Prager University: America’s 2nd War of Independence

At least until the last couple of decades, you could ask any student in an American school about the first War of Independence and they could provide the highlights and the key dates of the battles in the struggle against Great Britain in the late 1700s. But few could tell you much about the War of 1812 just a couple decades late beyond the fact that the Battle of Fort McHenry was the birthplace of the National Anthem and was written by Francis Scott Key. Prager University offers a more detailed account of this 2nd War of Independence and just how poorly America was prepared to face the British Army. Were it not for one individual from Tennessee, America might never have reached past the Mississippi River and most of us would be speaking with a funny accent. Listen and learn…

Tom Stark

Tom Stark’s career began with Air Force service, including a year in Thailand and Vietnam, and progressed through a variety of manufacturing and service positions to Manager of Security, Safety, and Transportation for the Orange County (FL) Convention Center. He graduated from Barry University in 1994 and soon after embarked on a second career building custom furniture as an entrepreneur for the last 20 years. He unsuccessfully ran as a Tea Party candidate in the 2010 Congressional race (WV-01). Tom currently writes and advocates for smaller more prudent and less intrusive government, strengthening families and protecting life while building free market principles that make America stronger. He is now 70, retired, and residing with his wife in Weston, West Virginia.

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