Politics

Some Common Sense Gun Laws

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During the recent and repetitive brouhaha on gun violence, some of my friends have expressed their desire for second amendment advocates to put forth some common sense laws to deal with what they perceive to be a “gun Problem.” OK, let’s talk about it. Common Sense begins with an understanding of the issue. I have found two good articles that present…

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Favorites, Life, Politics

Why Benghazi Lies Don’t Matter

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It is wrong to lie. Recently I listened to Megan Kelly’s interview with Charles Koch. I was impressed and judged him to be a highly principled, hardworking man; kind of heart and settled in a personal and corporate philosophy of what he considers to be right. Indeed, he often displayed the tender gleam in his eye of an old man…

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Politics

The Truth About American Politics and Guns

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Michael Bloomberg first tried The National Drive to Reduce Gun Violence. The idea was to sneak into 25 cities (to avoid pro-second amendment groups) and get photo ops reading a list of people killed by guns. They parked the bus, gathered the small groups needed for the photo and read each name, the date they died and the words; “killed…

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Politics

Is California next? Governor Brown just painted the target.

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The LA Times article reads: In wake of school shootings, Gov. Jerry Brown bans concealed guns on California campuses I simply cannot understand how anyone can be so stupid. Crazy people are walking into gun free zones to see if they can kill more people than the last psychotic monster and Governor Brown holds the door open for them? Honestly,…

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Favorites, Life, Politics

Of Guns and Idiots

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Quite a few years ago, my uncle remarried. With his new bride came an eighteen year old son that had been raised in the urban areas of New York. The rural western United States gave him quite a culture shock. For his part, he added a little fun and diversity to the family and, being a bit outgoing, his influence…

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Election 2016, Politics

The Tempting Utopia of Bernie Sanders

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It is true. When I first started paying attention to Bernie Sanders and heard what he was saying, I was fascinated. My home is in rural Western United States but some time back I spent twenty two months living on the German economy. I spoke German, ate German, wore German clothes, sat on Danish furniture and lived in German apartments.…

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Family Sermons, Life, Religion

A God supportive of choice that belies man-made constructs.

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Part 2 in a 3 part series on Religion Warning, heavy religious content.   Jeff Porterfield started an interesting discussion on LinkedIn. Entitled; “Can there ever be a binding code of ethics without God?” In supporting his point of never finding a “workable moral code without religion,” Jeff brings up two issues; modern religious organizations being man-made constructs and a…

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