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 By John Martin    Opinion    October 1, 2021 

Government Trespassers

Nearly everybody understands the concepts of trespass—the violation of other people’s bodies and property. It can range from the petty (walking across one’s lawn) to more serious (hunting or...

 

Prison Reform

(Editor’s note: Please enjoy John Martin’s complete article here. In print, it will be a two-part series in the September and October issues.) We can be thankful that Governor Kay Ivey’s insane...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    August 1, 2021

Term Limits

During the last several decades, various people and groups have proposed term limits as a solution for stopping abuses done by politicians. The big argument is to return political offices back to...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    July 1, 2021

The PGM Dilemma

What are PGMs, you ask? They are platinum group metals. There are six of them—ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, osmium, iridium, and platinum. They are noble metals—highly resistant to corrosion,...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    June 1, 2021

Out of Afghanistan

For well over a century, America has always remained the most powerful nation on the planet. In that context, it is a good thing; no other nation would lay a hand on us unless it wanted to be...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    May 1, 2021

Dangerous Vaccines

On January 5 of this year, baseball legend Henry Aaron received his COVID-19 vaccine and then promptly tweeted that Coronavirus vaccinations are safe and that all black Americans should get the shots:...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    April 1, 2021

Tax Filing Headaches

Once again, it is time for all Americans to endure the annual ritual of filing and paying their income taxes. Every year, it seems to become more time consuming and more problematic. Last year, the...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    March 1, 2021

The Biden Regime

After winning the greatest scam election in history, Joe Biden and his comrades are wasting no time in their crusade to wreck the world’s greatest nation. Right off the bat on his very first day,...

 

The Rally of January 6

Today’s American people who are well informed can have no difficulty understanding that Donald Trump has been one of our most patriotic presidents in recent years. But because “The Donald” had...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    January 1, 2021

The Battle of Mauvila

This is an open message to all archaeologists in and around Alabama, and especially those who work or are interested in southwest Alabama. Because of COVID-19 and intense campaigning in our last...

 

The Crime of the Century

Four years ago, in November 2016, we Americans elected a president who has out-performed all others within the last 50 years. Donald John Trump has fought the deep state like no other in recent...

 

Paul Noel–Coronavirus Savior

After eight months of abusive, criminal, and unconstitutional Coronavirus-related lockdowns, curfews, shutdowns, travel restrictions, social distancing, and mask mandates, the United States is...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    October 1, 2020

Kay Ivey's Gulags

By now, most of us have heard about Governor Kay Ivey’s September 3 proposal to build three new mega-prisons, ostensibly to solve Alabama’s long-standing prison overcrowding problem once and for...

 

Gawlee! They defeated that property tax again!

One of the best things about living in Alabama is that its taxes are among the lowest in the nation. Of particular importance, the property tax is THE lowest in the nation—by a wide margin. The...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    August 1, 2020

Election Reforms

Term Limits   One of the most popular ideas is term limits. I have heard quite a few people propose a limit of twelve years for anybody in our congress—two terms for senators and six terms for...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    July 1, 2020

Our Confederate Heritage

One of America’s greatest tragedies was what many of us call the “Civil War,” also known as “The War Between the States,” “The Great Rebellion,” “The War of Northern Oppression,” and...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    June 1, 2020

The Oppression Continues

As I am writing this (mid-May, 2020), the American people are still suffering from the sanctions that our governors, mayors and other authorities have imposed onto them and the U. S. economy....

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    May 1, 2020

Coronavirus Madness

Toward the end of last year (2019), a new strain of flu erupted in Wuhan, China, spread very rapidly, and soon began killing people. Rumors circulated that it escaped from Wuhan’s level-4...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    April 1, 2020

Montgomery's Occupational Tax

This past February 18, under the watchful eye of Montgomery’s Mayor Steven Reed, five of the city’s nine city councilmen, spearheaded by Councilman Glen Pruitt, quickly voted their final approval...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    March 1, 2020

The Demise of the Democrats

Back in the day, in the 1800’s, the Democratic Party in the United States stood solidly for our fundamental Constitutional principles—liberty, justice, and free enterprise. But as the 20th...

 

Building Better Roads

Every year, we continue to hear the same old song from our public officials—“Our infrastructure is falling apart…. We need more revenue…. We must have a tax increase.” The rational answer,...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    January 1, 2020

The Nanny

From our very beginning, we the people of the United States have honored and fought for the right to live free and support ourselves without government interference under a sacrosanct principle...

 

Daylight Wasting

This past November 3, we all ran our clocks back one hour to switch from daylight saving time back to standard time. From then until next spring, we lose an extra hour of daylight every afternoon. As...

 

Enough is Enough

Back in the 1990’s, WACV Radio talk show host, Don Markwell, regularly featured Montgomery Mayor Emory Folmar as a guest on his program. One day, a caller chimed in and complained about people speed...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    October 1, 2019

Euthanasia

Euthanasia is a painless and peaceful procedure of ending the persistent suffering and trauma of the terminally ill and others who have decided that death is a better option. In current usage, it is...

 

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