Category Archives: Common Sense: Wisdom is just a keen sense of the obvious

The Golden Age of the Automobile in Brownsville

My brother, Allen, would round the corner a half block from our house in his 1968 Pontiac GTO. His dual muffler pack would announce its arrival before him getting there. We called it the Golden GTO (Goat). We grew up in Brownsville, PA., in the 50s and 60s. It was often said in earlier days […]

A Non-sectarian View on Abortion

Sonogram of a 20-week-old fetus Let’s look at the abortion debate from a non-religious point of view. I have my religious beliefs, and you may or may not. Let’s set those aside for the sake of argument and look at this debate based on ethical principles. Let’s say that you have two legitimate rights—the women’s […]

Leading from the Front

Recently we saw the images of Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister of Great Britain, and President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine walking on the war-torn streets of the capital city of Kyiv, leading from the front. The leaders in the western world have come to value unity to the extent that they only walk in lockstep, […]

John Kerry’s Delusion

John Kerry recently made a statement on Reuters that he thinks the greatest tragedy of the conflict in Ukraine is its threat to climate change.  Kerry and his disciple on global warming, Joe Biden, only see world affairs through the lens of climate concerns. A delusion is a belief or impression maintained when contradicted by […]

Will the Real Terry McAuliffe Please Stand Up

In that famous debate segment, Terry McAuliffe insisted that parents have no role in their children’s education. He then doubled down on this sentiment in a later interview. Now, he is saying that his words are being misrepresented. Does he think we are all stupid? Is it difficult to understand what parents should have no […]

Love is Not All You Need

In July of 1967, the Beatles released the song “All You Need is Love.” It had a very catchy title and became the rallying cry for the counterculture movement of the 1960s. Unfortunately, this is not a good creed by which any nation endures. The liberal agenda has been trumpeting the call that America needs to […]

Stop the Bleeding: Our Immigration Fiasco

Good Medical treatment If you have a major unknown medical condition that causes a severe bleed, you don’t ignore the hemorrhaging until you have found the source of the blood loss. You stop the bleeding first. US Vice-President Harris, charged with addressing the problem, keeps telling us we need to address the underlying causes.  Of […]

Critical Race Theory is Destroying Our Nation

Singer Macy Gray, multi-nominated for Grammy awards, said in an op-ed published by MarketWatch, the American flag is “tattered, dated, divisive” and needs to be updated.  She added, “It no longer represents ALL of us.  It’s not fair to be forced to honor it.  It’s time for a new flag.” Just a few years ago, […]

Losing Our Freedom of Speech

In 1737 Benjamin Franklin wrote, “Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government; when this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved, and tyranny is erected on its ruins.” Are we on the brink of tyranny? Ben Franklin We saw a terrible thing happen in the assault […]

The Destruction of the Constitution

The Firewall of our Republic In February of 2020 the Virginia House of Delegates passed Bill 177 moving Virginia away from the Electoral College system.  Del Mark Levine said, “Every Virginian’s vote should count. Anyone who opposes this bill opposes democracy.”  The problem with this quote is it flies in the face of the intent […]