Opinion

Standing our ground against nature

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If you happen to be a dues paying member of PETA, you might as well stop reading this right now. I am not trying to make anyone mad at me. I do love animals. Animals of all kinds. They fascinate me. I am not a proponent of randomly killing animals either, but there are times in life you have to choose. Me, or him.

Thinking Out Loud

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As we start our journey in recovering from our personal grieving, we need to face some key questions: How can we overcome our feeling of floating in a cloud of despair? How do we overcome our sorrow and loss? Can we overcome our sorrow on our own? Can God give us additional inspiration and strength? When and how do we give attention to our grief? What action steps must we take to start our healing process?

Thinking Out Loud

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As a young man, I loved the Clint Eastwood movie “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly!” This film helped launch him as a movie star. The film epitomized the way life finds ways to dish out the good, the bad and the ugly at the most inopportune times even in the same day.

Executive Orders II

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A couple of years ago, after President Trump backed out of the Paris Climate Treaty and the Iran Nuclear Deal, I wrote a column for "Historically Speaking," justifying his actions because those deals had been made by executive orders so could legally be overturned by executive order. At the same time, I argued that modern executive orders such as these went beyond the authority of the president and should be handled by Congress. If you want more proof of the folly of executive orders, on the first day of President Biden’s term, he signed into effect 15 new executive orders, one of which was to reenter the Paris Climate Deal. As with my first article, I am not arguing that we should or should not join with the climate agreement. My argument is about the process. The very fact that Obama can join it, Trump pull us out, then Biden rejoin – all done by one man and the stroke of his pen – goes beyond the scope of power the founders envisioned. Last time, I cited the

-LETTER TO THE EDITOR-

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Dear Editor, Abolition Day will take place on the State Capitol Steps on Tuesday, February 9th at 9:30 am. I would like to invite you to come with me to the Capitol to demand the abolition of abortion in our state.