Stories by Special Contributor
By Dr. Alveda King,
“The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it….
“Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
“Strength to Love,” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1963
A young man is shot dead by a policeman in Missouri. …
By Janet Levy
Israel’s recent defensive war against Hamas and other Islamist factions in Gaza has generated a wave of criticism against Israel, which, in truth, is simply old-fashioned and persistent, anti-Semitism disguised as political argument. A means to determine the difference was actually created more than a decade ago by Israeli political leader Natan Sharansky, who dubbed his method, the “3D Test.”
A co-founder of the Soviet refusenik movement in the mid-1970s – mostly Soviet Jews denied permission to emigrate to …
By Jeff Chapman
Through my association with Shane Krauser of The American Academy for Constitutional Education, I have learned how the constitution is a “complex system of booby traps designed to stop tyranny in it tracks.” However, like any trap, if the trap is not properly set, it is rendered utterly useless. So it is with our constitution. The constitution is the trap and “we the people” are the trappers. If we choose not to engage the traps, we allow the federal government …
By Alan Korwin
The lamestream media told you . . .
The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that . . .
Talk is already circulating on what to do to recognize a special firearms anniversary coming up late this year. In October we’ll be recognizing the fact that 20 years ago, millions of decent Arizonans acquired the ability to discreetly carry firearms legally, and virtually no one was harmed — although it required a government permission slip and a lot of red tape at …
By Carl Jackson, see full bio here:
Can we stop reincarnating Trayvon Martin and Rodney King every time an altercation between black and white males occur-police or otherwise?
St. Louis is in shambles after the loss of 18 year old Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a police officer on Saturday. The facts of the incident that led to his death remain largely unknown, but that didn’t stop looters from destroying and robbing businesses in Ferguson (a suburb of …
“Brady Bill” Namesake James Brady Dies at Age 73
Attacks on the Civil Right to Arms to Continue Unabated
Criminal acts still cleverly used as leverage to disarm the innocent
Sarah, not Jim, the real force behind the anti-rights movement
“There’s no way to tell if you’re on the Brady rights-denied list, (the “NICS Index”) and attempting to buy a firearm if you’re on the government list is a felony. Attempting to find out if …
By Michele Bledsoe
Recently, as I was working on completing my first children’s book, I became curious about what the genre was like these days. It’s been many years since I was a child myself, so I wasn’t familiar with what was currently being offered to kids. My research led to some surprising observations.
I learned that most contemporary children’s books seem to fall into one of two categories. I call them “Message Books” and “Bandwagon Books.”
Message books are those that deal …
By Michele Bledsoe
In “To Kill A Mockingbird”, Boo Radley left gifts for Jem and Scout in the knothole of an old, oak tree. He wanted the children to be aware of his presence, to understand that he cared for them, and to know that he was watching out for them.
Now, I am going to tell you a story that will explain why I call this painting “The Return of Boo Radley”.
Once upon a time I lived in a one-bedroom apartment with …
The Costly Burden of Illegal Immigration
By Shelley Kais
The rest of the nation is beginning to see what we in Southern Arizona have known all along: the border is not secure. What most Americans don’t yet understand is that the arrival of tens of thousands of Central Americans is no surprise: not to the President, not to the federal government’s Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), not to the many other federal agencies whose budgets have increased in recent years in preparation …