Thoughts on the Indiana RFRA

    Who needs comedy when you have the Left?  Want to see them go absolutely apoplectic?  Pass a Religious Freedom Restoration Act that mirrors a law that has been on the Federal books for over two decades, that was co-sponsored by a Democrat (Schumer) and signed into law by a Democratic President (Clinton), and that exists in twenty other states- red, blue and every other color | Read More »

    The April Supreme Court Docket

    In April, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in nine cases.  They are: Bullard vs. Blue Hills Bank:  This is a bankruptcy case which asks whether the denial of confirmation of a bankruptcy plan by a bankruptcy court can be appealed.  It involves a plan which some say was agreed upon while others say they are not so sure.  Regardless, this about a nuance | Read More »

    The Six Most Damaging Presidents in US History

    Alternet, one of my favorite Leftist sites, recently ran an article titled, “The Six Most Evil Presidents in US History.”  It is a small wonder George W. Bush did not end up on the list although he made honorable mention.  In reverse order, they were: James Buchanan- for allowing the country to descend into Civil War; Andrew Johnson- for his Reconstruction policies that allowed the proliferation | Read More »

    The Continued Madness of Marcotte

    This diary entry largely has to deal with another article’s assertions about conservatives needing some rudimentary sex education.  That article was penned by Amanda Marcotte who fancies herself an “expert” on all things sexual.  Titled “Six Conservatives Who Desperately Need a High School Sex Ed Class,” it lists some interesting points from around the country starting with a state representative (I believe in Missouri) questioning | Read More »

    Give Cruz a Chance

    In the past few days, I have read with some amusement and amazement reactions to the announced Presidential candidacy of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Ted Cruz95%Senate Republican Average29See Full Scorecard95%.  Much of the “criticism” is coming from the Right.  Before a speech has been made on the actual campaign trail, before a single dollar has been raised, before a single debate, before a single baby has been | Read More »

    Common Core: Designed For Failure

    In my previous article, I tried to illustrate the origins of Common Core and why it will ultimately fail.  In this entry, I wish to demonstrate how detrimental Common Core is since it does a serious disservice to students and teachers initially, then parents and ultimately taxpayers and society in general. The obvious fault lies in the fact that this is being held out as | Read More »

    Common Core: The Background

    If there is one thing that has united conservatives and liberals, it is opposition to Common Core.  Both sides oppose it for different reasons.  On the Left, the opposition is practical while on the Right the opposition is philosophical and, in some cases, practical.  The Left opposes Common Core because it offends a key constituency of that group- teachers and teacher unions.  Part and parcel | Read More »

    Microaggression- Silliness By Any Other Name

    A recent article in both Salon and Alternet discussed the concept of “microaggression.”  This is the assertion that small, subtle forms of racism permeate American society and target minorities every day.  Originating out of Critcical Race Theory, it says that unconscious actions have a cumulative negative effect on blacks and although laws and attitudes have changed over the years, these small actions permeate throughout society and interactions with | Read More »

    True Leadership

    When Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasabeh was brutally executed by burning at the hands of ISIS, Jordan unleashed a barrage of attacks against the terrorist organization.  Although figures are hard to come by, Jordanian claims of over 7,000 ISIS fighters killed seemed exaggerated.  If one remembers, prior to this attack the Jordanian government had been engaged in negotiations to free that pilot in exchange for a | Read More »

    The Confederate Flag On Trial

    On March 23rd, the Supreme Court will hear a case regarding the Confederate flag- Walker vs. Sons of Confederate Veterans.  This case could have broad reaching First Amendment implications beyond Texas.  At issue is the presence of the Confederate flag on a state-issued license plate. Texas, like most states, has a specialty license plate program where organizations can design their own license plates for an additional | Read More »