May 28, 2017

Memorial Day is among the most sacred of holidays that we as Americans should commemorate.

For it is on this day that we pay tribute to the hundreds of thousands of American military personnel who made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve the freedoms that we continue to enjoy today.

These brave men…

May 28, 2017

I have been writing a regular column on North Carolina politics and public policy since 1986. Over three decades of writing about and talking to politicians in Raleigh, few issues have come up more often than the relatively low pay that state legislators receive.

I don’t mean to suggest that…


May 28, 2017

As I watched one of the latest Star Wars movies, “The Force Awakens,” I cannot help but wonder if George Lucas is basing the script allegorically on the current state of our international situation.

If I were to interpret the movies, there is no doubt in my mind that the…

May 28, 2017

It's not so much being good that is a problem for people as it is being generous.

The Bible calls for people to be generous and that is the tough part. If you give away the things that you don't want to charity, that is not really being generous. Those things are either worn out, you've…

May 28, 2017

Going to a pure cashless economy will just about eliminate crime.

You should have to use either a credit card or debit card to make purchases. If you have a credit card, that shows you are credit worthy.

If you have a debit card, you have to have a bank account and money in the bank.


May 28, 2017

After reading some of the Opinion pieces, I basically thought about President John F. Kennedy and what he asked all Americans over 50 some years ago.

He asked that we should be asking ourselves what can we do for this country as Americans?

I think the time has come for the stakeholders in the Rocky…

May 27, 2017

There are those who complain about capitalism yet they do not offer an alternative to capitalism.

The claim that workers create wealth is a bit farfetched. If workers created wealth, then each and every one of them would be well-off, if not millionaires. As we know, this is not the case. Workers…

May 27, 2017

The state Senate took a chain saw to the University of North Carolina law school this month, cutting nearly a third of the state appropriation for one of the nation’s oldest law schools.

The official explanation from the Republican-controlled Senate is that we have too many lawyers in North…


May 27, 2017

Some will say that snakes are bad and snakes should all be killed.

That's crazy.

Snakes aren't good or bad; they're just snakes. The outside is their natural habitat.

Your natural habitat is in your house. If someone uninvited comes into your house, you attack them.

That is what a snake…

May 26, 2017

After reading the Bible aloud over Rocky Mount for only three years we have made some amazing discoveries. God has been listening even as we pray, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” God’s word is God’s will and his will for Rocky Mount is good. Things…

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