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Haupt’s Take: The Electoral College, an enigma to the left

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

By William Haupt III | Haupt’s Take “Any farmer will tell you: The riper the fruit the sweeter the grapes. Nobody likes the taste of sour grapes: Especially the left when they lose an election.” (James Willely) Anyone who has visited a Banana Republic during election time will appreciate why we have an electoral college. […]

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Haupt’s Take: Welcome a Jeffersonian to the Supreme Court

By   /  February 13, 2017  /  Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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By William Haupt III | Haupt’s Take “Presidents come and go, but the Supreme Court goes on forever.” (William Howard Taft) Thomas Jefferson’s lasting intendment on the history of our country is a credit to his remarkably varied talents and abilities. He made some of the most significant contributions to our nation as a politician, […]

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Haupt’s Take: It took eight years to destroy 50 years of progress

By   /  February 6, 2017  /  Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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By William Haupt III | Haupt’s Take “If we love our country, we should also love our countrymen.” (Ronald Reagan) In the dog days of summer during the 60s, many northern Americans crossed the Mason-Dixon Line to help put an end to inequality for Americans of all races, cultures, and religions. Many did not know […]

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Haupt’s Take: There is no money tree in D.C.

By   /  January 30, 2017  /  Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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By William Haupt III | Haupt’s Take “Money doesn’t grow on trees like the apples that grew in the Garden of Eden. It is not fruit that can be cultivated and picked when ripe. It’s something you have to earn and value.” (Ray Salisbury) Much Ado About Nothing is a play written by William Shakespeare […]

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Haupt’s Take: The fall of the house of Obama

By   /  January 23, 2017  /  Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

By William Haupt III | Haupt’s Take “If you are a success, your performance will always exceed you expectations.” (Aaron Armon) Barack Obama’s farewell address to the nation was both familiar and discordant. It was familiar because the rhetoric was reminiscent of his two campaigns and it was discordant because of his disconnection from the […]

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Haupt’s Take on Inauguration Day: New Opportunities for America

By   /  January 17, 2017  /  Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

By William Haupt III | Haupt’s Take “The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults.” (Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, February 1835) Abraham Lincoln used the occasion to speak of “the better angels of our nature.” FDR used it […]

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