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Saturday, June 23, 2007

Second Amendment News Roundup for 6/23/07

Saluda, NC (TLS). Here is today's Second Amendment News Roundup:

The McCarville Report comments on several items of interest, including saying some nice things about The Liberty Sphere! We like it when we get nice comments. By the way, McCarville is a valuable source of information on politics in the great state of Oklahoma and beyond:

Armed and Safe took some heat over their comments about the latest gestapo tactics of the Illinois State Police in harassing gun rights activists. Here is their answer:

The Bitch Girls tell us that another blogger is getting some negative attention in the news media, which has negatively spun a story about a murder of a man whose brother was building a shooting range:

Say Uncle says we need to remember this rule about firing warning shots:

Snowflakesinhell blogs on some disturbing assertions by the ATF:

The Ninth Stage gives us two important paragraphs on politicians and gun laws:

Front Sight, Press has the video of John Stossel's 20/20 report on ABC about the myth that gun control reduces crime:

Xavier Thoughts says 'don't mess with African-American beauty-shop owners in Shreveport, Louisiana!' Here is the video about an attempted robbery of the shop:

This is off topic, but The Ninth Stage has a very important article concerning Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions' (R-AL) opposition to the immigration bill. Sessions has listed 20 loopholes in the bill:

Cap'n Bob and the Damsel are doing the happy dance now that their wait is over after undergoing California's ridiculous waiting period following a gun purchase. He has a picture of the fine weapon as well:

A Keyboard and a .45 has a little fun with a news article on the Brady Bunch:

Take It Back, Mr. Lott

Senator Trent Lott's mouth has gotten him in a heap of trouble yet again.

Remember a few years back when the Mississippi Republican, who was then Senate Majority Leader, uttered a few unfortunate remarks at Senator Strom Thurmond's 100th birthday party, and was forced to step down as Majority Leader?

Guess who was most vigorous in his defense?

Conservative talk radio.

Talk radio hosts from across the nation blasted Lott's critics, claiming they had made a mountain out of a molehill by treating as racist an off-the-cuff remark about Thurmond's 1948 bid for the White House.

Thurmond was a segregationist at the time.

Although Thurmond later repudiated his earlier views and became a moderating influence in the Senate, even befriending that bastion of Liberalism, Joe Biden, the interest groups in the country demanded Lott's head for merely attempting to make a very old man feel good on his birthday.

NONE of these interest groups have ever once demanded an accounting on the part of Senator Robert 'Sheets' Byrd, who was a member of the Klu Klux Klan.

You see, Byrd is a Democrat. It's amazing what you can get away with as long as you have that 'Big D' beside your name.

Not only were the interest groups and their spokesmen Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton calling for Lott to step down as Majority Leader, they wanted him to resign from the Senate altogether!

Yet conservative talk radio took on Jackson and Sharpton, exposing their hypocrisy, and essentially saving Lott's political career if not his position as Majority Leader.

It is for this reason that Lott's recent comments about talk radio are very odd.

Lott was angry that we commoners out here in the heartland think the Kennedy/McCain/Bush immigration bill is one big scam. The President has relied on Lott to be one of his top lieutenants in the Senate to attempt to get the bill passed, in spite of its overwhelming lack of support among the citizens.

Thus, Lott went ape and began blaming various and sundry circumstances for the bill's unpopularity. He could not very well blame the citizens themselves, for such would be political suicide.

So what did he do? He started sounding like Hillary, Barbara Boxer, John Conyers, Ted Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid.

Thus spoketh Lott: 'Talk radio is ruining this country, and we need to do something about that.'

Senator, talk radio saved your ass. Maybe it shouldn't have since you think it is ruining the country. Could their decision to support YOU be part of its scheme of ruination?

Take it back, Mr. Lott, or else you may find yourself not only out of a job as Majority Leader, but booted out of the Senate by the good voters in Mississippi the next time you run for re-election.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Reagan's War

President Ronald Reagan will forever be remembered in American history for four basic things: bringing back a sense of pride, hope, optimism, and patriotism to the American experience; ushering in a sweeping change in government that repudiated Liberalism and affirmed the founding Constitutional principles of our forefathers; building up the U.S. military that had been gutted under Jimmy Carter; and winning the Cold War and breaking the back of Communism.

All of these components were central to the success of the Reagan Presidency. However, it was winning the Cold War outright and ending the Communist domination of Eastern Europe that perhaps best defines how Reagan will be remembered.

Another war, however, was initiated during the Reagan years that has not had such smashing success. It is the U.S. Government's 'war on drugs.'

Two ironic truths stand out concerning the Reagan Presidency. One, in spite of Reagan's insistence on small government, lower government spending, and balanced budgets, the budget deficit skyrocketed during his Presidency, and government actually continued to grow. Two, in spite of Reagan's belief that 'government should get off the backs of the citizens,' some contend that government actually increased its intrusion into our lives with the launching of the so-called 'war on drugs.'

The first of these has a very simple explanation. Reagan was forced to deal with a Democratic-controlled Congress during most of his Presidency, with the exception of a couple of years when Republicans controlled the Senate. It was common practice for Democrats during those days to operate out of a deficit. Balanced budgets were only a dream. And thus, Reagan had to deal with reality in working with a Congress that was oppositional and sometimes openly hostile to his views.

The second, the war on drugs, was an ill-conceived plan when hindsight is taken into consideration. Yet, during the time in question, the war on drugs was entirely understandable.

This was the early 1980s. Drugs had already ravaged an entire generation of young Americans, many of whom died or whose lives were permanently hampered by their use of dangerous substances.

The mindset at the time was, 'do something to stop it.' And that usually meant banning whatever the offending substance happened to be.

While the rationale for the war on drugs is understandable when one considers the times and the context, the campaign launched a dangerous chain of events that led to more government intrusion into our lives, massive government spending, making criminals out of those whose only crime was being terribly addicted to bad substances, and an ever-expanding police state to reign in a problem that continues to this day to rage out of control.

This has led Reagan supporters such as venerable conservative William F. Buckley to call for an end to the war on drugs, a legalization of simple possession and use, and an emphasis on rehab for addicts.

In short, the war on drugs failed. It is a continuing failure to this very day.

Part of Reagan's success was his ability to make mid-course adjustments when needed. He was refreshingly flexible for someone who held so strongly to his core conservative principles. But when something didn't work, he could see it and make changes.

Like Prohibition during the early part of the 20th century, the war on drugs has only resulted in higher crime, a huge and uncontrollable black market, and an increase in use resulting from the desire to do the forbidden. Americans were smart enough to see the failure of Prohibition and repealed it.

It is time to end the war on drugs. Reagan would have it no other way.


Washington, DC (TLS). Sources inside the Senate have reported that Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-New York) and Barbara Boxer (D-California) are conspiring with other Left Wing operatives to destroy conservative talk radio.

As we reported last evening, Republican Senator James Inhofe states that he has evidence that Hillary Clinton and Barbara Boxer are planning legislative action to cripple talk radio.

The link to the video of Inhofe making these charges is here:

But that's not all.

One organization, Think, has published a 'how-to' instructional memo on ending conservative talk radio's influence.

As we have stated many times before on The Liberty Sphere, talk radio is the ONLY major media source where conservatives have a voice, other than Fox News. The liberals have controlled the mainstream media for decades. ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN have all been in the hip pocket of Democrats for as long as they have been in existence.

And now, apparently the commie-nazis like Hillary Clinton, Barbara Boxer,, and many others wish to pull off a coup--to take control of all of the radio airwaves in addition to controlling television news.

My friends, this is not just the rantings of a rightwing blogger. These people are serious, and they have a plan...a PUBLISHED plan. We need to gear up for this fight, for this one is a battle where we MUST draw the line in the sand.

Here is the complete plan to silence conservative talk radio:


Washington, DC (TLS). According to the Gallup organization, never before in the history of polling data has the approval rating of Congress dipped so low. The dismal figure is a mere 14%...way below the approval rating of President Bush, which stands at about 29%.

This means that fully 86% of the American public disapproves of the manner in which the Democrat-controlled Congress is handling the affairs of the country.

Read the story on the numbers here:

Low Approval of Congress Creates Crisis of Confidence

Washington, DC (TLS). With Congress' approval rating now dipping to the lowest point in the history of the institution, one political analyst believes that this has created a dangerous 'crisis of confidence' in America--a scenario where the vast majority of Americans have totally lost confidence in their government.

The article is worth a thorough read:

Second Amendment News Roundup for 6/22/07

Washington, DC (TLS). Here is today's Second Amendment News Roundup:

The Bitch Girls has details of a run-in 'Bitter Bitch' had with another blogger concerning 'gun chic' (lesson: don't mess with Bitter! lol):

Snowflakesinhell provides a dissenting opinion from The Liberty Sphere on the McCarthy/NRA bill regarding the designation of 'mentally ill.' Believing that we all are entitled to free speech and opinion, I will post this as information concerning an opposing viewpoint:

The Ninth Stage points to a women's pro-gun group called 'Second Amendment Moms of America'...there is also a link to that organization:

Traction Control has another update on the gathering of gun bloggers in Reno, Nevada in October, along with a list of those who have signed up to attend so far:

A Keyboard and a .45 shows us the right way and the wrong way to introduce a novice to firearms:

Alphecca has the latest drivel spouted by the new national expert on school shootings--John Travolta:

Say Uncle blogs about the ignorance of some law enforcement officers concerning what is legal regarding the right to carry:

Gun Law News has some words of wisdom concerning the readiness to use firearms:

Front Sight, Press provides a very crucial and timely article from a criminal defense attorney concerning shooting cases:

Cap'n Bob and the Damsel has a very interesting bumper sticker they'd like to see, in light of the many failures of the present Congress:

Armed and Safe posts an update on the harassment of gun owners by the Illinois State Police:

Off-topic a bit, John Lott writes an interesting assessment of the impact of NYC Major Bloomberg's potential entry into the 2008 Presidential race:

Thursday, June 21, 2007


Washington, DC (TLS). In the following late-breaking news clip, Senator James Inhofe states that Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barbara Boxer have devised legislative plans to cripple conservative talk radio.

Such a scheme has actually been under foot for quite a while, with Left Wing politicians claiming they don't get their fair share on the radio (this is in spite of their 60-year total domination of network television news).

Here is the video with Inhofe 'outing' the secret scheme of Clinton and Boxer:


Washington, DC (TLS). Parents, you may want to educate yourselves on today's teen lingo if you want to protect your teenagers from drugs and illicit sex. According to a major study released yesterday, teens are using code words in their text messages to hide the fact that they are talking sex and drugs.

The study reports that there is an entire underground language to designate things such as pot, Ecstasy, cocaine, and other drugs, as well as lingo that indicates where to meet up to use them.

In addition, one out of ten text messages are explicitly sexual in nature. Yet parents often believe their underage teens are innocent simply because they are not familiar with the terms their kids are using.

With pedophiles on the prowl as never before, it is vitally important for parents to learn the terms their kids are using in order to protect them from online predators and to monitor inappropriate behavior.

Click here to read the complete story and find out what you can do about it:

Climate Expert: Global COOLING On the Way!

Washington, DC (TLS). A noted climate expert, R. Timothy Patterson, professor and director of the Ottawa-Carleton Geoscience Centre, Department of Earth Sciences, Carleton University, states that the world should be getting ready for global COOLING, not warming.

Patterson bases his conclusions upon extensive research on sun spots and the evidence of their consequences in the core samples of the mud off the Canadian coast in the Western Canadian fjords.

According to Patterson, all the evidence points to a period of drastic global cooling in roughly 12 years, but we need to begin preparing now.

Read this detailed explanation of Patterson's methodology and conclusions here:

New Terror Plot Targets Large East Coast Buildings

Washington, DC (TLS). A report issued by the NEFA Foundation indicates that yet another terrorist plot in the making is targeting large, east coast buildings, striking at the financial heart of the U.S.

Click here to go to the Counterterrorism website and then click on the link there for a detailed pdf file report:

Odd Bedfellows--Bush and the Muslim Brotherhood

Washington, DC (TLS). Eli Lake at the New York Sun reports today that President Bush is actually considering reaching out to the 'Muslim Brotherhood,' the very group that started modern political Islam.

This is a very disturbing development considering the history and activity of the Muslim Brotherhood all over the world, and right here at home.

The Liberty Sphere posted an exclusive detailed report earlier in the year about Islamic terrorist cells operating in North Carolina. A part of that report dealt with the Muslim Brotherhood and their connections to those cells, as well as other cells operating in other parts of the country.

Read Eli Lake's expose here:

Second Amendment News Roundup for 6/21/07

Washington, DC (TLS). Here is today's Second Amendment News Roundup:

Ohioans for Concealed Carry reports a shocking development--the Illinois State Police is now visiting the homes of gun rights activists! Looks like Big Brother is at work in Illinois:

Xavierthoughts has the complete story on the Jacksonville, Florida man who was fired for bearing arms while attempting to thwart a criminal shooting:

John Lott reports that a handgun permit holder stopped a robbery in Orlando, Florida:

Lott also blogs that senior adults feel safer when they carry guns:

SayUncle has info on what may be the very first gun-shot victim of the New World, the remains of whom was found in Peru:

A Keyboard and a .45 has some great info on guns and women...and a video that tells the story...women who carry are the safest from rapists:

Off topic a bit, The McCarville Report says that Charlie Cook of the National Journal has an assessment of Fred Thompson:

Again off topic, The Volokh Conspiracy has reason to believe that most Americans have become disinterested in politics:

Armed and Safe provides a late-breaking update on the gun shop protest this coming Saturday in Riverdale, Illinois:

Alphecca blogs on an alarming story from appears there is a strong move for gun control in that country, after centuries of resisting such efforts:

The Bitch Girls have a timely comment on the Jacksonville, Florida man who was fired for helping a neighbor who was shot:

Snowflakesinhell has an interesting item about the Daily News Update for the gun rights community...and as I said, I could never replace the fine work done by Gun Law News, but I am willing to provide this service since it is needed, if it is helpful to the community:

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Fallacy of 'Guest Worker' Amnesty Plan Exposed!

Washington, DC (TLS). Counterterrorism expert Michael Cutler presents a detailed analysis of the newly resurrected immigration reform bill, and he exposes the complete fallacy of the argument that a guest-worker/amnesty program will make America safer.

In fact, such a plan will increase our vulnerability to terrorist attack!

Read Cutler's explosive analysis here:

The Political Elites vs. the Common Citizenry

Washington, DC (TLS). John Derbyshire at National Review has a most interesting article today about the immigration problem in America.

However, he says that a problem that is every bit as serious as illegal aliens is the fact that average Americans overwhelmingly OPPOSE a bill that their elected officials want desperately to pass.

In short, the elites and the commoners are poles apart on this issue. Increasingly, average voters are treated by their elected representatives as ignorant hayseeds who obviously don't know what's good for them.

And guess who's about to win this test of the wills? The immigration/amnesty bill proposed by Ted Kennedy, John McCain, and supported by President Bush and others from both Parties, has been resurrected and has a good chance of passing.

The voters be damned.

Read Derbyshire's gripping analysis of the problem here:

Online Petition to Enforce Border Security

Washington, DC (TLS). While political elites fall all over themselves trying to pass an amnesty program for illegal aliens, average American citizens have made it abundantly clear they DO NOT want a new law. They want the OLD LAWS enforced!

Thus, not surprisingly a citizens' movement has arisen with a petition to let our elected representatives in Washington know that we want the borders secured NOW...and we don't need a new immigration reform bill to do it.

For more information about this online petition, click here to go to Traction Control:

Second Amendment News Roundup for 6/20/07

Washington, DC (TLS). Here is today's Second Amendment News Roundup:

The McCarville Report tells the story of a courageous 17-year-old in Louisiana who shot a perpetrator attempting a car-jacking:

McCarville also reports that Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) has finally come clean about the gun flap at the Capitol involving one of his top aides. As it turns out, Webb's aide was telling the truth--the gun belonged to Webb:

Snowflakesinhell has a very helpful review of a gun-cleaner called 'Gunzilla.' Read all about it here:

Alphecca writes that New York City Mayor Bloomberg is pulling some more anti-gun shenanigans, this time attempting to defeat the Tiahrt Amendment:

Alphecca also reports that residents of Rutherford County, Tennessee beat back an attempt to prevent them from target practice in their backyards:

Armed and Safe blogs about an Illinois state senator who not only attacks the 2nd Amendment but has now targeted the FIRST Amendment as well:

Tuesday, June 19, 2007


Washington, DC (TLS). Rasmussen Reports has been tracking poll data on all of the Presidential candidates from the beginning of the 2008 election campaign cycle and finds that as of today Fred Thompson has moved ahead of Rudy Giuliani to gain the number one position.

The Thompson bandwagon has been gradually gaining steam ever since the former Tennessee Senator and TV star announced to Fox News two months ago that he would consider a bid for the White House.

Yet no one imagined that the Senator would move to the top position in the polls even before formally announcing his candidacy. He has not appeared in any Republican debate. He has not aired any campaign ads on TV. His only overt shot at campaigning was in the form of a hilarious video blog on the Internet where Thompson responds to Michael Moore's challenge to a debate about Fidel Castro's Communist system of healthcare.

You can find that video right here on The Liberty Sphere at the end of the left-hand column.

In a related development, Thompson traveled to England to meet with former British Prime Minister and conservative icon Margaret Thatcher. President Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher formed a powerful conservative trans-Atlantic alliance in the 80s.

The elderly and frail Thatcher was once a powerful force with which to content when she forcefully and vigorously pursued conservative principles, including anti-Communism, in the face of heavy opposition in the British Parliament.

Thatcher's blessing on a Fred Thompson candidacy would be seen as a bona fide conservative 'seal of approval' in spite of the fact that Thatcher is not an American. Conservatives in this country well remember her valiant fight for liberty in a dangerous world, and her strong ties to Ronald Reagan give her opinions a great amount of weight with American conservatives.

With Hillary Clinton now running away with the Democratic nomination, pulling ahead of her closest rival Barack Obama by double-digits, Fred Thompson's bid for the White House becomes of crucial importance. Never before in the history of the country has an election been so important nor the choice any clearer. A European-styled Socialist who has stated repeatedly that she is going to take money from corporate profits vs. a Reagan Conservative who upholds the principles of the Constitution, such as personal liberty and free commerce.

Although Thompson has not yet announced, there is no doubt that Fred is IN. And today's good news from the Rasmussen Poll will certainly be no insignificant factor in Thompson's decision to run.

Click here for the specific poll numbers:

Teacher Sex Scandal Rocks Wisconsin Town

Prescott, Wisconsin (TLS). Prescott, Wisconsin is the scene for the latest in a series of shocking teacher sex scandals that have rocked the nation in recent days. This time, the story involves a 38-year-old Middle School teacher, a 13-year-old male student, the teacher's daughter, and the student's father.

The story begins with the teacher's daughter, who was dating the 13-year-old student implicated in the scandal. The story ends with the teacher allegedly having sex with the 13-year-old student.

The father of the student told police that his son stole his mother's car one evening. He then claims that he found his son at the residence of the teacher, 'having a middle of the night sexual rendezvous,' even while the teacher's husband and daughter were home at the time.

The boy's father then filed a restraining order, stating that his son and the teacher had sexual intercourse. He also reportedly provided copies of emails exchanged between the two.

While the local sheriff's department is conducting an investigation, the local school Superintendent stated that an internal investigation had already been conducted by school officials. He states that they have found no evidence linking the teacher in question with other students. He further states that the two 'did not meet in the classroom.'

The teacher has been fired and the investigation by the sheriff's department continues. No arrests have been made as of yet.

(Details of this story provided by news wire services)

GOA ALERT--McCarthy Gun-Grab Moves to Senate

Washington, DC (TLS). The U.S. House of Representatives rammed through the McCarthy-Dingell-NRA gun control bill without even as much as a recorded vote. Republicans were caught off-guard, having not been notified of the impending vote.

Thus, the bill moves to the Senate, where gun-grabbers such as Ted Kennedy, 'Little Chucky' Schumer, John McCain, Joe Biden, Barack Obama, and Harry Reid will do everything in their power to pass the measure. If successful, President Bush is expected to sign the bill into law.

Apparently the gun-grabbers successfully used the Cho Seung-Hui massacre at Virginia Tech to seize the PR and make a case for more gun control. Our side failed to short-circuit that process by aggressively showing the public that this mass-murder happened in a GUN-FREE ZONE.

In attempting to go after insane persons, preventing them from obtaining firearms, the powers that be in Washington would like to kill all the babies in order to prevent one sick baby from spreading germs. The bill as it stands also includes U.S. Veterans who have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Additionally, if you have ever been diagnosed with depression, anxiety, ADD, or any number of other treatable emotional disorders, you will be prevented from purchasing a firearm. If you have ever had domestic difficulty involving the police, you will be prevented from purchasing a firearm. If you have ever used corporal punishment to discipline your children, you will be prevented from purchasing a firearm.

But that's not all. Your name will entered into a national database, indicating that you are NUTS, mentally defective, 'mentally ill,' and therefore unfit to own a gun.

So you see, in order to prevent a few truly insane persons from buying guns, our illustrious elected representatives in Washington are lumping LOTS of people into that category, for no other good reason than to take guns away from them!

And THAT is why this bill is NOT about Cho Seung-Hui and the Virginia Tech massacre! This is about gun control, pure and simple. And as I said last week, go ahead and drop 'em, bend over, and grab 'em, for we are about to be screwed in the you-know-what by Congress, the NRA, and President Bush.

Here is the GOA's alert and a plan of action:

Second Amendment News Roundup for 6/19/07

Washington, DC (TLS). Here is today's Second Amendment News Roundup:

Gun Owners of America has this important alert about the McCarthy-NRA gun-grab moving from the House to the Senate, plus an extensive analysis on H.R. 2640:

Front Sight, Press has an entire array of gun news today, all listed on the sight...give it a look:

Alphecca has an interesting assessment of the apparent failure of Australia's tough gun control laws:

Alphecca also provides a brief review of John Lott's book, 'Freedomnomics'--a very enlightening read:

Armed and Safe calls attention to an anti-gun bigot who spouts nutty nonsense on his blog:

Armed and Safe also provides an update on the push by counties in Illinois to condemn the gun-grab trend in Chicago:

The Bitch Girls blog that an Italian hunting trip just might be in order:

Snowflakesinhell give his opinion about H&K's PDW:

Snowflakesinhell also provides info concerning the Pennsylvania Attorney-General's clarification about out-of-state carry permits for non-residents in that state:

The Volokh Conspiracy has more on the meaning of the term 'free state' in the Second Amendment:

Monday, June 18, 2007

The Gun-Rights Pic of the Day

Yeah, you tell 'em about it babe!

Second Amendment News Roundup for 6/18/07

Washington, DC (TLS). Here is today's Second Amendment news roundup:

Alphecca reports that a gun maker has lost a major liability lawsuit, unfortunately:

Armed and Safe has an update on the gun-shop protest at St. Sabina Church:

Armed and Safe also provides crucial information on a 2nd Amendment patriot who is on trial and is to be sentenced in Arkansas this coming Friday:

The Jet Pilot provides an interesting news update on the D.C. Gun Law, the Brady Bunch, and the court decision Parker v. D.C.:

Ohioans for Concealed Carry reports that a Cleveland man was forced to shoot a 'neighborhood punk' in self-defense, and had to give testimony in court:

The Bitch Girls blog about Elvis Presley's gold-plated gun that recently sold at auction:

Snowflakesinhell makes an excellent point about why the gun control movement will never succeed in ridding society of guns:

A Human Right posts an extraordinary primer on gun control and its history, and its ultimate failure:

'Sanctuary Cities' Lose Federal Funds!

Washington, DC (TLS). In a move that was long overdue, Congress approved an amendment offered by Representative Tom Tancredo (R-Colorado) that will effectively bar any federal funding for emergency services from going to so-called 'sanctuary cities' that aid and abet illegal aliens.

Tancredo is also a Republican Presidential candidate.

Apparently, Congress has heard the ire of the voters, for even 60 Democrats joined Republicans in supporting the funding ban.

Add a mark in the 'win' column for Tom Tancredo!

Perhaps now we can also start a move to tell San Francisco that if it continues to snub the U.S. Military, the city is entirely on its own if it is attacked by a terrorist or a bomb from North Korea. San Francisco should not be afforded the protection of the U.S. military if it is intent on treating our armed forces like they are dripping with evil.

Read the entire story concerning Tancredo's amendment here:

Sunday, June 17, 2007

A Father's Day Tribute--'Dance With My Father'

Saluda, NC (TLS). Today is Father's Day. In a fitting tribute to fathers everywhere, both living and deceased, I offer one of the most moving songs I have ever heard concerning the memories of a man with his father.

The song is by Luther Vandross, and it is entitled,

'Dance With My Father'

Back when I was a child, before life removed all the innocence
My father would lift me high and dance with my mother and me and then
Spin me around ‘til I fell asleep
Then up the stairs he would carry me
And I knew for sure I was loved
If I could get another chance, another walk, another dance with him
I’d play a song that would never, ever end
How I’d love, love, love
To dance with my father again
When I and my mother would disagree
To get my way, I would run from her to him
He’d make me laugh just to comfort me
Then finally make me do just what my mama said
Later that night when I was asleep
He left a dollar under my sheet
Never dreamed that he would be gone from me
If I could steal one final glance, one final step, one final dance with him
I’d play a song that would never, ever end
‘Cause I’d love, love, love
To dance with my father again
Sometimes I’d listen outside her door
And I’d hear how my mother cried for him
I pray for her even more than me
I pray for her even more than me
I know I’m praying for much too much
But could you send back the only man she loved
I know you don’t do it usually
But dear Lord she’s dying
To dance with my father again
Every night I fall asleep and this is all I ever dream

U.S. Journalists Threatened Under FOREIGN Law!

Saluda, NC (TLS). A dangerous prospect looms over American journalists as increasingly they are made vulnerable to limitations on freedom of speech under FOREIGN law!

My friends, our liberties are under attack as never before in the history of this nation. With the Google and Yahoo turncoats cooperating with Chinese Communists to prosecute citizens over Chinese speech violations, and now with lawsuits threatening to undermine the freedom of speech and freedom of the press of AMERICAN journalists who operate under U.S. law, we find ourselves bombarded on all sides.

Some of our biggest enemies in the process of those you would think would be on OUR side. Yet they entered into faustian deals to squelch liberty in the name of 'being a friendly neighbor' to tyrannical governments.

This has the potential to undermine every single liberty for which our forefathers fought and died.

Read the full story here: