The Birdfeeder

My son Harold told me of visiting a shop in Lake Lure, North Carolina, last week and seeing an amusing plaque.  It pictured a squirrel saying “Pardon me.  I don’t wish to disturb you, but your birdfeeder’s empty.” As one who has two very busy birdfeeders in his back yard, I thought it quite funny.

Nihilistic Educators

Some people tend to downplay the influence of radical progressives on our schools.  The following article may give them some cause for concern. Brenda Lesack, teacher, recently attended the National Education Association convention. Her conclusions: “My worst fears were confirmed. “Public schools are no longer a safe place for families who hold traditional values or for families […]

An Apostle for Truth

Liz Cheney is being portrayed as an apostle for truth by some in the media.  Even Democrats who formerly despised her speak glowingly of her bravery and self-sacrifice as she stood up to big, bad Trump. I’m not among her admirers.  If she honestly believes that the former President is a threat to Democracy I […]

By the Back Door

How does the Federal government intrude itself into so much of our lives?  If one reads the Constitution, it would appear that Washington’s role is severely limited, but Congress and the bureaucracy have managed to extend their tentacles of control in ways not foreseen by our founding fathers. One way they achieve this is by […]

Bring Out the Lanterns

Diogenes of Athens is perhaps best known for carrying a lighted lantern in the daytime and saying that he was looking for an honest man. Pundits on every side of every issue are screaming at us with their version of the truth.  Liz Cheney tells us that Donald Trump is a threat to the republic.  […]

Gun-toting Tax Collectors?

In the soon to be enacted so-called Inflation Reduction Act there are clauses calling for the hiring an additional 87,000 IRS agents, virtually doubling the size of that department.  Many of these new agents are to be armed. Why?  President Biden has assured us on many occasions that any new taxes being imposed will not […]

The Raid

The FBI raid on Donald Trump’s home at Mar-a-Lago was a profound shock.  I can think of no precedent in the history of the American republic.  Unless the raid exposes some truly damning and illegal activities on the part of the former President, it will do great damage to the FBI, the DOJ and the […]

American Gestapo

(I prepare most of my posts a week or so before publication, and I wrote the following article before the August 8 raid on Mar-a-Lago.  That event served to heighten my concerns,) The Gestapo was the political police of Nazi Germany. It ruthlessly eliminated opposition to the Nazis within Germany and its occupied territories.  When […]

Broken Families – Part Two

When I did my post on broken families I ventured into a sensitive area.  My post was primarily concerned with children to parent and sibling to sibling relationships – not so much with husbands and wives.  Some readers took it otherwise. When Jesus was asked about marriage and divorce he essentially answered that marriage is […]

Damning Trump

Dick Cheney, former Vice President, recently released a video attacking Donald Trump.  It was a vicious assault.  Cheney said that “In our nation’s 246-year history, there has never been an individual that was a greater threat to our republic than Donald Trump.”  Cheney also called Trump a coward and a liar for knowing that he […]