Common Sense And Empathy: Transgenders And The Military

It’s common sense. The military needs the best of the best. There is a plethora of conditions that bar entrance into the military. The long list of things that can disqualify a person is to ensure that we have able, fit, mentally stable, and willing people to serve. It’s like any other job: if you are not qualified, you don’t get hired.

After Donald Trump announced via Twitter that transgender people were going to be prohibited from joining the military, the small percentage of citizens who are pro-LGBT became Continue reading “Common Sense And Empathy: Transgenders And The Military”

The Cancellation Of Last Man Standing: Screw You, Middle-America!

I’ve seen every episode of Last Man Standing. Some multiple times. It is one of the few sitcoms that my wife and I can watch without feeling that our values are being assaulted. I’ve recommended it to several family members and friends. It’s fair to say that I’m a fan.

I was among the shocked when the Continue reading “The Cancellation Of Last Man Standing: Screw You, Middle-America!”

I Voted Third-Party And I Didn’t Waste My Vote, Please Don’t Disrespect It

I voted for Evan McMullin, and I didn’t throw my vote away.

Before you go off on me, please read onward. Most of your arguments will be discussed below. This is not written in the spirit of vindictiveness. If you are voting FOR Trump or FOR Hillary based on their principles and character, I respect you. I don’t necessarily understand how you Continue reading “I Voted Third-Party And I Didn’t Waste My Vote, Please Don’t Disrespect It”

Who Is Standing Up For The Idea Of America, For The Constitution?

we-the-peopleMy family and I watched the spectacle of the presidential debate last night. It was horrifying. I went in not rooting for either of the clowns, having decided months ago that I cannot vote for either Clinton or Trump. I had no intention of watching the debate, until one of my kids asked about it and said they wanted to see it.

My kids stay abreast of current issues and news. Not merely as much as a Continue reading “Who Is Standing Up For The Idea Of America, For The Constitution?”

Cruz Is Not Breaking The Rules, He’s Doing What A Beloved 19th Century President Did

ted cruzThis post was not written to irritate Trumpsters, it’s to educate them. If you are a supporter of Donald, please take off your blinders and continue reading.

Mr Trump has continually and repeatedly claimed that Ted Cruz has cheated, is cheating, breaking the rules, in order to steal Trump’s delegates, which Trump won fair and square. Trump has also railed against the GOP.

Cruz is Continue reading “Cruz Is Not Breaking The Rules, He’s Doing What A Beloved 19th Century President Did”

The Rarely Told Story From The Battle of Lexington: The Shot Heard Round The World

jonas clarkAbridging history makes it easier for public educators to teach the subject, but the abridgment can also be a molester of truth. A victim of historical abridgment is the role of pastors and providence in U.S. independence and The Revolution.

On the anniversary of The Battle of Lexington (April 19, 1775), I want to share remarkable elements of a story that are absent from most history books used in educational settings. I also want to Continue reading “The Rarely Told Story From The Battle of Lexington: The Shot Heard Round The World”

Donald Trump’s Despotism And Vindictiveness: Hallmarks Of Tyranny, Not Christianity

trump-shoutingDonald Trump has a history. It’s dark, detailed, recent, and known — well, known to those who are not blinded by his inane blabber that for some reason passes as entertainment for low-information voters. His sycophants like Hannity, O’Reilly, Matt Drudge, and those at Breitbart ignore Trump’s history, justify it, and lie about it. Those that question Trump’s past and his present motives are skewered by Donald’s fan base without receiving rational explanation.

Beyond that, Donald in the present is saying and doing things of a despot. He claims to be a christian, but his Continue reading “Donald Trump’s Despotism And Vindictiveness: Hallmarks Of Tyranny, Not Christianity”

Apathetic Citizens Deserve To Lose Their Freedoms and Liberty

I absolutely believe what I wrote in the title of this article: apathetic citizens deserve to lose their freedoms. That’s right, I’m talking to you. Those of you who don’t know what is going on with your government, or to those of you who don’t care.

I don’t think they should lose their freedoms just because Continue reading “Apathetic Citizens Deserve To Lose Their Freedoms and Liberty”

The U.S. Is Exceptional — Let’s Keep It Exceptional

On the anniversary of September 12, 2001, the day that every American woke up, feeling united, I felt the need to write this essay to point out American exceptionalism. I’m not going to be shy about it or deny it like President Obama has done — the U.S. is, without question, exceptional. Continue reading “The U.S. Is Exceptional — Let’s Keep It Exceptional”