Thunderclap: Say the Magic Words “Radical Islamic Terrorism”

Millions of people around the world are looking forward to the end of politically motivated violence with the inauguration of Donald J. Trump to the Presidency of the United States of America on January 20, 2017. The moment he utters the phrase “Radical Islamic Terrorism,” these millions will no longer suffer car bombs, shootings, kidnappings, public executions and vehicle hijackings. What a joyous day! Continue reading

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Report on Your Neighbors; Don’t Worry About How Info is Used

Don't Worry How Info is Used

The Augusta Chronicle on January 2, 2016 published a column by Georgia Emergency Management Agency Director Jim Butterworth. It included this assurance not to concern yourself with the impact your report on your neighbors might have. He concluded this column by encouraging us not to be “un-American” by failing to report something that “might be out of the ordinary.”

The bottom line is that we cannot let those who may have ill intent succeed in their desire to adversely affect our way of life. To let that happen would be un-American.

AS WE CONTINUE into the new year, make it part of your daily routine to be vigilant and engaged in your surroundings. If you notice something that might be out of the ordinary – something that you just want to let someone else know about – please don’t hesitate.

The Poor Case for Torture

Augusta, GA columnist Austin Rhodes reiterated his support for torture by publishing his thoughts from six years ago.

I’m going to try to address the column point by point, but I think that many of these points are not the real reasons we should oppose torture. Continue reading