Last week, we were told of lesbian Dayna Morales, 22, the New Jersey waitress accused of lying about receiving an insulting note instead of a tip because she is gay. According to coworker Julie Howat, Morales has a “long history of lying” and is always in need of “sympathy and empathy.” In addition to lying about receiving gay insults on a recent receipt, Dayna Morales is also accused of lying about her military service, falsely telling friends that she had brain cancer and that her home was severely damaged by super storm Sandy.
During my years in law enforcement, one of the foundational and continuing emphases we studied were the causes and motivations for crime. If you can understand why some people commit various crimes, you can often curb crime through preventative measures (security, increased patrolling, etc.), and can better tie the crime to the suspected perpetrator.
If the American people understood that it is not the right of the government to break the law, and that our rights come from God, not the generosity of the state, then America would not be in the state it is today. I also remind you that no representative has the authority to tear down the Constitution and rebuild it in his/her own image.
South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the Division of Criminal Investigation has concluded its investigation into the death of Richard Benda, Sioux Falls. Benda was the former South Dakota Director of Economic Development under former Governor Mike Rounds, and was the loan monitor for Northern Beef Packers. An investigation is underway into potential financial misconduct in that office.
No one wants dangerous wack-jobs to be armed. Yet there are some issues with keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous nuts that clash with the right to keep and bear arms that should still still be afforded to people with relatively minor and benign mental and emotional issues. We must be very careful that in our efforts to maintain public safety, we do not trample the God-given rights of the American people.
Why does a police department which hasn’t had an officer killed in the line of duty in over 125 years in a town of less than 20,000 people need tactical military vests like those used by soldiers in Afghanistan? For that matter, why does a police department in a city of 35,000 people need a military-grade helicopter? And what possible use could police at Ohio State University have for acquiring a heavily-armored vehicle intended to withstand IED blasts?
Once more a black celebrity has used a platform built on entertainment (if you can call it that) to display the apparently very widely held view by blacks that racism is the sole purview of white people. Oprah recently said that whole generations (of white people) have to die before racism will end. Really?
We are seeing assaults on our God-given liberties that we have not seen in the history of our nation. The pro-homosexual radicals are jamming their agenda through with Obama’s blessings, and now, with the latest version of the slyly-named Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), they stand on the brink of killing our fundamental right to worship God, follow our conscience and conduct our business as we see fit. Besides the reprehensible ENDA, we have more insanity coming from Obama’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in the form of an edict that the agency admits is not in accordance with federal law.
Some claim support for the death penalty is waning in our liberal culture. Yet a poll a few months ago by Angus Reid found what is perhaps higher than ever support for capital punishment, with 86% support.
I've written on the death penalty a number of times because there are few issues more pertinent to the health of a society, and few circumstances where the opportunity to demonstrate or diminish the value of innocent human life are in such sharp focus. Dennis Prager has some interesting an compelling things to say about the death penalty.Next Page »
"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the party over to the so-called moderates wouldn't make any sense at all." - Ronald Reagan, Nov. 10, 1964