This battle for ‘common-sense’ gun control laws pits emotion and passion against logic and reason. All too often in such a contest logic loses. So expect more meaningless if not harmful ‘gun control’ legislation. Good news – if you’re a crook.
The war on drugs is wrong both tactically and morally. It assumes that people are too stupid too reckless and too irresponsible to decide whether and under what conditions to consume drugs. The war on drugs is morally bankrupt.
Studies show that children of divorced parents can have outcomes as positive as those coming from intact homes provided the father remains financially supportive and active in his children’s lives.
Once brave politicians and others explain the war on drugs’ true cost the American people will scream for a cease-fire. Bring the troops home people will urge. Treat drugs as a health problem not as a matter for the criminal justice system.
America traditionally represents the greatest possibility of someone’s going from nothing to something. Why? In theory if not practice the government stays out of the way and lets individuals take risks and reap rewards or accept the consequences of failure. We call this capitalism – or at least we used to.
If anybody had a reason to become a delinquent to become a criminal to be angry at the man to be angry at the white man to be angry at America it’s my dad but he did not feel that way at all.
My dad was a Marine. He was one of the Montford Point Marines. Those are the equivalent of the Tuskegee Airmen for Marines. He’s a tough tough guy. When I was 15 we had a fight and I didn’t speak to him for 10 years.
My mom and my dad were married 56 years and the fact that I reconciled with my dad I think made their marriage a little bit better as well.