Category Archives: 1st Amendment

The culpability of the news media…

If you’re a student of American History, (and you should be), you would understand that the free press in our country have been active participants in the political discourse even before and as the United States was founded. You would … Continue reading

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Rhode Island embarrassed again…

Why am I not surprised, that Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and at least a half-dozen other Democrats on Capitol Hill met with Sergey Kislyak? And why am I even less surprised that the ambassador was a frequent visitor to the Obama … Continue reading

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It has come to this…

My political views are no secret. And they can be a source of some contentious debate at times. That said, a co-worker recently “joked” the other day, asking if it were I who’d purchased Hitler’s phone at auction recently. Now … Continue reading

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Serious sour grapes…

So the illustrious senator from Rhode Island decided to write an open letter to the President-Elect. This is my quick response. Open letter to Senator Sheldon Whitehouse: Senator, I recently read your letter to President-Elect Trump and much of the … Continue reading

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Veterans Day 2016…

          In consideration of the foolish protests by those who have little or no understanding of the freedoms they enjoy, as well as the posture of a nation whose leaders of the last eight years have … Continue reading

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Look in the mirror Lefties…

It’s no surprise “The New York Times” has ceased to be an objective source for today’s news, if it ever really was one to begin with. A recent story in the paper (10/27) by Ashley Parker and Nick Corasaniti only … Continue reading

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“Me thinks thou dost protest too much”…

It’s 2016, and our nation is wounded yet again by racial division. Only this time it appears to be political in its origins. To be sure, this country has seen its share of racial tension. Great men like Martin Luther … Continue reading

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The People’s Republic of San Jose…

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo is simply the poorest excuse for the people’s representative I can think of right at the moment. Immediately following violence perpetrated by a handful of thugs outside a Donald Trump rally in San Jose yesterday, … Continue reading

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Don’t hold your breath…

Denial is one thing, ideology is quite another. President Barack Obama is clearly of the latter category, and he makes no bones about it. So for those looking for the POTUS to run to the nearest lectern and state what … Continue reading

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Coach Joe Kennedy’s courage of conviction…

I believe the Bremerton High School flap over Assistant Coach Joe Kennedy praying on the field after football games is indicative of our nation’s current posture. Traditional and undeniable tenets of our culture are being shunned and vilified, all while … Continue reading

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Aside

Bryan Stascavage served two tours in Iraq and is a 30-year-old Political Science student at Wesleyan University. He recently penned an opinion piece for the university newspaper in which he criticized the “Black Lives Matter” movement. In the op-ed Stascavage … Continue reading

Of Constitutions and Pontiffs…

“I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between Church … Continue reading

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The art of the “debate”…

We are truly living in defining times here in the U.S. While a flamboyant presidential candidate is ridiculed by the press for telling the truth, the present occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue redefines the word debate almost hourly, leaving many … Continue reading

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Independence Day 2015…

It seems everywhere we turn these days less than honorable folks are attempting to re-write history and portray our nation as something evil. Even our so-called educators are now indoctrinating our children and filling their heads with false narratives, designed … Continue reading

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Of Flags and Men…

The Confederate flag as most know it today actually has a number of variants, the most recognizable being the square battle flag adaptation, or the official and more rectangular Confederate flag. The commonly misused “stars and bars” phrase actually refers … Continue reading

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Teaching the teachers…

The subject of patriotism came up on one of the talking-head cable shows today and a reference was made to the Lexington High School “American Pride” school dance. It seems school administrators, in all their infinite “wisdom”, thought a few folks … Continue reading

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The freedom to be ignorant…

Someone referred to me as a “nut-job” recently because I watch FOX NEWS. This made me think wow, the Left apparently still has no answer for the “fair and balanced” thing, so they continue with this childish name-calling stuff. Truth … Continue reading

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Not at all surprised…

The very soul of liberty was attacked in France, leaving an entire civilized world to contemplate how far we will allow a blatantly sadistic and inhuman ideology to go. For our part, there has been much written and bloviated about … Continue reading

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Is it race, or something more???

The issue of tension between police and minorities in this country is a double edge sword to be sure, with roots on both sides of the argument. But first the facts, as supported by all available evidence. On July 17, … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas 2014???

Is there “racism” in our country? Yes, though that word speaks to an environment which hasn’t existed in the U.S. for some time. It’s more a broad brush/excuse, used by some of less than honorable intent, to paint an incomplete … Continue reading

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Forsaking the educated vote…

Admittedly, the fact that my 12 year-old has a deeper knowledge and understanding of civics and our founding principles than most college 20 something’s is troubling to be sure. It’s at least an indicator of more difficult times ahead for … Continue reading

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Emails of consequence…

In the tech world, the loss of emails as permanent records is almost impossible these days. So it’s no wonder those in the know are chuckling at the latest IRS excuse regarding Lois Lerner’s (and others) emails. For the committee … Continue reading

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FYI…

As we ponder the President’s war on fossil fuels and the catastrophic effect his recent (executive) efforts at regulation will have on the broader economy and jobs, I seem to remember a certain Mr. James Hansen speaking before Congress, and … Continue reading

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Press Corps punch lines…

The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is entertaining if nothing else, although there is a coziness if you will, which clearly puts this POTUS at ease among a majority in the press. It was certainly a “nerd prom” nevertheless. I did pick up … Continue reading

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Fallen Journalism…

Common sense dictates, that if you don’t believe the President and his re-election team intentionally misled the American people on Benghazi for political gain, then you’re probably a staunch partisan sycophant willing to swallow any and all ideological poison fed … Continue reading

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Racism realty…

Ultimately, whether it’s Cliven Bundy, Donald Sterling, or any other idiot whose mouth is going before his/her brain is in gear, the damage they do will certainly be exploited to its maximum, albeit regrettable potential by those of less than … Continue reading

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Time is short…

As we look back through the ages, we always discover the evil ones attempting to re-write history. In extreme cases we’ve witnessed unimaginable genocide as a “final solution” to the propagandized threat of a dictatorial regime. Subsequently, bloody and costly wars … Continue reading

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We have the government we elected…

The Bundy Ranch incident is symptomatic of a broader issue, and frankly something I’ve been predicting for quite a while. You see my fellow Americans, our system of government was never intended to function as such, and is collapsing under … Continue reading

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Free will to win or lose…

One need only read the letters and papers of the Framers to understand that our founding documents were written to empower individuals, not government. That premise frightens Liberal Progressives right out of their noggins. The raging debate over the Second … Continue reading

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Who are the real haters???

There is something to be said for the 24 hour news cycle, in terms of exposure to stories which might otherwise be obscured or intentionally buried. In the case of two young sisters who were part of a “Pro-Life” demonstration at … Continue reading

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Journalistic Integrity, a dying attribute…

It is regrettable to note Sharyl Attkissons departure from CBS. Not because this good investigative reporter will have any problem finding work, (attention FOX), but rather because it speaks to the obvious decline in the integrity of “The Big Three”. I mean … Continue reading

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Now, if it were Susan Rice…

Free speech on the modern American Campus is not so free as one would think. Moreover, it usually only applies to “Liberal” free speech. That said, the recent flap over former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaking at Rutgers University, is … Continue reading

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“Common Core”…

When my young son wanted to do some extra credit work for his middle school “social studies” class, I was obviously happy to help. Regrettably however, that assignment, and the eventual discussion it generated, confirmed for me what many have … Continue reading

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Special Counsel please…

It is certainly curious that Lois Lerner’s attorney has included immunity as a condition of her testimony. One could assume she has something to hide. (Really?) One could also reasonably assume she’s protecting someone else. (Really??) So far as I can … Continue reading

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God’s Work???

So let me understand this. We can no longer talk about God in the classroom, and our government legislates businesses owners must set aside their religious convictions. Those same elected officials facilitate and promote an entitlement society, devoid of personal … Continue reading

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Doing one’s part…

Commissioner Ajit Pai of the FCC is one of those people you’re always thankful is in a position to act when it comes to safeguarding our Constitutional liberty. You see it turns out he understands the Constitution, and was not … Continue reading

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OMG, it’s really happened…

I was listening to the POTUS speak about the economy and his expectations for 2014 recently, and it finally hit me. If Barack Obama and his cohorts have achieved one thing, it has been to establish a foothold on the beaches … Continue reading

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Change the channel…

The issue of free speech has been a topic of debate at unprecedented levels throughout the era of Obama. Consequently, the very self-proclaimed spokespeople for freedom of expression and tolerance have demonstrated clearly thus far, and by way of an … Continue reading

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Some RI local stuff catching on…

Food for thought, sent from “Patriot64’s” iPhone… The story of Nelson Mandela must include his time in a South African prison, as well as how that horrible period shaped his future. The destroyer of Apartheid will rightfully be remembered as a … Continue reading

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Presidential Press…

As we are witnessing great social and economic turmoil in our country, many of us look to the news as a source of unbiased information regarding the events of the day. This is not unusual in a free society, and we … Continue reading

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