The Hot Spot
The Hot Spot

The Hot Spot is Western Free Press’s forum for letters to the editor and opinion pieces submitted by readers.

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By The Hot Spot | March 27, 2015 | 3 Comments

As Israel’s most vocal defender in the West and a conservative to boot, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is now in Obama’s crosshairs.

Most likely displeased by Canada’s unwavering support for the Jewish State and persistent pursuit of the popular Keystone pipeline, Obama has set his sights on replacing the Harper government with one of a more liberal stripe.  Reportedly, in a repeat performance of his anti-Netanyahu strategy in Israel, Obama’s campaign operatives are now working with Canadian Liberals to defeat …

By The Hot Spot | March 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

In every person’s life on this earth, there comes a time in which they face a decision of which the result must transcend one’s self.
Today, every adult American stands face to face with one of those times in which a decision has to be made that goes far beyond us.

We have been so preoccupied, and rightfully so, with Islamic terrorism, the Socialization of America, and the antics of crooked and dishonest politicians, we have lost sight of the fact …

By The Hot Spot | March 20, 2015 | 1 Comment
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Pastors know that blacks pay a high price for the havoc that moral relativism has caused.

The course of history changes at special moments when courageous individuals step up to take a stand, often at personal risk, on issues burning in controversy.

One of those moments was just celebrated with the commemoration of the historic civil rights march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama in March 1965.

Another such moment is unfolding before us today.

A group of some 150 black pastors, …

By The Hot Spot | March 17, 2015 | 0 Comments


A previous column brought up the question morality and its apparent demise.  For us senior citizens we saw the degrading of morals that seemed to accelerate starting in the sixties.  That was the time Hugh Hefner came out with Playboy and the Playboy Philosophy.  It was very popular and people were drawn to the idea of “if it feels good, do it.”

The college campuses were the perfect testing ground for this attitude.  Many were away from home for the first time and …

By The Hot Spot | March 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Since the beginning of recorded history, we have read about and learned of the struggle of man’s desire to be free, to live his life as he wishes (without harming others), to pursue his own happiness, free from government control of his life, free from others who think they know best about how he should live. I believe that struggle can properly be addressed as a war. A war between those people desiring to be independently free and the people …

By The Hot Spot | March 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

The only constant in the universe is change.   The earth changes, weather changes and most notable is the change in society.  From the beginning of recorded time the ability to change and adapt has been the reason for the success of the human species.  We can exist in almost every part of the world from the tropics to the artic.  It takes special abilities to do that.

We relate our domination of the world on our superior brain power and the ability to …

By The Hot Spot | March 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

In all the history of man, every free nation which has been taken over by someone with a desire to be an absolute ruler, or a group with that same evil desire being led by some individual at the helm, there have always been two things which MUST, and did, happen.

(1) Gain control, up front, of the vast majority of the public news media outlets, thus controlling the minds and thinking of the  adults, effectively dismantling most current opposition.

(2) Start forming the minds …

By The Hot Spot | March 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

How important is due process when making laws?  It makes the difference between a republic and a dictatorship.  Think of some of the world’s dictatorships like communist Russia, Cuba, China, Nazi Germany, the dictatorships of Middle East potentates and some of the African countries run by military dictators.  People are jailed by decree or the whim of the power holders in that society.

In a democracy or republic, the rule of law trumps the whims of those in power.  In most cases this is true, …

By The Hot Spot | March 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

A war is taking place in our country to delegitimize religion.

The Marriage and Religious Freedom Act was introduced in the last Congress — in the Senate by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) with 11 co-sponsors and in the House by Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) with 92 co-sponsors.

This legislation will soon be re-introduced in the current session and should be given priority by Senate and House leadership and passed. It is of enormous national importance.

The bill will protect individuals from discrimination, under …

By The Hot Spot | March 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

I know Eric Shawn and have written to him about his recent sanitized statements about Arif Alikhan, Mohammed Elibiary and Rashad Hussain on Al-Talal network a.k.a. Fox News.  (See more below). The usual story:  “Nothing to do with Islamic terrorism, the civilizational jihad or the Muslim Brotherhood. Nothing to see here; go back to sleep.”

Arif Alikhan

Alikhan is a lawyer who was a prosecutor in the L.A. Attorney’s office and a professor at the USC …