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Political and social commentary from Self-Educated American’s gifted Senior Editor, T.F. Stern.

Scouts Have Lost Their Moral Compass

BY T.F. STERN At one time the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) had my support; but that was before they lost their moral compass or...

Perpetuating the Assault Weapon Lie

BY T.F. STERN For openers…the never-ending assault on the 2nd Amendment has been going on for a very long time.  It could be said that...

Gun Confiscation and Speedy Due Process

BY T.F. STERN There is a concerted effort pushing the gun grabbing agenda of late.  Each time a firearm has been used in a horrific...

Who Should Get to Vote?

BY T.F. STERN As a matter of civic duty, the means by which a liberty loving people determine the course their government will take, it’s...

And so the battle continues…

BY T.F. STERN I’ve posted a scan of a postcard sent to my folks many years ago when a friend was visiting Scotland.  It’s the...

Morality and Congress – an Oxymoron

BY T.F. STERN While paramedics were still checking for victims of this latest school shooting, marching orders from gun grabbing leftists were being handed out. ...

Just Say NO to High Speed Rail

BY T.F. STERN My wife and I own property on the north side of Houston and another piece of property half way between Dallas and...

Baseball Hall of Fame and Sour Grapes

BY T.F. STERN With winter comes the inevitable doldrums while awaiting Spring Training.  In only three short weeks pitchers and catchers from every team will...

Who is looking after our best interests?

BY T.F. STERN This past weekend it was reported that a small news team attempted to “sneak a fake explosive device”  through a TSA checkpoint...

Restoring Something Beautiful

BY T.F. STERN We’re in the process of going through items left after my parents died.  They had an old Steeple Clock on their mantle...

51st State – New California Secession Possible

BY T.F. STERN Folks who understand that self governance requires self discipline, those who’ve found themselves living on the ‘left coast’ while not being able...

Tagging/Tracking Phone App ?

BY T.F. STERN Some of the new cell phone Apps have me blown away; my being from an older generation where we put coins into...

Respecting the rank without regard for the individual

BY T.F. STERN In the movie, No Time For Sergeants, Private Stockdale, played by Andy Griffith, gives every indication he’d fallen off the proverbial turnip...

Come Follow Me

BY T.F. STERN In the movie, Always, there’s a scene where a mechanic is working on a service vehicle used at a small private air...

NBC Core Values

BY T.F. STERN Moments after the dismissal of Matt Lauer for “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace” NBC issued the following statement: “Dear colleagues, on Monday...

Are we celebrating Thanksgiving or Black Friday?

BY T.F. STERN What are we celebrating this Thursday?  Are we taking a day off to be with family and friends to express gratitude to...

Behold

BY T.F. STERN I’d taken this photograph a week ago and posted it on Facebook to share with my friends accompanied by a short but...

Some folks must have missed those lessons

BY T.F. STERN I’ve been scratching my brain trying to figure out what happened; I mean, (in my best Arlo Guthrie voice), I mean… how...

Would you say that again?

BY T.F. STERN In recent news the State of Oregon is leading the way down yet another slippery slope, this time with free abortions on...

Seeing is believing

BY T.F. STERN This morning while catching up on the latest news items via the internet my vision began playing tricks with me.  I found...

Finding Treasure

BY T.F. STERN It’s been a year since we packed up my parent’s house and sold it after my mom died.  We’ve had boxes of...

Houston… All is well! All is well!

BY T.F. STERN Where to begin, oh where to begin…  How about Shakespeare’s famous St. Crispin’s Day speech; that might set the tone.  I’ll cut...

Let It Rain…

BY T.F. STERN In the national news…  Hurricane Harvey is making its way across Texas leaving folks from Corpus Christie to Beaumont and just about...

Retired Locksmiths Don’t Need a License

BY T.F. STERN I’m now retired; figured I’d better make it official seeing as how my Texas Locksmith License is up for renewal in September. ...

But it’s just a statue…

BY T.F. STERN This past week in our nation we’ve seen lawless individuals and groups of thugs attacking anyone who disagrees with their extreme views...

How We Spent Spring Break

BY T.F. STERN My wife and I went to Florida this past week.  We found that travel and lodging during Spring Break involves cashing in...

Allo and the 4th Amendment

BY T.F. STERN There’s a new program available from Google for Messaging, it’s called Allo and the download is free according to their promotion. “Google will...

Fractured Gospel Tales

BY T.F. STERN It should be noted that the first airing of The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, at the time called, Rocky and Friends, happened...

Family Christmas Traditions

BY T.F. STERN Christmas is just around the corner and having little children around reminded me of how special this time of year is.  A...

United Nations Human Rights Day

BY T.F. STERN Where to begin, oh where to begin?  The United Nations Council on Human Relations, sometimes referred to as ‘Third World Thugs in...