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Today's Opinions

  • Never lower yourself to someone else's high standards

    This past week, I was on my way to have lunch with a friend. While getting ready, I had the television turned on, listening intently in the background.

  • Remembering Our Soldiers on Memorial Day

    We recently commemorated Memorial Day in honor of our brave men and women who fought and died for our freedom.  

    As I watched the flags of each branch of our armed services hoisted and lowered to half-mast at the War Memorial at our local courthouse and listened to each theme song played for each one, I got cold chills as Taps was played for our fallen soldiers.

  • A Look Ahead to the 2010 Elections

    The ink on election certificates has just dried for the winners from the November elections last year. It was a historic year for Republicans in Tennessee.

  • The email that changed my life forever

    Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a very bipartisan person; a “to each his own“type of individual. I am someone who doesn’t require my readers to believe exactly how I believe or tell my readers they have to agree with without exception.

    However, I feel as though I have a responsibility to my readers to help enlighten them and teach them how to look at their world as being a little bit more tolerable than what they’re used to. Also, when something touches me in such a profound way, it makes me want to share it with everyone.    

  • A salute to the all- American teacher

    It’s finally here: the end of yet another year of school in all its glory.

    I remember fondly the excitement that generated from summer vacation drawing near. I’d get to sleep in and go to bed a little later than usual, go to a relative’s house that had a swimming pool, washing away all the summertime blues, and let’s not forget the anticipation surrounding Fourth of July festivities.

  • Have Gun Won’t Travel

    President Barrack Obama is promoting the passage of an international arms control treaty entitled, the “Inter-American Convention Against the Illicit Manufacturing Of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, and Other Related Materials, or CIFTA.  It was originally signed by President Bill Clinton, but never ratified by the GOP-controlled Senate.  Now, presumably, with a friendlier Democrat Senate to work with the passage of this assault upon the Second Amendment appears ready to go forward.  

    Grab your gun.