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"LOYALTY TO THE NATION ALL THE TIME, LOYALTY TO THE GOVERNMENT WHEN IT DESERVES IT." Mark Twain   I live in Barber County. On the map of Covid-19 cases we are red. The red signifies that we had one person test positive for the virus. Most of the businesses are...

"COURAGE IS WHAT IT TAKES TO STAND UP AND SPEAK; COURAGE IS ALSO WHAT IT  TAKES TO SIT DOWN AND LISTEN." Winston Churchill   Is the patriotic speech of Patrick Henry just a quaint line from history? From a time when saying such words would get you hung? Have we...

"BY ITS NATURE, GOVERNMENT AND TAXES ARE NOT VOLUNTARY. GOVERNMENT ACTIONS ARE VIOLENT AND COERCIVE, AND THEFT AS WELL." Jeff Berwick   The amount that Mr. Bloomberg spent on his run to buy the presidency was around $550,000,000. Seeing as how there are 330,000,000 of us citizens, he...

"THERE IS NO WEEK NOR DAY NOR HOUR WHEN TYRANNY MAY NOT ENTER UPON THIS COUNTRY, IF THE PEOPLE LOSE THEIR ROUGHNESS AND SPIRIT OF DEFIANCE!" Walt Whitman   As the Admiral Yamamato stated upon the completion of the attack on Pearl Harbor, "I believe all we have done is...

"GROWING OLD IS MANDATORY, GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL." Roger's philosophy   I am writing this the evening before my 65th birthday. I guess everyone has an age that a lot of reality slaps them in the face. Good thing I had my own party when I turned 60. We...

"WE CAN EASILY FORGIVE A CHILD WHO IS AFRAID OF THE DARK; THE TRAGEDY OF  OF LIFE IS WHEN MEN ARE AFRAID OF THE LIGHT." Plato We do live in strange times. There is a fear that has come with the virus that is but a reflection of what has...

"SOME PEOPLE DIE AT 25 AND AREN'T BURIED UNTIL 75." Benjamin Franklin   I wonder a lot how people who have no faith deal with the recent pandemic. The die was set when we were born and there is a one hundred percent chance of dying. We just don't...

"IF THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH IS TAKEN AWAY THEN DUMB AND SILENT WE MAY BE LED LIKE SHEEP TO THE SLAUGHTER." George Washington   So if you were faced with the loss of freedom of speech how would you respond? Would you knuckle under and let yourself be trampled on...