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Make Your Voice Heard.

Thursday, October 15th, 2020

Let’s talk voting.  Vote by mail is safe and effective.  Don’t be afraid to exercise you lawful right by mail or in person.  Voting is important to our democracy.   Return you vote by mail as soon as possible.  Don’t forget to include the appropriate postage.  The United States Postal Service is one of the […]

Original Intent…to Discriminate

Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

The “original intent” of the 14th Amendment never included “all persons” even though the text say “all persons.” Courts have slowly expanded “all” to mean “all.” Judge Barrett will follow the “original intent”, not evolved precedent, or what the English called common law. Conservatives have already said they will pass law allowing employers to discriminate […]

1933, 1954, 2020 SCOTUS

Thursday, September 24th, 2020

1954 was a pivotal year in the history of the United States.  Since 1933, a coalition of representatives from Northern cities and rural Southern states had worked to improve the lives of average Americans. Franklin Delano Roosevelt built that coalition.  The fruits of the coalition were collectively known as the New Deal, or the welfare […]

Faith, Reason, Justice

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

The Gospel that I learned as a child centered on the Gold Rule.  Jesus said, “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.”  The principle is found in cultures around the world. Immanuel Kant, coming at the end of the […]

Masked Tyranny

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

Governments protect and serve the people.  Laws protect us by keeping us from hurting each other.  Agencies serve us by performing essential tasks that are too expensive for anyone person to buy alone.  Over the course of the last hundred years government actions have improved our lives. With every new idea, however, there was a […]

Statues Erase History

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

Statues erase history; they do not teach history. The Confederate monuments across America erased the racists motivation of the rebels.  Worse, the monuments celebrated men who lost an election and used guns to change the results.  How do we know this is true?  Let’s look at their own words. The Election of Abraham Lincoln in […]

Justice?

Friday, June 12th, 2020

Justice is at the heart of social stability. Injustice provokes disobedience and rebellion. The American Revolution demanded justice in an era when few could be heard in politics.  Have you ever taken a moment to ask yourself, what is justice? One of the most famous declarations of justice can be found in the Code of […]

Say His Name: George Floyd

Friday, June 5th, 2020

“As the former Chief of Police in Sherman, and now the Sheriff of Grayson County, I have always held firm to the belief that every officer involved in a situation requiring an investigation deserves due process and I withhold my final opinion until a thorough investigation is completed. But, in the case of George Floyd, […]

Banks of the Rubicon

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

Written by a friend. You need to understand what is happening right before your eyes.______________________________________________________________ So let’s just be very clear about a few things. Last night, Federal Law Enforcement was ordered to use violent tactics to disperse peaceful protesters in Lafayette Park. These protesters last night were not violating any law, they were not […]

Keep Calm and Tell the Truth.

Saturday, March 7th, 2020

Lies, not the truth, cause mass panic and paranoia. If the Chinese Communists had been open to the truth, the world would be a better place. At first, it tried to punish the dissenters. Only reluctantly did it decide to face reality. Dissent created the Modern World. Martin Luther, Copernicus, Voltaire, Wollstonecraft, Darwin, Plessy, Carson, […]

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