As the midterm elections draw near, millions of voters will bemoan their choices and decry that they are resigned to choose the “lesser of two evils.” But how did it come to that? Where are all the honorable, ethical, respectful political representatives dedicating a few years of their lives to public service? Well I can tell you. Jeanne Harris killed them in their infancy.
Ok, to be fair, Jeanne Harris may have only been responsible for killing a few people in Vancouver, WA, but there are Jeanne Harris’ across the country, killing not only participation from those who might be tempted to toss their hat into the political ring but also killing citizen participation in the governance process.
Wait, you don’t know who Jeanne Harris is? Don’t worry, I hadn’t heard of her either. Jeanne Harris is currently a councilwoman in Vancouver, Washington. Read more
When the Pledge to America was first announced, it immediately met backlash from the other side of the aisle. President Obama began a tour dedicated specifically to breaking down the plan’s items one by one. While to many political strategists, this response may be seen as politics as usual, there are many holes in the argument that show his plans and the plans of his liberal followers may be sinking their own ship.
Generation Y workers are getting a cold dose of reality during this recession: they’re not particularly special after all. Read more
In the English language certain phrases are not tricky but are done by many political leaders as a ploy for their own success. Governmental members, especially in recent times, are continually redefining some of clearest phrases such as “Financial reform” and “Student Loan Overhaul.” Even more recently, we come to find even religious leaders also redefining phrases for their own sake. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf has attempted to create his own definition of the phrase “sacred ground” to pretty much anything but he plans to build a Cordoba House/Park 51 mosque.
The mosque controversy in New York City: “To build, or not to build. That is the question.” The 1st Amendment to the Constitution guarantees freedom of religion. But certainly the mosque would not be built depending upon neighborhood conditions, zoning restrictions, or bad taste. But its building has superceded all of those now.
How many realize a small unborn child is life, but if she/he feels no pain it would be ‘OK’ to abort? When does a preborn infant feel pain? In the early 17th century people felt that it had to see the light of day first. Modern gynecology has already dispelled that.
It is not news to hear that we are in an environment of bias which is fueled by our mainstream media. It is not even news when we hear that people who speak truth are pushed down by this sector. However, a recent situation has forced us to not only see the strength of this realization but also the danger. Can a Glenn Beck rally turn the tide?
Kristin Ruggiero of New Hampshire figured it would be a slam-dunk. The gambit worked like a charm during the divorce hearing, now she would bring the case to criminal court.
Her husband Jeffrey, an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard, was an incorrigible batterer, at least that’s what she led to the judge to believe. That got him convicted of criminal threatening, and she won custody of their 7-year-old daughter.
But Kristin Ruggiero wasn’t finished.
So one day the woman bragged to her startled ex, “I took all your money, I took your daughter, and now I’m going to take your career.” She went out and purchased a disposable cell phone and registered it in the name of Jeffrey. She then sent herself a passel of threatening text messages.
Apparently Kristin didn’t realize that in criminal court, allegations are subjected to a higher standard of proof. And all of a sudden the nefarious scheme to frame her ex-husband came crashing down.
Last week Kristin Ruggiero was convicted on 12 counts of falsifying physical evidence and sentenced to 7-14 years in prison. Read more