TSA misses guns and knives, but nails me for my cardiac device

My wife and I, along with friends, spent a wonderful week in Arizona.  We admired the Grand Canyon on a perfect April Day.   We toured Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture school outside Scottsdale.  We visited Sedona, the red rocks canyons, and, the picturesque mountains below Flagstaff.  On four evenings we watched the Cardinals play the Diamondbacks…

Second Amendment and Natural Born Citizen have something in common

There are 4,543 words in the original, unamended U.S. Constitution, minus the names of the signatories. Is it possible that anyone at any time could write a document of this length and not have a lapse or two of clarity? Doubtful. Even the master of certainty, Donald Trump, acknowledges that he is not quite sure…

Iran Nuclear Deal too complicated for TV commercials

A new CNN / ORC poll just revealed that the majority of Americans want Congress to reject the nuclear deal with Iran that the Obama Administration negotiated. This is a shift from April, 2015 when the majority favored approval of the deal. It might be farcical that the American people are asked their views on…

An honest way to prevent unrest in Ferguson: Do the right thing

There is justifiable concern about an outbreak of violence in Ferguson once the Grand Jury announces whether or not it is issuing an indictment directed at Officer Darren Wilson. If no indictment is forthcoming, it will be very understandable, if not acceptable, for many people to be quite upset. Once again they will have experienced…

Missouri wants to “protect” your kids by secretly arming their teachers

Another NRA-backed, bonehead idea has passed the Missouri legislature. On the last day of the 2014 session, the Missouri legislature passed a bill that would authorize school districts to allow selected teachers to keep guns in their classrooms. The identities of the selected teachers would be kept secret, presumably to make it harder for intruders…