Author: rogerringer

"THE SUPREME ART OF WAR IS TO SUBDUE THE ENEMY WITHOUT FIGHTING." Sun Tzu   There had been talk about the failing of the rural areas and how a purely scholastic point of view is for the failing rural areas to shut down and everyone move to the...

"IF YOU KNOW THE ENEMY AND KNOW YOURSELF YOU NEED NOT FEAR THE RESULTS OF A HUNDRED BATTLES." Sun Tzu   Well the time of year has arrived once again and it is the most dangerous time we know. The Legislature is back in session. There have been meetings...

"HONESTY IS THE FIRST CHAPTER IN THE BOOK OF WISDOM." Thomas Jefferson   Yes the truth can be ugly, but the denial of truth is even uglier. There are things that we do not want to admit about ourselves and yet many are so fast to seek out...

"IT IS EASIER TO IDENTIFY WITH LOSS THAN LOVE, BECAUSE WE HAVE HAD SO MUCH MORE EXPERIENCE WITH IT." Roger Ebert   How did you get through the holidays? As I am writing this it is New Years Eve day and I watched one of the many run downs,...

"INJUSTICE ANYWHERE IS A THREAT TO JUSTICE EVERYWHERE." Martin Luther King Jr.   So you probably did not hear the news. The case of the Bundy Ranch in Nevada. Not since the pictures of the stand off and the statements from the Government over why they would set...

"I WISH A BRIGHT STAR WOULD APPEAR IN THE EAST OVER WASHINGTON D.C. - WE COULD USE A FEW  WISE MEN UP THERE!" Maxine   As I write this the country has found that you can say Merry Christmas again and there is a different attitude in the country. The...

"IT SEEMS TO ME THAT AT THIS TIME WE NEED EDUCATION IN THE OBVIOUS MORE THAN INVESTIGATION OF THE OBSCURE." Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.   When I set down to write my weekly column (blog), I sometimes have to follow up on previous stories. This is one of...

"THE GREATEST DECEPTION MEN SUFFER IS FROM THEIR OWN OPINIONS." Leonardo da Vinci   The horror of watching the fires in California is a horror that is repeated over and over. When I was a firefighter in the 1970's the major factors in the spread of fires was well...

"INJUSTICE ANYWHERE IS A THREAT TO JUSTICE EVERYWHERE." Martin Luther King Jr.   If there is any justice that is utilized against citizens for the purpose of political power there is no justice at all. The rights of the Constitution are rendered useless when government in the form...