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Seeds of Sedition

Thursday, July 29th, 2021

The January 6 attack on American Democracy grew from seeds planted 40 years earlier.  In the 1980s conservative activists created incendiary rhetoric to attack our government.  Since the New Deal, conservatives had lost to a wave of progressive legislation.  The Federal Government improved the lives of seniors with Social Security and Medicare.  It improved the […]

Uncle Sam Needs You

Thursday, July 8th, 2021

The World watched on January 6, 2021, as criminals swarmed the United States Capital.  The thugs wanted to overturn the 2020 presidential election results.   Most of us looked on in horror. Congress had gathered in a solemn, constitutional ceremony to count the Electoral College votes.  Each state had certified the results.  Courts from every corner […]

Opposite Day Shouldn’t Be Everyday

Thursday, May 13th, 2021

Every once in a while, when they were young, my boys would play “Opposite Day.”  It was game about saying one thing, but meaning another.  For example, if you want to someone to “stay,” you would say “go.”  If you wanted the TV “on,” you would ask someone to turn it “off.”  The game is […]

Broken Clock

Thursday, May 6th, 2021

Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) is the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney.  She is also the House Republican Conference Chair, third highest-ranking House Republican in the House of Representatives.  Representative Cheney wants her fellow Republicans to stop lying about the 2020 Presidential election. On Monday, May 3, 2021, she wrote “The 2020 presidential election […]

Remodeling Our Home

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

Not many things are more exciting, or frightening, than buying a new home.  With it comes both freedom and responsibility.  The owner has the freedom to change it at will but also must pay for the maintenance and repair. We’ve owned this particular house in Sherman for about twenty years.  When we moved into it, […]

Original Intent to Suppress the Vote

Thursday, March 25th, 2021

People who scream about the “original intent” of the Constitution too often don’t know the “original intent”.  Or if they do understand the “original intent”, they want to use it to restrict their neighbors’ hard won freedoms. Voting rights clearly fall into the second category.  The Constitution originally intended voting restrictions.  States had the right […]

Tell The Truth

Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Now is a moment for strength, not weakness. Strength requires facing the truth. As the Good Book says, “Thou shall not bear false witness.”  On Jan. 6, domestic terrorists broke into the United States Capitol to stop the confirmation of the Electoral College vote. What we saw was disgusting. Not since the Civil War has […]

State of Denial

Thursday, December 17th, 2020

I thought that we lived in the state of Texas.  Looking at Republican politicians, we must live in the state of denial.  Joe Biden won 306 Electoral College votes and 81,283,495 individual votes.  Joe Biden easily won the Presidency.  There is no doubt.  Even Republicans in the states Biden won, say Biden won.  No lawsuit […]

Best Days Ahead of Us

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

I always get a chuckle when people talk about the “good ol’ days.”  When people image the past, they usually imagine themselves in a utopian cottage or a royal palace.  For the vast majority of people in past, their life was nasty, brutish, and short. Before the late 1900s, humans lacked basic knowledge of microbiology […]

Democracies Count Votes

Thursday, November 5th, 2020

Legendary coach Yogi Berra said, “It ain’t over till it’s over.” In baseball it’s the last out.  He wanted his players to play until the end.  In politics elections are over after the last vote counted. Once again we see the hollowness of conservative understanding of States’ Rights and Constitutional Law.  States, not presidents, set […]

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