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

Are we being played?

BY T.F. STERN These past few weeks have been interesting to watch from the Peanut Gallery, a reference to a television program from back in...

What Direction Are We Headed?

BY T.F. STERN This morning while glancing over Facebook with its variety of politically charged events, menu items for the home grillers, birthday wishes for...

Who was more impressed?

BY T.F. STERN I recently had the opportunity to visit historic sites associated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS).  Topping...

Lighten up, Francis…

BY T.F. STERN There’s a news item via NBC that came up when I was flipping through headlines, Georgia officers on leave after coin-toss used...

A Modern Day Korihor?

BY T.F. STERN Social media is an interesting place for friends to sort out issues… and for folks who’re not so friendly.  That said, I...

Thinking of my Father

BY T.F. STERN Most of you never knew my father; but he was an interesting man.  I’m not sure I ever really knew him either;...

An American Monument

BY T.F. STERN While reading the scriptures this afternoon, in the Old Testament from the Book of Joshua that were part of this past Sunday’s...

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...