Category Archives: Essays

Bushido: The Way of the Warrior

The code of Bushido is the ethical code of conduct developed during Japan’s feudal period. This occurred at about the same time that the code of Chivalry was developed in Europe. The development of both systems was directly related to … Continue reading

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On Sexual Behavior

May we assume that every adult has the right to do what they want in the privacy of their own home, with whomever they wish, provided that all involved parties have attained their majority, are agreeable, are acting of their … Continue reading

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All Lives Matter, If You Don’t Think So, Maybe Yours Doesn’t Matter So Much

Life is cheap. That’s the truth. Hundreds of thousands die every day, some violently, some ignominiously, some of old age or sickness, some in infancy or the prime of life. All tragically. Today you are alive, and your life matters, … Continue reading

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So Many Religions – Why Christianity?

My dear friend, Dr. Levitt asks,”So only the Christian Religion is the one and only true religion? Only Christians know who is the one and only God? Jews? Mormons? Hindu’s? Buddhists? Muslims? Atheists? Everyone is all wrong but Christians? Isn’t … Continue reading

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Liberty and Non Aggression

Liberty is expanded by the free exchange of information and freedom of association. Nevertheless Tyranny is easier. I observe this constantly as a parliamentarian. The right to bear arms protects the right of free speech, religion, association, and petition, all … Continue reading

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Freedom of Speech: An Educational Video

Nine years ago and after amost fifty thousand views,  comments keep coming in on this video, more pertinent today than ever. When the Islamic extremists burned down the Danish embassy in 2006 because of a cartoon, I expected the American … Continue reading

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On Racism and Eclecticism

Race relations is a favorite subject of mine, because it is the only significant political debate that can be conclusively proven to be based on a fallacy. The fallacy is that there is such a thing as race in the … Continue reading

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The Civil Liberty that Protects all Others

It was certainly ironic and fitting that a legislator who voted against allowing guns in a certain place should be shot by a gun in exactly that place.  Yet that was the fate of Clementa Pinckney, state senator and pastor of … Continue reading

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What Role Does Poetry Play in Society ?

“Such is our pride, our folly, or our fate, That few but such as cannot write, translate.” Sir John Denham (1615–69), English poet. To Sir Richard Fanshaw upon his translation of Pastor Fido.“ Poetry is what is lost in translation.” … Continue reading

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A New Name for the Redskins

Certainly appropriate for the city where in they are based. Go Traitors! Go away, please…

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Thoughts on the Militia for a New Republic

We constantly hear about the second half of the Second Amendment, an independent clause which guarantees us the absolute right, free from any legislative impingement, to keep and bear arms. All laws to the contrary in my opinion are unconstitutional, … Continue reading

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Marriage and A Bird Feeder

Let me tell you about something I did for my wife Jamy while she was away.  A few years ago she bought a wooden bird feeder, a simple thing stapled together and it had battery operated Christmas lights stapled around … Continue reading

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Why I am Unfit to be an Elder or a Deacon in a Bible Believing Church And Some Other Thoughts on the Church and the Law

I have been asked to be an elder a couple of times in the twenty plus years I have been sitting with the Presbyterians.  After giving a brief explanation of why I could not accept such an exalted position, I was invariably asked to reconsider my position.  This left me wondering how the person asking me ever got to be an elder. Continue reading

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To Those who call Abortion, Murder

2 Kings 17:17 They sacrificed their sons and daughters in the fire. Some claim that abortion is murder. To restate this, there are some who claim is that there are rooms all over America, where individuals are murdering innocent children … Continue reading

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I Am a Royal Ambassador for the Heavenly Kingdom of The Living God

With scripture proofs 2 Corinthians 5:16 From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in … Continue reading

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Forty Days on the Master Cleanse

For the past forty days, I have rigorously followed the “Master Cleanse” regime, developed fifty years ago by Stanley Burroughs, an alternative health practitioner and natural remedy enthusiast. During his lifetime and even up until the present day, Mr. Burroughs … Continue reading

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I am Happy that George Zimmerman is Alive

 I am happy that George Zimmerman is alive, and I wish that Trayvon Martin was too.  Nevertheless, I must say that I am thoroughly disgusted with the American Media and the self serving, so called “leaders” of the racist “African … Continue reading

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The Rules

I must begin by telling you that I cannot take credit for “The Rules”. No, a wiser man than I wrote them down, or perhaps it was a group of men, each one wiser and older than the next, meeting … Continue reading

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The Five Magic Phrases for a Happy Marriage

Hear me my fellow men, especially young men at the gate of marriage.  Over twenty years ago,  I met a tyler by the name of  Jack Glick during a tour of the oldest Masonic lodge in the state of California. … Continue reading

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On Argument and Why Men Should Never Show Their Legs in Public

“He that complies against his will, is of his own opinion still”1 Argument is an intrinsic part of our interaction with other creatures. The first recorded argument is found in the book of Genesis, Chapter 3: 1 Now the serpent … Continue reading

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Is Television Good or Bad For American Society?

Gin thu neuere leuen alle monnis spechen, Ne alle the thinge that thu herest singen; You must never believe all that men say, nor all the things you hear sung. (Alfred, 1907) As individuals living in the twenty-first century, we … Continue reading

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My Testimony

I would like to begin by quoting from the book of Romans , Chapter 7 and verse twenty one. “So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in … Continue reading

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Doing Drugs in High School

Greetings fellow students! Louis Rose here, Class of ’71. Sorry I’m forty years late. Maybe they’ll write me a pass. I want to tell you about the drugs I used at Sleepy Hollow. I never planned to use drugs, it … Continue reading

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Do Social Media Networking Sites Compromise Personal and Professional Security?

“You’re nobody, till somebody loves you. You’re nobody, till somebody cares” (Cavanaugh, 1944). The first email was sent in 1971 (Tiedje, C., 2011). Next, along came the bulletin board systems complete with the familiar screeching sound of the modem, which … Continue reading

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Refusing to Fly

Originally published in the Jacksonville Observer Fly? I have decided that unless I commandeer an aircraft, I shall never fly anywhere again. I cannot imagine flying anywhere for any purpose, for any amount of money that justifies the indignities that … Continue reading

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Rose’s Political Continuum

Originally published in the Florida Student Philosophy Blog As a political philosopher, I believe that one of my tasks is to reduce complicated issues to basic principles. Hence this graphic. It represents my conclusions on the opposing ideas of war … Continue reading

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Against Gay Marriage

Originally published in the Florida Student Philosophy Blog In the article “Gay Marriage” in Philosophy and Sex[1] Frederick Elliston, dissects several arguments against gay marriage. I would like to revisit a few of them in this essay, and will begin … Continue reading

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Address to the Duval County School Board

Good evening. My name is Louis William Rose. Thank you for agreeing to hear me. After a year of teaching high school as a non-education major, I have come to tell you why I will not be back. If the … Continue reading

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My Definition of Poetry

poetry NOUN: 1. The art or work of a poet. Middle English, from Old French poete, from Latin poeta, from Greek poietes, maker, composer, from poiein, to create. No one may define poetry except the poet. In like manner no … Continue reading

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A Philosophy of Elementary Education

The education and the shepherding of a child through infancy and adolescence until he or she emerges from the protection of the family are wholly the right and responsibility of that child’s parents. In this way and only in this … Continue reading

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Analysis of the Process of Writing the Poem, “The Story of Bigger T.”

Bigger Thomas is a character in the book, Native Son written byRichard Wright, one of the great lights of the Harlem RenaissanceIn this essay I try to take the reader through the process of  how I write a poem, or … Continue reading

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Her Name was Katie

Katie, was a cashier at the local supermarket in a town where I once lived in upstate New York. She was in her late twenties, still just a girl, as any of the ladies in their forties will tell you. … Continue reading

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Lateness

STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS INTEROFFICE MEMORANDUM MEMO TO: Superintendent Marta Villacorta FROM: Sergeant Louis William Rose DATE: May 6, 1994 SUBJECT: Lateness Ma’am: Yesterday, along with about a dozen other officers, I was one minute late for briefing. … Continue reading

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Credo

 The virtues expressed here are those embraced by the Masters and Practitioners of the Chinese Goju fighting society of which I am Sho Dan. I was accorded this honor by Sensei Antony Baso, San Dan Renchi, University of Martial Arts … Continue reading

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