The Truth be Damned 2

The Rittenhouse affair exposed the deep divide that threatens to tear our nation apart.  Leftist activists ignored plain evidence in this case and described Rittenhouse as a murderous vigilante.  Many of them obviously wished to hang him from the first available tree.  To those on the right, Rittenhouse was a hero for attempting to defend […]

Trouble in Kenosha

Kenosha Riot 2020 How many of you have followed the case of Kyle Rittenhouse, now on trial for murdering two protestors in Kenosha, Wisconsin, during the turbulent summer of 2020? Reactions to the incident and to the trial provide a vivid illustration of the cultural and racial issues that divide America.  Some people consider Rittenhouse […]

Help Me Understand

There are many things I cannot understand.  Much of my confusion relates to the nation’s current political divisions. I believe that the election results in several critical states need to be verified.  On the other hand, there are prominent people whom I respect who seem to think that the whole exercise is much ado about […]

Pressure to Convict

I would hate to be a juror in the Chauvin trial. Some members of the mob outside the courtroom are threatening fire and destruction if the jury fails to convict Chauvin.  I do not think Chauvin intended to kill Floyd, and the victim probably died from a drug overdose    I saw a detailed composite […]

Tragedy In Minneapolis

On May 25th, 2020, George Floyd suffered death soon after being arrested and restrained by members of the Minneapolis Police Department.  Like most Americans, I was appalled by images of Officer Chauvin with his knee on the neck of a prostrate Floyd as the latter struggled to breathe.  It was a terrible scene, and it […]

We, the People

  The following is selectively extracted from an opinion piece by Carol M. Swain,  a former tenured professor at Vanderbilt and Princeton universities, recently published in WND. We are at a historical moment where America’s institutions of higher education, many of them founded and led by Christian leaders, have rejected their founders and become transmission […]

Another Look at Capital Punishment

This post is essentially a repeat of arguments I made some months ago.  I believe the subject deserves another visit. Liberal-progressive opinion today is strongly opposed to capital punishment, and conservatives tend to have mixed feelings.  Most European nations have abandoned the practice, and many American states no longer impose it.  Slowly, inexorably, it appears […]


  In these troubled times it is often difficult to discern truth from falsehood.  It is made even more difficult by the all too obvious bias of those who bring us the news.  However, if we assiduously and honestly search for truth we can find it.   The following are truth statements.    First are […]

With Whom Do You March?

  (I owe some of the following thoughts and facts to an article by Fred Lucas recently published in The Daily Signal)   Why do you march? In your anger you shout “No justice! No peace!” What is this justice that you seek?  Derek Chauvin and the other Minneapolis police officers involved in the death […]

Stand Up For America!

Several years ago I wrote an essay on Race and Racism in America. I failed to get anyone to print it, but I still believe that it was an accurate and fair description of our troubled racial past and our current situation.  I urge you to read it.  You can find it on the web […]