Politics

Does anyone really need an assault rifle?

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A very divisive and little understood question for our day. The simple answer, of course, is yes. That answer was provided by Stephen Willeford who confronted shooter Devin Kelley in the Sutherland Springs church shooting. He stated that if he had not been armed with his AR-15 pattern semi-automatic rifle, the outcome of confronting the similarly armed and armored Devin…

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Antifa, Politics, President Donald Trump

Nazis, Commies, and Fascists, OH MY! (Today’s often-misguided comparison with Hitler.)

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“The greatest generation,” soon to be followed by the “baby boomers;” are swiftly leaving us for a better place. To these generations, evil in the form of Socialism, Nazism, Fascism, and Communism, were not just important sounding words used to up the ante in a high school debate competition. These generations, have lived fought, defeated and seen the aftermath of…

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Life, Politics

The right to life.

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“They have as much right to live as anything else! Really? I first heard this phrase a decade or two ago in a discussion about the reintroduction of wolves to the Yellowstone ecosystem. It confused me. Accordingly, I have thought about the phrase off and on ever since. Last week I happened across a petition protesting the legal hunting of…

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Election 2016, Politics, President Donald Trump

Donna Brazile, “Hacks,” and the 2020 election.

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Donna Brazile in her book “Hacks,” details the Russian hacking of the DNC servers, the relationship between the DNC and the Clinton campaign, and puts forth some ideas about the DNC’s failure to get Hillary elected. (And yes, I did read the whole thing.) For me, there really weren’t any big surprises. Hacks allows the reader a glimpse into the…

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Life, Politics

Lessons from Sutherland Springs

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In support of our liberty, our lands, our wives, and our children, and our peace, that we might live unto the Lord our God. (Paraphrased from The Book of Mormon; Alma 42:10) The Sutherland Springs, TX shooting is horrific. Being a father of six wonderful children and a step-father to six more, I can’t imagine the horror and loss that…

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Politics, Religion

A change in focus. A nation blessed.

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A note to my followers. The Moral Middle was spawned in response to campaign developments leading up to the 2016 election of Donald Trump. After the election, my contributions dropped off for two reasons; my disgust with the entire political landscape, and because most of the things I have been feeling strongly about are being said better by others. (Some…

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Politics

True tax reform is a reformation of the government itself.

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A simpler tax code allows for a less intrusive and more focused government. Tax dollars coming from the sweat of the people should be considered sacred. Therefore, government should only use tax dollars for services that can’t be provided more efficiently by the market place, and only for those things which pertain to valid government services. I have friends (Yeah,…

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Politics, President Donald Trump

A National Disgrace

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To kneel or not? That is today’s big, burning, question? Folks, this is just stupid. Let me lay it out for you. Kapernick has the right to protest. The way he has chosen to do so is stupid and offensive but, he has the right. However, he, and others, need to understand there are potential consequences. A football player’s team…

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Politics, President Donald Trump

American Oligarchy and Donald

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Our nation, founded upon law and proud to be named a republic, has devolved into a schizophrenic oligarchy. Schizophrenic in that we just can’t seem to decide which of two elite groups we wish to be governed by; Democrats or, Republicans. Oligarchy in that the Federal Government has been wrested from the clutches of the people by executive orders and…

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