Lack of justice suggests that money talks in this small town
Yes, I have a question: Do these cops think that they are above the law?
One gets paid for being a crook! Then there was the Bradshaw case, where he gets a slap on the hand.
Yes, money talks in this small town!
Parents don't get that we can't fund extracurricalur activities
Recently I have read articles in our Letters to the Editor praising
President Obama and letters about continuing extracurricular school
Parents of school-age children don't seem to understand that every
level of government is broke. That means we do not have the money to
teach basic education and the fun classes that our children want.
Our founding fathers did not have these "optional" classes, what they
had according to Memoria Press, was a firm foundation of biblical
principles and a deep study of Latin and Greek grammar starting at age
8. Later they learned about Latin historians Tacitus and Levy, they
continued their studies learning about the Greed historians Herodotus
and Thucydides. They had to learn to read, write and translate the Latin
poetry of Virgil and Horace. They had to study logic and rhetoric as
well as arithmetic, geometry, astronomy and music.
Part of the college requirement was to translate chapters one through
10 of The Gospel of John. John Adams said, "A native of American that
cannot read or write is as rare an appearance as a comet or an
earthquake." We cannot make that statement today!
What are we teaching our kids? High school kids throw trash anywhere
they like and no one can legally make them pick it up. This is
disrespectful to others in the area. We teach sex education and now may
have to include teaching about various forms of sexual preferences,
subjects our liberal legislators deem important. These subjects have no
place in our education system and should not be promoted as "normal." We
teach them "Christmas" is wrong, it is a "winter holiday." Religion is
denigrated but modern perversities are praised.
It is past time to teach more of what made this country great,
starting at the lowest grades and continuing through high school.
Someday, if we can remove liberalism, we may become the state again that
gave California the great name in education it had 50 years ago.
Glad we got Osama, disturbed it was a deliberate assassination
I am glad and relieved that the 10-year search for Osama bin Laden
has ended, but I am a little disturbed that it took the form of a
I am proud of the small American military unit which carried out a
perfectly planned and executed mission, but I am disturbed by the
specific nature and goal of that mission, an attack on a private home
and the murder of its occupants.
This mission may have been necessary under the circumstances, but is
this the proud and righteous American way? This was revenge, pure and
simple, which may give us all a warm feeling of personal satisfaction
but is certainly not the traditional American concept of justice under
law, to be proudly displayed to the world.
The American celebrations of Osama bin Laden's death now are no
different in principle from the celebrations in some Muslim circles
following the 9/11 terrorist attack, which we condemned as barbaric.
Is there no way of expressing our relief and satisfaction that Osama
bin Laden is gone now, without turning it into what is essentially a
celebration of revenge and murder?
Event planners, Triplicate should draw tourists with online info
Local and area events require some level of attendance and
participation to be successful. On-site message boards, fliers, local
websites and newspaper coverage must be used fully to bring local and
visitor interest in local events and things to do.
So far, little if anything is obvious to the Internet user. If event
planners and the Triplicate continue to fail to post information online,
attendance will continue to be poor. Out-of-area tourists see nothing
online and keep on traveling to other stops and destinations.
One Internet page, frequently updated, clearly showing local events,
weather, local motels and camping, fishing ocean, river and lake
reports, could work wonders. Just do it!
Local gov'ts have equal footing with state, feds in negotiations
Attorney Fred Kelly Grant spoke to the Del Norte Tea Party April 26
about a matter of great significance to our local community. In reaction
against the over-reaching federal government (see the Tenth Amendment
to the Constitution), Congress has directed the federal agencies to
coordinate with local government.
Although few communities know about it, almost all federal
environmental and many state laws require federal or state agencies to
work with local government on a government-to-government basis. In other
words, local governments have equal footing in the negotiating process.
For instance, the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA)
requires every federal agency to comply with this law whenever they take
any major federal action. Local communities have not recognized they
could play a major role in the process to protect themselves. Instead,
they have become victims. And environmentalists can manipulate NEPA only
as long as local governments remain in ignorance. NEPA gives local
governments far more power than it does to environmentalists or other
advocacy groups. NEPA requires that the agencies coordinate with local
Grant is one of the few people who discovered and developed this
process into a highly successful strategy outlined by American Stewards
of Liberty. Landowners and local governments are beginning to realize
NEPA gives them a powerful tool to protect themselves from the federal
assault on property rights and the economy of the local town or county.
American Stewards of Liberty reported in April 2010 that it was directly
involved in the coordination process of nearly 50 local governments
throughout the Western United States.
Perhaps the most powerful illustration of how the coordination
approach can work to protect local communities happened in Texas. The
NAFTA superhighway was to be an extremely limited access highway, four
football fields wide, extending from the southwestern Mexican port of
Lazaro Cardenas, entering the United States at Laredo, Texas, and
extending into Canada. The only customs stop would be in Kansas City.
Construction was to have begun in 2007. The mammoth process was kept
super-quiet, until 2006 when citizens of Texas began to hear about it.
Led by Grant, the American Land Foundation, and Stewards of the Range
(now American Stewards of Liberty) used the NEPA process and a
little-used provision of Texas law to stop the process in its tracks.
All this information is covered in the book, Rescuing a Broken
America, by Michael Coffman, Ph.D.