TSA needs privatization, not union

If you think the Transportation Security Administration is pushy and intrusive, just wait until they unionize. Tuesday was the last day 44,000 TSA workers vote on whether they will join a union. The results will be announced today. A ‘yea’ vote widely is expected. Workers also are voting on whether to join the American Federation [...]

Airport security measures warrant reconsideration

Freedom New Mexico As we arrive at the busiest air travel day of the year and the busiest season for flying, airline travel is poised to be fouled up not only by the weather but by the Transportation Security Administration and the inevitable backlash against the TSA’s new intrusive screening mandates. Whatever happens this Thanksgiving [...]

Quay County courtroom security upgraded

Thomas Garcia Area residents will notice an increase of security measures during proceedings of the Tenth Judicial District Court at the Quay County Courthouse.Several Quay County residents reported to the district courthouse in Tucumcari on Monday for jury duty. Like many times before,

Library upgrades its book security system

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Public Library has been closed for the past week for the installation of a

Security at courthouse, courtroom raises concerns

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Funds are being sought from the state to assess the Quay County Courthouse’s ability to meet present and future judicial needs, said Judge Donald Schutte of the 10th Judicial District Court. A request for $200,000 has been submitted to the state Legislative Finance Council for a needs assessment, Schutte [...]

Examining unconditional eternal security

By Leonard Lauriault: QCS columnist Overheard once after a funeral: “He went to church when he was younger, so he’ll be alright.” Such statements are based in the un-Biblical philosophy that once one becomes a Christian, he cannot lose his salvation. John 10:28, 29 and Romans 8:38, 39 (read those verses) are commonly misused to [...]

Iraq constitution looks good on paper

Freedom Newspapers After some prodding from U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and the new U.S. ambassador, Zalmay Khalilzad, it appears that some kind of constitution for Iraq, at least on paper, will be ready by Aug. 15. That will give both the Bush administration and the Iraqi government the ability to say the process of [...]

President’s speech buys him time, but costs him political capital

President George W. Bush probably bought himself a little more time with his speech Tuesday night at Fort Bragg, but unless conditions on Iraq improve substantially and fairly soon he may only have blunted criticism temporarily. The call to set a timetable to begin the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq will be less loud, [...]

Identity theft laws should come after slow consideration

Few things can be more infuriating than having someone steal your identity — Social Security number, bank account numbers, credit card numbers, even your medical records. Such “identity theft” — as well as the related simple loss or unauthorized release of personal information — is occurring more often in our digitized society. On Monday, California [...]

‘Ownership’ means taking responsibility

Freedom Newspapers The “Ownership Society” seems poised to make a comeback, just in time for the president’s second term. Some might remember the Ownership Society: It made a brief appearance during last fall’s campaign, as the president and his handlers took a half-hearted stab at what the elder George Bush once called “the vision thing,” [...]