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 By John Martin    Legal    July 1, 2018 

The Letter of the Law

The purpose of a law, any law, is a singular objective—protecting people from the wrongdoings of other people. To be moral, just, legitimate, and Constitutional, it must meet that criterion....

 
 By John Martin    Legal    June 1, 2018

Check out Zimbabwe

Don’t laugh. Little Zimbabwe could be a model for providing prosperity for the entire world. Most people remember this African nation for creating the most rampant hyperinflation in recorded...

 
 By John Martin    News    May 1, 2018

Making America Great Again

Today, we are nearing the midpoint of Donald Trump’s second year. So far, he has done some very good things: 1. Ended our subjugation to the Paris Climate Agreement. 2. Put the brakes on mass m...

 
 By John Martin    News    April 1, 2018

Trump's Tariffs

As we forge ahead into the Donald’s second year of office, we are witnessing some serious improvements in America’s economy—taxes are being cut, production is up, wages are up, and unemployment...

 
 By John Martin    News    March 1, 2018

The Safety Nazis

Some of the biggest public menaces that have developed over the years have been the overbearing numbers and intensity of safety regulations. They have gone far beyond anything we need for reasonable...

 
 By John Martin    News    February 1, 2018

Survival for the Misfittest

Just about everybody now understands the law of natural selection. It is very simple and obvious—the strong survive and reproduce; the weak perish and die out—what we call “Survival of the...

 
 By John Martin    News    January 1, 2018

PUBLIC PAY RAISES

There is no doubt that nearly everybody is frustrated with the increasing dishonesty and declining value of most of our public servants—from Senators and Congressmen down to city councilmen and coun...

 
 By John Martin    News    December 1, 2017

FLOOD INSURANCE

Catastrophic destruction wrought by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma this year, we have witnessed a great deal of wailing and gnashing of teeth in response to the failure of our National Flood Insurance Pro...

 
 By John Martin    News    November 1, 2017

Disaster Relief

After witnessing the inefficiencies and abuses of government-run programs, it is no surprise that government is grossly inept at providing adequate help to the victims of natural disasters—i.e....

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    October 1, 2017

DEALING WITH NORTH KOREA

Right now, a sizable portion of America’s elected officials and military leaders is running around like chickens with their heads cut off in response to Kim Jong Un’s belligerent displays of...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    August 1, 2017

TRUMP'S BETRAYAL

While campaigning for office, Donald Trump, like any respectable candidate, promised to defend the people’s right to keep and bear arms along with the remainder of the United States Constitution....

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    July 1, 2017

The New Gestapo

Right now, in the United States Senate, the Sword of Damocles is hanging right over our heads. Keep an eye on it. Don’t let it drop and chop our heads off. It is Senate Bill 1134, labeled as the...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    June 1, 2017

Victimless "Crimes"

DID YOU KNOW that right here in America, “The Land of the Free,” we have FIVE TIMES the percentage of our population in prison than the rest of the world? Of every 100,000 of our people, we have...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    May 1, 2017

Capital Punishment

Capital punishment is a topic that many people want to avoid discussing. Opinions about it are all over the map—from people who are totally opposed to the ones who would like to round up huge...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    April 1, 2017

CHECKMATE

In 1966, Ray McKinley Dunwoody Jr. was a USAF chief master sergeant stationed in Roswell, New Mexico. During this time a friend of his, a retiring master sergeant, held a small party with a number of...

 

Warmongering Madness

In addition to repealing the catastrophic Obamacare health care plan, one of President Donald Trump’s absolute top priorities must be to resist the military industrial complex and put an immediate...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    January 1, 2017

Healing America's Wounds

At last, the reign of the Great Traitor is coming to an end. And his hoped for successor, the Hildabeast, is also passing into the pages of history, squelching his dream of becoming a corrupt Supreme...

 

The Good Old Days

The term “good old days” has been around for many years. Older people have and still do like to sometimes reflect on how much better their lives were at various times in the past than they are...

 

Beware of the Hildabeast

In the 2008 Presidential election, the people of America granted immense power to one of the most dangerous men in the world. In 2012, they re-elected him. Now after almost eight years of treasonous...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    October 1, 2016

The Terrible Amazon Tax

As years go by, politicians never cease to stoop lower and lower to scheme up new ways to milk more money from the people and place numerous additional roadblocks into the American economy. One of...

 

POLITICAL CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS

For many years, I have wondered about the procedures employers use to select applicants who apply for jobs. The first qualifications that come to mind are education and experience—presumably the...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    August 1, 2016

The Mark of the Beast

“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark…And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    July 1, 2016

TICKET "SCALPING"

It won’t be long before we get into football season, and “Roll Tide” and “War Eagle” will be screamed across Alabama and surrounding states to root for our teams. It is a tradition of...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    June 1, 2016

THE MINIMUM WAGE

Once again, there is a lot of noise being made across the country to raise the minimum wage in a make-believe effort to help the poor workers at the bottom of the socio-economic ladder. And once...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    May 1, 2016

Gambling and Lotteries

On the subject of gambling, many people and politicians in Alabama are all over the spectrum on how much we should allow in this state. On one side are the ones who believe that it should be completel...

 

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