President Trump's Charlottesville comments are drawing criticism from many quarters for not being "presidential." CNN, NBC, The New York Times, The L.A. Times, CBS, to name a few, have fallen all over themselves to bash Trump's failure to condemn Saturday's protestors. That's not to mention the politicians (the operative term, in this case, for sure) from both … Continue reading Charlottesville Violence: What’s Presidential?
She described herself briefly to me -- a Bible-believing, evangelical Christian who is also a Democrat. This Midwestern woman was torn, though, because she felt pressure to support women's rights, but she knew that abortion was the killing of a human being. It seemed to me, after talking to her for a while, that family pressure … Continue reading A Very Brief History of the Democratic Party
Regarding President Trump's recent Executive Order 13769 and the Ninth Circuit Court's ruling, the current argument speaks to three larger issues. 1) The proper role and approach of the judicial branch. 2) The purpose of our republic and whether it's a right or a privilege for non-citizens to be here. 3) Whether we benefit from having more Muslims enter our country. First let's read … Continue reading Thoughts on the Travel Ban
With Super Bowl LI, between the Falcons and the Patriots, fast approaching, it seems like a good time to let you know, NFL, how things have changed between us. But first, let's look at how they used to be. For my seventh birthday, I got a football and an Atlanta Falcons t-shirt. I remember going … Continue reading Hey NFL-What it Was, Was Football.
"Your level of freedom is inversely proportional to your level of dependence." The Embattled Farmer July 4, 2016
THE TIPPING POINT By the rude bridge that arched the flood, Their flag to April's breeze unfurled, Here once the embattled farmers stood, And fired the shot heard round the world. 1st Stanza "CONCORD HYMN" by RALPH WALDO EMERSON 241 years ago today, colonial farmers played a deadly game as they took a stand against … Continue reading Who’s Deciding?