Border Wars

The newest strategy by the left to delegitimize the Trump administration and foment division is to blame Trump for policies on the U.S Border. Of course, every failing policy from past administrations is now Trump’s fault, even when he tries to correct them. The media recently exploded with accounts of “children separated from families at the border”. Cries of inhumanity began to circulate in prime time news. The new reality is peddled as “Racist Trump” or “Nazi Trump” implementing dehumanizing immigration policies at the borders. However, there are several difficulties…

Mitt Romney: an insider?

The Utah primary is upon us. In a puzzling move, Utah delegates triggered primary races for both John Curtis and Mitt Romney. Curtis might have been expected since he faced such pressures in his initial candidacy. But Romney? That is a head scratcher by any measure. He is an obvious and overwhelming favorite. Just a few years ago Mitt Romney, in what many might term a political miracle, secured the Republican nomination for President of the United States. Utahans rallied around “one of their own” is one brief Election Day…

Korean chess

“It’s important to stand behind our South Korean allies. But if we pay heed to the lessons of history talking to North Korea will be fruitless[.]” – John Bolton, National Security Advisor of the United States The subject of “historic” talks between North and South Korea, supposedly brokered by the U.S, and triggered with the appointment of John Bolton, are dominating real news headlines. Based on the current geopolitical landscape, this development, which some conservative pundits claim has brought Trump into consideration for the Nobel peace prize, is actually nothing…

An open letter to Utah high school students

Last Friday thousands of Utah high school students walked out in memory of the Columbine and parkland shootings. A student organizer was quoted saying: “I just want people to know we’re not political puppets.” Well young friends, despite your obvious good intentions, you are not entirely informed. You are being influenced, and not by people that ultimately support your rights or your safety. You may perceive you are in a fight for your lives, but it is actually more like a fight for your rights. And you are being told…

Facebook follies

Last week, with all of the decorum of the Ziegfeld Follies, Mark Zuckerberg appeared in front of a congressional panel to answer questions about privacy issues. This originated with complaints that Facebook has allowed marketing companies to data mine from their site, which they consider a violation of privacy issue. Just shows that no one ever reads the whole user agreement. Throughout this political theater, only a few members of Congress actually touched on the real issue…censorship. In the last several months we are experiencing a wave of censorship on…

Syria scapegoating

Last week the U.S launched a retaliatory strike on Syria against alleged chemical attacks by the Assad regime upon a segment of their own citizens. This action is problematic on several levels and reverses President Trump’s assertions just a few weeks before that he would be “withdrawing our troops from Syria”. This action teeters on the brink of massive geopolitical consequences and the questions need to be asked: just exactly what is going on here? The whole premise of chemical attacks by Assad on his own people is specious from…

Sheepdog shoutings

Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. – Benjamin Franklin It is time to fess up to a personal fact. I am a long-standing member of the NRA. Why do I mention this? Because I am sick of hearing gun control advocates vilify the organization. When they blame the NRA for gun violence they are in essence blaming me for that crime. And I have had enough of that nonsense. The NRA is an organization that represents the firearms…

Second Amendment sanctity

“We need to repeal the Second Amendment because most gun-control legislation is ineffective when most Americans have a guaranteed constitutional right to purchase deadly weaponry in nearly unlimited quantities.” – Bret Stephens, NY Times 2/16/18 As the rhetoric continues to heat up in the media and across the country after the Parkland, Florida shooting the ultimate leftist agenda is revealed. And the issue continues to divide America across partisan lines. Do guns have a place in civilized society? Is the Second Amendment outdated, antiquated or unfit for modern society as…

Guns are not criminals

The latest gun-related tragedy, the shooting in a Parkland, Florida High School, has kicked the gun control debate back into overdrive. The emotions around such awful occurrences often obscure the facts and principles. And feelings run strong on both sides of the debate. But an incontrovertible fact stands: guns are not criminals, they are tools. A gun in the hands of some defends life, liberty, and property. A gun in the hands of another provides food for their table. In others’ hands, guns are used in some of the highest…

View from the hole

In a disgraceful move of political tattling, Dick Durbin recently accused President Trump of using a crude reference of certain countries as holes. We are all familiar with the reference and anyone who has ever sat in a Union meeting has heard far worse references on a panoply of subjects. The attack dog media immediately jumped on the news as more proof positive that flummoxed Americans have placed a blatant racist in the White House. Despite his alleged reference would President Trump have a point? I can answer unequivocally yes.…