AboutCarole Owens, a writer and historian, is a regular Eagle contributor.
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Eagle columnist Carole Owens writes: "Here and elsewhere, population change is coming. We can doubt the predictions, squabble about the specifics, fashion some alternative view of the future. However, the one thing that is absolutely certain is change itself."
Eagle columnist Carole Owens writes: "MAGA finds it rational and absolutely necessary to save our country from “the other” even by suppressing the rights of others, compromising democracy and using violence."
Eagle columnist Carole Owens writes: "Today, our population is 110 times what it was when the country was founded: 330 million. The growth in population alone raises questions: Can a government fashioned for 3 million work for 300 million?"
Eagle columnist Carole Owens writes: "Dictators all operate with a rigid hierarchy, subordination of the individual for the perceived good of the nation, strong regimentation of society and the economy, and harsh punishments. First, these folks must normalize meanness — bullying, name-calling, defaming, accusing and threatening."
Eagle columnist Carole Owens writes: "In the Federalist Paper No. 10 in 1787, Madison called it 'the mischiefs of faction.' When factions formed, persuaded and turned to violence, Madison did not so much tell us what to do as he walked through a logical consideration of the possibilities."
Eagle columnist Carole Owens writes: "Because the emphasis was misplaced in the introduction of residential tax exemption in Stockbridge, emotions got ahead of facts. Let’s begin again."
Contrary to other reports, neither of the big issues in today’s news are unprecedented. Admittedly, neither is exactly the same, but close enough. So close that decisions made 215 years ago, in 1807, are relevant now; so close that we can learn from what happened then.