“Gun Control” isn’t a Solution and Every Politician knows it
Jan08

“Gun Control” isn’t a Solution and Every Politician knows it

With the fiscal cliff crisis now behind us the debate surrounding the Second Amendment to the Constitution is going to flare up again and the President has once again thrown his weight behind new measures to help stem gun violence in America. President Obama’s colleagues in Congress however aren’t drafting new measures and the solutions they’re pushing aren’t actually solutions at all. Gun control sounds like a...

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Mental Health and Media Response Need Overhaul in Wake of Shooting
Dec15

Mental Health and Media Response Need Overhaul in Wake of Shooting

The shooting in Newtown, Connecticut has brought about a lot of familiar discussion especially around the 2nd Amendment and while that is certainly understandable given the scope of the tragedy. I was concerned with a few other issues and found myself increasingly irritated with both the media response and how this country handles mental health. Once I learned that the shooter had Aspeger’s syndrome, a type of autism, it hit me...

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I’ve Voted, Will You?
Nov05

I’ve Voted, Will You?

How many of you reading this post plan on voting? How many of you tell everyone that you’re going to vote but don’t actually do it for whatever reason the least of which being it’s easier to just say you voted. Now how many of you plan to whine if the person you wanted to win ends up losing? I voted early on Friday and I didn’t have to wait in any lines and there were no henchmen there to deter me from voting....

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Does Anyone Really Care About the Attack in Benghazi?
Oct17

Does Anyone Really Care About the Attack in Benghazi?

Here’s another question – would anyone care about the September 11 attack in Benghazi if it wasn’t an election year? The truth is that there are people that truly care about the attack in Benghazi and they’re the families of those who were killed. If it were not an election year American’s would have forgotten about the attack by September 12 but since we are voting for a President everything is going to be exploited by the side that...

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7 Fake ‘Facts’ That Drive Me Crazy
Oct15

7 Fake ‘Facts’ That Drive Me Crazy

We all grew up listening to our parents and teachers talk about Mount Everest or why we should wear caps on our heads when we go outside on a chilly day. As I got older I started to realize that misinformation is simply part of our culture and that most people will continue to spread the wrong information like an adult version of the telephone game. You’d think the instant ability to factcheck on our phones and tablets would...

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Should Teachers Unions be allowed to Strike?
Sep11

Should Teachers Unions be allowed to Strike?

Before the Unions rally their charges to come hunt me down with pitchforks I’d like to remind them that this is a hypothetical question that too many parents aren’t asking themselves in Chicago as they look for a place to put their kids. The nation’s third largest school district is on strike for the first time in a quarter century and that means 350,000 students aren’t getting the mediocre education tax dollars are funding. 29,000...

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Guns, Massacres and Your Rights
Jul20

Guns, Massacres and Your Rights

To me it seems completely illogical to believe that banning guns will stop massacres from taking place. Instead of the usual kneejerk reaction to a shooting why don’t we try something a little more substantial? Trying something like improving the health care for the citizens of this country in order to help control the crazy people so that we don’t have “loners” lurking around waiting to kill seems like a good...

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America Should Abandon All Aid For North Korea
Apr24

America Should Abandon All Aid For North Korea

America should no longer be providing any form of aid to the people of North Korea. North Korea continually panders to the United States and other nations for both humanitarian aid and attention. The sad thing is it actually works. Recently they stole the limelight of an international nuclear conference with their missile test announcements and when that embarrassment wasn’t enough they are pushing forth with illegal nuclear...

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War On Religion?
Feb24

War On Religion?

With the economy on the rise, the wars ending and with a majority of Americans supporting the legalization of gay marriage the Republican presidential candidates don’t really have much to bash Obama over the head with. For awhile they had Obamacare but with the rise of Mitt Romney that criticism all but died due to his awfully similar state health care mandate. It seems that the GOP was so desperate to hit Obama with criticism...

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Legal Gun Owner Jailed – Faces 15 Years
Jan05

Legal Gun Owner Jailed – Faces 15 Years

A former United States Marine was arrested in New York when he tried to enter the Empire State Building with a firearm. He wasn’t there to murder innocent civilians or to take hostages he simply thought that he was allowed to bring his firearm with him from Indiana because of information on New York’s gun laws that he read online. Sadly the information he read was wrong and it might cost him up to 15 years in prison for a...

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