Let me begin by saying that I am, by no means, an expert on this topic. But it occurs to me that there is something to be learned by our own prison system that applies to this controversial topic. We’ve all heard that marijuana is a “gateway drug” – meaning it has the tendency to … More Marijuana as a Gateway Drug: What we can learn from our prisons.
Recently there’s been a lot of talk in the news about this kid who built a clock and brought it to school to show his teacher. This boy was arrested by local law enforcement, handcuffed, and taken to jail while they investigated. Ultimately, it was discovered that the device was just a clock, with no … More Why I Am Not Allowed in the White House . . . .
The United States of America (at least I thought!) was founded on the democratic principle of “majority vote” – of the people, for the people, and by the people. So what has happened to America that we have allowed ourselves to come to the point where we no longer have a say in how OUR country is run? Why have we set limits on ourselves so strict that decisions are made for us even when we DO get a vote? … More What happened to our “Democratic” America?
I read an article this morning that really stirred up some strong emotions and made me think about my own sense of complacency when it comes to terrorism. The article was discussing all the intelligence reports and incidents with Al Qaeda prior to 9/11. Here is an excerpt from the article: All of this should … More Have We Become Apathetic and Complacent . . . . AGAIN??
One of the job duties I have been responsible for over the years in Corrections and Law Enforcement has been piecing together information for threat assessment and emergency preparations. For example, I would constantly preach to my Officers and Sergeants to let me know about even minor events in their area. To them, it may … More WW III: Are We Not Paying Attention?
Time again to go off books a little. Not so much a rant this time, as an observation: America is a country whose core values are in tolerance, equality, and rights for all – especially the right to speech, religion, etc. Currently in the world – although certainly not the only concern – we have … More America: New Home to ISIS (Transferred from Facebook)
Oh Dear Lord, here I go again!!! E Q U A L I T Y ! ! ! ! Again I read about people doing everything in their power to complicate issues in order to cause division between Americans. OK, let me try and put this as simply as I can: I have a friend … More EQUALITY (Transferred from Facebook)
Those that know me, know I stay out of controversial topics wherever possible, but this whole Religious Freedom topic has really got me miffed! If you’re wondering which side I’m on with it, I’m standing right in the middle watching BOTH sides act like complete fools!! I like to think I’m one of the most … More America – The Melting Pot (Transfer from Facebook)