Shameful Exploits of Christopher Columbus

On October 12th 1492, Christopher Columbus made landfall in the Bahamas and encountered the Arawak tribe, in effect discovering the New World.  This event is marked by the United States as a Federal holiday on the second Monday of October.  However, if we were to look beyond the discovery to the impact Columbus had in the Americas it would be hard…

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Why “Conformity Jails Freedom?”

It is an abbreviation of a John F. Kennedy quote; “Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.” Kennedy delivered these words during a speech to the United Nations in 1961.  His speech was memorializing the tragic death of Dag Hammarskjöld the 2nd Secretary General of the United Nations.  Prior to Hammarskjöld’s death Kennedy actually…

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