Archive for June, 2011
On June 4, 1789, the U.S. Constitution became the official governing document of a young United States, when it was ratified by a two-thirds majority of the 13 existing states. Our Founding Fathers labored for more than a year to create a document that would make the people as free as possible — and the government (especially the Federal government) as limited as possible. Even so, a majority of states would not approve the document until 10 amendments were added. The Bill of Rights was even more definite in telling government what it could not do.
A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says energy drinks are not appropriate for children and adolescents. The report also said sports drinks are rarely needed by kids; for simple rehydration, water is best.
A spider web is a work of art. If you doubt this, gaze upon the freshly made web of a garden spider covered with early morning dew. Each strand is placed purposefully, and its design is almost perfectly symmetrical. Not so the webs of intrigue that infest government at all levels.
Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Sunday slammed President Barack Obama for his handling of the nation’s military strategy in Libya. During an appearance on FOX News Sunday, McCain said that Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi would have already been removed from power if the United States had remained in control of the operation.
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin recently embarked on a national bus tour, which has reignited speculation that the Tea Party favorite is readying for a Presidential campaign.
In the spring of 1775, silversmith and patriot Paul Revere rode into the cold night to warn that the British were coming. A century and a half later, America helped defeat Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan — two nations bent on world domination and extinguishing individual liberty. The world has changed, and the war at home rages. Geographic borders no longer demarcate the saintly from the sinister.
Several advocacy groups have criticized voting sticker designs in Ohio because of their inclusion of the word “God.” Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has proposed six new voting sticker designs, one of which will be handed out to voters on Election Day.