Category: Opinion

Oct 30

The Weakening of America

The American Society is growing weak and ineffectual. It is not because we are not working out. It is not because the children play video games more than active sports. It is not even because we feed our children food laden with trans fats. We are becoming a weak nation because the youth, our future, …

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Oct 19

Honor Our Heroes

The Cincinnati Recreation Commission has signed off on plans to rename East Hyde Park Commons to Officer Sonny Kim Memorial Park.   Officer Sonny Kim was shot and killed in the line of duty in Madisonville on June 19th of this year. I was very happy to see this happen as I truly believe that …

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Oct 09

Control The Guns

Why is it that anytime an incident occurs in the country that involves firearms someone or many someones will take advantage of the event to politicize the time-worn topic of gun control. It does not matter if it is a mass shooting or a tragic accident involving a child. Personally I think that most of …

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Oct 06

Stupid Free Zones

Once again the country is reeling from the horror of yet another school shooting. This time on a university in Oregon where ten were killed and seven more wounded in a killing spree by Chris Harper-Mercer at the Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. This despicable and cowardly act took place in a class room at …

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Sep 10

It’s Over

Almost exactly two years after he was hired as the City of Cincinnati Police Chief, Jeffrey Blackwell has been fired from that position. Not only was he fired, but he was fired abruptly. He came to work on the morning of September 9th, 2015 and by noon of that day he had joined the ranks …

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Aug 14

Rewriting History

I am confused. I am not sure what is being accomplished by these recent attempts to rewrite history. I guess the most recent and most publicized is the removal of the Confederate Battle Flag from the grounds of the State House in North Carolina. In case you weren’t paying attention, the flag was flown as …

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Aug 07

Judgment Rushing

Many Americans, probably myself included, have taken to the new sport of “Rushing to Judgment”. This of course is when we make a judgment or decision on an event before all the facts are known. Judgement rushing frequently is the result of our own bias with regards to the race, creed, or sexual orientation of …

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Jul 31

Guilty Until Proven Guilty

I spent a great deal of my time yesterday responding in several Facebook threads about the fatal shooting of Sam Dubose by former U.C. Police Officer Ray Tensing. Needless to say, no matter how hardened some of us pretend to be, the taking of a human life by another is horrible. An incident of this …

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Jul 18

You Must Prepare!

Yesterday’s terror attacks on US Military establishments in Chattanooga, Tennessee have left me horrified and frightened. Every time we have a domestic terror attack in the United States it is reported as a senseless act that we must learn to live with. It is reported as something that just happens but not as something that …

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Jul 03

The Summer Safety “Plan”

I, like many others, waited for the Police Chief’s 90-Day Summer Safety Plan to be revealed. You remember, back in early June of this year. It seems like a long time ago but was really only about a month ago, when Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell was in the news because the mean streets of …

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