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Ted Agens is a retired Sergeant First Class with 20 years of active duty service in the US Army Field Artillery. He is a married father and grandfather. He has earned a BA in Social Psychology, and a BS in History - Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh, as well as a Master's Degree (with out licensure) in Mental Health Counseling from St Bonaventure University. He lives in rural North Central Pennsylvania.

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1mintrufacnet, A Future Political Fiction on the Dangers of Centralizing Information through Digitization.
Ted Agens 10/16/2021 7:01 AM

Image: Pixabay

The story is set in the not-too-distant future. The internet as we know it has been drastically changed to where it has all come under the direct control of the Government. All ISP’s and other companies like Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Yahoo, etc, have all been nationalized by the Federal Government under a broad use of the “Necessary and Proper” Clause of the Constitution. Their employees have become the new Department of True-a Cabinet position.

Columbus Day- Conservatives, Know Your Nation’s History!
Ted Agens 10/7/2021 10:01 AM

Christopher Columbus, Image: Wikipedia

In what may have been the very first act of Democratic Party “wokism”, and distorting history to serve an agenda, in 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, at the urging of the Catholic Religious Organization, The Knights of Columbus, declared that every October, there would be a Federal Holiday to celebrate Columbus’ “discovery” of North America. That's the official story.

Who Actually Committed America’s “Original Sin?"
Ted Agens 9/29/2021 11:02 AM

Virginia Colony Coat of Arms, Image: Wikipedia

With so many Americans of all political beliefs so focused on being angry and being enraged on what substitutes for “news” these last few years, I wanted to write a brief bit on one of these points of rage; America’s alleged, “original sin” of slavery.

Send Your Congressman (or woman) an Egg!
Ted Agens 9/23/2021 9:06 AM


While attending college after my Army retirement during an upper level American Government Course on the founding documents of the Nation and the processes and debates that the many men who drafted them used, our Professor, a long tenured PhD of Public Policy, was searching for a good way to describe to our small class what the original intent of these men were in regard to Article I, Section 8. This is, of course, the Section on Enumerated Powers of the Federal Government, the Congress. In his search for an idea, I said “Do you mean like an egg?” He said “Yes! Exactly like that!” What did we mean and how does this apply?

General Milley and the Likely Seeds of His Mutinous Actions.
Ted Agens 9/20/2021 11:01 AM

Gen Mark Milley, CJCS, Image: DOD

There was man inflammatory call to mutiny published in Defense One back in August, 2020 and written by former Army officers LTC’s (R) John Nagl and Paul Yingling? It was titled: "All Enemies, Foreign and Domestic: An Open Letter to Gen. Milley."

Is “V” is for Vanished Vindman Villainy?
Ted Agens 9/6/2021 9:02 AM

LTC(R) Alexander Vindman, Image: Wikipedia

Ok, I get it, Vindman you may ask? Why now? LTC(R) Alexander *Chow Thief* Vindman pretty much has dropped from the media radar a while back, right? Well, yes he did. This is not about him. Not directly at least.

If Not For The Turks….
Ted Agens 8/19/2021 2:32 PM

RecepTayyipErdogan, Image: Wikipedia

If not for the Turkish Army and the insistence of Turkish President Erdogan -to hold on to the Kabul Airport back in June, there would now be NO POINT OF EGRESS for our Embassy staff, our last remaining military members, any remaining NATO or partner military members or anyone at odds with the Taliban, to leave the nation.

Duopoly Failure- long in the making, for all to see.
Ted Agens 8/16/2021 12:31 PM

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Trillions of dollars spent, thousands of US lives lost, thousands more injured with wounds for life. All just in Afghanistan alone.

Making Firearms Ownership and Usage Safer-- No Need to Close Loopholes, just “Open” HIPAA
Ted Agens 7/9/2021 2:02 PM

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This article is the first of two, debating mental health notification to the ATF. It will be immediately followed by the other side of the debate. AFNN wants to foster an atmosphere of solid discussion while advancing conservative thought. These two pieces are part of that effort. Ed.

Bill Cosby Case Demonstrates Failures in Justice
Ted Agens 7/2/2021 12:01 PM

Image: Wikipedia

Like many of you, I heard of Bill Cosby’s release as ordered by the PA Supreme Court. When I heard why, I thought- yet one more example to connect to my previous article on criminal justice reform. In particular in the Cosby case, my notion of allowing the trial jury to have full access to ALL aspects of the trial- evidence, police procedures, witnesses, prosecutor and defense attorney pre-trial, and in this case, pre-charging, conduct.


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