Author Archives: R. E. Smith Jr.

About R. E. Smith Jr.

Mr. Smith writes essays and commentary on politics, American history, environment, higher education and culture. He's been published in print media and at blog sites for about 25 years. Smith's formal education includes B.S. and M.S. degrees from the State University of New York and Syracuse University. He has earned a 21-credit hour Certificate in Professional Writing from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Training/work experience: NYS Ranger School; U. S. Army, Corp of Engineers; soil scientist and forester with USDA; Assoc. Professor at SUNY; real estate agent; small business owner.

Why extend the reach of the UNC system?

Typically, the statist Editorial Board at the Wilmington StarNews frequently gives large OP/ED space to University of North Carolina spokesmen (sometimes even women). Of course these people usually spread some leftist cause or promote more public spending for the bloated … Continue reading

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Don’t care much about history

The reputation of the region of the United States below the Potomac today suffers from (the) same forces from which the Middle Ages suffered at the hands of historians during the Enlightenment. Chroniclers of Southern history often do not grasp … Continue reading

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Yankee abolitionists: evil and wrong

https://www.abbevilleinstitute.org/blog/a-disease-of-the-public-mind/  

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Irrational behavior – Confederaphobia

It’s a fearful time in America—and the only thing we have to fear is the leftist revolutionaries who have created chaos within our cultural values. David Kupelian in his 2015 book, The Snapping of the American Mind exposes “both the … Continue reading

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Profiles in privilege

Many people in American society who promote socialist, Marxist and other totalitarian ideas want to deprive us of confidence, spirit and freedom. They discourage or deter positive attitudes by promoting victimology, “social justice,” and gender politics. Some women seem especially … Continue reading

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The abuse of science

The dregs of the Obama administration and its willing dupes in politics, academia and media pursue unrelenting, egregious attacks on President Trump and his cabinet members. (Link below) Some of the most vituperative assaults come from those with visceral hatred … Continue reading

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Politics, potty-training and blackmail

Conservative talk-show hosts often refer to progressives’ “bed wetting,” or “soiling themselves”—alluding to their infantile uncontrollable reactions when they don’t get their way and their irrational behavior over words and actions by adults on the political Right. Such has been … Continue reading

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