Today's Opinions

  • There is a border crisis

    Earlier this year, President Trump and Congress were embroiled in a bitter budget showdown that hinged over some modest funding for a border wall. Trump called the border situation a crisis, and his Democratic opponents mocked such an assertion.
    Fast forward to this week, and Democrats are suggesting there’s a crisis at the border. Some, like New York Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, even compared the crisis to Nazi concentration camps. She was quickly and correctly chastised for such a heartless comparison.

  • Free Speech Matters

    One of the most important bills to pass out of Frankfort and make it to the governor’s desk for his signature this past session, was HB 254 which eliminates free speech zones on publicly funded colleges and universities.
    At first read, you may think that eliminating a free speech zone runs counter to encouraging the free exchange of ideas and opinions. Actually, the free speech zones were enacted to curtail free speech and to control the flow of thought and philosophies by relegating “controversial” issues and topics to limited spaces.

  • A lean year is a learning year

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court concluded last week that they are willing to suffer through a year of pain before rushing to raise insurance premium taxes on property owners.

  • 2nd Amendment is clear

    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. - The Second Amendment.
    Words matter. Our founders understood that when they gathered to pen our Constitution which codified into  writing the liberties they said were endowed by our creator, and provide a detailed outline as to how our new Constitutional Republic would work.

  • The NFL Kneelers lost

    For a while, it was the most burning controversy in sports. It was bigger than Magic vs. Bird. It was bigger than whether the designated hitter is good for baseball. It was even bigger than Cats vs. Cards. It was SJW vs. USA.
    For those unaware (or in today’s venacular, for those who are not “woke”) SJW stands for Social Justice Warriors. These are self-righteous individuals who think the cause they happen to champion supercedes your opinion and your voice.  

  • Righting a wrong takes time

    In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea
    With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me.
    As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free,
    While God is marching on.

  • A promising start to 2019

    Remember your first day of school and how excited it was to start new? I would arrive and sit in my homeroom, usually wearing new shoes Mom had forbidden me to wear until that day.
    Back then, we didn’t have backpacks, but we had a couple of notebooks or a binder, and maybe even a pencil box in younger grades. Inside that box were sharpened pencils, a colorful box of brand new crayons and maybe a small pair of scissors. Everything I had was neat and organized.

  • Resolve to get involved in 2019

    Flipping the calendar over to a brand new year brings new opportunities and fresh beginnings. It’s the time of year when many people make resolutions and resolve to break old habits or begin new ones.
    This year, new elected officials begin new terms in Spencer County, and there’s a real chance for progress, as long as office holders will keep their focus on the county and not be distracted by petty differences, political spats or personality conflicts. It’s easier said than done, but citizens should demand it.