A Question of Competence

I had the misfortune to watch and listen to President Biden last week as he bragged on the composition of his cabinet.  He was proud to proclaim its diversity.  Non-whites now outnumber whites, and the LGBT community is well represented — far more than its numbers in the general population.  One thing is obvious, a […]

A House Divided

As I have noted previously, it is interesting how persons with reasonable intelligence, good educations, and similar values can look at current events and arrive at opinions that are so diametrically opposed.   One’s viewpoint is largely dependent on his or her news sources. An example is afforded by different perspectives on the 2020 election.  Trump […]

Sad and Perilous Times

It seems that each new day President Biden exhibits further signs of incompetency.  I had warned of this before the election, but I take no pleasure in being proved right.  Instead, I am very sad for him – but most of all I grieve for our country.  We are living in perilous times with no […]

Disaster in Afghanistan

More than two weeks ago I predicted that the Taliban would take over Afghanistan when Western military forces withdrew.  I must admit that I did not anticipate the rapidity of the takeover. Late in his term, President Trump announced his intention to remove American military forces from Afghanistan.  It was, however, to be a conditions-based, […]

Maricopa County

Maricopa County:  This large county is located in the south-central part of the state of Arizona. It encompasses several major metropolitan centers, including the city of Phoenix. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates its population was over 4.5 million in 2020, more than half Arizona’s total. and it is greater in land area than the state […]

Hail and Farewell

Yesterday Joseph Biden became our President.  I am not happy about that, but I must accept it as fact.  I will pray for him, and I will pray that our nation will prosper under his leadership. As I wrote before, my study of history has shown me that many ordinary men and women rise to […]

Riots and Revolution?

A month has elapsed since the election, and there remains a boiling undercurrent of uncertainty about the outcome.  Our citizens are divided into the following camps.  Those who believe that Joseph Biden won the election legitimately, and election fraud was minimal.  Biden is their President. Those who believe that there may have been considerable fraud, […]

Thoughts on the Election

Results from the recent Presidential election are still being fought out in state legislatures and in the courts.  The role of the legislatures is very important because, as the United States Constitution directs, “each state shall appoint, in such manner as the legislature thereof may direct” the electors that determine who will be President. As […]

Shell Shock

I am experiencing something akin to shell shock, or what is now referred to as post-traumatic stress disorder.  The election results on November 3rd were devastating to my psyche, and it will take some time for me to recover. I kept my hopes up until the very end.  I could not believe that the American […]