All Lives Matter!

Protesters should be concerned that all lives matter, not just some. Mark Horne has written about this protest but I need to express my own thoughts! According to Fusion.net: “Thousands of #BlackLivesMatter protesters swarm Mall of America.” On one of the busiest shopping days of the year, thousands of #BlackLivesMatter protesters packed the Mall of America outside Minneapolis on Saturday to call for police reform in the wake of the officer-involved deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Read more […]

Protesters Didn’t Chant “Kill a Cop!”

The “kill a cop” chant report was an untruth. Protesters do stupid and even criminal things. But that doesn’t give anyone the right to pass on falsehoods about them. Of course, if you are merely passing on information from a trusted source, you are not intentionally lying about people. But when you learn the truth you have to undo the damage. Yesterday, I wrote a post about how critics of the police do not bear the guilt of the horrific murders that were committed on two NYPD police officers. Read more […]

How Does Obstructing Businesses “Petition the Government”?

Protesters claim to be protesting police, but they are obstructing businesses instead. Here is the text of the First Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Notice that nowhere is mentioned the right of the people to obstruct customers and destroy revenue Read more […]

Clashes In The Streets: What Chance That Stays Overseas?

Sadly, the tune that immediately began playing in my head as I saw this story was an old one from Neil Diamond: “Coming to America.” From Bloomberg.com: “Venezuela President Calls Allies to Rival Opposition Protest.” Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called supporters to take to the street tomorrow, hours after an opposition politician sought by police urged his allies to march with him on the same day. Leopoldo Lopez, the leader of opposition party Voluntad Popular, whom Maduro accuses Read more […]

Egyptian Protesters Demanding Ouster of Obama’s Buddy Morsi

On October 14, 1981, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was assassinated after nearly 30 years as the country’s third president.  Vice President Hosni Mubarak was sworn in as the fourth president of land of pyramids.  Mubarak ruled Egypt with a strong iron hand.  Many considered him to be more of a dictator than a president.  He was charged with a number of human rights violations. In 2010, the movement to oust Mubarak gained strength both within Egypt and from the international community.  Read more […]

Just Kids With A DREAM?

In light of the immigration bill that the Senate passed yesterday, a mere three days after it was introduced (don’t worry, I’m sure they read all thousand-plus pages of it in that window of time), I want to talk about the hopeless romanticism of the so-called DREAMers. Democrats in 2001 wanted a heart-strings-tugging name to dub their bill that would do a whole bunch of happy things for illegally immigrated college Marxists and Che Guevara wannabes, so they brainstormed until they could come up Read more […]