Columns/Opinions

Tue
19
Jul

Every business, industry important

By Sammy J. Franklin

Tue
19
Jul

The war on cops

By Thomas Sowell
 
 
There was never a more appropriately named book than “The War on Cops” by Heather Mac Donald, published a few weeks ago, on the eve of the greatest escalation of that war by the ambush murders of five policemen in Dallas. Nor is this war against the police confined to Dallas. It is occurring across the country. Who is to blame? There is a ton of blame, more than enough to go around to the wide range of people and institutions that have contributed to these disasters. In addition to the murderers who have killed people they don’t even know, there are those who created the atmosphere of blind hatred in which such killers flourish. 
 
 
Mon
11
Jul

What Are We Celebrating

By Thomas Sowell

There was a time when the Fourth of July meant something more than a three-day weekend. Speeches, writings and commemorative ceremonies reminded us of the origins and greatness of America. No matter where in the world our ancestors came from, we today are almost invariably better off because they came to America. Independence Day signified much more than one country announcing its independence from another on July 4, 1776. It represented a new form of government -- freer and more accountable to its own people than the monarchies common around the world for centuries.  

 

Mon
11
Jul

A bit of history not many know

By Sammy J. Franklin

When Thomas Jefferson saw there was no negotiating with Muslims, he formed what are now the Marines (sea going soldiers). These Marines were attached to U. S. Merchant vessels. When the Muslims attacked U.S. merchant vessels armed soldiers repulsed them, but there is more. The Marines followed the Muslims back to their villages and killed every man, woman, and child in the village. It didn’t take long for the Muslims to leave U.S. Merchant vessels alone. English and French merchant vessels started running up our flag when entering the Mediterranean to secure safe travel. Why the Marine Hymn contains the verse, “To the Shores of Tripoli”. This is very interesting and a must read piece of our history. It points out where we may be heading. 

 

Tue
05
Jul

The fraud goes on

By Thomas Sowell
 
Last week the Supreme Court of the United States voted that President Obama exceeded his authority when he granted exemptions from the immigration laws passed by Congress. But the Supreme Court also exceeded its own authority by granting the University of Texas an exemption from the Constitution’s requirement of “equal protection of the laws,” by voting that racial preferences for student admissions were legal.
 
Tue
05
Jul

Divorce agreement for America

By Sammy J. Franklin
 
A college law student supposedly wrote the following article. It is so incredibly well put and I think most of you will agree with its contents. Dear American liberals, leftists, social progressives, socialists, Marxists and Obama supporters, et al: We have stuck together since the late 1950’s for the sake of the kids, but the whole of this latest election process has made me realize that I want a divorce. I know we tolerated each other for many years for the sake of future generations, but sadly, this relationship has clearly run its course.
 
Mon
27
Jun

The gun control farce

By Thomas Sowell

Surely murder is a serious subject, which ought to be examined seriously. Instead, it is almost always examined politically in the context of gun control controversies, with stock arguments on both sides that have remained the same for decades. And most of those arguments are irrelevant to the central question: Do tighter gun control laws reduce the murder rate? That is not an esoteric question, nor one for which no empirical evidence is available. Think about it. We have 50 states, each with its own gun control laws, and many of those laws have gotten either tighter or looser over the years. There must be tons of data that could indicate whether murder rates went up or down when either of these things happened. 

 

Mon
27
Jun

Our own worst enemy lives within?

By Sammy J. Franklin

Louis R. Avallone submitted a column he had penned the other day. It is worth a read by everyone. I think he pretty well hit the nail on the head with his views of what is happening in America. Avallone said: “The horrific events at a nightclub in Orlando this month, where 50 people were killed, like those at an office Christmas party in San Bernardino or at a Navy Reserve recruiting station in Chattanooga, the bombing of the Boston Marathon, the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, or the “workplace violence” killing at Fort Hood – just way too many are treating Americans too darn poorly these days.

Mon
20
Jun

Is personal responsibility obsolete? Part II

By Thomas Sowell
 
Too many social problems are conceived of in terms of what “we” can do for “them.” After decades of massive expansions of the welfare state, the answer seems to range from “not very much” to “making matters worse.” Undaunted, people in a number of countries are coming up with new proposals that are variations on the theme of government-provided income -- which amounts to relieving people from personal responsibility.  
 
Mon
20
Jun

Missouri takes stand on immigration

By Sammy J. Franklin
 
The following was taken from an editorial written by Republican State Rep. Nita Jane Ayres. It was published by the Ozarks Sentinel on May 13, 2009. Missouri has no illegals; go figure. Shouldn’t the other states do the same? Missouri’s approach to the problem of illegal immigration appears to be more advanced, sophisticated, strict and effective than anything to date in Arizona. 
 

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