Second Amendment must be upheld without restrictions
It was inevitable that the massacre of nine people at a church prayer meeting in Charleston, South Carolina, would produce a knee-jerk reaction from advocates of stricter gun controls. While the nation was expressing sympathy for the victims' families, President Obama and presidential aspirant Hillary Clinton were using the occasion as an opportunity to urge passage of more gun control legislation.
While the Fourth of July is a time to celebrate our country with family and friends, it's also a day to honor the heroes who have defended our freedom by serving in our military.
As we begin our 240th year as a free nation, some might wonder how we made it this far. The founding fathers who wrote our Constitution had more foresight than they knew, when you consider that over 150 years ago the Supreme Court upheld slavery and now that same court upheld gay marriage, as well as the death penalty by lethal injection. Then consider all of the confrontations that happened throughout the course of our country's history.
The document we celebrate today outlined "freedom" in very broad strokes.
The Second Continental Congress had voted to separate from Great Britain on July 2, 1776, in Philadelphia. After two days of discussion and revisions, the Declaration of Independence was adopted and proudly dated July 4.
Fireworks are a delight for most of us. Why else do thousands in the Tri-State gather to watch the dazzling public displays put on by municipalities across the region during the Fourth of July holiday period?
I really like Pope Francis. Here's a man who has reached the pinnacle of success in his calling, yet he's down-to-earth, personable and easy to like. He even looks like common folk.
A recent editorial in the Charleston Daily Mail was right on target. We cannot allow the cost of attending college to continue to climb into the stratosphere.
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Huntington lucky to have the Shobes
I would like to thank Brandon Roberts for the article published recently regarding the closing of Shobe's Stained Glass here in Huntington.
As we look at the world around us, many of us are wondering if things could get much worse. In my lifetime, I can't recall America ever being in such disarray. Indeed, the progressive movement is having its share of victories.