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American left acting like ISIS

The American left smells blood in the water. The monster racist who shot up a church in Charleston apparently had a thing for the Confederate flag so now all things Confederate are suddenly under assault. But it didn’t stop there. Louis Farrakhan promoted the idea of taking down the American flag because it had flown over slavery far longer than the battle flag of the Confederacy.

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Personal Responsibility

I’ve long maintained that the solution to much of society’s ills lies in one simple phrase. Personal responsibility. Now there’s a new series of studies that appears to back that up. And an interesting side bar is that conservatives might be better at dieting than liberals.

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Letter to the Editor

Many years ago, in a small town named Smithville, in a small middle school class room, a young impressionable girl was given a gift from God in the form of a wonderful teacher name Jacqueline Smith. Little did I know or realize at that time, that the living example God put in front of me would prove to be a lasting influence on my life. Her kind heart, professional manner, gentle discipline and effective teaching helped to open a child’s mind to a world beyond that small town and classroom. I have been writing professionally and personally for many ...

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Obamatrade like a jigsaw puzzle

I’m sure you’ve worked a jigsaw puzzle before. You know how it goes. You find a little piece of an eye then you find the other pieces around the eye. You branch out and connect an ear and another eye and pretty soon you start to make out the whole face.

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To Hijab or not to Hijab

 

I must preface this piece by noting that I am a huge proponent of the constitutional right to practice your own religion.

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Is this how we say thank you? Why the VA is failing our veterans

This past Memorial Day, Tennesseans honored the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and reflected on how their service helped ensure our continued security and freedom. Unfortunately, while our nation’s veterans have always looked out for us, our government has not consistently responded in kind.

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The perverted incentive of civil forfeiture

We’ve all heard the stories. The cops pull someone over and find a large amount of cash. They suspect drug-running so they seize the cash. The person tries to get his money back but to no avail. It’s called civil forfeiture. It happens far too often and it needs to stop.

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Giving the American People a Voice on Any Deal with Iran

It is hard to recall a time in history when pragmatic U.S. leadership around the world mattered more to our nation’s security and prosperity.

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Thank you to teachers

Dear Editor:

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Blaming those who exercise free speech

You probably heard about the Muhammad cartoon contest in Garland, TX. Two gunmen were shot dead by police outside the event after they wounded a security guard. Although the gunmen were the terrorists it was the organizer of the event, Pamela Geller, who took the brunt of the criticism. Geller is the founder of the American Freedom Defense Initiative. Her group sponsored the Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest.

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Misleading information being taught

Letter to the Editor:

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Put little fires out first

 

I get it. A guy is arrested by police, suffers a severed spine in the process and dies. I was outraged when the video of the arrest first surfaced and was pleased to hear there would be a formal investigation with the officers involved put on leave. That’s how the system works. And with a hyphenated black female mayor of Baltimore there was no doubt that the investigation would be thorough.

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Problems are easy to solve

Republicans never planned to stop President Obama’s unilateral amnesty. So says Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.

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Gay and religious rights just collided

The two have been on a collision course for years. It was only a matter of time before they crashed headlong into one another. Gay rights and religious rights. Which would win? Religious rights are constitutionally fundamental. Your right to marry isn’t. That’s where the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) becomes so controversial.

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Gay and religious rights just collided- Part II

Rarely do I revisit the same topic two weeks in a row in this column but there are still a couple of things that need to be said about the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana and similar laws in states across the country.

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What’s the point?

At some point you have to start wondering what the point was of putting the Republicans in charge of the House and Senate. I know, it could be a lot worse with Democrats able to pass anything they like but, as it stands, Republicans are doing very little to undo the damage that was done by Democrats when they could.

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Cruz new face of Hispanics?

I happened to be standing in the lobby of a car wash when Sen. Ted Cruz was making his presidential announcement speech at Liberty University. Someone in the room muttered, "He’s crazy." I hear that a lot. It’s a sentiment repeated by people who have no actual knowledge of Ted Cruz or what he stands for. People who say this are simply repeating what they’ve heard in the mainstream media, the same mainstream media that are, quite frankly, scared to death of Ted Cruz.

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