T.F. Stern

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

Banner Waving

BY T.F. STERN My son came up to visit and brought me a Trump flag/banner to display from my house up here in Buffalo, Texas.  He didn’t...

Finding Treasure

BY T.F. STERN A couple of weeks ago while doing some yard work I was scattering grass seed around the base of a large tree....

Springtime is here March 7, 2020

BY T.F. STERN One of the joys in life is watching nature, simple and glorious at the same time. Take for example the promise of...

This Too Shall Pass

BY T.F. STERN My remarks are tied in with a talk given during last October’s General Conference, “Thru Cloud and Sunshine, Lord, Abide with Me!...

Addressing Contrary Strangers

BY T.F. STERN We’re supposed to be kind and loving to everyone; but… There are some folks who enjoy being insulted, going out of their way...

This Tears It!

BY T.F. STERN The spectacle put on by the Democrats, lead by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, should be etched in the minds of...

The Quid Pro Quo Flea Circus

BY T.F. STERN What is all the fuss about whether or not the President of the United States did or didn’t use Quid pro quo via his...

Connecting with Heaven

BY T.F. STERN In the October 2019 General Conference Stephen W. Owen of the Young Men General Presidency gave a talk, Be Faithful, Not Faithless,...

Seeking Peace

BY T.F. STERN President Grubbs, Madisonville Branch President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, let us know a few weeks ago that...

Restoration and Repair

BY T.F. STERN Recently we found a television show produced by the BBC, The Repair Shop. Talented artisans receive a wide variety of keepsake items...

Looking for Safe Servitude via Socialism

BY T.F. STERN I read where roughly 52 percent of today’s younger generation believes socialism/communism would be preferable to our constitutional republican form of government;...

Congress Searching for the Truth and Absence of Malice

BY T.F. STERN Unless you’ve been hiding in a cave these last few months then one of the topics being talked about is how Congress...

Following the Prophet at all times is a challenge

BY T.F. STERN That’s a heck of a way to start off, Following the Prophet at all times is a challenge.  But that’s as true...

The Newer McCarthy Era, Spin It

BY T.F. STERN I’ve grown to appreciate the talent some folks in the movie industry use to spin their side of a story in such...

Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

BY T.F. STERN We were watching a movie the other day on one of the regular channels where you get to see a few minutes...

Dwindling Right to Freedom of Movement

BY T.F. STERN Hello America, it’s a little over a week until we celebrate our Independence Day and consider all the rights and privileges associated...

A Very Long Five Minutes

BY T.F. STERN Today we got to enjoy the Sunday Session of the Conroe Stake Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints...

What does Exoneration mean?

BY T.F. STERN There’s an Associated Press story that stirs the pot one more time as those who can’t stand Donald Trump being the President...

Just some stairs in a movie

BY T.F. STERN This morning I was watching an old black and white movie, Here Comes Mr. Jordan, about a prize fighter, Joe Pendleton, attempting...

What’s in a Name?

BY T.F. STERN Years ago, while working day shift for the Houston Police Department, one of our regular assignments was to take suspects charged with...