S. President Barack Obama endorsed…

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Constitution-phobia – The Disease of the Left

April 2, 2017
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Constitution-phobia – The Disease of the Left

Mark Levin keeps reminding us that socialism is a mental disorder. It is now more evident than ever before. The fear of the constitution and of our founding principles is everywhere. While the left is constantly verbalizing a long string of political phobias, they may not recognize their own fears as a form of insanity.…

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The Zombie Apocalypse is Here

March 21, 2017
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The Zombie Apocalypse is Here

I recently took a part time job in security at a parking structure in the center of our town. You know, walking around making sure no one steals the cars or breaks into them. The shock was when I found out that I was in the middle of the Zombie Apocalypse. Hundreds of young people…

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Claims of Espionage

March 21, 2017
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Claims of Espionage

Trumps claims, Napolitano claims, many claims there is espionage going on. The heads of agencies who should know claim there is no evidence. Who is telling the truth? Visions of clandestine meetings, smoke filled rooms and shadows in the night, cast our minds back to the days of Mata Hari, The Rosenberg’s, Major John André…

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Those Dirty Political Tricks

March 6, 2017
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Those Dirty Political Tricks

Yes, they have been around for a long time. In fact, they are as old as the human race. I mean, even Eve and the snake conspired to draw Adam into their web of deceit and it worked. The temptation was the offer of power: “If you eat of it, you will know as God…

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Don’t Widen the Plate

March 3, 2017
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Don’t Widen the Plate

Note: Author Unknown Twenty years ago, in Nashville, Tennessee, during the first week of January, 1996, more than 4,000 baseball coaches descended upon the Opryland Hotel for the 52nd annual ABCA’s convention.  While I waited in line to register with the hotel staff, I heard other more veteran coaches rumbling about the lineup of speakers…

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Finding Excuses!

March 2, 2017
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Finding Excuses!

As a young man, I delighted in sports and was at least a bit above average in the pursuit. But good old Jake was, well, he was not. He had a string of excuses every time he blew it or we lost: The Sun got in his eyes, or a bug, or some dust. The…

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The Loss of the Family

February 26, 2017
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The Loss of the Family

From the beginning of time, the nuclear family has been the basic social unit. It was true in the Garden of Eden and it is true today. While the family has transcended time and space, its context has changed over time. In the Hunter-Gatherer culture, the family was dependent on the interaction of the tribe.…

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The Loss of Identity

February 26, 2017
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The Loss of Identity

I grew up before television, computers and a host of modern time occupying technological conveniences. Washing machines had wringers on the side. They did not go through cycles, they just sat there and swished. The real work was done by the housewife who attended them. The ice man came every other day and you put…

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