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Few televised events captivate the national attention quite like the president’s State of the Union address. On the third Tuesday in January, year after year, it draws American families together in front of a television screen to hear a summation of the past year and a look ahead to the next year in government from the chief executive himself....
“The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try and take it.” Thomas Jefferson perfectly encapsulates the truly American notion of bearing arms, saluting the indomitable spirit of the people and their will to defend what is rightfully theirs: guns. Our forefathers, most notably Thomas Jefferson, scoffed at the idea of depriving the...
It’s amazing how much a year can change. Our nation’s constantly vacillating attention can shift from India and Copenhagen to Chile and Haiti. The theory of global warming can suddenly change from consensus science to a carefully fabricated hoax. A record-setting quarterback (who will remain nameless) can go from respected Southern gentleman to perverted grandpa. And, in one short...
I’m hearing a lot of banter about Congress discussing how to deal with the expiring tax reduction legislatures passed by President George W. Bush in 2001 and 2003. To many people, this is all gibberish – a plethora of political garbage being thrown around, topped with relentless partisan criticism. For the most part, however, people understand that tax rates are...
Ah, it’s that bi-annual time of the year again, when our airwaves are bombarded with dark, prophetic messages played over ominous music, when the dog walkers and friendly neighbors on our daily routes are replaced with yard signs and bumper stickers. The time when the political ax-men and cavalry come out of the woodwork to inform ignorant voters of “the...
I am a Texan. I hunt. I fish. I am a member of Ducks Unlimited and the Coastal Conservation Association. My room is adorned with my trophies taken from places ranging from the Piney Woods to the Great Plains. I eat what I harvest from the land. I own weapons: shotguns, rifles, and bows, all the tools of my...

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