It is widely acknowledged by many Americans, regardless of ideological bent, or religious affiliation, that our nation is in deep trouble. While America has encountered significant challenges over its 240 year history, never before has it faced so many self-inflicted wounds that pose such serious if not lethal threats to our nation.
I do not underestimate the monumental perils our nation faced during our civil war or even World War II. But the threats of today are different, and perhaps Read more [...]
I am growing sick, tired and saddened over the aggressive discrimination, attacks and overt bigotry towards Christians and those who hold to an orthodox theology that has been in place for over 5,000 years that defines marriage as between one man and one woman. Up until a few years ago, this orthodox view was (and perhaps still is) mainstream in America. (And for the record, holding to the orthodox view of marriage is not akin to slavery or racism, so please don't even devolve to such a silly Read more [...]
Those who know me are well aware of the fact that my life is characterized by my interest in government, both locally and nationally. In fact, if one were to scan my many posts on Facebook or my blog, or were able to examine the hundreds of conversations I’ve had throughout 2014, there would be no shortage of instances wherein my focus and criticism was directed at President Barack Obama. (To be honest though, I’ve had plenty of less than positive comments for many Republican leaders Read more [...]
As someone whose first vote was for Ronald Reagan in 1980, I can honestly say that I have consistently sought after the most conservative candidate I could find, but all too often I found myself voting for the lesser of two evils.
But in 2009 the political landscape changed. When the Republicans could only muster up a miserable option by the name of John McCain to run against a socialist-Marxist by the name of Barack Obama, tens of millions of grassroots Americans said enough is enough.
The Read more [...]
Following Thursday’s vote on the Domestic Partnership Ordinance referendum, I want to thank the citizens of Chattanooga for showing up at the polls to express their will on such an important issue. Whether you were For or Against the ordinance, the fact that you shared your views, campaigned for your cause and voted your conscience reflects what our Founders desired: an active citizenry engaged in directing their government. And contrary to the voices of some, I, along with the hundreds Read more [...]
There is not much that has elicited such a divide and strong emotion for many residents of Chattanooga as the Domestic Partnership Ordinance. Last November it narrowly passed by a city council vote of 5-4 but it was immediately blocked when a Petition was signed by over 11,000 voters. As a result it is up to Chattanooga voters on August 7 to decide whether to pass or permanently defeat the ordinance that would extend health benefits to city employee’s girlfriends and boyfriends (either same-sex Read more [...]
In my desire to be an informed voter I routinely look to a candidate’s “Issues” page on their website in order to understand what it is they believe and what they value… or at least what they claim to value. But one can often find that what is openly stated on a candidate's website can at times be as important as what is left unsaid. Over the years, I have gleaned a lot by this review.
So I found it both interesting and informative when I recently reviewed the websites for the two Read more [...]
This week SunTrust Bank notified David and Jason Benham that the bank was severing business ties with the brothers following the recent protest by radical homosexual fascists over the brothers' support of marriage... as in the union of one man and one woman for life. Following an uproar from customers though, SunTrust announced it was reversing its decision.
Recall that just a few days ago the Benham brothers were “punished” by HGTV for having the audacity to believe in marriage as between Read more [...]