Showing posts from February, 2018

Conservatism - History Tested - History Proven

Until Ronald Reagan talked about how much he admired Calvin Coolidge I never had a very high opinion of him as president. Historians seemed to view Coolidge as a do nothing president that reigned over the hedonism and irresponsibility of the Roaring 20's. If you believe them you are left with the impression that Coolidge was largely to blame for the Great Depression of the 1930's and was a hero of the trickle down philosophy of the mean ole Republicans . Anytime that you saw Coolidge in a picture or documentary he was usually pictured looking ridiculous in an Indian headdress when he visited a Sioux Indian tribe in the Black Hills of South Dakota in 1927. A few years ago I read a great book about Calvin Coolidge and I now consider him one of our greatest presidents. Coolidge's tax and spending cuts were responsible for the great economy of the 1920's. They didn't call that period the Roaring Twenties for nothing. Calvin Coolidge was a man of few words. A woman o…

Enter At Your Own Risk

I am weary of Democrats politicizing every school shooting. If they would put as much energy into actually making our schools safer rather than exploiting these tragedies maybe we could protect our children. I have put a lot of thought into this issue over the years and I have a few suggestions on how to prevent school shootings in the future. The problem is gun free zones. Gun Free Zones are soft targets and we must be harden them at all costs.
1. At the beginning of each school year screen every employee working in the school. The principal, teachers, teachers aids, maintenance workers and janitors. Find out which school employees have military experience, combat experience, law enforcement experience and weapons experience. These people should be looked at as an important resource. Obviously everyone who has been in the military is not necessarily an expert with a pistol but there are plenty of veterans who are. Do background checks on each employee. The ones that pass a backgro…

The Party Of Death

Andrew Jackson, who is credited with founding the Democrat Party, was called a Jackass by so many of his political enemies that he proudly used a Jackass as a political symbol in his campaign. The symbol came to characterize the Democrat Party as a whole. The leadership of the Democrat Party today could be characterized as Jackasses and Dumbasses for that matter but when you examine it's history the Grim Reaper would be a better symbol for the Democrat Party. It was the Party of slavery, the Trail of Tears, segregation, the Ku Klux Klan, and Japanese internment camps. The Party has been responsible for the holocaust of over fifty million unborn babies since 1973. It supports the Islamic religion that throws homosexuals off of buildings, stones women do death, decapitates Christians and Jews. Performs genital mutilation, conducts honor killings, fly's airliners into buildings, runs people down in the streets, blows people to smithereens and mows innocent people down with fir…

First Responders

Whenever we have a mass shooting the same people come out of the woodwork to scream gun control and it always makes me fighting mad. Maybe that is because the older I get the more I appreciate the great wisdom behind our Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. Next to the Bible they are the most sacred documents ever written. They are why Americans are the most unique and exceptional people on the planet. These documents recognize the self evident truth that the individual is supreme. Each of us has a God given right to life, liberty, and property. Jefferson changed property to the pursuit of happiness in the Declaration of Independence. However the term property had a broader meaning when John Locke originally wrote those words in his 2nd Treatise of Government. We have a property in our own life and our own liberty, As an individual we are primarily responsible for defending our lives when our lives are threatened and our liberty when it is also thr…

The Day Theodore Roosevelt Visited Nashville - October 22, 1907

The South had been ravaged by the Civil War. Especially in Middle Tennessee. Republican Presidents weren't popular in these parts for a long time. The Spanish American War in 1898 had given the North and South an opportunity for healing. Northern and Southern boys were serving together in the same army again. Former Confederate Officers  like Fighting Joe Wheeler had fought side by side with Theodore Roosevelt in Cuba. Roosevelt's charge up San Juan Hill had helped catapult him into the presidency and with the South's military tradition it loves military heroes. Nashville gave Roosevelt a warm welcome on the morning of October 22 1907 as his special train arrived at Union Station. On Broad the president climbed into a horse drawn carriage and was accompanied by 30 automobiles. The former Rough Rider was escorted by a troop of Confederate Veteran Cavalry. At 8th & Broad his procession was met by 2000 students from local schools such as the Hume and Fogg Schools, Bufor…