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You have a right to a clean conscience

Who is the master of your conscience? Or, who gets to define for you what is right and what is wrong? Who has the authority to tell you what you must believe to be true? If you could answer those...

 

Justice right to defend Supreme Court legitimacy

The best way for the U.S. Supreme Court to preserve its legitimacy is to ignore public opinion. This month, Chief Justice John Roberts made remarks defending the institution of the Supreme Court. It...

 

Politicians aren't better than you

It seems it should be obvious to everyone by now: those who seek positions of political power can’t even run their own lives; they certainly shouldn’t be allowed to run yours. No one is less...

 

Our differences make us stronger

The other day, I heard a pundit call New Mexico “purple,” as in a balanced mix of “blue” Democrats and “red” Republicans. If that’s the case, we must have some closeted Republicans...

 

Facts of history support the truth

While I have many ideas for my articles, sometimes I check the internet to see what happened on the expected date of publication in the Quay County Sun. I did so this year for Sept. 14, and here’s...

 

Legislator's policies likely to result in frivolous lawsuits

In a functioning Florida Legislature, state Rep. Randy Fine, R-Palm Bay, would be an outlier. In this Florida Legislature, he’s dangerously mainstream. Like Republicans in other states, Florida...

 

Liberty trumps rule of the majority

According to a recent poll, a majority of New Mexico voters approve of stiffer anti-gun legislation. This is why the U.S. Constitution exists, and why America was established as a republic, not a...

 

No use losing sleep over nuclear energy

In case you haven’t noticed, nuclear power is back in the headlines these days. Even here in New Mexico, where there are no nuclear power plants, it’s an issue. Not only do we have the Waste...

 

Church discipline is up to you

When God established his own nation, Israel, the system of government he installed, had no legislature (since it already had the law of God) and no executive branch (someone authorized to use force...

 

Hoping to keep walking in echo of father's footsteps

Growing up, we were taught to always do the right thing, no matter how difficult. We were taught that if we succeeded in something but did so by being dishonest or causing harm to another person or...

 

Trust, maturity sorely lacking in today's politics

Some would say the 20th century ended at Y2K — midnight on Jan. 1, 2000. Others would say that, as a historical phenomenon, it extended until the shock of Sept. 11, 2001. And others still might...

 

Decide what's most important to you

Do you only care about some things because you’ve been manipulated into caring? There are many things you can’t change about the world. Caring too much about those is going to make your life worse...

 

NM Democrats still running strong

The governor is leading in her bid for re-election, as are other Democrats running statewide races. New Mexicans see crime and inflation as the biggest issues facing the state, and they want judges...

 

Social media needs to beef up threat follow-up

Congressional Democrats are demanding that social media companies do a better job of policing threats against the FBI in the wake of the agency’s search of former President Donald Trump’s Florida...

 

People have responsibility for actions

Is it my imagination, or do many people run from responsibility as fast as they can? If you cause harm to a person’s life, liberty, or property you need to take responsibility. Don’t wait for...

 

Battle between religion, science fought

In the Great American Culture Wars of our time, two different worldviews, science and religion, continue to do battle, even though it doesn’t have to be that way. Science has reshaped our world in...

 

Allow God to cultivate you positively as a Christian

Monday is Labor Day, the last summer holiday, although most schools, including colleges and universities, already have started classes. So be careful of young people walking, running and playing on...

 

Arguments on Griner case examined

My last article here, about the injustice done to WNBA player Brittney Griner, resulted in a few angry responses. These were not responses to me personally, but to the friend who posted it on his soci...

 

Visa delays only hurt US image and economy

A Colombian family hoping to visit Disney World right now might have to wait more than two years to get their visas. The same goes for a Nigerian investor looking to close a funding round in Silicon...

 

Letter to the editor - Aug. 24

Likely to be hard to staff a hospital If you build it, he will come … that was the line in the movie “Field of Dreams.” It doesn’t necessarily work that way when the topic is building a new ho...

 

Government not worth trade-off

Do you believe you need to be governed? I mean you, as an individual. If you didn’t feel like government was watching over your shoulder all the time, would you steal, kidnap, or murder? I’m...

 

Despite struggles kids still deserve to dream big

With the country’s current struggles — inflation, a lingering pandemic, a possible housing crisis — parents are struggling. Add school supplies, new shoes, and lunch money for their kids, and...

 

Government waging war against you

Have you realized yet that the U.S. federal government is waging a one-sided war against you? The IRS plans to hire around 87,000 new armed IRS employees -- the exact number is disputed; what they...

 

Heroes push us to better ourselves

Heroes are easy to find but hard to keep. Especially when we’re young, we need our heroes, or positive role models if you prefer, as examples of what courage, sacrifice and success are all about....

 

Keep an eye out for the one and only Jesus Christ

People occasionally get the best of me and, recently, I was bested big-time by a teenager. Another teen was holding a younger child and said, in jest, she was going to kidnap her, likely because the...

 

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