Opinion

Their War, Not Ours

Their War, Not Ours

on April 30, 2013, 7:55 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

“The worst mistake of my presidency,” said Ronald Reagan of his decision to put Marines into the middle of Lebanon’s civil war, where 241 died in a suicide bombing of their barracks. And if Barack Obama plunges into Syria’s civil war, it could consume his presidency, even as Iraq consumed the presidency of George W. Bush. Why would Obama even […]

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Fair Sales Tax

Fair Sales Tax

on April 30, 2013, 7:04 AM / in Opinion

An essay on Internet sales taxes by Aaron Lukas, trade analyst at the Cato Institute’s Center for Trade Policy Studies, in its day was a must reading in it day but that was 12 years ago. The essay exposed the rampant hypocrisy in the arguments of those who favor allowing states to collude on a multi-state online sales tax system. Of course […]

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A Great Man Has Fallen by Chuck Baldwin

A Great Man Has Fallen by Chuck Baldwin

on April 29, 2013, 9:49 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

This column is archived here. There are five men who are called “great” in the Holy Scriptures. One of them is a man by the name of Abner. Upon hearing the news of Abner’s death, King David said, “Know ye not that there is a prince and a great man fallen this day in Israel?” My column today is dedicated […]

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Signposts on the Road to Decline

Signposts on the Road to Decline

on April 29, 2013, 9:17 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By Bruce Thornton In late 1930 the Tory leadership in Britain’s governing coalition decided to back independence for India despite the increasing, vicious sectarian violence that graphically showed India was not yet ready for the British to leave. Later, historian A.L. Rowse would link partisan self-interest to the failure of nerve and collapse of morale that lay behind the policies […]

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The Truth and Education

on April 29, 2013, 6:52 AM / in Opinion

It appears the truth hurts so a little misdirection is all that is needed. When a minority is overly ticketed, all they have to do is scream racism and the rules change. In this article several years ago, Black middle schoolers appear to be punished more often than whites “New Hanover educators said they didn’t know what caused the trends […]

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Should We Honor Vietnam Veterans?

Should We Honor Vietnam Veterans?

on April 29, 2013, 5:49 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

by Laurence  M. Vance Perhaps it’s just my imagination, but it seems like the longer the United States military remains mired in Afghanistan, the more recognition is being given to Vietnam veterans. The U.S. Congress and some states have in the last few years issued resolutions declaring March 30th as “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.” March 30, 1973, is the date […]

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The Challenge

The Challenge

on April 27, 2013, 11:09 AM / in Opinion

The other day someone said “that just because they weren’t a radical, and did not hold the same beliefs as I do, that they are not brainless”. I suppose I have been a little bit harsh with my comments as of late. You can chock my comments up to frustration. I should know better, everyone has a brain, it just […]

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The Dark Side of Diversity

The Dark Side of Diversity

on April 26, 2013, 11:03 AM / in Opinion

“I do not know the method of drawing up an indictment against a whole people,” said Edmund Burke of the rebellious Americans. The same holds true of Islam, the majority faith of 49 nations from Morocco to Indonesia, a religion that 1.6 billion people profess. Yet, some assertions appear true. Islam is growing in militancy and intolerance, evolving again into […]

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I Saw Something, So I’m Saying Something

I Saw Something, So I’m Saying Something

on April 25, 2013, 7:12 AM / in National News, Opinion

by Stella Paul Are you fed up with the antiseptic slogan, “If you see something, say something?” The authorities expect us to report suspicious backpacks, but stay silent as the tomb about the nature of the men who put them there. We’re instructed to speak up about a bloodied man’s movement under a boat tarp, but to shut up about […]

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The Ugly Side of HSUS

The Ugly Side of HSUS

on April 25, 2013, 7:05 AM / in Opinion, State News

From the Post TN Pet Law News Original Post Things start to get ugly when the Humane Society of the United States doesn’t get its way. The organization, which had net assets of nearly $200 million in 2010, is in the process of trying to browbeat Tennessee and its governor into vetoing a piece of legislation that was passed by […]

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The Choices of the Masses For Which We All Suffer

The Choices of the Masses For Which We All Suffer

on April 25, 2013, 6:31 AM / in Opinion

What can I say….. I have watched men die at the whelm of governments while those at home dine out separating ourselves via a glass tube from their pain. All the while our benevolent government watches over us like nannies shielding us until it is too late and we and our freedoms pass like sand through the palm of our hands. We […]

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What’s Bad About a House-to-House Search?

What’s Bad About a House-to-House Search?

on April 24, 2013, 7:56 AM / in National News, Opinion

by Michael S. Rozeff Unless the search passes certain legal criteria, it is illegal. The search in Boston set a precedent, which means that such searches can be generalized to other places in America and to other situations, unless whoever authorized the Boston search is reprimanded and sanctioned for having ordered it. That seems to be Governor Deval Patrick, at a […]

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USA should drive gun grabbers into oblivion, says gun law expert

USA should drive gun grabbers into oblivion, says gun law expert

on April 24, 2013, 7:43 AM / in News, Opinion

By: Jim Kouri American gun owners should resolve to drive gun grabbers into social and political oblivion,” one of America’s top gun law experts said in his Arlington, Va., office on Tuesday. John Snyder, the former editor of Shotgun News, said that “gun owners and gun owner groups should develop, promote and implement an attack strategy against gun grabbing [sic] […]

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Why is HSUS against Bills that Fight Animal Cruelty?

on April 24, 2013, 7:37 AM / in Opinion

Original Post More and more states are considering proposals that would require reporting of animal cruelty that is videotaped or otherwise documented to law enforcement within 48 hours. The idea is to stop animal cruelty faster, yet the Humane Society of the United States and other vegan animal liberation groups are hysterical, running around and acting as if the sky […]

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Liberty Versus Security

Liberty Versus Security

on April 23, 2013, 8:42 PM / in National News, Opinion

The Boston Marathon bombing has revealed exactly the type of constitutional usurpations that one would expect when the government deems itself in sole control of security. As Benjamin Franklin is credited with saying, “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” To some, that may sound a bit harsh. After […]

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My Beef with Carrie Underwood

My Beef with Carrie Underwood

on April 23, 2013, 12:58 PM / in Opinion, State News

Posted by Malorie I simply can’t take it anymore. Just like the next girl raised in rural America, I’m a fan of country music. In fact, it was probably safe to say back in her early days, I was Carrie Underwood’s biggest fan. I had traveled to two of her concerts, made a personalized I <3 Carrie Underwood T-shirt, traveled […]

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Obama Wants To Sell TN Valley Power Authority

on April 23, 2013, 12:45 PM / in National News, Opinion

Obama just cannot stand the fact the TN has one of the cheapest sources of energy in the US.  He is determined to destroy it.  For those of you that have lived in TN all your life let me give you a glimpse of energy costs in the North.  I have a brand new, small home in Philadelphia, PA (1000 […]

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Cautious Pessimism

Cautious Pessimism

on April 23, 2013, 12:32 PM / in National News, News, Opinion

By Charlie Daniels Original Post When you consider the amount of countries that have been rocked by terrorism in the last several decades and how little has been done about it on a bilateral basis, it really brings home the pitiful amount of cohesion that exists among the nations of the world, even on a problem as serious and destructive […]

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Did the Brothers Tsarnaev Fail?

Did the Brothers Tsarnaev Fail?

on April 23, 2013, 9:48 AM / in National News, Opinion

“Whatever they thought they could ultimately achieve, they’ve already failed,” says President Obama of the Boston Marathon bombers. “They failed because the people of Boston refused to be intimidated. They failed because as Americans we refuse to be terrorized.” Bostonians did react splendidly. From first responders to folks who gave blood, from hospital staffs to the FBI, ATF and state […]

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Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

on April 23, 2013, 8:51 AM / in News, Opinion

I am sure that the Tennessee Gas Association felt a little overwhelmed yesterday at the fourth annual West Tennessee Renewable Energy luncheon considering that the majority of the time was spent publishing kudos on renewable energy. “Jackson City Councilman Ernest Brooks II said about 80 participants attended. Brooks, who also serves as the legal affairs director for TREEDC, presented a […]

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