Stan Crader

Author & Lecturer on Writing About Rural America

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Electoral College—The Saving Grace of America

Grace is to do honor or favor to someone or something even though they’re undeserving. The Electoral College may be America’s saving grace.

Based on recent primary election results, not fickle polls, but actual results, America’s choice for President, from among a group of distinguished, qualified, and honorable candidates, is either a lady known for screeching speeches and lying or a man known for being sophomoric, raucous and rude. And it’s because those are apparently America’s most popular choices that I say America is undeserving.

I can’t explain why the lady is the choice of Democrats from among a vast… Continue reading

A Time For Choosing

The following is the transcript of Ronald Reagan’s 1964 Goldwater speech; it’s timeless.

A TIME FOR CHOOSING (The Speech – October 27, 1964)

Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you and good evening. The sponsor has been identified, but unlike most television programs, the performer hasn’t been provided with a script. As a matter of fact, I have been permitted to choose my own words and discuss my own ideas regarding the choice that we face in the next few weeks.

I have spent most of my life as a Democrat. I recently have seen fit to follow another… Continue reading

Wall of Misconception

US Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquest said it best, “The wall of separation between church and state is a metaphor based on bad history, a metaphor which has proved useless as a guide to judging. It should be frankly and explicitly abandoned.”

All of this wall talk stems from the first amendment which states that Congress will make no law establishing a religion. And most agree the amendment simply means that religion will not be imposed upon the people. It does not mean that government will be free of religion. Most of our Founding Fathers quotes were taken,… Continue reading

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