Eric Florack on July 3rd, 2014

Let me preface this with a question: If a woman’s birth control of choice is to keep her clothes on, should the government be able to force her employer to buy her wardrobe? You see, there’s a logical inconsistency with the left’s arguments over the Hobby Lobby case. Now, granted, there usually *IS* logical problems […]

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davidl on December 19th, 2012

Sheila Jackson Lee want use to turn in our guns (TX-18) from Pete Kasperowicz Hill: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) on Wednesday afternoon urged people to turn in their guns, arguing it would be an appropriate response to last week’s mass shooting in Newtown, Conn. “I would personally just say to those who are listening, […]

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davidl on December 20th, 2011

Karen asks,  from the Lonely Conservative: Just off the top of my head I can think of a few reasons [Erick] Holder should resign. The biggest is the reckless Operation Fast and Furious that resulted in the death of Border Agent Brian Terry, and who knows how many others. Then there was the dropped case against […]

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Eric Florack on December 5th, 2010

Some interesting thoughts on Sarah Palin’s new book…. which I happen to have started reading myself just the other day. I’ll leave Melissa’s thoughts on the book itself to her article. But she, in the process of laying the groundwork for her review,  points up something that I’ve noticed myself on the state of things […]

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davidl on October 12th, 2010

Dogs Know Obama: Have you ever heard that a dog ‘knows’ when an earthquake is about to hit? Have you ever heard that a dog can ‘sense’ when a tornado is stirring up, even 20 miles away? Do you remember hearing that before the December tsunami struck Southeast Asia, dogs started running frantically away from […]

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Eric Florack on May 23rd, 2010

I won’t even bother to link this nonsense, but we’ve all seen in the last several days the issue surrounding Rand Paul and his comments regarding the 1964 civil rights act. You remember, the bill that the Republicans rammed through and Democrats fought against back in the day? Yeah that one. Well, anyway, let me […]

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davidl on April 13th, 2010

President David J. Skorton if you value freedom and human liberty, tear down this fence.   Cornell is suppose to be an institution of higher learning and not a eastern bloc prison camp. Hat tip photo:  Rochester, NY, Democrat and Chronicle.

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rosa_parksToday is the anniversary of the day that Rosa Parks made waves in Montgomery Alabama in 1955 by refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white man.  What Rosa did that day sparked a movement resulting from pressure that had been building for almost 100 years.

African Americans, who had been freed from slavery by Abraham Lincoln, were forced to endure a century of contempt, disdain and abuse from white Americans.  Our society, although founded by men who rejected the concept of social classes, was maintaining a dual class existence and legally forcing people of color to live a servile existence.

This was wrong.

By the power and grace of God, this finally changed in America as a result of the boycotts, rallies, legal wranglings, and efforts of the Federal Courts and finally Congress.  Although one may believe strongly in the sovereignty of the states, clearly the rights of United States citizens was being abridged by the actions and/or inaction of many of those states, and the Federal government needed to act.

When I contemplate these events, it always amazes me that human beings can be so incredibly dysfunctional.  It certainly makes greater sense to me to see an individual here or there who is so stupid that they actually think they are superior to others.  But to think that large swathes of our society would actually continue to look down on others because of a history that is over two generations old, and especially in a time following the horrors of Nazi Germany, that they could continue to look upon other humans as just wild cattle that had been let loose and whose status as free men and women had to be tolerated.  How could our country reach this point?

I think the answer to […]

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