Manly Men with Guns

“There is no right in any state for groups of individuals to arm themselves and organize either to oppose or augment the government.” –  Mary B. McCord, legal director for Georgetown Law’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection and a visiting professor; she was the acting assistant attorney general for national security at the DepartmentContinue reading “Manly Men with Guns”

“It’s the End of the World as We Know It”

A wise, veteran blogger who I follow has me sitting back, shaking my head in admiration at his post today.  Professor William J. Astore has an almost uncanny ability to discern and extract basic truths which are staring us in the face, but which no one else has yet articulated.  His latest observation is thatContinue reading ““It’s the End of the World as We Know It””

Simple Equation: Actions ==> Consequences

Way back in the mid-20th century, it used to be a given among most people that the things they did would have outcomes for which they were responsible.  If they made a mistake, they dealt with the fallout.  If they were careless, they paid the price; maybe they grumbled, but they paid.  Now, of course,Continue reading “Simple Equation: Actions ==> Consequences”

The Orange-ophile Psyche?

One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give aContinue reading “The Orange-ophile Psyche?”

“…More Things in Heaven and Earth…”

I had a request to outline my views on the paranormal in my blog, eclectic as it is, so I’m taking a short break from current events, and this post is for you, Linda. I can’t say that I have personally witnessed any kind of apparition, rattling chains, frigid zones, or things that go “bump”Continue reading ““…More Things in Heaven and Earth…””

Sometimes a Right….Isn’t

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams has recorded a public service message about the coronavirus, currently airing on radio stations.  In it, he reminds us that we “should” wash our hands frequently and thoroughly, that we “should” stay six feet apart from others “if possible,” and if that’s not possible, “I’m begging you,” he says,Continue reading “Sometimes a Right….Isn’t”