Co-opting and watering down the Tea Party Movement|
By Randy Lowe on February 20, 2011
It was inevitable. The move by the 'Old Guard' of the Republican Party to co-opt and water-down the Tea Party is underway. It's being led by so-called conservatives, neo-cons like Sean Hannity, Charles Krauthammer, and even Sarah Palin.
A Poor Man's Guide to Budget Cuts|
By Randy Lowe on December 5, 2010
Most people understand that cutting spending in Washington is the only way to solve the debt crisis. However, when asked for specifics, it becomes quite another answer. Are we that selfish that we're willing to cut so long as it doesn't personally affect us?
George Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation|
By Randy Lowe on November 25, 2010
It is my sincere hope that you all enjoy a wonder day of peace, complete with good food, good fellowship with friends and family and thoughts of just how thankful we all should be. In the tradition of this cubit, I would like to invoke the spirit of one of our most revered founders. George Washington gave the first official proclamation by the government for a day of giving thanks in 1789. This is how our government worked back then..... Happy Thanksgiving, one and all!! dp
By Randy Lowe on November 20, 2010
Racism; what a nasty word! It conjures up images of lynchings, men in white sheets, skin heads, and mass graves, holocaust style. But lately that word seems to have been cheapened by over-use.
By Randy Lowe on October 26, 2010
Diversity is what makes America great! Or is it? What is diversity? Is it multi-culturalsim? Is it diverse values? Is it multi-racial? Or is it diverse opinions? We'll examine the value (or lack of) and meaning of diversity in this article.
T axed E nough A lready: New Taxes for the New Year|
By Randy Lowe on September 13, 2010
In just 110 days, on January 1, 2011, the largest tax hikes in the history of America will take effect. They will hit families and small businesses in three great waves. On January 1, 2011, here’s what happens...
Immigration: The foundation of our nation....or it's demise?|
By Randy Lowe on July 16, 2010
Clearly, immigrants built what we know as the the United States of America. So why is the country in such an uproar about a few million immigrants who skipped the legal process? Is it racism? Is it protectionism? Or is it the rule of law? Whatever the reason, it has cities boycotting states, the Federal Government promising to sue a state, and families torn apart by deportation and death at the hands of criminals. It is a multi-faceted issue with victims and villains on all sides. Let's look at each of its many faces.
The Government Declares War on Freedom|
By Randy Lowe on June 16, 2010
Over the past 50 years, our Federal government has engaged in several domestic “wars”. While failing to declare war in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, (either time) or Afghanistan, the U.S. Government has declared war on everything from poverty to drugs, and from obesity to terror.
Let's learn Texas law about carrying rifles and handguns|
By Tex Estoner on April 1, 2010
As straight-forward as Texas law is concerning firearms, it is perplexing how many people are just completely uneducated about it. Most people in Texas do not know the laws they live under, and are unaware of the many freedoms we enjoy in this great state. I'm going to lay down the law here and tell you exactly what the deal is in Texas.
Gun control and personal freedom|
By Tex Estoner on March 26, 2010
The laws surrounding firearms have changed much over the past 100 years. It once was that any teenager could walk into the local hardware store and walk out with any kind of firearm he wanted. A rifle hung in the back of every pickup truck at the local high school, but school shootings were completely unheard of. Let's talk about gun control a bit.
The myth of the "accidental discharge"|
By Tex Estoner on March 24, 2010
You hear about it on the news from time to time. A man reports that he was "cleaning his gun" when it "just went off" and killed someone in the room. These events, labeled "accidental discharges", give guns and their owners a bad name. The truth is, however, there is no such thing as an accidental discharge. Read on to learn how to guarantee that this event will never happen to you.
Choosing a shotgun load for home defense|
By Tex Estoner on March 22, 2010
Almost everyone I know has a shotgun for home defense, and for good reason, but the variety of loads used is surprising. Birdshot? Buckshot? Slugs? Let's talk a bit about shotgun loads and see if we can get the straight answer so we can be confident in our defense weapons.