If it were not for the Republicans in the House and Senate, President Johnson would not have been successful in passing the 1964 Civil Rights bill.
Robert Byrd a Democrat, filibustered against the bill. President Eisenhower sent the 101st Airborne Division into Little Rock, so that black students could attend Central High School in 1957, best I can remember, he was Republican.
President Kennedy, a Democrat, federalized the Alabama National Guard to remove Gov. George Wallace from the University of Alabama door so Vivian Malone and James Hood could register. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a Republican — does that tell you anything? Condoleezza Rice was a Democrat until 1982 but changed to Republican, due to her dislike for President Carter’s foreign policy. Her father was a Republican, because the Democrats refused to register him to vote, but the Republicans did.
Any one of the Republican candidates have far more credentials for the office of president than the man that occupies the office now. I believe that all could produce a legitimate birth certificate, and a college transcript.
I can’t believe how Democrats can adore Bill Clinton with all his escapades. The uninformed of this country elected a man with absolutely no qualifications to be president. It seems that all you have to do is promise the most ice cream and candy to get elected, it matters not what the cost.
The Democrat party has absolutely destroyed the incentive for people to work. On one hand why work if you can get a check from fellow citizens (you notice that I didn’t use the word government, because government doesn’t have any money). On the other hand, why work, the government is going to take your money and give it to those that don’t work. When that takes place, the politicians can assure themselves a secure livelihood. The time is fast approaching when there will be more takers than there are providers.
Big government is the cause of poverty, when people lose their homes savings, and jobs, you can rest assured that it can be traced back to some government meddling. You hear it said that wall street was not regulated enough, could it be that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were not regulated enough. The executives at Freddie and Fannie are getting large salaries and large bonuses, but surely there are thieves that would work cheaper. You hear liberals come unglued over the salaries and bonuses of CEO in the private sector, but not a whimper when government employees rob the tax payer blind.
The Constitution entitles you to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Roe vs. Wade has denied life to some, and government regulations are denying liberty, and their meddling is rapidly making happiness very elusive.
Richard Feuilly is a guest columnist. He is a retired ditch digger and a resident of Weatherford.
NOW HEAR THIS: Old dogs and old men
For most of us, our pets give us great joy and provide wonderful companionship. This is especially true during the time of our youth and also during our golden years. During these seasons of life we have more time to bond with our 4-legged friends than during the prime years when we were so desperately trying to make our mark on the world. With this wonderful gift of love from our pets, there is a down side. We live longer than they do, and it is hard to face losing them. Down on the “pore farm” in the not too distant future, I will face this inevitable fact.
NOW HEAR THIS: Recalling memories of long ago
Years ago, I had a good friend in the Navy, who was actually my immediate superior in the chain of command, whose comment made an enduring impression on me. He looked up from his desk one day, and said, “Larry, (he always called me Larry, even though my first name was Lieutenant Commander at the time) we have one of the best jobs in the world.” And how is that, I thought to myself? He went on to explain that we were paid fairly good salaries to fly around in shiny airplanes and visit exciting parts of the world. We were given a title (just like royalty), wore nicely tailored uniforms, and hung around with some of the most impressive young men and women in the nation. Danny loved his job. He went on to retire as the Chief of Naval Personnel, a Vice-Admiral.
KELLY: What do you think?
Little League Baseball: This is one of the most successful programs for young people, both normal and handicapped. All of the people involved in this program are volunteers, and they do wonderful work in developing character and teamwork in children.
NOW HEAR THIS: Caring for those who have borne the battle
With all the recent controversy surrounding the healthcare provided to our veterans by the Department of Veterans Affairs, I can’t resist the opportunity to weigh in with a few thoughts of my own. Over the past month or so, especially the past couple of weeks, it seems that everyone and his/her dog has pointed out facets of a very flawed and disgraceful system charged with providing care for those who served in uniform to protect and defend our nation. In each commentary, everyone concurs that our veterans deserve better.
NOW HEAR THIS: A possibly terminal case of the crud
I’ve heard several women during my lifetime make snide comments about what a bunch of crybabies we big tough men become when we’re sick. Maybe, it’s because the bigger you are, the sicker you become. One thing I know with absolute certainty is that at this very moment in time as I pound away on my keyboard, I am sicker than a dog with what may be my last case of the crud. Not unlike all the other really rotten bad colds I’ve had in the past, I don’t see how I can possibly survive this one.
KELLY: What do you think?
We read a lot about the alleged long delays in getting an appointment for treatment at the VA hospitals, some delays so long that the patient dies before obtaining one. I cannot think of anything more stupid by a family than to let a loved one die because they could not get an appointment for free care at the VA.
NOW HEAR THIS: Remembering our fallen comrades
Each year in observation of Memorial Day, I clumsily search for fitting words to honor the sacrifice made by so many of our nation’s finest young men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms and our way of life. Each year I fail miserably to achieve the desired result. No combination of words or phrases in any language by even the most highly acclaimed author could adequately honor those who, in the words of Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg, “…gave the last full measure of devotion.”
PASTOR POPHIN: Remembering on Memorial Day
You remember the dates: July 4, 1776; April 12, 1861; June 28, 1914; December 7, 1941; June 25, 1950; somewhere between 1955 and 1959; and Sept. 11, 2001. These are all significant dates. If you don’t know what they mean, look them up.
NOW HEAR THIS: Rain for the just and the unjust
Most of us plod along through life doing the best we can, but very few of us ever become really good at anything. Rarely do we achieve world class status, but my mother checked this box with her iced tea making skills. In my early years, there was never anything as good as coming in from the field hot and sweaty, sitting down at the dinner table (at noon), and having my first glass of cold iced tea. The first glass was always the best. The primary secret to my mother’s wonderful iced tea was the fact she used rain water from our cistern, rather than the hard well water. She also insisted on using only Lipton’s tea — none of that “off brand” stuff would do.
KELLY: What do you think?
On April 27, 2014, two popes were made saints. This happening was unusual because the Catholic Church has two living popes, one retired and one the present head of the Church.
- More Columns Headlines
- NOW HEAR THIS: Old dogs and old men