Has it really come to this? Time magazine, one of our most respected magazines, seriously posing the question, “Does It Still Matter?” over the backdrop of the U. S. Constitution partially shredded as their cover page for their 10th Annual History and Fourth of July Issue.
Farming is hard work. It’s no surprise that a career in farming isn’t top on the list when young people are asked what they want to be when they grow up. But this state we’re in has produced an exceptional crop of young farmers.
Dr. James McClintock, a renowned University of Alabama-Birmingham marine biologist who has conducted research in Antarctica for more than 25 years, told me the following story.
The transition to a police state will not come about with a dramatic coup d’etat, with battering rams and marauding militia. As we have experienced first-hand in recent years, it will creep in softly, one violation at a time, until suddenly you find yourself being subjected to random patdowns and security sweeps during your morning commute to work or quick trip to the shopping mall.
In the wake of several recent pit bull attacks, officials in Ellenville, New York, are considering requiring dogs to wear muzzles to protect residents from bites.
If you drove through downtown Rahway on 4th of July weekend, this is what you would see flying all around town instead of the Flag of the United States of America.
The same week that Governor Chris Christie publicly acknowledged that global climate change is real and is at least in part human-caused, he pulled New Jersey out of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) – a “cap-and-trade” program that attempts to address climate change.
Would you believe it? I have finally decided I would invest in a cable program. I’ve stated many times that I had no patience with the situation and with what is being offered as far as the amount of programs and with the cost involved?
I’ve lived in the heartland for more than two decades. And I can tell you that there’s nothing like a sultry July night at the local ballpark, rooting for the home team, eating hot dogs and quaffing beer, watching fireworks viewed from damp, warm infield grass.
It’s the Spirit of Americans that makes us the greatest country with the most freedom and prosperity the world has ever known.