Tag Archives: New World

150 Years after the 13th Amendment

After the United States civil war, in 1865 the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution were approved by Congress and ratified. What seems so natural, so obvious and simple was not so simple in the New World. … Continue reading

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Many present American citizens do not want to recognise their Land of hope and glory

The title probably brings in your mind, like it does for me, the great British patriotic song, with music by Edward Elgar and lyrics by A. C. Benson, written in 1902. In the 70s this song was alternatively played at … Continue reading

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Call to raise the wage

In several so called civilised countries we still may find people who have to work for wages which should put us to shame. Many people may look with Argus eyes to the New World where everything seems so much better … Continue reading

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Preparing for an important election

Grassroots support can be the difference between winning and losing elections. This year Belgium shall have to encounter one of the most important elections in its short history. People shall have to bring out their vote for the way they … Continue reading

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Giving others the chance our ancestors had

Lots of American citizens seem to have forgotten where they originally came from. They consider themselves true Americans, but are they so true ‘virgin’ Americans? Today the United States like many West-European countries is facing an immigration problem. They have … Continue reading

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Juncker warns for possible new war

La Decena Trágica may have been far away from Europe when it brought in 1913 the Mexican Revolution. Europe had to meet its tragic decennial a year later. The House of Romanov in 1913 celebrated its 300th anniversary of its … Continue reading

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Right to be in the surroundings

In ‘Faith related boycotts’ the question was raised how a Christian had to tackle other faithgroups and should try to build up a state where love and peace are of the first order, giving freedom for everybody around them. In … Continue reading

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Built on or Belonging to Jewish tradition #3 Of the earth or of God

America and its culture developed as an easy-to-enter “Melting Pot” for many cultures, creating a new commonality of culture and political values. This open culture allowed many minority groups, including Jews, to flourish in Christian and predominantly Protestant America. In … Continue reading

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Built on or Belonging to Jewish tradition #2 Roots of Jewishness

Last month, CNN was exploring American exceptionalism — the concept that the United States is exceptional when compared to other nations and is uniquely destined to bring democracy to the world. Lots of citizens of the United States of America … Continue reading

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Leaving the Old World to find better pastures

Reason to look for New Pastures The  country where many grew up and currently see is unrecognisable from the times when we were a child. For many it is also nothing like any more of what they hear from their … Continue reading

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