Category Archives: Political Science

History Continues To Repeat Itself. Democracy Can Allow The Rise Of A Dictatorship.

Democracy can be a fragile thing. During the height of Ancient Greece, people were expected to pay homage to Alexander the Great. At its zenith, the people of the Roman Empire were expected to proudly proclaim “Hail, Caesar!” In the early … Continue reading

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How Donald Trump Answers A Question

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Are Trump Supporters Bigoted? Chuck Corrigan Does Not Think So.

Here in Roland’s Ramblings, I pose the question concerning supporters of Donald Trump. You judge for yourself based on the following copy and paste jobs from my Google+ posting with comments made there and from additional e-mail exchanges with Chuck … Continue reading

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President Harry S. Truman – Views on the Republican Party in the U.S.A.

I saw this meme on Facebook allegedly attributing a quote to Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States of America: I decided to check its contents out for factual accuracy. So, I turned to good, ol’ faithful Snopes.com. Lo … Continue reading

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Fact Check org

“FactCheck.org is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.” It is “a nonpartisan, nonprofit ‘consumer advocate’ for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics.”  FactCheck.org  monitors “the factual accuracy … Continue reading

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The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution

During my working career, one of the things I enjoyed was teaching American Government courses at the University of Toledo and at Owens Community College. That being stated, I found an interesting article over on the website of The Constitution … Continue reading

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Roland Hansen, Candidate for Lucas County Commissioner in Ohio?

The 2015 local elections have not even been held yet in Ohio; and, some folks are already speculating on the local elections in 2016. Election cycles in Ohio are somewhat strange and confusing in Ohio; but the cycles for elections for … Continue reading

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