We’ve had plenty of rhetorical villains since the fatal police shooting of a black teen in Ferguson, Missouri, little more than grandstanders stirring up fear in vengeful tones. And we’ve had violence and looting, mostly by nonresidents taking advantage of a tragedy to enrich themselves. But we’ve had heroes, too, and, at the young man’s funeral, we had calls for engaged citizenship and a stop to community disruption. Continue reading
Disagree with someone’s politics? Forget the ballot box, indict the bum and stick him in prison if you can. It’s a dangerous, totalitarian-threatening, un-American trend, says the wonderfully worthy Alan Dershowitz, a Harvard law professor who told Newsmax he was nothing short of outraged by recent doings in Texas. Everyone else should be, too, he said, whether liberal or conservative. Continue reading
Obamacare appears to be headed for still another Supreme Court visit, and one reason is clear. It suffers from comprehensiveness, a legislative affliction viewed by many as remedy and fervently sought whether the subject is health care, financial institutions, immigration or you name it. Continue reading
Impeachment is the process by which an official of the government is charged with criminal action. Over 10% of the world’s nation have impeachment provisions. The US Constitution established the process by which impeachment is conducted in the United States. Article One of the United States Constitution gives the House of Representatives the sole power of impeachment and the Senate the sole power to try impeachments. The Constitution defines impeachment at the federal level and limits impeachment to “The President, Vice President, and all civil officers of the United States” who may be impeached and removed only for “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.” Continue reading
In the classic film “Cool Hand Luke,” the prison captain looks down at Luke, played by Paul Newman, who lies on the floor having once again failed in an attempt to escape, and tells Luke “You’re gonna get your mind right. And I mean right.” Continue reading
Bobby Jindal once gave a speech inspiring TV entertainer-commentator Jon Stewart to respond with satiric torture, which is to say, the speech wasn’t just a little awful, but laughably awful. The other day, I saw Jindal give a speech inspiring a massive audience to a standing ovation, which is to say, it is untrue he’s all substance and no show. He has the oratorical oomph to get to the Oval Office. Continue reading
We exist in a vast sea of ignorance and lack of understanding in regards to history, politics, and ideology. Not to mention the implications of each upon our nation and civilization. Perhaps we should not be surprised that large segments of society can’t put the Civil War in the correct century or begin to find major countries on a map. There are entire political ideologies that rely on that mind-numbing, and sometimes frightening, misunderstanding and basic ignorance that a significant portion of society manifests as a source for their power and strength. Continue reading
“The last bastion of freedom.” “The greatest nation in the history of mankind.”
Passionate, patriotic speakers at the 2014 Western Conservative Summit used these terms to describe “America at it’s best,” the theme of the 3-day weekend that called for unity, generational harmony, moral courage, and the preservation of America’s founding principles of faith, family, and freedom.
(London) The origins of Great Britain were humble- a beleaguered aggregation of newly Christianized tribes made vulnerable to Vikings and other marauders by the 5th century departure of the last Roman legions. Continue reading
Former Florida Congressman and Colonel Allen West summed up the Western Conservative Summit’s 2014 theme–America at its Best–perfectly late Sunday morning.
For West, the devil lies in the details. Conservatives must separate their version of “America at its Best” from the false message spread by the left. They must show the American people the difference between “economic empowerment and economic enslavement.” Continue reading