Appomattox + 150

Appomattox + 150

One hundred fifty years ago today marked the end of a period of national blood letting.  At the home of Wilmer McLean in Appomattox, Virginia, Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia to Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, commander of the Federal Army of the Potomac effectively ending what is now known in the parlance of Americana as The Late War Between the States.  The first major American conflagration resulting from internal political intransigence lasted four years, claimed the lives of some 620 to 630 thousand Americans, left thousands more maimed and forced a deep national soul searching and questioning if the human cost was worth it.  I know I am one of many who look back on our national history and respect its cyclical nature. The...

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The misery of living in Obama’s America, April 2015 update

The misery of living in Obama’s America, April 2015 update

Oh, the misery of living under the tyranny of responsible leadership!  Are things perfect?  Hardly.  My question is would anyone care to return to where we were economically at 12:01 PM EST on 20 January 2009?  Anyone?  Behold where we are now:  Obama’s Numbers April 2015 Image by FactCheck.org History will not judge President Obama by how much he accomplished per se.  It will judge him by how much resistance from an uncooperative and openly hostile Congress he overcame to achieve it.  I wonder where we would be had President Obama had a Congress who at least worked with him on a few issues after 2010.  In spite of a few unfavorable numbers, there is no doubt that the USA has fared far better under the policies of President Obama than it did under...

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Fundamental differences in leadership

Fundamental differences in leadership

Spring has arrived in an odd non-election year which means the major political parties in this, the most conservative stretch of Old Route 66, are preparing for County Convention in each of the Sooner State’s 77 counties. Being a civic minded soul and an officer in my local precinct, I have begun to think deeply about what I and my chosen political party truly stand for. As important as what it is we stand for is what it is we DON’T stand for. It seems to never fail when I am engaged in any sort of political discourse either in an online politics forum or in small talk with the local townsfolk while out and about, I hear someone use the cop-out phrase “There is no difference between Republicans or Democrats. Both political parties are just alike.” Often,...

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