An Odd Coincidence

An excerpt from the fictional tales of The Haphazard Historian. In 1972, during his first term in office, then president Nixon made a historic journey to the East in order to establish relations with an angry and isolated China. In 2018, current president Trump made a historic journey to the East in order to establish … Continue reading An Odd Coincidence

Labor Day

An excerpt from the fictional tales of The Haphazard Historian. Imagine that there are some people willing to enslave other people for their own gain. Well in fact no imagination is necessary, as we can browse the pages of history (or even current events) to know this to be the case. So we know people … Continue reading Labor Day

Independence for All

An excerpt from the fictional tales of The Haphazard Historian. Large political bodies eventually collapse under their own weight. Yet a collapse is not necessarily catastrophic, as pieces often tend to drift apart and establish their independence. The United States was itself birthed by this mechanism of unmanageable size. Having to oversee the needs of … Continue reading Independence for All

Mustering Muskets

An excerpt from the fictional tales of The Haphazard Historian. There is some ongoing debate concerning the Second Amendment, so in this brief essay I shall attempt to offer my perspective on the issue. The Constitution itself was forged from formidable debate — the people composing it had differing ideas of what should be in … Continue reading Mustering Muskets