Wednesday, February 19, is the 207th anniversary of the arrest of Aaron Burr on charges of treason.

Despite our decades-long backward slide toward despotism, the Constitution remains intact and provides a beacon of hope for restoring the Republic.

It’s said that “history” is written by the winners, skewing it one way or another. In recent times, history has been unmade by media — as FDR and Charles Lindbergh exemplify.

Jesus Christ, whose birthday is celebrated throughout the world this month, has had a greater impact on human history than any person who ever lived. Though he died at the age of 33, the year in which we live is dated from his birth. Though he lived in an obscure corner of the Roman Empire 2,000 years ago, more than one billion people today call themselves followers of Christ. Though he never wrote a book, tens of thousands of books have been written about his life and teachings.

What if they called a war and peace broke out instead? That's exactly what happened during the Christmas season of 1914 when the soldiers themselves called a truce and, had it not been for intervention by the higher authorities on both sides, World War I might have ended.

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