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Dorothy Thompson as a model to resist tyranny

by Andreatta Geerdes

WASHINGTON, DC, January 23, 2013 — Dorothy Thompson knew how to oppose tyranny.

As a correspondent in Europe in the 1920s and 1930s, Thompson witnessed Adolph Hitler’s rise to power, his dismantling of civil liberties, and his transformation of Germany into a dictatorship. In 1934, Thompson was the first correspondent expelled from Nazi Germany for her writing.

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http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/political-potpourri/2013/jan/23/dorothy-thompson-model-resist-tyranny/

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Restore liberty by pursuing a basic classical education

by Andreatta Geerdes

COLORADO, November 20, 2012 – America is culturally, intellectually and morally adrift because most of its citizens are ignorant of our nation’s cultural, intellectual and moral heritage.

I have a new honor-student slogan. But it’s too long for a bumper sticker: My student can recite the principal pharaohs of Egypt, “Jabberwocky,” 10 Latin numbers, and the preamble to the U.S. Constitution.

This is all true of my third-grader, who also rides horses, attends Sunday school, and plays piano. But this column isn’t about my family. It is about encouraging you and other Americans to restore liberty to our country by pursuing a basic classical education.

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http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/speaking-family/2012/nov/19/restore-liberty-pursuing-basic-classical-education/

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When all else fails, blame the Paulbots

by Andreatta Geerdes

WASHINGTON, September 30, 2012 — Suddenly, Ron Paul’s supporters are relevant.

You remember Ron Paul — that old Republican guy who ran for president. His non-interventionist foreign policy ideas were considered kooky during the Republican debates but have since landed him interviews on Fox.

He is the guy who barely cracked 10 percent in the primaries but managed to attract tens of thousands of people, from all walks of life, to his rallies during the primary season. People lined up to hear Paul speak about free-market economics and Constitutional government.

Yet his lively supporters were dismissed as “Paulbots” and “Paultards.”

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http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/political-potpourri/2012/sep/30/when-all-else-fails-blame-paulbots/

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