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Dr. Robert Owens is a College Professor and the author of a widely published weekly opinion column. He holds an Associate Degree in Biblical Studies, a Bachelor Degree in Religious Education, a Bachelor Degree in History, a Masters Degree in Religious Education, a Masters Degree in History, and a Ph. D. in Organizational Leadership. Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, Religion, and Leadership. View the trailer for Dr. Owens

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    Rush the Big Voice on the Right

    In a recent article in the National Review Rush Limbaugh, the God Father of conservative media recently catalogued how he not only birthed but also nurtured the growth of an alternative voice alongside what he aptly calls the “state-controlled media.” I can remember the first time I heard him in 1986.  I was so excited to hear someone say what I was thinking.  For years | Read More »

    Let’s Really Clean the Barn

    Outgoing Speaker gave a parting gift to his partner President Obama steaming on the floor of the House with the comment that he wanted to “Clean the barn.”  What he did instead was add to the barn litter he is leaving behind.  His Omnibus Budget Bill aptly entitled the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 that funds the government for the rest of President Obama’s term | Read More »

    Rearranging the Deck Chairs on the Titanic

    Last week I offered five simple solutions that could turn this ship around. First, jettison the Empire to save the Republic Second, declare our energy independence. Third, end the de facto amnesty. Fourth, end the centrally planned welfare state. Fifth, grow the economy instead of the bureaucracy to bring back prosperity, opportunity, and hope. Does anyone realistically think the two headed leviathan in Washington will | Read More »

    Simple Suggestions Sound Serious

    What is Occam’s Razor? According to the physicists at the University of California, Riverside Occam’s (or Ockham’s) razor is a principle attributed to the 14th century logician and Franciscan friar William of Ockham.  Ockham was the village in the English county of Surrey where he was born. The principle states that “Entities should not be multiplied unnecessarily.” Many scientists have adopted or reinvented Occam’s Razor, | Read More »

    More Wars for Peace Will Not Bring Peace

    When Hamid Karzai, the man we installed and the leader of a land that is a nation in name only was the president of Afghanistan he accused the United States of colluding with the Taliban to keep the war going. According to his spokesman, “The people of Afghanistan ask NATO to define the purpose and aim of the so-called war on terror… (They) consider this | Read More »

    Communicators Phasers Replicators Cloaking Device Impulse Drive and the Borg

    In many ways I have always been a dystopian believing that the inevitable rise of a future technology enhanced totalitarian state will regiment and control a society that is as dehumanizing and as unpleasant as possible.  I was influenced by early and repeated readings of such works as 1984, The Brave New World, A Clockwork Orange, and the Iron Heel.  I was also influenced by | Read More »

    What Can’t happen Here Did

    Revolutions happened in other countries.  That great slave house of nations the USSR, their satellite countries in Eastern Europe and Asia, African countries and of course those banana republics somewhere down south but one thing is for sure, it can’t happen here.  Following in the footsteps of giants who have used these prophetic words of Sinclair Lewis I want to examine how it did happen | Read More »

    Why They Lie To Us

    There are some things that are more than uncomfortable, they are almost unbearable. One of those things is poverty.  They say if all you have ever known is poverty it isn’t so bad because you don’t know any better.  I always think that people who say that have never been poor.  Since from time immemorial there has always been someone who has it better and | Read More »

    Who Was Jim Crow and Why is He Calling Me a Racist

    When All in the Family made its big splash back in the 1970s I couldn’t see why it was supposed to be a comedy when it reflected the home I grew up in so closely. I looked for cameras outside our windows.  Yet I bought into MLK’s vision of a color-blind America.  I wanted and still want to see a land where people are judged | Read More »

    It Is Time to Put the Limit Back in Limited Government

    I own a small farm, a berry patch to be exact, and for the particular type of berry that I grow it is much more profitable to market them as organic.  I grow everything organically out of choice.  However to market anything as organic the operation must be certified by the government. So of course I must spend hours filling out and filling out and | Read More »