Whenever a tragedy occurs, or when a need is needed, the first thing uttered by my fellow Americans is that government should do something. I’m not sure where this comes from. Perhaps it originated from Roosevelt’s New Deal (which was an overhaul of government responsibilities, turning it into more of a nanny state) and snowballed… Continue reading Meeting With the Bobs
I grow tired of writing about guns in America. And I only seem to have to do it after a tragedy where someone is harmed through an action where a gun was used. Considering how often this actually happens, I’m surprised I get to write about anything else at all. In America, every day, more… Continue reading Well Regulated – Reloaded
I got a chance to catch up with one of our local representatives today on Bartow's Morning News. 11th Congressional district representative Barry Loudermilk joined us from D.C. to talk about several current items being discussed in our nation. We discussed President Trump's order to make the transgender bathroom issue a states-rights issue and not a… Continue reading Morning interview with US Congressman Barry Loudermilk
Hollywood tells all kind of stories. One of the staples of the "Hollywood ending" is when the main character delivers a speech that changes the course of events of the tale. It's the Aesop's Fables morality moment where we all come to the same collective understanding that whatever had been happening up to that point… Continue reading Trump hopes for the Hollywood ending
When I was on college radio, we had no FM or even an AM band. This was before the Internet so traditional, over the air broadcasting was the only way to reach a wide audience. So due to our lack of any substantial tower or antenna, our only audience was on campus. But us disk… Continue reading Where the Five Percent Dream Lives
I almost always try to choose my words carefully in any situation. Maybe it's my background as a writer (both fiction and commentary). Maybe it comes from my many years behind the radio microphone. Perhaps it comes from being a husband to my wonderful wife and father to our four beautiful girls. Or maybe it's… Continue reading Maybe Congress will do its job if…
Since 1988, I've been eligible to participate in seven of the most important elections of our lifetime. And now, in 2016, I get to participate in another most important election of our lifetime. So that makes eight. Eight times I am going to have to make an important lifetime choice for the country. That's what… Continue reading OMG, Like, Most Important EVER!
This Christmas card says everything you need to know about guns in America. Guns are part of the family. The relationship was set up right in America's founding document. The right to self defense was so important it was made the second right, the 2nd amendment. We've already teased out whether or not the 2nd… Continue reading America’s R(ev)olving Family
The typical knee-jerk reaction is already in full force. Less than six hours after the last shell casing hit the ground on the campus of Umpqua Community College, our President was at his pulpit, once again demanding the further erosion of our Bill of Rights. Beyond talking about himself at least 28 times in his… Continue reading The Left already has plenty of examples of their version of gun control
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,… Continue reading Happy birthday, America!
During, and in the few days after CPAC 2015, I found myself engaged, again, in what it means to be a Conservative. I’ve been identified as one and I don’t hate it. But I don’t feel like it describes me. (More on that in a bit). What brought on the renewed discussion was the presence… Continue reading Schrodinger’s Other Cat
Back in the late 1990s, I joined the Libertarian Party. I became a Big "L", putting my money and time where my political stance lay. And I was so happy to have found a political home I wanted to share it. When I got my card in the mail, I shared the news with a… Continue reading A Response to an Old Friend
A few years ago, my wife and I decided to try kayaking for the first time. We have always loved the water, but didn't know if a day on the river would compare to being at the beach. Comparing the two is like asking a parent which of their children is their favorites? Being at… Continue reading The difference between giving a fish and teaching to fish
Happy birthday, America! It's been 238 years since the Declaration of Independence put a series of events in motion that forever changed the face of the world and redefined how government could be structured around the concept that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights and chief… Continue reading What freedom is not