Justice Scalia , God, and the constitution.
A few weeks ago I wrote a Diary titled: “It’s time we reintroduced “Merry Christmas” and “God” back into our public discourse and kicked the Supreme Court out.” If you haven’t read it, I hope this diary prompts you to take a look. To the point: on Saturday January 2, 2016, Supreme Court Justice, Antonin Scalia, while speaking at a Catholic high School in New | Read More »
One gun owner who thinks Obama may have it right, this time.
I am a gun owner. Have been for over forty-five years. I own rifles, shotguns, and an assortment of handguns that I enjoy firing at the range from time to time. I possess a concealed carry permit in Massachusetts and carry all the time. I’m a member of the NRA. I don’t hunt bear, shoot deer, knock flying birds from the sky with a twenty | Read More »
Why can’t I carry my gun across state lines?
I proposed in an earlier Diary that the NRA might want to consider initiating a challenge to state reciprocity laws that, in effect, infringe on the fundamental rights of lawfully armed citizens to carry their concealed handguns from state to state. I base this on two Supreme Court cases that I believe settled the question of whether a citizen has a constitutional, fundamental right to | Read More »
VA. AG Mark Herring opened a can of whoop ass with gun owners nationwide. Let’s take him on!
When it comes to issuing licenses for concealed gun permits, nobody wants to make a mistake that could result in someone’s death, purposeful or otherwise. Then again, when it comes to issuing state’s drivers’ licenses nobody wants to be the one who issues a driver’s license to someone who is irresponsible or who has a history of drug use and, high on drugs, runs over | Read More »
I support Trump for president, even though I strongly suspect he’s not ready for the job now — but can be.
I support Donald Trump for president, even though I strongly suspect he’s not really ready for the job now, but can be. My lack of confidence, at this point, is not my fault, it’s his. I just have this gnawing feeling that while real estate may be his forte, politics and knowledge of things political is not. Again, that’s his fault, not mine. God only | Read More »
It’s time we reintroduced “Merry Christmas” and “God” back into our public discourse and kicked the Supreme Court out.
I start with the proposition that the time has come for Americans and their elected leaders to put the Supreme Court of this nation on notice that its ban on the use of the words “God” and “Merry Christmas” in public forums by either public or private individuals is without merit or sanction of law. Prayer to God is as much a part of our | Read More »
One more time: Trump’s proposal to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the United States is legal, constitutional and necessary.
Rush Limbaugh the other day provided listeners with a bit of information that bears directly on the controversy surrounding Donald Trump’s recent statements about placing a temporary ban on all Muslims seeking to enter the United States. The information Limbaugh provided was important. Not surprisingly, however, not only did the major news outlets ignore it, but the so called “fair and balanced” FOX commentators, some | Read More »
Is banning Muslims from entering the U.S. really an unconstitutional ban on religion?
Critics of Donald Trump wasted no time jumping on his recent statement that he favored placing a ban on Muslims entering the United States until the congress can “figure out what the hell is going on” with the radicalization of so many Muslim youth. This, after the massacre of 14 civilians and wounding of 17 others at a Christmas party in San Bernardino, CA on | Read More »
Bill O’Reilly vs. Donald Trump on the issue of anchor babies.
A couple months ago I wrote a column titled:”Why Donald Trump is right about anchor babies”, (Aug. 2015). The subject of anchor babies and illegal immigrants came up again recently in the republican party presidential debates on FOX Business Channel. Contenders Governors John Kasich and Jeb Bush both came down pretty hard on Trump and others who called for the deportation of both illegal immigrants | Read More »
The Benghazi fiasco. How republicans blew it again.
I have waited several days before writing this column in the hope of gaining more perspective on what I actually witnessed when the House Select Committee on Benghazi met on October 20th and questioned the former Secretary of State about her role in the Benghazi attack and subsequent disaster. I have waited and considered — and conclude that the republicans blew it, big time. The committee | Read More »