About Vito Mussomeli

Vito Mussomeli is a retired attorney living in Texas. He has spoken and written extensively on the Confederate Constitution and the Confederate legal system.

“For the Journey”

By |2020-05-17T01:05:02-05:00May 17th, 2020|Categories: Catholicism, Imagination, Poetry, Religion|

When my father was in World War II, after which he received orders for other assignments that took him away from home for long periods of time, I resided with my maternal grandmother. She had emigrated from Sicily and lived in this country for over 60 years (but refused to learn English, considering it an [...]


By |2020-01-25T23:46:01-06:00January 25th, 2020|Categories: Imagination, Literature, Poetry|

To the rocks And to the open trees, The wandering insects about their work, The circling birds and covering grasses, To the mountains tuned in their summit, And the flowers searching among new scents … […]

“Come, Spirit, let us love Together”

By |2018-10-27T00:35:50-05:00November 4th, 2018|Categories: Poetry|

We were born a light within pain Reckoned in spasms of a tender night A knowledge Child from infinite origin Born bearing what came before Us - So birth found Us quiet, like peace; And twenty alive, like blood. To the bright sun I leapt a friend To grow in spurts from grass to tree [...]

The World They Made Together

By |2021-05-03T14:40:53-05:00January 10th, 2018|Categories: Books, Community, History, Slavery, Social Institutions, South, Thomas Jefferson|

Thomas Jefferson knew black people’s daily lives, aptitude and fortitude, their beliefs and courage and human warmth. He was at home with black people whether they were new to Virginia or had been born after several generations in Virginia and were integral within his conjoined families. The World They Made Together, Black and White Values [...]

Luther Martin of Maryland & the Constitutional Convention

By |2021-04-22T19:24:44-05:00September 16th, 2017|Categories: Alexander Hamilton, American Founding, American Republic, Constitution, Featured, George Mason, George Washington, History, John Marshall|

Luther Martin understood human nature with a genius of sheer power, foresight, and brilliance. He believed that there can be no union without subsidiarity because without it, governments run with the cyclical and typical tyrannies of humankind. Forgotten Founder, Drunken Prophet, The Life of Luther Martin, by Bill Kauffman (Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2008) “Happiness is [...]

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