“A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” The men who adopted that Second Amendment in 1791 knew what it meant to live under tyranny. Not many years earlier Thomas Jefferson wrote “The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these States.”
The school voucher bill, House Bill 944, Opportunity Scholarship Act, will divert $100 million from the public schools over the next three years, giving public money to private schools.
THUMBS UP to the bill in the N.C. General Assembly, House Bill 311, that calls for a vote of state residents on whether to repeal Article VI, Section 4 of the North Carolina Constitution, which says a person applying for voter registration must “be able to read and write any section of the Constitution in the English language.”
This past Monday I received my June issue of The American Legion Magazine. The COMMANDER’s Message, on page 8, caught my attention. National Commander, James E. Koutz’s, message dealt with a code for the proper display, handling and respect of the U.S. flag.
Following what appears to be a cover-up of the Benghazi disaster, the Washington Post has obtained documents from an audit conducted by the IRS’s inspector general that indicate the agency targeted for special scrutiny conservative groups with “tea party” and “patriot” in their names, as well as “nonprofit groups that criticized the government and sought to educate Americans about the U.S. Constitution.”
300 words of random thoughts and truths:
Despite what you may hear from some of his more fevered critics, President Barack Obama’s recent scandal-quakes don’t appear to fall anywhere near the level of Richard Nixon’s Watergate disaster. But by another Nixonian yardstick, trying to put a muzzle on press freedoms, Team Obama appears to have surged into the lead.
Our hearts and our prayers go out to the families in the Moore, Okla., area and in other areas of the state who suffered greatly Sunday and Monday when tornadoes hit America’s mid-section. As of mid-day Tuesday, at least two dozen people were confirmed dead and hundreds injured.
I recently read an article on the Guilford County Animal Shelter, and I was astonished and upset with what I saw and read. Since these animals can’t speak, I will speak for them.
A hundred years ago, anyone who might have predicted in 1913 the monumental, man-made catastrophes that would occur in the rest of the 20th century would have been considered warped, if not completely mentally deranged.
In a recent article about a softball game we failed to tell readers the rest of the story.
The message in Monday’s Enterprise was pretty clear: Be cautious when eating fish caught in High Rock Lake or Tuckertown Reservoir located along the Davidson-Rowan County line.
It took 10 days for a jury to convict Dr. Kermit Gosnell. Why?
RALEIGH — The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP is spearheading a weekly series of protests at the state legislature called “Moral Mondays” directed against Republican-supported bills such as tax reform and voter ID. Might I respectfully suggest that the participants agree to a weekly series of instructional sessions about free speech in a constitutional republic? Let’s call them “Teachable Tuesdays.”