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Letter from the Editor

I want to thank Alline for her January 14th Letter to the Editor pointing out some of the shortcomings in my January 7th editorial. Sometimes in attempting to make one point, several others get obscured in the process. Perhaps this is a common pitfall. In arguing against the editorial, the letter states that people are […]

What if we could get over ourselves?

What if we could get over ourselves? Isn’t it about time we realized that as Proverbs says, “When pride comes, then comes disgrace”? I was watching the NFL playoffs on television this weekend and witnessed two players for the Cincinnati Bengals basically end their team’s playoffs with a  pair of selfish penalties. Linebacker Vontaze Burfict […]

What if you can have your cake and eat it too?

What if you can have your cake and eat it too? The old proverb says you can’t have both, because once you eat your cake, you no longer have it. Perhaps the government should stay out of the kitchen, because it hasn’t figured out that it can’t have it both ways. Isn’t it about time […]

Climate Change Skepticism

I was captivated by a letter to the editor in last week’s Memphis Democrat. For the fourth time in five weeks, The Citizens Climate Lobby addressed the community in the pages of the local newspaper regarding their efforts to educate readers on their side of the climate change issue. If the letter had identified glaring […]

Thicker Skin

What if we were more like pangolins? Pangolins are a mammal found in the tropics of Africa and Asia. What makes the endangered species unique is its heavy body armor. I guess the zoology lesson was a long way around just saying, what if we had thicker skin? If there was a vitamin that helped […]

What if no one ever broke the law?

What if no one ever broke the law? Then there re would be no need for police. Unfortunately, ever since that one bite of the apple, we humans have had free will to chose evil if we are so inclined. In St. Louis last year, the most grievous of those choices was made 120 times, […]

Pulling the Plug

What if we could pull the plug on our current government situation? We’ve all seen those movies where the automated systems supposed to make the world a better place, instead become self-aware, with the belief they know better, or are better than those they are supposed to be serving. The ensuing coup d’éta is stopped […]

Political Correctness Police

What if we could legislate morality? Some recent news amidst the National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs got me pondering the topic before some late breaking Facebook controversy fueled me into a full-fledged editorial writing fit. If you’re not a sports fan, I’ll give you the NBA synopsis. Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles […]

What if we practiced what we preach?

What if we practiced what we preach? Don’t get me wrong, we are all hypocrites in some fashion or other, but this week I found it extremely difficult to stomach the actions of many activists calling for the ouster of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich. If you are not familiar with Mozilla, it is a global, […]

What if? You could become an illegal alien

What if you had a get out of jail free card in your wallet? After talking with local law enforcement officers following a recent traffic stop involving a truckload of illegal immigrants, it sounds like the next best thing might be to have nothing in your wallet, as least as far as legal documentation goes. […]

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