Author: Dr. Robert R. Owens

Profile: Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion for Southside Virginia Community College.  He is the author of the History of the Future @ © 2011 Robert R. Owens  Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens


March 27, 2012

We Know the Problem … What’s the Answer?

Filed under: History - 27 Mar 2012

This weekly column, which I have been privileged to submit for your consideration for the past three years, elicits many comments and questions. The most common of which can be summed up as, “I agree with your analysis, appreciate …

March 22, 2012

Santorum or Romney? Culture War or Class War?

Filed under: Elections & Voting - 22 Mar 2012

The question for Republicans right now seems obvious: Would you prefer Rick Santorum or Mitt Romney to run against Barack Obama?

March 20, 2012

Praetorian Progressives and Their Imperial Dreams

Under President Obama we doubled-down in Afghanistan? We sent more of our fellow citizens to a long hard slog in a country whose synonym is Quagmire while announcing the eventual date of their withdrawal at the same time. …

March 14, 2012

Real Rebels and the Counter Revolution

Filed under: Politics In General - 14 Mar 2012

Think ofAmerica’s Founders. These were real rebels.

Sam Adams agitated against the imposition of taxes. He penned the petitions which brought forth the rallying cry “No taxation without representation!” While avoiding violence he led the effort to …

March 7, 2012

None Dare Call It …

Filed under: Current Events,History - 07 Mar 2012

In 1777 the British thought they had finally hit upon a strategy to crush the rebellion. They would divide the colonies. General John Burgoyne had presented a bold plan to the government in London. He proposed to …

March 1, 2012

The Forbidden Word: Impeach

Filed under: History - 01 Mar 2012

What does History tell us about the impeachment of an American President? It has only happened twice.

Today Lincoln is an icon. His Roman style temple and oversized statue dominate one end of the National Mall. But …

February 21, 2012

The Man Who Would Be King

Filed under: Politics In General - 21 Feb 2012

In 114 BC, Rome was a democratic Republic. Representatives elected by popular vote filled the Senate, and the Senate ran Rome. The Empire was conquered in the name of the Senate and the People of Rome, symbolized by …

February 14, 2012

The Sun is Setting Tell Everyone You Know

Filed under: Politics In General - 14 Feb 2012

If we say nothing while watching someone walk off a cliff and plunge to her death we would be criminally negligent. If we ride past a home in the early morning and see smoke rising from the roof and …

February 8, 2012

If We Don’t Win We Lose

America’s slide from the forefront of freedom to the swamp of collectivist social engineering didn’t start with the current manager of our decline and his Cavalcade of Czars. It didn’t start with President Obama’s favorite foil and arch-nemesis the …

January 31, 2012

Now is the Time!

Filed under: Featured Conservative,Politics In General - 31 Jan 2012

Sarah Palin was just about to drag the Progressive John McCain over the finish line. Then the economy collapsed and Senator McCain suspended his campaign to fly back to Washington and add his, “Me too” as President Bush said, …

January 25, 2012

How Dumb Do They Think We Are ?

Filed under: Featured Conservative,Politics In General - 25 Jan 2012

I’ve been called a fascist by communists and a communist by fascists. I’ve been called a pagan by Christians and a Christian by pagans. I’ve been called an optimist by pessimists and a pessimist by optimists. All …

January 17, 2012

Can Freedom Survive or Is the Fix In?

The Republicans have a habit of nominating moderates who have served the Party well, or as the Soviets called them apparatchiks, or as they are called in Chicago Ward Heelers, or as they are called everywhere else Hacks. That …

January 12, 2012

2012 What Will It Be

Filed under: Current Events,History - 12 Jan 2012

The professional doom peddlers would have us believe that because a certain Mayan calendar ends on December 21, 2012 the world is going to end. With a bang or with a whimper they aren’t sure, but if you will …

January 3, 2012


For years people wondered where did these peaceful geniuses go. Did the mother ship come down and carry them back to Jupiter or wherever peaceful geniuses come from? Did they evolve into a higher state of being?

December 31, 2011

Another Gospel

Filed under: Religion & Faith - 31 Dec 2011

A Pew Research Center national survey found that nearly one-in-five Americans (18%) believe President Obama is a Muslim and 43% don’t know what religion has our president’s allegiance.

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