Americans take great pride in our nation’s founding documents. At the time of its publication, the Declaration of Independence was an astounding rebuke of tyrannical rule that took the spirit of the Magna Carta and, with the subsequent Constitution, “formed a more perfect union.” Not perfect, but more perfect.
That Constitution is one of mankind’s most important documents. It created a government and a governmental process unlike any ever seen and, in doing so, empowered the citizens as the masters of their national fate.
In the 239 years since its adoption, the Constitution, much like the Bible, has been massaged, interpreted, misinterpreted, ignored, blasphemed, misquoted, misrepresented and amended. And, as it is with both, so much analysis and opinion has been applied to their principles that the core values they intended to nurture have been lost. Continue reading
Please read the following message from the Chapin High School students who have initiated this loving tribute to two small members of their community. It’s an effort to show support for two children in the same South Carolina elementary school each with brain tumors, one inoperable. Although donations would be wonderful, what they are asking for is a simple photo. It’s easy to do and will mean so much to these children.
Please help. Be creative. Be serious. Be goofy. Go big! Go in groups. Got pets? How about guys with hair boys and girls with (fake) moustaches? Bow-Vember. Be a Guy’s guy!
The following was published by Human Events on Nov. 4.
For those paying attention, Russia has become considerably more forceful in the last year. From military intervention in Ukraine over control of the Crimea peninsula, to substantial increases in air platform surveillance and military flights around Japan, to incursions into northwestern U.S. and Canadian air defense zones, to submarine and spy ship activities off the eastern and gulf coasts of the U.S., suspected computer system hacking of major American banks and maybe even the shoot down of a Malaysian passenger plane, Vladimir Putin has the Russian bear roaring for all to hear. Continue reading
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA)
Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu (D) who is in a tight race for re-election (as are a whole etouffee pot of Democrats nation-wide) has revealed to the world that the reason her campaign is in jeopardy is because of … racism. Oh, and sexism.
“I’m going to be very, very honest with you. The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans. It’s been a difficult time for the president to present himself in a very positive light as a leader.
“It’s not always been a good place for women to be able to present ourselves. It’s more of a conservative place, so we’ve had to work a little bit harder on that.”
For decades, Republicans and conservatives have tried to point out to the black community that Democrats and liberals were taking them for granted. The blind devotion to the Democrat Party, they were told, has done nothing to improve their lot. Adopting Liberal politics has not only kept African-Americans from advancing, but those politics are in conflict with traditional values and religious beliefs.
It appears that is changing.
“They’re not pushing a family agenda. They’re pushing a neo-liberal agenda!”
In January, I posed a question about South Carolina State Senator and gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen (D-Kershaw). The question was generated by North Carolina Senator Kay Hagen distancing herself from an increasingly unpopular President Barack Obama. The President was coming to Raleigh, but Sen. Hagen was unavailable to join him. She did manage to join up with Hillary Clinton in Charlotte, but Obama? Nah!
I asked, “would Vincent Sheheen have the courage to do attend a President Obama event in the Palmetto state?“ Continue reading
Sen. Vincent Sheheem
Democrat State Senator Vincent Sheheen put his campaign for governor to death yesterday. After reciting the usual political blah, blah, blah about his opponent, incumbent Gov. Nikki Haley (R) during a stump speech in Florence, South Carolina, Sheheen chanted “We’re gonna escort whore out the door.”
He immediately repeated the line, substituting the word “whore” with “her.”