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Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.
Mark Twain

Changing Representative Government Into Corporate Authoritarianism

Every day we hear bewildered pundits discussing the current executive administration and its internal motives and endgame.

It is true that many of the Administration’s actions are confusing. Despite the investigation into whether they conspired with a foreign government to influence the election, the State Department has balked at enforcing the law passed to […]

Homeless in Paradise: Alice and Dwight

We lost a good friend to the grim reaper a month ago. A great conversationalist and world traveler (he’d been an airline pilot), Bob hadn’t wasted a minute of the 94 years of life he’d been granted, and he left behind a multimillion-dollar estate to his son and daughter. They held a “life-celebration” gathering at […]

Refusal

Tuesday morning, as I drive to school saddled with the slight nausea most are saddled with these days as they head for work, I consider my wife back home who at the moment, unless I’m severely mistaken in other people’s routines, shoos my daughter into finishing her breakfast and getting dressed, before the homeroom […]

Four-letter Words

Four-letter Words are nothing new, unfairly Branded by a Few, the Only Ones seen Acting Bad, all others Suffer – that’s so Sad.

Back, Jack, Beer, Best, Cold, Coke, Cash, Test, Drum, Drop, Fair, Rest, Fine, Fork, Goat, Pest.

Hang, Home, Kiss, Heat, Luck, Loud, Mass, Beet, Moon, Moss, Nose, Feet, Ooze, Park, Pour, Neat.

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In a World Devoid of Noise

If you’re a frequent lunch customer at the Mission Wendy’s, you would surely have seen him on occasion stepping up in line wearing his blue-gray U. S. Postal uniform, writing his order on a napkin, claiming his food tray and proceeding to a booth, always to dine alone. A slender man, tall in stature—his name […]

Respect for the Flag

Recently there have been reports of United States flags found in trash bags. While the details may be sketchy as to how or why they wound up in trash bags it raises concerns. Our flag has been a symbol of pride since the beginning of our country and it deserves respect. While our country may […]

The Purpose of Executive Orders

The President or governors of states issue executive orders. These types of orders are not limited to the United States though they are not called the same thing in other countries. This article will discuss the purpose of executive orders at either the federal or the state level. Many people know that executive orders are […]

The Rights of Voters and Political Parties

An issue has surfaced for what I feel is unique regarding delegates for the upcoming political conventions. The voters of Florida and Michigan regarding the assignment of delegates are currently not being recognized by the Democratic Party. This is something that needs to be addressed not only for the current issue but the principle involved. […]

Are our rights being restricted concerning religion?

Religious and holiday freedom today are important topics, which needs to be discussed. We as individuals should voice our opposition to any movement anytime to curtail or restrict our rights granted under the first amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The first amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides freedom of religion. The exact language is as […]

Is there integrity in gas prices?

Today there seems to be a never ending saga of gas prices going up and down. Is there any integrity in the constant changing prices? All companies have a right to make a profit but the question in this situation is who is making the profit and is it reasonable. The constant change of gas […]