Category Archives: Matter of Opinion

Op-Ed commentary from an array of contributing writers. Our writers have more than 2¢ to offer – it may be their OPINION – but it is usually right on the money!

The terror and horror of school gun violence

A phenomenon born of three seismic forces of change…

Thousands of years of agriculture married 95% of the population to the soil. In less than a century the miracle of Industrial Revolution reduced agriculture to 5% in the U.S leaving 95% dependent on the industrial world. The new economy witnessed the first decline of the economic and social units that were the mother centered extended form families – the backbone of culture for centuries. Continue reading

Hall: China’s Trade War Against America

The Upcoming Trade War Between The U.S. And China Will Be The Biggest In The History Of The Planet

The Chinese regime is the creation of the globalists. Going back to the Nixon era, Henry Kissinger set into motion a staged and preferential trading system that would inevitably build the Red Communists into the very model for global dominance. Approving China into the World Trade Organization guaranteed a distorted playing field by favoring PRC and allowing their draconian conditions to engage in business by Oriental Marxists.

Even The Guardian reports that World trade rules too weak to stop China distorting market, “It is now clear that the WTO rules are not sufficient to constrain China’s market-distorting behavior.” Continue reading

Driessen: Politicians must consider unintended consequences

Mileage standards and tariffs help some – while penalizing countless others, often severely

It’s become a recurring, frustrating pattern, as legislators and regulators ignore the immutable laws of unintended consequences, to drive political agendas or aid favored constituencies, while harming others.

A good example is corporate average fuel economy (CAFÉ) standards on vehicles. Originally enacted in 1975 to offset the impacts of the OPEC oil embargo and US oil price controls, and slow the rapid depletion of oil reserves, the mileage standards grew increasingly stringent. During the Obama years, the earlier justifications were replaced with claims that a vastly tougher 54.5 mpg standard would somehow help prevent “dangerous manmade climate change.” Continue reading

Oceania, ‘Tis For Thee: The World of ‘1984’ ~ Forming Now!

“Oceania” was a nation described in George Orwell’s “1984” as being comprised of Britain (called “Airstrip One,”) and the United States. There were two other superpowers, namely Eurasia and Eastasia. Other lands rich in resources were contested over, such as Africa and assumingly South America…lands never kept by any of three Super-states for any significant period. The “flux” in conquests was exactly what the MIC (Military Industrial Complex) of our time would have termed “necessary” to justify large expenditures: War as the focal purpose, rather than the exceptional event. Continue reading

America Is In Utter Jeopardy

President Trump recently signed the largest six month spending bill in United States history. Illegal border crossers are having a field day crossing our southern border like they did during the Obama presidency. Border officials are back to catching and releasing those who shuffle into our republic illegally. Leftist democrats like Nancy Pelosi and Chuckie Schumer are still celebrating the massive funding of sanctuary cities. Obviously neither Chuckie or Nancy have any regard for American born sovereigns and legal immigrants who are often raped, robbed, or beaten to death by illegal border crossers who moonlight as dastardly MS 13 gang members. Continue reading

The Danger of the Progressive Agenda

Recently Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie, a policy advisor for the Catholic Association, wrote about New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2019 budget “Realizing the Promise of Progressive Government”. Dr. Christie is troubled and takes great exception to the Governors radical policy initiatives on abortion as stated in the budget.

Dr. Christie begins his critique with this statement, “The promise of this style of government seems to be to fulfill every liberal dream about abortion in one fell swoop, or at least the dreams that haven’t already come true in a state that has the highest rate of abortion in the United States”. Continue reading

The Death Of Democracy

Yes, we live in deeply troubling times. I’m afraid the US is following history’s course to a tee, as a declining super power (or one certainly challenged by others) by ratcheting up all

Death of Democracy by gibraltarium

sorts of schemes to sabotage the other great powers, just to hold on to its “unipolar moment” since the end of the Cold War. The US will not succeed, but the results will be terrible for the American nation and catastrophic on a global scale. ~ A. Carlson

Anyone who thinks democracy doesn’t matter may be in for a rude shock later this year, when we know the result of America’s mid-term elections. The Deep State is on course to take control of Congress. If this happens, it will be the next step in a global trend of side-lining democracy in the West, driven in large part by American foreign policy. It has led to governments everywhere increasing control over their people, in an inversion of democratic principles. Continue reading

California Democrats Ready to War Again to Keep Their Slaves

Liberal fascist Democrats are trying to portray Republicans as white supremacist Nazi bigots intent on destroying the race of “brown people” whom California Democrats are now championing against the American people. The Golden State is becoming a satellite of foreign powers by importing millions of illegals. Democrats, by giving them the right to vote, essentially make California sovereign over the federal government with the power to inflict its corrupt laws on the nation. The fools think they are America’s “economic engine” when they have become America’s toilet. Continue reading

What kind of a World do we want our Grandkids to Live in?

Everything that means anything is local.

Many people think national news is what makes all of our futures. This is wrong. Where we live defines how we live. What our neighbors believe and what our children are being taught defines what we are and what we will become. In other words, what kind of a world do we want our children and grandchildren to live in.? Continue reading

Free speech can’t be ‘zoned

The letter below was published in The Washington Times on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.
Gordon E. Finley, Ph.D.

As a retired State University System of Florida faculty member, I applaud the Florida legislature for banning those ridiculous “free speech zones” and returning state public-university campuses to their longstanding and traditional role of providing the opportunity for students to explore the life of the mind (“Florida lawmakers ban ‘free speech zones’ on college campuses,” Web, March 6).

This is what a university education traditionally has been all about — but it is denied to contemporary students by political correctness and enforced by the social justice warriors. Continue reading

PART 1 – When Injustice Takes Hold: Freedom – Liberty – Really???

~ Introduction ~

The Fourth of July – a celebration of the freedoms our forefathers fought and died for.

But – – one might ask just what freedoms are we celebrating?

In fact, we might ask just what freedoms do we have in this year of our Lord, 2018?

Even better, we might ask what freedoms are we supposed to have? Continue reading

Lifelong Dem Believes Party is FINISHED After Forcing Government Shutdown

Democrat pollster Pat Caddell thinks the Democrats are in big trouble.

DooDoo, Schemer and Pocohantass

They gotten themselves locked into a battle of illegals vs Americans, which is never a good place to be.

Democrats pushed the issue to its limits, when they shut down the government, cutting off military and American children’s healthcare. Caddell says the Democrat Party has been hijacked and they’ve lost control of their base. Continue reading

Wooldridge: Can We Swap Out Americans for Foreigners to Maintain the Same Country?

According to U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (SC), you could take our entire population and swap it out for 320 million Chinese or Indians or Africans or Canadian or people from New Zealand, and the place would be no different, so long as the idea was still there,” Tucker Carlson of Fox News said. “Does anyone actually believe that?Continue reading

A Government Shutdown Solves Lots of Problems – for the Democrats

Well, looks like we may have another government shutdown, compliments of the socialist members of Congress who are still cheeky enough to refer to themselves as Democrats. But then, I guess you can still fool some of the people some of the time, though it is getting a bit more difficult.

Seems to me I recall that “honest” Chucky Schumer moaned back in 2013 what a tragedy a government shutdown would be. But now he seems to be okay with it. All depends on whose ox is being gored doesn’t it? Continue reading

Time to Repeal the Disastrous 1965 Immigration Act

Question: If someone sells you on something with false advertising and it does the exact opposite of what was promised, are you not entitled to return the product and get a refund? In fact, if the product caused you harm, should you not in addition be compensated for damages?

Consider that when Senator Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) was pushing the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965 (S.500) on the Senate floor, he said, “First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually.”

Actually, he was right. We now absorb more than a million immigrants annually. Continue reading

Lewis: When Injustice Takes Hold

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Yeah, right – all it means to me is that I am a year older and still alive. Yep, 12 whole months older and maybe a bit wiser, or at least I like to think so.

Wisdom, however, seems to come at a much slower rate than age, especially for the last 40 years, as it seems my life has literally flown by. It is hard for me to believe that 54 years have passed since I graduated High School, or that kids I taught in one of the many indoctrination centers (public schools) are now in their upper 50s. Continue reading

SARTRE: The Millennial Utopian Society

In order to understand the millennial phenomena that has influenced the beginning years of the 21st century, acknowledgement that the under thirty sect is quite different from their parents’ generation is crucial. Back some fifty plus years the popular saying coined by Jack Weinberg was “Don’t trust anyone over 30”. The crowning irony is that this mindset was expressed during the “Free Speech Movement at UC Berkeley which was a struggle by students over the right to engage in political speech on campus, which helped to catalyze broader political activism on campuses around the country over student rights, civil rights and the Vietnam War”. Continue reading