Hugs and Kisses Not the Answer

 By Harry M. Covert

How exciting. We’re in the New Year and it seems the world continues to be messier than ever.

Dwelling on gloom and doom is not good. The iPhone buzzed at almost 10 pm and the awful alert was North Korea said it exploded an H-bomb. What?

        This is not a joke or a gag. Folks in Washington are still pooh-pooing the story. Citizens everywhere need to pay attention because if the boy dictator decided to go through with a test missile to the left coast of the United States, fun-and-games will stop.

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Vital Questions Stimulated by This Year’s Events

By Bruce Atkinson PhD 

Dr. Bruce Atkinson

Aren’t we all are looking for happiness for the holidays?   But what does that happiness mean?   And what should be our limits to “liberty and the pursuit of happiness”?

First, it bothers me that we have forgotten the real meaning of “holiday”—which was originally spelled “Holy Day.”   We have allowed Christ to be taken out of Christmas and we have allowed Christmas to be taken out of the season.   Our fleshly pleasures have become the definition of happiness.   We have forgotten the deep joys of knowing Christ and knowing God’s plan to redeem humanity. … Read More


Christmas in a Heartfelt, Invisible Way

By K. Brewster Hastings

Grief is a strange state of being as one approaches Christmas.

This is my first major holiday since my mother died in June. My father died in 1996 so I am now without parents. A friend tells me, “Now, you’re an orphan in the world.” Also, a few weeks ago, my oldest brother Clark died alone at age 65, in a remote town of the Dominican Republic.

Now, I am assured my father, my mother, my brother died in the peace and mercy of the Lord. So, I have no “salvation anxiety.” Their departure is total gain!… Read More


Political Correctness is tyranny with manners.

Charleton Heston

By Ladson F. Mills III

If stupidity was a capital offense the world would be much smaller. There was a time when those made by the young, were regarded as opportunities for teaching and growth. But no more with the rise of Political Correctness.

Just ask South Carolina State Representative Wendell Gilliard. He revealed two things in a newspaper interview several years ago. First, he carefully picks and chooses his battles and secondly he ultimately is looking to advance his political career. It appears that he has found his battle even if the lives of eight young students are ruined in the process.… Read More


Courtesy to an MS-13 Gang Member

 By Harry M. Covert

Nov. 10, 2015

It’s a nice feel good story. A Frederick County, Maryland, deputy sheriff used great restraint. During a broad morning light he took a slugging in the face and neck from an illegal MS-13 gang member.

There on Key Parkway in Frederick investigating a minor traffic matter, Deputy First Class Greg Morton restrained himself. After the physical assault he didn’t resort to any deadly reaction. He could have, probably should have.

In times past assaulting a deputy or other sworn officer was a major no-no. No question about it.… Read More


Understanding Feelings of Vengeance

 By Harry M. Covert

All kinds of discussions result when the topic comes to state’s rights, sanctuary cities, school busing, and a certain historic flag not from Fort McHenry in Maryland or capital punishment.

Such considerations are explosive more often than not, good versus evil, for example. These are important and generally don’t come up with reasonable good feelings. Usually the reactions are hard-lined, and create most common “knock downs” of the most vociferous types.

Each of the 50 states and territories and possessions has its own peculiarities for numerous self-centered practices.


On the last day of September it can be recalled that after 18 years on death row, the State of Georgia, put the needle to a woman.… Read More