Random Thoughts From Thursday’s GOP Debate

Last Thursday, the GOP held, not one, but two debates. Here are some of my thoughts regarding the debate and the aftermath.  Any candidates that were not mentioned does not mean that they did a terrible job. Since this is the first of many debates, everyone should relax. Like any pre-season, the candidates were rusty. Hopefully …

Cuba Smiles, All the Way to the Bank

The President has demonstrated since December 17, 2014 that he is willing, even if it means ignoring the law, to press forward on the U.S.-Cuba question. Congress has been, mostly, missing in action. While the House moved appropriations product this month, most of it, in the unlikely event that it survives in conference, goes into effect …

The Deeper Issue

There has been for some time now, a calling for a new constitution convention through the states. The procedure is set forth under Article 5 of the U.S. Constitution. The reasoning behind the call is to combat the federal government’s overreach from all three branches. Mark Levin’s book, The Liberty Amendments, initiated this call for …

The Price of Citizenship?

  “…The Huguenins are free to think, to say, to believe, as they wish; they may even pray to the same God of their choice and follow those commandments in their personal lives wherever they lead…But there is a price, one that we all have to pay somewhere in our civic life…it is the price …

Truth & Tolerance

Paris and the rest of the world was rocked by the violence at Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical newspaper that printed a cartoon caricature of the Prophet Mohammed this past week. Islamic terrorists shot and killed twelve members of the newspaper staff all in the name of defending the Prophet’s honor. The printing of such …

Increasing The Gas Tax…Seriously?

The new Congress was convened this past week. It was a week to see new members get sworn in and people starting complaining after the first vote. One of the more interesting topics that floated around DC is the idea of increasing the gas tax. With the price of oil and gasoline falling, there has …

Reforming Congressional Oversight of the Intelligence Community Long Overdue, starting with Congress

Sore losers. That is what came to mind when I listened to the outgoing chairman of the Select Senate Committee on Intelligence pontificate on the Senate floor this week. Take my word for it, she says, it was torture. That datum, repeated for the benefit, mostly, of the New York Times editorial board and Edward …