The Doubter

Seeing them on the television screen brings it all back to me, the stout little green legs dangling from the sides of the dark furred bats; reptilian tails trailing behind in the air as the wings of the bats beat fast enough to keep rider and mount flying smoothly through the air. The five of …

Common Core

“No provision of any applicable program shall be construed to authorize any department, agency, officer, or employee of the United States to exercise any direction, supervision, or control over the curriculum, program of instruction, administration, or personnel of any educational institution, school, or school system, or over the selection of library resources, textbooks, or other …

Guns vs Knives; Why the argument for banning knives makes no sense

“He used a knife, we need to ban knives” “Modern medication is to blame, that is the common link” “If someone had a gun, he wouldn’t have stabbed all of those people” These are the comments being made regarding Dylan Quick and his attack on 14 students at Lone Star College. The hyperbolic comparisons to the …

The Constitution and the Bill of Rights- living/dead documents?

I keep reading and hearing that the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights are NOT open to interpretation (living) and are to be taken literally. The argument is that the Founding Fathers used to words and phrases that they used to create a set of rules that would be applicable in the future. Of …