T.F. Stern

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

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...

Scriptural Geography is Important

BY T.F. STERN I’ve been reading essays and books which claim to have insight regarding the geography associated with the Book of Mormon.  I’m well...

Nancy Pelosi, Collateral Damage and the Cost of Socialism

BY T.F. STERN Facebook has become a battlefield for anyone desiring to push their agenda.  Never mind facts, just make sure to slant your argument...

Thomas Jefferson on Religion and Islam

BY T.F. STERN Reading about Thomas Jefferson and his impact on America’s experiment with self-governance makes for an interesting enlightenment.  Jefferson’s understanding and beliefs may...

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...