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 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    February 1, 2024 

2024 Legislative Session Begins Next Week

The 2024 Legislative Session begins next week. It will be difficult to replicate the success of last year’s regular session. The 2023 year was a premier year for any first year of a quadrennium....

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    February 1, 2024 

Bits and Pieces #18

As usual, there always seems to be a lot going on in the world. So this week I bring to you my not-so-world-famous “Bits and Pieces; version 18.” 1. The Border (Again): Several columns back, I...

 

Lessons from the Death of a Tyrant

One hundred years ago, Vladimir Lenin died. Lenin was an unlikely revolutionary. His story was not one of meager beginnings or social depravation. Rather, he came from a family of means that had...

 

Sons of the American Revolution Honor Revolutionary War Soldier John Archer Elmore

The General John Archer Elmore Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution honors our Revolutionary War patriot ancestors by promoting patriotism, serving our communities, and educating and...

 

WAS THE FATHER OF OUR COUNTRY AN INCOMPETENT GENERAL?

“First in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countrymen.” So said General Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee, speaking the eulogy of our first President whose birthday we celebrate thi...

 

Happy Birthday My Beautiful Bride: A Valentine's Day Baby!

A ‘Valentine’ themed column was requested for the February Gazette… I thought, Lord help this poor wordsmith - esp. when writing from the heart. Once again, help provided via Scriptures. I...

 
 By John W. Giles    Opinion    February 1, 2024 

"Let the people vote!' is the pinnacle of deception.

When the Alabama Legislature was feverishly pushing the gas tax hike, did you ever hear a legislator say, “Let the People Vote?” Or how about this one: “I am personally prolife, but I believe a...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    February 1, 2024 

America's First Nitrogen Execution

This past January 25, Alabama established a new milestone to implement the kindest, safest, simplest, and most practical method of execution known to man—nitrogen asphyxiation. Oklahoma was the...

 
 By John M Taylor    Opinion    February 1, 2024 

Robert E. Lee: An Exemplary American

The assaults on Robert E. Lee and anyone who fought for Southern Independence never abate. Lee symbolizes most things his critics hate – he was a devout Christian, he believed in the sovereignty of...

 

The Greatest of Our Generation Maybe Any Generation!

The earth shook in the college football world as Nick Saben announced his retirement on January 11. First the stats: At Alabama his record was 201-29 with seven national titles. Saban and Bryant are the only two head coaches to win national titles...

 

2023 OBSERVATIONS AND ACCOLADES

I know we are in a new year, but allow me to look back into 2023 and share with you some observations and accolades from the last year. My old friend Mac McArthur has been Executive Director and...

 

The Monroe Doctrine Turns 200

When James Monroe addressed Congress 200 years ago, many assumed his annual message would be limited to legislative initiatives. Since he had no spin doctors to help him explain his position, clarify...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    January 1, 2024

Gut Check Time

In the thirteen years that I have been writing these Robservations for the Gazette, this is the first time that I am writing an “in your face” religious column, if you will. Although I am sure my...

 

THE BIBLE: UNDERMINED BY LIBERAL THEOLOGY

Church and State are separate kingdoms, but both are established by God upon the authority of His Word, the Bible. Christian churches have historically recognized the Bible as the inspired and authori...

 

SCOTUS: What Would Solomon Do?

Many thanks for all the wonderful correspondences on my Christmas 2021 column; Christ is Born, Glorify Him! Pleasantly surprised how many included kind inquiry on my “Tough Roe to Hoe” column...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    January 1, 2024

The Threat from Hamas

Just before dawn on Saturday morning, October 7, 2023, about 4000 people gathered in a remote part of southern Israel north of the Re'im kibbutz, about 3.7 miles east of Gaza and began celebrating...

 

Robert E. Lee: An Exemplary American

The assaults on Robert E. Lee and anyone who fought for Southern Independence never abate. Lee symbolizes most things his critics hate – he was a devout Christian, he believed in the sovereignty of...

 

Advent and the Whimsical Nature of Christmas

We know that Christmas is centered around the birth of Jesus, the Christ child, but what is it about the Christmas season that is so different from the rest of the year? Kindness seems to emerge,...

 

But no one believes Jesus was born December 25 - Do they?

That’s the way many want to celebrate Christmas today. The secularizers note that America is more diverse than it used to be, that we shouldn’t offend others, that saying “Merry Christmas...

 

Christ is Born - Glorify Him!

This year’s Christmas column is once again intended to be at least one sobering moment in veneration of our Saviour’s birth; reaffirming the importance of standing against tyranny in this world....

 

Lister Hill, one of Alabama's Greatest U.S. Senators

We had a very distinguished congressional delegation from Alabama during the 30-year span of 1934-1964. The congressmen from the Heart of Dixie appeared to be born to serve in Congress. Their...

 

The Monroe Doctrine Turns 200

When James Monroe addressed Congress 200 years ago, many assumed his annual message would be limited to legislative initiatives. Since he had no spin doctors to help him explain his position, clarify...

 

ANTI-DWI DEVICES: BOTH GOOD AND BAD

Several years ago, I read with interest an article about Anti-DWI devices in several states being installed on vehicles of convicted drunk drivers. On the surface it sounds like a great idea and I...

 

Mr. Speaker: Why Is CASINO GAMBLING Expansion A Priority?

Mr. Speaker, I read with great interest and frustration the 1819 News article, “Rampant' illegal gambling in Jefferson County shows need for enforcement arm, House Speaker Ledbetter says.” In the...

 

Mill, Dickens and Southern Independence

T he War for Southern Independence impacte d events worldwide. In Great Britain debates raged as to why their “American Co usins” w ere i n conflict. Two renowned Englishmen – John Stuart Mill...

 

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