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 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    May 1, 2022 

Congressional Lines and Congressmen will Remain the Same

For several years leading up to the 2010 Census count, the national projections were that Alabama would lose one of our seven congressional districts and drop to six. When the count was taken, we...

 

The Consensus Justice

It was no surprise when 60 years ago President Kennedy nominated Byron White as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. With few detractors and almost nationwide acclaim, White was...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    May 1, 2022 

When is Enough, Enough?

Enough is enough. I cannot stress that “enough.” I know I am not supposed to speak ill of our leaders and I do pray for the President often. But at the same time, every single one of us in this...

 
 By John Sophocleus    Opinion    May 1, 2022 

Remember Every Joesophant AND MAGAt

As expected, Joe’s approval numbers are in the ‘Trumpster.’ Duopoly voter buyer’s remorse once again set in as election hype attenuates. You’ll find admission of remorse difficult to...

 
 By John M Taylor    Opinion    May 1, 2022 

The Confederate Constitution: An Improved Version of the Original Compact

Patrick Henry opposed adoption of the U.S. Constitution and warned the South about its partners, the New England “Puritans.” Realizing the antagonistic regional economic interests, Henry reasoned...

 
 By Perry O Hooper Jr    Opinion    May 1, 2022 

Biden on a Mission to Destroy American Economy

Joe Biden has shown his true colors. He has sold us out lock, stock and barrel to the most leftist fringe elements of the Democrat Party. He now worships at the altar of the Green New Deal. In his...

 
 By Daniel Sutter    Opinion    May 1, 2022 

Golf on the Taxpayers

Cities across America own golf courses, but analysis from the Reason Foundation shows that many lose money on them. Is subsidizing golf a proper function of government? The Reason study found over...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    May 1, 2022 

Throw the Bums Out

For nearly four years, we fed-up Alabama citizens have been anxiously waiting for this May 24th Republican primary to clean up our political nightmares—rotten politicians who had earlier promised...

 
 By Gary Miller    Opinion    May 1, 2022 

He Said I Could Come …

I was with several other guys during my recent trip to Texas. We were all there for my Outdoor Truths Circle Event and to try our hand at downing a Rio gobbler. I look forward to this event each...

 
 By Ron Holtsford    Opinion    April 1, 2022

Many are saying that President Putin has committed war crimes. Can he be arrested and tried and what are the crimes since he has not personally committed them?

War crimes are defined by the four Geneva conventions, which speak to certain aspects of war crimes. Additionally the Hague convention also speaks to war crimes. War crimes began to be addressed as...

 
 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    April 1, 2022

Incumbency Prevails in Secondary Constitutional Offices

Incumbency is a potent, powerful, inherent advantage in politics. That fact is playing out to the nines in this year’s Alabama secondary constitutional and down ballot races. Several of the...

 

God Save the Queen – Happy Belated Birthday, Aretha!

Had she lived, the Queen of Soul would have been 80-years-old in March. For at least 60 of her 76 years, Aretha Franklin shared her vocal gift all over the world. In addition to bringing her both...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    April 1, 2022

I Hate Being Right

Okay, the title is a lie. Nobody hates being right. Let’s talk Ukraine. Everybody reading this has been inundated with news from Eastern Europe for the past month and little of it is good. Except...

 

The Time Has Passed for Smoke-Filled Rooms

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” No truer words have ever been spoken. I am worried that the Alabama Republican Party is forgetting the past and what events lead...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    April 1, 2022

America's Worst Presidents

Throughout our history, we have had some great presidents, and also some terrible ones. There are few people we can trust to judge our past leaders with much accuracy. Most scholars correctly rate Was...

 

New ASA President Sheriff Jay Jones

Longtime Alabama Gazette contributor Sheriff Derrick Cunningham’s service as President of the Alabama Sheriff’s Association (since January 2020) came to a close with installation of Sheriff Jay...

 
 By John M Taylor    Opinion    April 1, 2022

Lysander Spooner: Northern Abolitionist and Supporter of Southern Independence

Court historians and perpetuators of the righteous cause myth have devoted much attention to the abolitionist John Brown. Heavily financed by the Secret Six (mainly Northern Industrialists and...

 

Crisis in National Character: What are We Becoming?

Much is being written in the areas of law and ethics on the “character” of corporations, their corporate cultures, whether the corporation is a moral agent, etc. These writings focus on Aristotle...

 
 By Gary Miller    Opinion    April 1, 2022

How Prideful Are You?

Another turkey season is just around the corner. Even though I’m excited about the possibilities, I’m reminded again of my distaste for the characteristics of this bird. Yes, he’s beautiful....

 
 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    March 1, 2022

The 2022 World Games Will Showcase Alabama

Allow me to deviate from politics to discuss an important event for our state. The World Games 2022 will place Birmingham and the entire state of Alabama squarely in the global spotlight. Believe it o...

 

The Terrors of Justice

Eighty years ago this month, with the stroke of a pen, President Franklin Roosevelt in Executive Order 9066 effectively relegated 120,000 Japanese Americans to internment camps. Many of these...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    March 1, 2022

Bits and Pieces: 14TH Edition: WHERE IN THE HECK IS. . . ?

Here I go again with several interesting stories that have happened or are happening as I write this. Let’s face it. The world can be a disappointing place. I call this installment of Bits and...

 

Teaching of Critical Race Theory has no Place in Alabama Education

Critical race theory (CRT) is an academic discipline, formulated in the 1990s, built on the intellectual framework of identity-based Marxism. Among its claims, it teaches that the color of a...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    March 1, 2022

Forbidden Cars

For many decades, our elected officials have relentlessly usurped our cherished constitution and fundamental civil rights more times than we could ever hope to count. Many of these violations are...

 

Discrimination via Poor Representation

Once upon a time, I’ve been told, students were taught ‘taxation without representation’ as a trigger in our first war for independence. Sadly, it wasn’t something stressed in my government...

 

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